Everyone saves room for pie, and it's usually the same pie every year, so we took the classics and jazzed them up without reimagining them in any way that would alarm traditionalists at the table.
"Shouldn't say this, but it's better than Aunt Mae's."
Touched with maple and a little bourbon, our pecan pie will wow the pecanophiles. Unless, of course, they're the pumpkin-or-nothing types. Either way, bake a ringer, too: maybe something completely different. Quince, anyone?