Our 50 Best Pie Recipes (2024)

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Our 50 Best Pie Recipes (1)Lindsay ChampionUpdated: Feb. 20, 2024

    Whether you're at a summertime picnic or wintry holiday party, it's always time for pie. Our very best pie recipes make any occasion more delicious.

    Ask anyone: Pie is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. You can’t go wrong with chilled no-bake pies when the summer months roll around, cozy fall pies when the cold weather starts to come in, or decadent chocolate pies for everything in between. You can always count on slab pies to serve a crowd and mini pies to be the first to disappear from dessert trays.

    So stock up on butter, flour and sugar; grab all the essential pie baking tools; and choose which recipe to try first!


    Chocolate Chess Pie

    The rich, chocolaty version of this classic southern pie tastes even better with a generous dollop of homemade whipped cream on top. If you don’t have time to make the crust from scratch, a store-bought pie crust works too.

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    Apple Pie

    We recommend Granny Smith, Braeburn, Golden Delicious or Jonagold apples for this winning apple pie recipe. To keep the bottom of the pie from getting soggy, preheat the oven with a baking sheet already inside, then bake the pie on the warm baking sheet.

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    Easy Coconut Cream Pie

    Thanks to a refrigerated pie crust, this delicious coconut cream pie takes only half an hour to whip up before it needs to chill. If you like the sound of this, try more of our favorite coconut dessert recipes.

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    The Best Pecan Pie

    Look up pecan pie in the dictionary and you’ll find a photo of this beauty. The whiskey or bourbon is optional, but it adds a depth of flavor you won’t want to miss.

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    Creamy Pina Colada Pie

    If you like pina coladas, then it’s time to try the tropical classic in pie form. Serve it cold out of the freezer, or let it sit on the counter for a few minutes for a softer texture.

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    Peach Pie

    When peaches are in season, you can find us making—and devouring—this summertime classic. Add a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream for an extra special touch.

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    Peanut Butter Cream Pie

    Quick! You have last-minute guests coming over tomorrow, but nothing for dessert. Luckily, this lightning-fast recipe is ready in just 10 minutes, plus overnight chilling time.

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    French Silk Pie

    For extra credit, make your own pie dough from scratch, then pour in the creamy chocolate filling after parbaking. We love this quick and easy classic butter pie crust recipe.

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    Possum Pie

    If you haven’t heard of it, possum pie is an Arkansas favorite that combines chocolate, cream cheese and pecans. This version uses instant vanilla and chocolate pudding mix as a clever shortcut.

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    Easy Confetti Pie

    It doesn’t get more fun—or foolproof—than this creamy and colorful pie. Kids and adults alike will love the sugar cone crust. To avoid lumps, be sure the gelatin is fully dissolved and the cream cheese is at room temperature before making the filling.

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    Favorite Banana Cream Pie

    Cream pies contain dairy and eggs, so make sure you refrigerate any leftovers. Cover with foil and enjoy the remaining slices within four days.

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    Strawberry Pretzel Pie

    This sweet and salty flavor combination is irresistible! Save this no-bake dessert for a hot summer day.


    Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

    If you’re a cheesecake fan but don’t want to deal with water baths and fussy directions, try this much more straightforward cream cheese pie. You’ll only need nine ingredients to pull it off.

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    Traditional Pumpkin Pie

    If your pumpkin pies tend to crack, try taking them out a few minutes earlier. The filling should still be slightly jiggly in the center when you remove it from the oven. Try more of our favorite pumpkin recipes if you end up with leftover canned pumpkin.

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    Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie

    Behold, our favorite way to use our summer farmers market haul. Each pie has four cups of fresh strawberries inside.

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    Coconut Pistachio Pie

    With just six ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your kitchen, you can whip up this creamy no-bake dessert. Discover more of our favorite cream pie recipes if you prefer them over fruit pies.

