The Best Pies For Your Thanksgiving Dinner

With the holidays just around the corner, we know just how important it is to share traditions and create memories with your loved ones. At Priester's, we've got you covered with recipes, ingredients, and last-minute gifts to create the perfect Thanksgiving dinner with the best pies for the occasion. These are perfect for celebrating with family near and far.

We don't want to toot our own horn too much here, but we've got some great ideas and simple recipes for some of the best traditional desserts! Want to save on time, or have family you won't be seeing in person this year? We've got that covered too! Read on for recipes and gift ideas for this Thanksgiving season.

What's So Perfect About Priester's Perfect Pecan Pie?

This traditional Thanksgiving treat is hard to beat, and we must say we're partial to it. For those who enjoy filling the house with the smell of fresh-baked pie for Thanksgiving dinner, this simple recipe uses our world-famous pecans that you can purchase in halves or already chopped - whichever is your family's favorite! Melty, chewy, with a perfect bit of crunch, this pie is sure to be a crowd favorite for anyone with a sweet tooth and just enough room after dinner for a slice (or two!) of dessert.

Priester's Perfect Pecan Pie


  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 Cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 Cup margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 Teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/3 Cup Priester's Pecans, chopped or halves
  • 1 folded commercial refrigerator pie crust, unbaked


Preheat oven and a baking pan to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs; then beat in both sugars, corn syrup, melted margarine, vinegar, salt, and vanilla until well blended. Pour the pecans in the unbaked pie crust; then pour the egg mixture over the pecans. Bake on the preheated baking pan in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Filling should be slightly firm and the top browned.

Save Time With Bake-Ahead Pumpkin Cheesecake

Will you be traveling to see family, attending a friend's Thanksgiving dinner, or need to save oven space for the turkey on the big day? Make this silky-smooth, delicious pumpkin cheesecake the day before and chill it in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve. Then, all that's left to do for the finishing touch is to add the ooey-gooey caramelized pecan topping using Priester's chopped pecans!

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramelized Pecan Topping


  • 1 Cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Cup butter, melted
  • 2 - 8 Ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 each large eggs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 Tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/3 Cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 Cup chopped Priester's pecans


Stir together the first three ingredients. Press crumb mixture into bottom and up sides of an 8-inch springform pan. Bake crust at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Beat cream cheese and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Pour mixture into prepared crust. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes or until almost set. Remove cheesecake from oven; gently run a knife around edge of pan, and release sides. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill 8 hours. Stir together 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, and pecans: spoon over top of cheesecake. Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 minutes or until mixture begins to bubble. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Store in refrigerator.

More Ways to Share Pies They'll Love

We know there are plenty of family and friends near and far we won't be able to see in person for Thanksgiving, which is why we offer plenty of perfect gifts you can ship right to their door. Whether it's old fashioned Priester's Pecan pies, mini-pecan pies sure to delight, or a little something extra for the chocolate lovers you know, we're happy to offer the perfect pies pre-baked and ready to serve for Thanksgiving dinner this year. Whether you're hosting, traveling, or just want to share some fresh-baked love, we have plenty of recipes, ingredients, and gifts to make sure the perfect Thanksgiving pie is on your table this year. Take a look around and place your order today!