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10 Tasty Pie Recipes for Fall

Go beyond pumpkin: Try mince, lime, pear, quince and ginger this season

Unbaked Pie Crust in Baking Dish (Glenn Scott/the food passionates/Corbis)

Your fill-the-crust options are as bountiful as the season: Go with one (classic apple) or heap it with a harvest of apples, cranberries, pears and pumpkin. — Glenn Scott/the food passionates/Corbis

These pie recipes will spice up your fall and holiday season with new flavors (along with a few classics). Although some of the pies on our list aren't the healthiest choices for every day, many of us enjoy them in moderation during this more festive time of year.

1. Harvest Pie With Autumn Leaves

by Ken Haedrich

This pie takes advantage of fresh seasonal ingredients by incorporating apples, pears, cranberries and pumpkin. The "autumn leaves" refers to the pastry trimmings you can use to create leaf-shaped decorations atop the crust.

Per serving (without crust): 146 calories, 0g saturated fat, 38g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 3g fiber and 5 mg sodium. Per serving (only crust): 392 calories, 13g saturated fat, 39g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 1g fiber, 221mg sodium

2. Key Lime Pie

by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

This is a classic recipe for the sweet-and-tangy treat, with a hint of vanilla and a traditional graham cracker crust. It tastes best when made with seasonal limes, so snap them up when they're available in late fall or winter.

Per serving (including crust): 462 calories, 14g saturated fat, 56g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 2g fiber, 163mg sodium

3. Apple Quince Pie

by Georgeanne Brennan

Try baking with old-fashioned quince, a fruit not used as often today as it once was. It's resurrected and combined with apples and raisins for a dessert that's fantastic served warm and topped with ice cream.

Per serving (including crust): 661 calories, 18g saturated fat, 98g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 7g fiber, 400mg sodium

4. Sweet Potato Pie

by John Shields

Sweet potato pie has deep roots in the rich Southern heritage of the Chesapeake region. You'll want to go with this recipe's suggestion to add a half cup of coarsely chopped pecans.

Per serving (including crust): 496 calories, 11g saturated fat, 60g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 2g fiber, 298mg sodium

Next page: 6 more fall pie recipes, including good old-fashioned American apple pie. »

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