Dessert can be nearly as important as the main course for Thanksgiving feasts. And with so many options to choose from, it’s hard to decide whether to stick with the classics or try something new. So we’ve pulled the best traditional and unusual pie recipes from our Recipe Finder for your consideration:

Double Nut Pecan Pie. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

Mama's Pecan Pie . This recipe masters the goo-to-pecan ratio.

Date Pecan Pie . Serve cold, with a scoop of maple-syrup-flavored whipped cream.

Carolyn Gurtz's Pecan Pie . This take on the Southern classic won best-in-show at the 2006 Mongomery County Agricultural Fair.

Double-Nut Pecan Pie . Nuts surround and top a filling flavored with bourbon.

Abby's Blue Ribbon Pie . Cranberries and apples result in a great filling that is both sweet and tart.

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie . Can’t choose between pumpkin or apple? Go for both with this pie.

Candied-Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Pie . This combines pecans and pumpkin, with an attractive result.

Cappuccino Cream Pie . Chocolate-wafer crumbs are the basis for this crust.

Caramel-Apple Pie . A crumbly topping completes this flaky confection.

Deep-Dish Maple Apple Cranberry Pie . Maple syrup sweetens the filling.

Ginger Pumpkin Pie . Three kinds of ginger do the trick here.

Heather's Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie . Bourbon helps to cut the sweetness of the sugar, butter and chocolate.

Maida's Big Apple Pie . Two types of apples are used in ths pie for a soft and crunchy texture.

Mushkie's Mocha Mousse Pie . The light, foamy texture and chocolate and coffee flavors are reminiscent of an iced mocha latte.

Pumpkin Mousse Pie . Create a parfait with mousse, gingersnap cookies and whipped cream.

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake . Tofutti stands in for cream cheese in this vegan-friendly dessert.

More Thanksgiving recipes:

Thanksgiving leftover ideas, by ingredient

Turkey: Recipes for roasting, smoking and glazing

Mashed potatoes: Easy Thanksgiving recipes

Green beans: Casseroles and other recipes

Holiday Guide 2011