Pie Recipes

Sweet or savory, we can't get enough pie

We just can't resist pie in any of its forms. What's not to love about a flaky crust holding a delicious filling? Pies are versatile enough to satisfy any craving—sweet pies can be rich and chocolatey or light and fruity, and savory pies present a whole other world of possibilities. From lemon meringue and pumpkin to chicken and crawfish, we've rounded up our favorite sweet and savory pie recipes.

One of the best pie fillings is fresh summer fruit. Our summer peach pie gets a comforting warmth from bourbon, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The sweetness is our plum pie is intensified by grape jelly. Some fruits are delicious in pie, but produce fillings that are too loose. To get around this, our black and blue berry pie and concord grape pie use tapioca, which thickens the filling without adding any off flavors or making it gummy.

Chocolate pies are wonderfully decadent. Our chocolate cream pie is simple and nolstalgic, with puddinglike filling and a crunchy chocolate wafer crunch. Our chocolate chess pie is a little more grown up—the crust contains bitter cocoa nibs and a nutty cornbread crumble acts as a topping.

Sweet pies dominate, but savory meat pies deserve your attention. Creamy chicken pot pie is iconic, but that's just the start. Our stargazy pie is a show-stopper. It features a thick, cider-rich rabbit and crawfish sauce baked into a biscuitlike beef suet crust with whole crawfish poking out.

Find all of these recipes and more in our collection of our favorite pie recipes.

Martha's Vineyard, Chris Fischer, Entertaining, Berry Pie

Black and Blue Berry Pie

Inspired by his neighbor Olivia Pattison's recipe, chef Chris Fischer uses tapioca in the filling of this pie because it thickens the juicy berry mixture without imparting its own flavor or becoming gummy. Minute tapioca pearls are easy to find in grocery stores, but if you like, substitute an equal amount of cornstarch.Elizabeth Cecil

Chocolate Chess Pie with Cornbread Crumble

Chocolate Chess Pie with Cornbread Crumble
Chef Scott Crawford of the forthcoming Nash Tavern in Raleigh updates the simple Southern custard pie by adding cacao nibs to the butter crust and sprinkling a nutty cornbread crumble on top.Joseph De Leo
Pizza Chiena

Pizza Chiena

This Neapolitan savory pie, a traditional Easter Day treat filled with meat, cheese, and eggs, comes from Mary Mazzacco of Tinton Falls, New Jersey.Farideh Sadeghin
Blackberry Cream Pie with Toasted Oat and Sesame Crumb Crust

Blackberry Cream Pie with Toasted Oat and Sesame Crumb Crust

Phoebe Lawless of Scratch Bakery in Durham, North Carolina makes cream pies all summer long that incorporate different fruits as they become available. This recipe works just as well with strawberries, peaches, cherries, or whatever is in peak season. It's also a great way to use fruit that is just beyond its usability, whether bruised or overly ripe.Farideh Sadeghin
Summer Peach Pie

Summer Peach Pie

Bourbon, cinnamon, and nutmeg add warmth to this bright summer peach pie from SAVEUR Food Editor Ben Mims.Farideh Sadeghin
Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

For these portable fruit pies, Georgia-based chef-restaurateur Hugh Acheson uses rice wine vinegar to make the flavors pop. Get the recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies »
Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake

Nanny's Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake

With a streusel topping and pie-like dough, this Rosh Hashanah apple dessert is half cake, half pie. Get the recipe for Nanny's Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake »Matt Taylor-Gross

Indiana Sugar Cream Pie

Indiana Sugar Cream Pie
As Indiana's state pie, this rich, nutmeg-dusted custard pie also goes by the name "Hoosier Pie."Farideh Sadeghin
Nectarine, Blueberry, and Vanilla Bean Hand Pies

Nectarine, Blueberry, and Vanilla Bean Hand Pies

Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga of Ovenly in Brooklyn give us their recipe for nectarine, blueberry, and vanilla bean hand pies, which work equally well for breakfast as they do dessert.Matt Taylor-Gross
Crawfish Pie

