Beautiful Thanksgiving Themed Homemade Pies

Self-taught baker Helen Nugent has created several beautiful homemade pies that fully embrace the Thanksgiving holiday. Included in her holiday collection are pie toppers that look like turkeys, a braided pumpkin, a cornucopia of plenty, and an autumn-themed “Starry Night” savory interpretation.

Sending some colour your way this morning with a hypnotic vegetable tart that whispers in your ear, “You are getting very hungry”. Van Gogh’s Starry Nights served as inspiration for this savory, swirly tart, featuring a peppery crust, creamy sour cream and pesto base, and heirloom carrots, zucchini, and squash wound tightly into spirals and baked to sweet, carmelized perfection.

Many of these recipes can be found in Nugent’s book Pie Style: Stunning Designs and Flavorful Fillings You Can Make at Home.

Usher in fall flavors with the Walk in the Woods Salted Maple Caramel Apple Pie, bedecked with leaves and acorns. The Thanksgiving Turkey Pumpkin Pie or Christmas Gift Apple-Blackberry Pie will be right at home on your next holiday table.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.