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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.
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 »
To make this Louisiana classic, a savory filling of crawfish, aromatics, and tomatoes is baked in a flaky pastry dough.
Grape jelly intensifies the flavor of ripe plums in this sweet-tart summer pie from Drummond Ranch pie contestant Tracy Harris.