Crawfish Pie

To make this Louisiana classic, a savory filling of crawfish, aromatics, and tomatoes is baked in a flaky pastry dough.Helen Rosner
Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

A flaky crust and simple fillings make this old-school chicken pot pie one of our favorites.Laura Sant

Maple Pumpkin Brûlée Pie

Maple Pumpkin Brûlée Pie
Maple syrup is folded into the filling of this take on a classic. Just before serving, the chilled pie is brûléed, yielding a caramelized top with a dramatic crunch.Andrew Ingalls
Coconut Lime Custard Pie

Coconut Lime Custard Pie

This cream-topped pie is filled with a thick coconut milk custard that perfectly complements the zip of fresh lime juice and grated zest. Get the recipe for Coconut Lime Custard Pie »Andrew Ingalls
Brown Butter Walnut Pie with Sour Whipped Cream

Brown Butter Walnut Pie with Sour Whipped Cream

Browned butter accentuates the flavor of earthy walnuts and a sour cream topping offsets the richness of the filling for a balanced, delectable dessert.Andrew Ingalls
Pear and Ginger Pie

Pear and Ginger Pie with Streusel Topping

Fresh ginger gives the filling of this pear pie a warming kick of spice, balanced by the buttery crumble of sweet streusel.Ariana Lindquist
Cranberry Chiffon Pie

Cranberry Chiffon Pie

Fresh or frozen cranberries make the base for this tart custard pie.Andrew Ingalls

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Apple Pie
A deep-dish pie is packed with both sweet and tart apples to balance the rich, salted caramel sauce. Get the recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Pie »Andrew Ingalls
Marion Buote's Meat Pie

Marion Buote's Meat Pie

This flaky double-crust pie, from Prince Edward Island resident Marion Buote, is filled with a sumptuous beef, chicken, and pork stew. Get the recipe for Marion Buote's Meat Pie »Gemma and Andrew Ingalls
Cherry-Frangelico Mincemeat

Cherry-Frangelico Mincemeat Pie

Fresh and dried fruits steep in hazelnut liqueur for three days to make the filling for this holiday pie. Suet, a traditional mincemeat ingredient, adds moisture and richness, but vegetable shortening works just as well.Andrew Ingalls

Chocolate Ginger Chess Pie

Chocolate Ginger Chess Pie
A decadent mix of chocolates and ginger ups the ante on a classic Southern pie.Andrew Ingalls
Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

A cloud of meringue is piled sky-high over lemon-curd filling in this recipe inspired by a diner classic served at the Modern Snack Bar in Aquebogue, New York.Landon Nordeman
Beef Cheek and Stout Pie with Stilton Pastry, British Pies

Beef Cheek and Stout Pie with Stilton Pastry

"If making a pie, one should make it indulgent," says chef Daniel Doherty of London and New York's Duck & Waffle. He follows his own advice for this meat-stuffed pie with a pungent crust. Get the recipe for Beef Cheek and Stout Pie with Stilton Pastry »Bill Phelps
Rabbit and Crawfish Stargazy Pie, British Pies

Rabbit and Crawfish Stargazy Pie

In this whimsically constructed pie from restaurateur and cookbook author Mark Hix, rabbit and sweet crawfish form a thick, creamy, cider-rich sauce under a biscuit-like beef suet crust. Get the recipe Rabbit and Crawfish Stargazy Pie »Bill Phelps
Navy Bean Pie

Navy Bean Pie

The silky, custardlike base of this autumnal pie is made from sweetened navy bean purée spiced with nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon.Andre Baranowski
Concord Grape Pie

Concord Grape Pie

This recipe comes from the so-called Grape Pie Queen of Naples, New York, Irene Bouchard. She started baking these sweet pies in the early '70's.Helen Rosner
Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Tart, refreshing key lime pie topped with a layer of chilled whipped cream is a summer classic.Todd Coleman
Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

In this pie, orange zest nicely offsets the sweetness of fresh strawberries. Get the recipe for Strawberry Pie »Barbara Ries
Lemon Icebox Pie

