I use a very simple crust recipe:
1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (one stick) butter chilled and diced
1/4 cup ice water
Combine flour and salt, cut in COLD butter until looks like crumbs, then stir in VERY cold water. Sometimes I add a small cup of water to the freezer beforehand, so there are even a few ice crystals beginning to form, the key is to keep it cold, and not handle it too much. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for a few hours.
Then roll out dough to fit 9 inch pie pan and press dough into bottom and sides.
(Double recipe depending how many pies you plan to make)
Next, my very favorite is peach/cherry pie. It is super simple. I usually keep a bag of frozen peaches from the Texas summer harvest time, I save and freeze them specifically for this holiday. Then, I cook them down on the stove top with some sugar, a splash of citrus, and cinnamon, once it's cooked down, dump it in the prepared pie crust, then top with one can of tart cherries. Then pour over the top some sweetened condensed milk, just to cover the fruit. I dont usually use the entire can. Then I cut some crust strips and lay them on top of the fruit. Once its all ready I brush some egg wash over the top of the pie dough, this makes the pie shiny and you can't have a dull pie! Cook 350 for about 40 minutes. You can cover the crust with parchment paper if it is starting to get too golden around the edges.
(Here are my raw pies)
I also ALWAYS make cranberry sauce. This is also very simple. Throw the entire bag into a pan, add an orange (half squeezed and have just left whole) add half cup sugar, 1/4 cup of whatever juice you have. I used some OJ, and I also use some fresh mint from my garden. Cook it on med/low and still occasionally. I usually let mine cook about an hour or so until it looks like mush. Then I take my Cuisinart stick hand blender and blend it until it looks smooth like jelly. Stick it in the frig overnight and enjoy with your turkey dinner.