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    Citrus Cranberry Pie

    If you’re new to pies, making a lattice pie crust might feel intimidating. But with a little patience and practice, your friends will think you’re ready to open your own bakery.

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    Crumb-Topped Apple Pie

    Don’t skimp on the homemade crumb topping, which features a crunchy combo of flour, white sugar, brown sugar and butter. We recommend using Granny Smith apples in this pie because they’re tart and firm, and they keep their shape. See our comprehensive guide to apples for other options if you can’t find Granny Smiths at the store.

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    Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

    When springtime rolls around, we always make sure to grab a bunch of rhubarb from the farmers market. This pie, which also features three cups of fresh strawberries, is our favorite way to celebrate the flavors of the season.

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    Sugar Cream Pie

    This velvety pie requires only seven ingredients, thanks to store-bought pie dough. Switch up the texture by baking the filling in a crumb crust instead.

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    Shoofly Pie

    This classic Pennsylvania Dutch dessert features molasses, brown sugar and egg yolks, with a brown sugar topping. While it’s not the actual reason the pie has this name, it certainly has enough sugar in it that you’d have to shoo flies away from whatever picnic you bring it to.

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    Praline Pumpkin Pecan Pie

    Traditional pumpkin pie is tasty, but when you really want to stand out, it’s time to pull out all the stops. This sweet and crunchy version features a crumb crust made of sweet and spicy gingerbread cookies.

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    Macaroon Cherry Pie

    You can find tart cherries at the farmers market for a few weeks every summer. If you see them, stock up to make this irresistibly delicious pie. The coconut and almond topping gives it a wonderful crunch.

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    Sour Cream Rhubarb Pie

    Look for thin, red rhubarb stalks, then slice them into small pieces to use in this winning pie. If you’ve frozen some of your rhubarb to last into the winter, you can use that stash in this recipe.

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    Key Lime Cream Pie

    This tangy and tart pie is said to have originated in Key West, Florida. With one bite, you’ll be transported to the city’s sunny shores. For bakery-quality results, pile the whipped topping high, sprinkle it with toasted coconut and dot it with thin lime slices.

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    Spiced Plum Pie

    In late summer and early fall, plums will be at their tastiest. Take advantage with this double-crust pie, which is filled with orange zest, spices and heaps of the seasonal fruit.

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    Contest-Winning Fresh Blueberry Pie

    Seven basic pantry ingredients plus five cups of fresh blueberries yield a seriously easy summer pie in just 15 minutes. Thanks to a sheet of refrigerated pie crust, all you have to do is unroll the dough, bake it in the oven, heat up the blueberry filling on the stove and pour it into the pie crust.

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    Shaker Lemon Pie

    You’ll want to use a sharp knife or mandoline slicer (these are our Test Kitchen’s favorite mandolines) to get your lemon slices extra thin and even. If you have a few that aren’t perfect, don’t worry! As long as most of the slices are uniform in shape, it won’t affect the final product.

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    Fluffy Key Lime Pie

    It doesn’t get much easier than this low-fat, four-ingredient key lime pie. Thanks to sugar-free lime gelatin and fat-free whipped topping, there’s only 3 grams of fat per slice.

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    Honey Pie

    With some brown sugar, honey and a bit of vanilla and almond extract, you can create a restaurant-quality dessert in your own kitchen. Sprinkle flaky sea salt on top to make it extra fancy.

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    Dark Chocolate-Caramel Macchiato Pie

    Believe it or not, you can make a pie crust out of biscotti! This decadent dessert also contains coffee, so don’t feel guilty if you want to eat a slice for breakfast.

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    Contest-Winning Raspberry Cream Pie

    This pie is tasty when made with fresh or frozen strawberries. If you decide to go the frozen route, use them right from the freezer to avoid discoloring the batter.

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    Blueberry Cream Pie

    While we love a traditional blueberry pie, this cream pie adds an extra layer of silky decadence between the crust and the fruit filling. Vanilla wafer crumbs make a uniquely delicious crumb crust.

