25 Pie Recipes to Make the World Go Round (Especially on Pie Day)

Happy Pie Day! Bake your way to perfection with our best pie recipes from molasses to banana cream

Who doesn't love a slice of pie on a hot summer day or a cold winter night? Whether it's a flaky, doughy crust, or a warm graham cracker crust, pies make for the perfect dessert. And on π Day, er, Pie Day, we want nothing more than a fresh, round pie straight from the oven.

Pie is incredibly versatile and can include everything from juicy fruit pies like blackberry pie, strawberry pie, and apple pie, to savory meats like huntsman's pies, made with the same dough. They're also a great way to use this summer's bounty of fresh fruits, whether you favor stone fruits, berries, or citrus. Whipping up a fresh, homemade pie is a fun, easy summer activity, and any project that ends in a buttery, sweet slice of pie is definitely one that we like to take on.

Before you get started, make sure you're all studied up on the best technique for how to roll pie dough and decide if you want to weave an elegant lattice atop your pie. Once you feel confident on how to bake pie, check out our collection of our favorite pie recipes that will have you coming back for seconds, and maybe even thirds.

Molasses Pie
molasses pie
Shoofly pie—a molasses-filled, crumb-topped concoction from Pennsylvania Dutch country—was supposedly given its name because its shiny, sweet, and aromatic filling attracted flies that needed to be politely asked to leave. The pie, which is sprinkled with buttery crumbs that sink into the molasses and give it a cakelike consistency when baked, is classically served one of two ways: "wet bottom" (cakelike up top and still fudgy below) or "dry bottom" (cakelike throughout). To us, it was a no-brainer to stop baking when the bottommost layer remained gooey and custard-like. Get the recipe for Molasses Pie »Matt Taylor-Gross
Classic French Banana Cream Pie
Classic French Banana Cream Pie
This nearly forgotten recipe comes to us from the beloved Ships Diner in Los Angeles that closed in 1995. The whipped cream filling doesn't require any cooking—no custard here—while some slices of banana and toasted almond add texture and flavor. A fast, easy-to-make pie from a bygone era that deserves a comeback. Get the recipe for Classic French Banana Cream Pie »Wes Frazer
Blackberry-Plum Lattice Pie
Blackberry-Plum Lattice Pie
If working with extremely ripe and juicy fruit, you might need a bit more cornstarch to adequately thicken the filling of this pie—add up to 2 additional tablespoons. The same recipe and technique can be used with just about any summer fruit. Try a combination of berries, peaches, apricots, or black cherries; you can also add flavorings, such as a teaspoon of almond extract, or liqueur. Get the recipe for Blackberry-Plum Lattice Pie »Matt Taylor-Gross
Brown Coconut Pie
brown coconut pie
The original recipe for this pie, adapted from Princess Pamela's Soul Food Cookbook, was a mere few lines—devoid of even a dough recipe and intended for laid-back, confident bakers. Using fresh grated coconut is essential: It creates the ideal texture and keeps the sugary filling from skewing too sweet. Use the fine side of a box grater, or place small pieces of fresh coconut in a food processor. Get the recipe for Brown Coconut Pie »Matt Taylor-Gross
Black and Blue Berry Pie
Martha's Vineyard, Chris Fischer, Entertaining, 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
Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
This autumnal dessert is a lighter and more refined version of plain old pumpkin pie, thanks to egg whites folded into the filling. Get the recipe for Pumpkin Chiffon Pie »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
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
Blue-Ribbon Pecan Pie
Blue-Ribbon Pecan Pie
This pecan pie's toffee-like interior and beautiful bronze top layer of halved pecans takes the first prize.James Roper
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
Strawberry Pie
Strawberry Pie
In this pie, orange zest nicely offsets the sweetness of the strawberries.Barbara Ries
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
Caramel-Apple Pie
Caramel apple pie recipe
A cinnamon-spiced sauce of butter and melted caramel candies poured over apples makes a wonderfully sweet, gooey pie filling.James Roper
Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie
Condensed milk and Key lime juice serve as the base of this Floridian classic.Maxime Iattoni
Rhubarb Strawberry Pie
Rhubarb Strawberry Pie
Home baker Louise Piper won a 1997 blue ribbon at the Iowa State Fair with this pie. The recipe appeared in Leah Eskin's "State Fair" (July/August 1998).Christopher Hirsheimer
Bouchon's Apple Pie
Bouchon's Apple Pie
Classic apple pie gets an upgrade at Las Vegas' Bouchon Bakery, where pastry chef Scott Wheatfill tops a flaky sweet crust with housemade apple butter and almond cream. The result is a delicate, refined tart with a creamy interior and a concentrated spicy flavor. Get the recipe for Bouchon's Apple Pie »Eilon Paz
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
Chocolate Chess Pie
Chocolate Chess Pie
Chef Scott Crawford of the forthcoming Standard Foods in Raleigh updates the simple Southern custard pie by adding cacao nibs to the butter crust and sprinkling a nutty cornbread crumble on top.Jake Cohen
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
Chocolate Pudding Pie
Chocolate Pudding Pie
This rich, creamy chocolate pudding pie is pure nostalgia.Helen Rosner
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
Nectarine and Blueberry Hand Pies
Hand Pies
These pies sell themselves, so my only goal with this photo was to bring you as close to their gorgeous, crusty details as possible.Matt Taylor-Gross
Black-Bottom Pie
Black-Bottom Pie
Creamy chocolate custard flavored with a touch of rum fills a buttery, chocolate cookie crust in this popular dessert.Christopher Hirsheimer
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. Get the recipe for Navy Bean Pie »Andre Baranowski
Lemon Meringue Pie
Modern Snack Bar 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

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