When it comes to dessert, I’ll take a piece of the pie, please! Cakes are good but pie reigns supreme with me. There’s something about the crunch of the crust contrasting with the silky or nutty filling of a pie. These 20 Mouthwatering Pie Recipes will have you going back for seconds.
What’s your favorite pie? That’s a hard one for me. During the summertime, I like cool, creamy pies like my Pina Colada Pie. Once fall rolls around, give me pecan pie, sweet potato, or pumpkin pie.
My Sheet Pan Pecan Pie is always a huge hit during the holidays!
You are sure to find a pie you’ll love in this round-up of 20 favorite pies. From gluten-free Lemon Cream to Chocolate S’mores Pie, there’s a pie for everyone.
History of Pies
Pies have been around for a really long time. According to the American Pie Council (Yes! it’s a thing!), pies were first made by early Romans who may have learned how to make pies from the Greek.
The first pie recipe published by the Romans was a goat cheese and honey pie. I’ll have a slice, please!
Pies made its way to America with the first settlers. Over the years, the pie has become the most traditional American dessert. We’ve all heard the term, “As American as Apple Pie.”
What is the Second Most Popular Pie in America?
The most popular pie in America, according to one survey, is apple pie. Duh – we all could pretty much guess that one.
You have to try my Upside Down Apple Pie. It has pecans!
I bet you couldn’t guess the second most popular pie. I had no clue! Pizza pie! Yep – pizza is the number two pie in America. I love a good pizza but it shouldn’t even be allowed in a pie popularity contest. It just shouldn’t.
Should Pies Be Refrigerated?
You should refrigerate pies if they contain milk, cream, or eggs. Fruit pies can be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature for up to two days.
Once a pie with milk, cream, or eggs has cooled, it should be refrigerated quickly. Once you take it out of the refrigerator, it should not be left out for over two hours.
Personally, I refrigerate all pies after they have cooled. Then I bring them out about 30 minutes before serving.
Pies sitting out (and not refrigerated) in grocery stores contains preservatives and shelf-stable ingredients. That’s another good reason to bake pies from scratch – no weird ingredients.
Can I Make a Pie Ahead of Time and Freeze It?
It all depends on what type of pie you’re making. You can freeze fruit pies, pumpkin pies, and chiffon pies. Custard pies do not freeze well at all. For the best-tasting pies, go ahead and make (and freeze) the pie shell ahead of time and make the filling the day you’re serving the pie.
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20 Mouthwatering Pie Recipes
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20 Mouthwatering Pie Recipes
These pie recipes are all delicious. From chocolate to lemon and everything in between. You'll love these pies!
Chocolate fudge pie recipe
This chocolate fudge pie recipe is rich and decadent. It's the perfect dessert.
Easy classic pecan pie recipe
You just can't beat a classic pecan pie!
Coffee Ice Cream Pie With Chocolate Drizzle
This Coffee Ice Cream Pie With Chocolate Drizzle is the perfect dessert for coffee lovers.
Chocolate Pecan Pie - Easy Thanksgiving Recipe
This pie is the perfect ending to a Thanksgiving feast.
Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie With Video
Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie features my two favorite pies - chocolate fudge and pecan!
Lemon Sugar Cookie Pie
Lemon Pie is a favorite and this one looks amazing!
Strawberry Cheesecake Pie is Pretty and Delicious
This pretty pie has a layer of strawberries on top of the crust.
Swedish Apple Pie (gluten-free, vegan, whole grain, dairy-free) - Texanerin Baking
This apple pie looks amazing and I can't wait to make this one!
Fresh Raspberry Pie Recipe
This pie is festive and beautiful!
Caramel Nut Pie Recipe
If you like caramel, this is the pie for you!
No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
This no-bake pie is so pretty and easy to make!
Chocolate S’More Pie
You had me at S'More! This pie looks amazing!
Blackberry Custard Pie with Buttermilk Custard Filling (SF)
This sugar-free pie is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.
Gluten-Free Crustless Sweet Potato Pie (Vegan, Allergy-Free, Paleo)
This delicious sweet potato pie is sure to be a hit!
Gluten Free Lemon Cream Pie
Gluten-Free Lemon Cream Pie is tasty and refreshing!
Nourishing Pumpkin Pie
This pumpkin pie is perfect for Thanksgiving or any time.
Eggnog Custard Pie with Gingerbread Crust Recipe
This festive eggnog custard pie is nestled in a gingerbread crust!
Rhubarb Custard Pie
This is another pie that will be making an appearance on my menu!
Cast Iron Skillet Apple Pie | Cooking on the Front Burner
I can see why Apple Pie is American's favorite pie. This one sure does look delicious.
Homemade Spiced Pear Custard Pie: Celebrate Fall With Creamy Deliciousness
Spiced Pear Custard Pie is a mouthwatering pie that is perfect for fall.
Stand-Up Chocolate Pudding Pie | Recipe
This chocolate pudding pie looks silky, creamy and beautiful!