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    Buckeye Pie

    There’s no better combination than peanut butter and jelly…well, except peanut butter and chocolate. This pie combines our two favorite flavors in every delightful bite.

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    Mixed Berry Pie

    If you don’t have fresh berries on hand, you can also make this pie with frozen berries. They may even provide a better depth of flavor. You don’t need to thaw them—just let the berries sit for a few minutes on the counter.

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    Amish Vanilla Pie

    This sweet and crunchy pie is based on a classic Amish recipe. You’ll need dark corn syrup, cream of tartar and nutmeg to pull it off, plus a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make it extra special.

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    Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

    This recipe calls for store-bought whipped topping, but you can also make your own sweetened whipped cream from scratch. If you love this one, try more pies that start with pudding mix.

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    Old-Time Buttermilk Pie

    While buttermilk pie is a southern classic, its origins may trace back to the United Kingdom. The filling, made with buttermilk, vanilla extract and lemon juice, was often mixed up when there was no fruit on hand.

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    Spiced Upside-Down Apple Pie

    While it might seem like common sense to wait until the pie cools down before inverting it onto a serving pan, don’t wait too long. A cold pie will become difficult to remove from the pan.

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    Chocolate Cream Pie

    Calling all chocolate lovers: It’s time to bust out your finest baking cocoa. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of extra baking cocoa for a professional finishing touch.

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    Cookie Butter Pie

    Cookie butter is sort of like peanut butter’s sweet cousin. Instead of peanuts, it’s made of mashed-up cookies. Served in a graham cracker crust and topped with whipped cream, this pie is heavenly.

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    Lemon Chess Pie

    For a light, tangy and refreshing dessert, we turn to this nine-ingredient chess pie, which features ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Get extra fancy and top it with candied orange slices.

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    Huckleberry Cheese Pie

    Fresh huckleberries are an Idaho treat, but even if you don’t live in the Gem State, you might be able to find them frozen at your local grocery store. If not, blueberries make a delicious swap in this recipe.

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    Rhubarb Cherry Pie

    If cherries and rhubarb aren’t in season, frozen rhubarb and canned cherries work just as well for this tasty treat. Thanks to quick-cooking tapioca, this recipe requires only 10 minutes of prep time.

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

    It’s like pumpkin pie and cheesecake had a delicious baby. Don’t skimp on the sour cream topping—it adds an extra tang that really brings the dessert together.

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    Oatmeal Pie

    While it might be tempting to leave the leftovers on the counter overnight, it’s best to put this pie in the fridge after it’s been sitting at room temperature for about two hours. Be sure to eat the remaining slices within four days.

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    Peach Blueberry Pie

    When peaches are in season, whip out the recipe for this sweet summer dessert. Frozen blueberries work just as well as fresh. In fact, you don’t even have to thaw them!

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    Tangy Lemon Chiffon Pie

    Unflavored gelatin, egg yolks and whipping cream make the pie filling ultra velvety. Combine semisweet chocolate chips and shortening to make a smooth chocolate drizzle that’s optional, but encouraged.

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    Butterscotch Pie

    Meringue is one of those techniques that looks tricky, but it’s actually pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Combine egg whites, cream of tartar and sugar, then beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Practice making it with these tasty meringue dessert recipes.

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    World's Best Lemon Pie

    To prevent the meringue from “weeping” into the rest of the pie, be sure the filling is still warm when adding the meringue on top. Find more tips on how to master meringue.

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    Originally Published: September 28, 2018

    Our 50 Best Pie Recipes (52)

    Lindsay Champion

    Lindsay has worked in digital media for more than a decade, covering topics like food, health and wellness, and life in New York City. Though she now writes for sites like Taste of Home, PureWow and Well+Good, she originally got her start at Broadway.com as a features editor. Lindsay is the author of the novel "Someday, Somewhere" and is working on a second.

    When she isn’t writing, you can find Lindsay curled up with a book, spending time with her family or exploring NYC.

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