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The best ever Crinkly Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle Pie. A super simple pie made with browned butter, eggs, sweet cinnamon sugar, and plenty of milk chocolate caramel chunks. Everything is baked together until puffed on top yet gooey in the center. The crust is buttery, flaky, and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Inside, the filling is warm with pockets of melted chocolate caramels, notes of warm cinnamon, and vanilla. Delicious when served with a dollop of vanilla whipped cream. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving pie.

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It’s the first Friday of November and we’ve got Thanksgiving pie to share! Can you all feel the excitement for the holidays? Thanksgiving is so close and I will be sharing my full 2022 menu next week! 

And then before we know it, it’s going to be Christmas time! So many fun days ahead. I just love the holiday season. 

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Even though I’m excited for Christmas I always look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with fun new recipes. As I’ve mentioned, growing up we would spend Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family in Pennsylvania. 

Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania meant that the rest of the long weekend was spent at our cabin in ripely New York. 

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One tradition that we’ve always kept as part of our Thanksgiving festivities was pie. My mom would bake two pies once we arrived at the cabin, her pecan pie and her chocolate chip cookie pie. 

I’ve talked about her cookie pie many times, it’s probably my favorite pie. Over the years I seem to want to create a fun twist and this pie. This year it’s snickerdoodle!!! 

But of course, it’s snickerdoodle with a twist.

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The details 

When it comes to pie crust, I do always make my own. But I never throw shade at anyone who chooses to use store-bought. Because honestly store bought is great! You have to save time and stress where you can. So I’m sharing my homemade crust recipe but feel free to take a shortcut and use store-bought as well. 

Once you have your crust sorted out, sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar (simply just sugar mixed with cinnamon). No pre-baking the crust for this pie, which I find to be a little fussy. 

The filling is easy and you don’t even need a mixer. What you do need is brown butter, so start with that. Just brown the butter on the stove until it smells nutty, then let it cool slightly. 

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Now whisk together brown sugar, eggs, and cream. Then add in that brown butter and vanilla. The butter should still be warm to touch. 

Next, stir in chocolate-covered caramels and dark chocolate chunks. 

For the chocolate caramels, I used the Dove milk chocolate caramels, but they’re honestly not my favorite. I wish they melted down better. 

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I would recommend a dark chocolate caramel, but haven’t found a good store-bought option! If you have one, please share it in the comments.

The final step is cinnamon sugar on top adding in that snickerdoodle flavor we love. 

When the pie comes out of the oven, it will be very poofed on top with a slight bit of wiggle in the center. As the pie cools, it will fall and set up.

Wait a little bit to let it cool slightly, then cut and serve while still warm. Or at least that’s my personal favorite way to enjoy it. But honestly, this pie is great warm or cool, so serve how you like it.

Such a yummy Thanksgiving pie!! Hope you all enjoy it and plan to make it soon! See ya tomorrow for our first Thanksgiving cocktail.

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Looking for other Thanksgiving desserts? Here are my favorites: 

Molten Chocolate Crackle Pie

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Pumpkin Pie

Chewy Brown Sugar Maple Cookies

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Lastly, if you make this Crinkly Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle Pie., be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite.

Crinkly Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle Pie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 497 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
    2. Butter an 8-inch pie plate, then sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar. Fit the pie crust into the pie plate. Brush the edges of the crust with beaten egg, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Lightly prick the bottom of the dough with a fork. Freeze 10 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, add the butter to a small saucepan set over medium heat, cook until the butter begins to brown, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heatproof bowl. Let cool 5 minutes.
    4. Whisk together the brown sugar and 2 eggs, and 1 egg yolk until well combined. Add the cream. Whisk in the warm brown butter and vanilla. Fold in the chocolate caramels and chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into the crust, making sure the chocolate is evenly distributed throughout. Sprinkle the top of the pie with 2-3 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar. Place the pie on a baking sheet.
    5. Bake for 40-55 minutes, until the pie is puffed on top, but still wiggly in the center. The longer you bake, the more set your pie will be. I bake between 40-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool 15-20 minutes. Serve the pie warm, sprinkled with sea salt (if desired), and dolloped with whip cream or ice cream. Or serve at room temp. Both options are great!


Cinnamon Sugar: mix 1/3 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon. Store in an airtight container.
Caramels: I used Dove milk chocolate caramels, but am still looking for the perfect chocolate caramel. These are nice, but I wish they melted better. 
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All Butter Pie Crust

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 2 crusts
Calories Per Serving: 1433 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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  • 1. In a food processor, combine the flour, salt, and butter. Pulse until the mix clumps together to form pea-size balls. Add the hazelnut liquor (if using), then add 1/2 cup cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together and forms a ball. If the dough feels dry, add 1-2 tablespoons additional water.
    3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Roll out into 2 rounds. Use as directed.
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  1. I LOVED the pie, as did everyone else in my family, but my crust stuck to the bottom of the pan….I think the sugar melted and when the pie cooled (we ate it the day after baking it), it had hardened and made the crust tear up. Anyone else have this problem or is it just me? I think I will leave the cinnamon sugar on the bottom crust off next time, unless you have a solution?

