Make Any Situation Better by Baking up a Pie (2024)

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Is there anything better than a slice of warm pie with a scoop of ice cream on top? Whether it's a warm fruit pie, or a cool custard pie, we can't get enough.

Or maybe you're all about the chocolate pies. While we're obviously fans of classic Thanksgiving pies, we're certainly not picky!

A homemade pie takes even the most humble of gatherings and turns it into an event. Read on and scroll through our best and favorite pie recipes for any occasion, any day of the year.

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Easy-Peasy Pie Dough

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The perfect pie often starts with a good homemade pie dough. This recipe is practically foolproof.

Get the recipe for Easy-Peasy Pie Dough.

2

Hot Chocolate Ice Box Pie

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Frothy, creamy, chocolatey, and covered in little marshmallows, this pie is best served alongside a cup of the drink that inspired it.

Get the recipe for Hot Chocolate Ice Box Pie.

3

Peanut-Salted Caramel Slab Pie

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Is there a better combination of flavors than salty and sweet? We didn't think so either. This simple slab pie will give fans of the flavor pairing everything their hearts could want: salted caramel packed with snacky co*cktail peanuts for a dessert that's just about as rich as you could hope for.

Get the recipe for Peanut-Salted Caramel Slab Pie.

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Our Best-Ever Chicken Pot Pie

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The secret to this super-homey chicken pot pie? Cooking it in cast-iron. The stove-to-oven versatility and meat-searing qualities of cast iron make it the ideal vessel for every step of this dish.

Get the recipe for Our Best-Ever Chicken Pot Pie.

5

Strawberry-Lemonade Angel Pie

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This classic mid-century American dessert is, as Jocelyn Delk Adams puts it, "like a reverse lemon meringue pie." Instead of a traditional crust, the sweet meringue, baked until crispy, takes its place. This makes it exceedingly light and sweetā€”and also gluten-free!

Get the recipe for Strawberry-Lemonade Angel Pie.

6

Rhubarb Custard Pie

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If you haven't tried a classic rhubarb pie, then this is the moment to drop what you're doing, order any ingredients you don't have, and start cooking as soon as possible. Tart and delicious, rhubarb makes an ideal pie filling.

Get the recipe for Rhubarb Custard Pie.

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German Chocolate Pie

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Lovers of the classic cake take note: Now you can have it in pie form. This versionā€”deconstructed with a chocolate crustā€”takes the cake.

Get the recipe for German Chocolate Pie.

8

Southern Tomato Pie with Bacon

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This may be the hands-down best way to use heirloom tomatoes. Tomato pie is traditionally made with mayo, cheese, onions, and homegrown heirlooms, and ours adds a salty kick with bacon.

Get the recipe for Southern Tomato Pie with Bacon.

9

Brown Butter Apple Pie

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Brown butter pairs with a mix of baking apples in this double-crust dish to evoke a nostalgic, caramel apple-like flavor. Here, it's used to great effect in both the filling and the crust, taking that most American of pies and making it into a caramel-apple flavored masterpiece.

Get the recipe for Brown Butter Apple Pie.

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Braided Cranberry-Orange Pie

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Does it get more New England than cranberries and cable-knit sweaters? This delicious pie evokes the best of both things with a holiday pie worth saving room for.

Get the recipe for Braided Cranberry-Orange Pie.

11

Maple-Apple Tarte Tatin

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Think of this as almost an upside-down pie. The sweet apples caramelize in a pan, then the crust is placed on top, before the whole thing is baked, and then flipped over to serve. It's easier than you think, and guaranteed to impress.

Get the recipe for Maple-Apple Tarte Tatin.

12

The Best, Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Nothing beats homemade pumpkin pie for a festive holidayā€”or any timeā€”treat! This recipe is a classic with a little bit of a modern twist: brulĆ©ed sugar on top.

Get the recipe for The Best, Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe.

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Apricot-Almond Slab Pie with Brandy Caramel Sauce

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Make this stunner of a fruit pie the next time you're feasting a crowd. We recommend this crumbly confection topped with a heavy pour of the accompanying Brandy Caramel Sauce.

Get the recipe for Apricot-Almond Slab Pie with Brandy Caramel Sauce.

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Sugar Cream ā€œHoosierā€ Pie

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This Indianan sugar cream pie came out of the Shaker and Amish communities, as a treat in winter months when fruit was unavailable. Dusted with nutmeg, it's a delicious treat!

Get the recipe for Sugar Cream ā€œHoosierā€ Pie.

15

White Chocolateā€“Peppermint Pie

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Inspired by Doscherā€™s Candy Company in Cincinnati, Ohio (which has been making handcrafted candy canes since 1871), this no-bake pie uses peppermint extract in a white chocolateā€“cream cheese filling and candy cane pieces as stripes on top, for absolutely stunning flavor.

Get the recipe for White Chocolateā€“Peppermint Pie.

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Pecan-Brownie Pie

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Bring a little taste of Texas ā€” brownie style ā€” to the dessert table.

Get the recipe for Pecan-Brownie Pie.

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Spiced Peach Hand Pies

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These picnic-ready pies combine fresh peaches with warm cinnamon and a lemon-sugar glaze. They're the ultimate summer treat.

Get the recipe for Spiced Peach Hand Pies.

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Butternut Squash Pie

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Surprise everyone at the Thanksgiving feast with this much-better-tasting version of pumpkin pie.

Get the recipe for Butternut Squash Pie.

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Salted Maple Syrup Pie

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This creamy, custardy dessert is an absolute-must for maple fans! Inspired by the start of the annual spring maple tree sap harvest in forests dotting the Northeast, this rich custard pie has all the distinctively sweet flavor of maple candy.

Get the recipe for Salted Maple Syrup Pie.

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Strawberry-Almond Crumble Pie

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Get your strawberry fix courtesy of this crowd-pleasing pie featuring a jamlike filling.

Get the recipe for Strawberry-Almond Crumble Pie.

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