Making apple pie for Thanksgiving doesn't have to be complicated.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 23, 2017

From star chef Cathal Armstrong's gorgeous puff pastry pie to quick free-form tarts, here are five amazing, easy-to-make apple pies.

1. Puff Pastry Apple Pie
High-quality, store-bought puff pastry makes quick work of this delicious pie.

2. Apple Pandowdy
What's the secret to this fuss-free version of the classic double-crust apple pie? A mix of Granny Smith, Pink Lady and Golden Delicious apples.

3. Apple Crostatas
This free-form tart is an easy, quick-to-prepare take on the iconic dessert.

Make this when the weather gets cooler but you don’t feel like going all out with an apple pie. The cheddar in the crust perfectly complements the cinnamon in the apple filling.

4. Country Apple Galette
Jacques Pépin's fantastic dessert features a supereasy dough, which comes together in a food processor in less than 20 seconds.

5. Apple Blintz Hand Pies
These simple, yet delicious miniature pies are filled with farmer cheese and sweet apples.

These sweet little pies have a lovely filling that combines tart and sweet apples with farmer cheese and cinnamon.
Christina Holmes
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