    Thanks for a yummy dessert!

    1. Hi Kathy! Oh no, so sorry about that! I would maybe grease the pie dish a bit to prevent the sticking/hardening of the cinnamon sugar? xT

  2. 1 star
    I made this pie to take to my in laws for Thanksgiving and nobody liked it. They complained that it was too rich and it barely got eaten. Sadly, this recipe just isn’t it!

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for Thanksgiving and it was a bit of a yummy gooey mess…however, the next day it was absolutely fantastic! Everyone agreed this is a “make a day early” pie. I served it with a dollop of creme fraiche which put it over the top delicious. Used salted caramel dark chocolate rolos cut in half, some semisweet chocolate chunks, and chopped up a little milk chocolate sea salt caramel pretzel bar from TJ to equal the measurements in the recipe. Definitely 5 stars and will make again!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this for Thanksgiving and oh my goodness it was delicious! And everyone who had it said it was the favorite food for the day!
    My son cannot tolerate dairy, but can have small amounts of baked butter so I used my Sown oat milk coffee creamer in place of the heavy cream and just did Guittard dairy free chocolates. I made some caramel sauce for serving for those who can enjoy dairy. It turned out amazing and I have a feeling it will now be a holiday staple! Thank you!

    1. Hi Hope,
      I appreciate you trying this recipe and your review, so glad it was delish! Thanks for sharing what worked well for you! xT

  5. I made this last thanksgiving and it was everyone’s favorite dessert. I am so excited to make it again this year!
    I used the Ghirardelli milk chocolate caramel squares and they melted perfectly 🙂 thanks for this awesome recipe!

    1. Hey Marissa,
      Thank you so much for making this recipe last year! I hope it’s just as delish this year:) Happy Thanksgiving! xT

    1. Hey Nancy,
      Yes, the filling is gluten free:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Thanksgiving! xT

  6. If I make this tonight (Tuesday) will it still be good on Thursday night? Or will it lose flavor/freshness? What do you recommend?

    1. Hi Zoe,
      You could do tonight or even Wednesday, just keep in an airtight container:) I hope you love this recipe! xT

  7. Unfortunately, I’m unable to get the filling to fully cook in the middle. I’ve read over the recipe multiple times and didn’t miss or mess up a step. Has anyone else experienced this/have a solution?

    1. Hi Meredith,
      This pie is definitely going to be gooey! Otherwise, you can try covering with foil and bake for longer until you feel it is to your liking. I hope this helps!

  8. I’m making this for my friendsgiving tomorrow night, at what temperature should I put the oven at to warm it up and for how long?

  9. 3 stars
    After reading the comments I feel like I’m the only one who didn’t love this one. I made the homemade pie crust and everything, it honestly took me a while to make this and it was just ok. I made it for a group of people and no one finished their slice of pie which says a lot haha. It was SUPER rich, like too rich for me personally. I used the salted dark chocolate caramels from aldi like others suggested. I did everything exactly as the recipe said, but I just didn’t love it, so I wanted to write my honest review in case others are trying to decide on a pie to make for thanksgiving & Christmas like I am! I think I prefer some of HBH other pies and desserts over this one 🙂

        1. Hi Brooke,
          I haven’t, but some other readers have and said that they work well! Let me know if you give this recipe a try! xT

  10. 5 stars
    We have a Cookbook club where we choose a cookbook or blog and we all make something from their recipes. We chose you and my daughter made this pie. Hand down out of this world! The Nestle Tollhouse Pie is one of our favorites too so this just takes it to a whole new level. She has made it two more times. I made your Thai Basil Beef Rolls. It was the favorite dish of the party.

    1. Hi Jackie,
      Wow, thanks so much for sharing about your cookbook club! That sounds like so much fun! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks to your daughter for making this:) Have a great Friday! xT

      1. I had a leftover pie crust from Thanksgiving so made this pie on a Saturday whim. I personally didn’t love how gooey it was served warm, but the next day after it had settled to room-temp, this pie was AMAZING. Yum!!

  11. 5 stars
    This is delicious! Do you have any tips to making ahead of time? I wasn’t sure if the crust could be made in advance or if the pie could be reheated.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Taryn,
      Happy Friday!! I’m thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for making it and your comment! Sure, you could reheat on low!😎🍑 xx

  12. 5 stars
    I made these pies at Christmas time for our family Christmas party and it was a big hit!! So much they I’ve made them everytime we have a get together lol

    1. Hey Janelle,
      Amazing!! Love to hear that this recipe always turns out well for you, thanks so much for making it so often and your comment! xx