20 Mouthwatering Pie Recipes

by Alli

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. 

Pie Recipes - Lemon Pie

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! 

Pretty Pintastic Party 179 - Upside Down Apple Pie

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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These pie recipes are all delicious. From chocolate to lemon and everything in between. You'll love these pies!













Roch September 27, 2019 - 8:28 am

Chocolate fudge pie looks really delicious. I also like pies and think they’re the perfect dessert to end a decent meal.

Nancy L September 27, 2019 - 2:33 pm

Oh my! I want all of these but if I had to choose one, I would want the one with all the pecans on top! Pecans are my favorite in ice cream, pies – just about everything!

Amber Myers September 27, 2019 - 4:04 pm

I am drooling all over myself. I just LOVE pie and want to make all of these. I love to top it with whipped cream or ice cream.

Victoria September 27, 2019 - 7:37 pm


I was just looking for pie recipes the other day to test out before the holidays. I usually handle the goodies, but like to throw in a few surprises during Friendsgiving so there are quite a few from your list that I’ll have to try making.

Theresa September 27, 2019 - 9:33 pm

I’ve always been more of a pie girl than a cake girl, so this post is right up my alley. I see so many pie recipes that I can’t wait to sink my teeth into!

Monica Y September 28, 2019 - 4:36 am

They all look so delicious, hard ot pick one, so I guess I better start baking and try most of these recipes

Ruth I September 28, 2019 - 8:07 am

These are all sensational! I never thought there was this much great pies to try. Apple pie is still my type of jazz.

Catalina September 28, 2019 - 10:08 am

These pies are the best! They are so perfect for Fall! I will try some of these!

Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers September 28, 2019 - 2:56 pm

I haven’t made a pie in several years. They haven’t been my favorite dessert but I’ll do a sugar-free chocolate pie every now and then. It is easy to make and fairly low cal. I just buy a premade crust and some cool whip to put on top. Yum.

My grandmother always made fruit pies when she had enough fruit from her apple or peach tree that she needed to use. She also did pecan pie at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I miss her so much.

Amy H September 28, 2019 - 11:21 pm

Oh my gosh these all look delicious! I bet my kids would both love the chocolate smores one.

Lynndee September 29, 2019 - 8:04 am

They all look mouthwatering indeed. We love pies over here. We actually bought an ice cream pie yesterday and it was so good. I need to learn how to make one myself. 🙂

Terri Steffes September 30, 2019 - 1:20 am

I don’t think any season is complete without a good pie recipe, especially during Fall and Winter. These are truly mouthwatering. I can’t wait to get to baking pies this season! It’s just so exciting!

Nancy at Whispered Inspirations October 2, 2019 - 11:49 am

Seriously, pies are heaven-sent. I love how versatile they can be and so tasty! Bookmarking this, thanks!


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