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Is there anything better than a pie? It’s probably the most versatile food group, and there’s nothing we don’t want surrounded in pie crust. If you’ve got tons of summer fruit, like peaches or blueberries, a pie is the perfect way to enjoy them. And if you prefer to go the savory route, try a crawfish pie. Whether it’s a huge hunk of sweet fruit-filled pie, or a slice of savory, flaky tomato pie, here are our very favorite pie recipes.


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 »

Shaker Lemon Pie

Shakers, descendants of an 18th-century Christian ascetic movement, believe that when you eat, you should “shaker your plate”—finish every last crumb. That’s easy to do when you’re having a slice of this sweet-tart, sunny pie—a specialty of the Ohio branch of the Shaker community—with its flaky, buttery crust and marmalade-like citrus filling. Get the recipe for Shaker Lemon Pie »

Santa Claus Melon Tart

This unusual Santa Claus melon tart makes for the perfect summer dessert. A bright melon curd fills an almond crust, topped with fresh slices of the fruit. Get the recipe for Santa Claus Melon Tart »

Crawfish Pie

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

Plum Pie

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

Boysenberry Pie

Blackberries or raspberries can be substituted for boysenberries in the filling for this jammy pie. Get the recipe for Boysenberry Pie »

Temple-Orange Tart

Every part of the orange is used in this subtly sweet tart, including the zest, juice, and flesh. If temple oranges are not available, navel oranges or tangerines make excellent substitutions. Get the recipe for Temple-Orange Tart »

Blackberry Pie

The blackberry filling for this pie is flavored with lemon and nutmeg. Get the recipe for Blackberry Pie »

French Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart

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