20 Easy-to-Make Crustless Pies to Try This Thanksgiving

Kayla Boyd | Oct 25, 2018 Food & Party
20 Easy-to-Make Crustless Pies to Try This Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving coming up, a lot of people already have food on the brain. Trying to plan a big dinner for a lot of people can be stressful and very time-consuming. That is why it is good to plan ahead and think about all of the dishes that will take a while -- and then consider those that can be prepped and out of the way ahead of time. Dessert is usually one of those things that can be taken care of before the madness starts to kick in. And what is the most iconic, must-have dessert for a Thanksgiving table? Pie, of course! There are tons of yummy store-bought options, but for those who enjoy cooking and baking themselves, they may want to consider a crustless pie this year. 

Crustless pies or "impossible pies" first gained popularity from popping up on the back of Bisquick boxes. The reason they are sometimes referred to as "impossible" or "magic" is because they often form their own crust while baking, according to Southern Living. Many people enjoy these dishes because it cuts out the time of preparing a pie crust and it lessens the calories. Many of these are admittedly not a total pie-like texture, though, but more of a custard or a cake. However, they can be made in all of our favorite pie flavors: pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, apple, cherry, and more. Some of these food bloggers have made theirs gluten-free and sugar-free as well if that is of concern. Most of these involve ingredients that are likely already in the kitchen, and many don't even need a mixer. They all look so delicious, we definitely want to try some this holiday season. Here are 20 crustless pie recipes that are easy and yummy. 

  • CHOCOLATE CRUSTLESS PIE

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    The food blog Healthy Recipes has a great recipe for an "intense chocolatey" crustless pie. "Since this recipe relies on baking soda as a leavening agent, you should use natural cocoa powder, and not Dutch processed cocoa powder," the blogger explained in her post. 

  • CUSTARD CRUSTLESS PIE

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    Blogger Sheena from Hot Eats and Cool Reads made this delicious crustless pie for custard lovers. It is surprisingly very easy to make and uses common ingredients that are likely already in the kitchen! 

  • VEGAN PUMPKIN CRUSTLESS PIE

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    Chocolate Covered Katie blogs about "healthy desserts" -- so leave it to her to create a pumpkin pie that is vegan and crustless. "This is a "one bowl" pumpkin pie that takes literally just minutes to prepare -- stir the ingredients together in the bowl, smooth into a round pan, and wait for the magic," she wrote. 

  • COCONUT CUSTARD CRUSTLESS PIE

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    A Family Feast created a different take on the crustless custard pie by adding coconut flakes. This is another easy pie idea for Thanksgiving guests to enjoy. 

  • BUTTERMILK CRUSTLESS PIE

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    This yummy buttermilk crustless pie was shared by Yummy Chunklet. The blog describes the pie as "Tart yet sweet; smooth and custardy," sort of like a lemon tart. 

  • RASPBERRY YOGURT CRUSTLESS PIE

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    Kalyn's Kitchen shared this two-ingredient, sugar-free raspberry yogurt crustless pie. All that is needed is plain yogurt (she used nonfat Greek yogurt) and raspberry Jell-O mix (she used sugarless). 

  • CARAMEL BUTTERMILK CRUSTLESS PIE

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    Rose Bakes shares how just one extra ingredient can give something a new flavor. She added brown sugar to this buttermilk crustless pie to give it a caramel flavor. Yum! 

  • SWEET POTATO CRUSTLESS PIE

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    Fans of a classic sweet potato pie will enjoy this slightly healthier alternative. The crustless pie by Alida's Kitchen still packs the delicious flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar, and, of course, the sweet potatoes -- it just cuts some calories by not having a crust. 

  • NO-BAKE PEANUT BUTTER CRUSTLESS PIE

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    Peanut butter lovers will definitely want to try this no-bake crustless pie by Glue Sticks & Gumdrops. Her ingredients were sugar-free, but the same steps can be taken for those who prefer a sweeter version. 

  • DRAGONFRUIT CRUSTLESS PIE

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    This crustless dragonfruit pie looks incredibly appetizing! Cooking With Carlee topped hers with a blackberry sauce for even more fruity flavor. 

  • LEMON CRUSTLESS PIE

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    This crustless pie by Love Foodies is filled with lemony goodness. The blog suggests letting it cool in the fridge overnight after baking, so it might be a good idea to plan a little bit ahead for this one. 

  • ALMOND JOY CRUSTLESS PIE

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    This crustless pie by EZ Gluten Free was made to taste just like an Almond Joy candy bar. The main ingredient used to keep everything together for this crustless pie is Bisquick. 

  • LEMON, COCONUT & RASPBERRY CRUSTLESS PIE

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    This crustless pie combines a few different delicious pie flavors into one yummy dish. "Melt, blend and bake your way to a custardy, fruity dessert with a sweet, crisp top and sides," according to I Sing In The Kitchen

  • STRAWBERRY CRUSTLESS PIE

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    On the blog Averie Cooks, there is a fresh strawberry crustless pie that looks divine. "Somewhere in between pie, cake, and blondies is what you get with this FABULOUS recipe," she wrote. "Take advantage of those FRESH strawberries!"

  • PECAN CRUSTLESS PIE

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    Gluten Free Easily shared this spin on the classic pecan pie. It is crustless and gluten-free but still sweet and nutty. 

  • HONEY GINGER PEAR CRUSTLESS PIE

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    This crustless pie uses a unique combination of sweet flavors. Reluctant Entertainer shared that the dish is not too heavy of a dessert and "the flavors of pear, honey, and ginger are tantalizing and so tasty." 

  • CRUSTLESS BANANA CREAM PIE

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    This crustless pie by blogger Grain Crazy is sure to hit the spot for banana lovers. This one may be a little bit closer to a pudding than a pie, but either way, it will be a delicious Thanksgiving dessert. 

  • BLUEBERRY CRUSTLESS PIE

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    Averie Cooks shares another recipe, similar to her strawberry crustless pie, except made with fresh blueberries. This one is also super easy and doesn't involve a mixer. 

  • RHUBARB CUSTARD CRUSTLESS PIE

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    Another ingredient that can be used to add some flavor to a custard crustless pie is rhubarb. The blog Seasonal Ontario Food wrote, "I always think custard goes really, really well with rhubarb. Cuts the acidity a bit." 

  • PINEAPPLE CRUSTLESS PIE

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    Pineapples are sweet and great in desserts -- so obviously Pineapple Crustless Pie is bound to be delicious. With A Blast shares a simple recipe that uses pancake mix, pineapples, and a few other common ingredients. 

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