Lemon Icebox Pie

A back-of-the-box recipe for lemon icebox pie gets a gourmet upgrade with real whipped cream, lemon simple syrup, vanilla shortbread, and homemade candied lemon peel scattered over the top—it's a lovely dessert for a special occasion.Todd Coleman
Vanilla-Scented Quince and Pear Pie

Vanilla-Scented Quince and Pear Pie

This sweet, tart fruit pie is a beautiful showcase for the flavors of fall and winter. It's great on a holiday table, and is at its best when served alongside a plate of cheese: the rich quince flavor balances beautifully with a wedge of funky, crumbly blue beside it on the plate.Helen Rosner
Nigerian Meat Pies

Nigerian Meat Pies

This spicy, curry-flavored meat pie, a staple of Lagosian food culture, came about when a traditional Cornish pasty met the Nigerian spice palate. Get the recipe for Nigerian Meat Pies »Maxime Iattoni
Fried Fish Pies (Pastels)

Fried Fish Pies (Pastels)

A popular snack along Senegal's coast where seafood is plentiful, these small fried hand pies are filled with a spicy herb and fish filling.Penny De Los Santos
Peach Melba Pie

Peach Melba Pie

This summery pie can be made any time of year by substituting frozen, thawed raspberries and peaches for fresh fruit.Todd Coleman
Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Classic, comforting pot pie gets an elegant boost with the addition of shaved black truffles.Landon Nordeman
Tourtière (Québécois Meat Pie)

Tourtière (Québécois Meat Pie)

This French Canadian classic gets holiday flair from apple cider and warming spices. Get the recipe for Tourtière (Québécois Meat Pie) »Maxime Iattoni
Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Condensed milk and Key lime juice serve as the base of this Floridian classic.Maxime Iattoni
Apple Pie Ice Cream Pie

Apple Pie Ice Cream Pie

A crust of finely ground gingersnap cookie crumbs adds delicious crunch to vanilla ice cream, softened apples, and a caramel drizzle.Maxime Iattoni
Pecan Pie Ice Cream Pie

Pecan Pie Ice Cream Pie

Pecans are mixed into the crust and the vanilla ice cream, ensuring each bite is filled with buttery, sweet nuts.Maxime Iattoni
Roasted Pumpkin Pie

Roasted Pumpkin Pie

Roasting the pumpkin will add sweetness and rich flavor to this holiday favorite.Todd Coleman
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate pudding is layered with a peanut butter mousse in this pie inspired from Bradley's Corner Cafe in Topeka, Kansas.Todd Coleman
Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

A crunchy crust and pudding-like filling make this pie a standout.Michael Kraus
Apple-Rosemary Lattice Pie

Apple-Rosemary Lattice Pie

A rosemary-laced cornmeal crust adds a fragrant, savory dimension to classic apple pie. Get the recipe for Apple-Rosemary Lattice Pie »James Roper
Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

The toffee-like interior and beautiful bronze top layer of halved pecans won Rubyane Surritte first place in the pie contest at Oklahoma's Drummond Ranch.James Roper
Boysenberry Pie

Boysenberry Pie

Blackberries or raspberries can be substituted for boysenberries in the filling for this jammy pie.James Roper
Nelson Pear Pie

Nelson Pear Pie

A pie filled with fresh pears, drizzled with cream, and sprinkled with sugar and flour makes an incredibly simple, elegant dessert.James Roper
Plum Pie

Plum Pie

Grape jelly intensifies the flavor of ripe plums in this sweet-tart summer pie from Drummond Ranch pie contestant Tracy Harris.James Roper
Razzleberry Pie

Razzleberry Pie

Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries are brightened with lemon juice and zest to make the filling for this juicy pie. Get the recipe for Razzleberry Pie »James Roper

Blackberry Pie

Blackberry Pie
When Jon Rowley was a child, his grandmother used to make juice from fresh-picked blackberries. In it, he says, "you could taste and smell the briar." In this recipe, Rowley's wife, Kate McDermott, has combined that flavor from his youth with a tender, flaky pie crust to create an exemplar of the Pacific Northwest's cuisine.Nicole Franzen