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Pies to Surprise at the Holidays

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In the season of pumpkin spice everything, you may think if you hear the word “pumpkin” one more time, you may scream. Fear not – when it comes to planning desserts for your holiday gatherings, there is a whole wide world of pies out there – beyond pumpk…well, you know. And Ward’s Supermarket has all the ingredients you need to wow your guests with your sweet and savory selections, making them say, “Oh, my gourd!” 

Apple Pie

If you’ve heard the saying, “as American as apple pie,” you’ll understand its importance to the culture here in the United States. This classic AllRecipes submission has almost 15k ratings and an overall 5-star ranking, and with its simple ingredient list and directions, it will even win over your gathering’s crab-apples.    

Pecan Pie

Pecan pie has been an American staple since the late 1800s. Modern recipes mostly follow the original, with the inclusion of Karo, or similar corn syrup, along with sugar, butter, vanilla, and eggs. This popular Food.com inclusion is titled “Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie,” so if you want your holiday cooking to knock your guests out – in a positive way – this version is worth a try. 

Sweet Potato Pie

This traditional holiday dessert is especially popular in the south and is unique because it is made without a top crust. This sweet potato pie version is a clear winner with over 3k ratings and the inclusion of nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla extract, making it a must for a truly spud-tacular holiday feast. 

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Particularly for your Christmas gatherings, how could you go wrong with a dessert that tastes like a candy cane? This chocolate peppermint silk pie from Tasty – with easy directions plus an easy-to-follow video – will have your guests coming back for more after the first sweet and minty bite. 

Pumpkin Pie

We made it almost the whole blog without mentioning it, but a blog about pie would be incomplete without at least one pumpkin recipe. This Turtle Pumpkin Pie creation includes caramel topping, pudding, and pecans for a modern twist on an old favorite. And even better, it’s a no-bake pie, meaning even the most baking-challenged among us can get our Martha Stewart on over the holidays.

Produce Your Best Desserts With Ward’s

No matter what you plan to bake as the grand finale to your holiday meals, Ward’s has you covered with the freshest fruits and vegetables around as well as a wide selection of spices, dairy, and nuts. Whatever ingredients you dream up for your desserts, and whether or not they include pumpkin, you can find what you need at Ward’s Supermarket.

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