Few things are more satisfying for the home cook than cooking a nice Thanksgiving dinner. All the planning, timing, logistics, shopping, cooking, garnishing – it all comes to a happy but predictable conclusion when the pie is sliced.
For many, however, the pie finale can be the most upsetting part of the holiday meal. The pies, especially the very large crust, require as much effort as other dinner stars; and so much planning because the stove is hijacked by turkey, dressing and other baked dishes. It’s often easier to spruce up the Thanksgiving dinner table with store-bought or bakery-bought pies.