Jane's Best Pie Recipes

Pie recipes! These are my favorites, and they’re all tried and true. My family and friends have all tested these pies and given their seal of approval.

Pumpkin Pie

Traditional pumpkin pie.

This is a select group of my best pie recipes.

I don’t know about you, but I find it overwhelming to go to a web site and find there are 1500 recipes or more.

I don’t want to have to sift through them all to find a good one, so I’ve done the sifting for you: these are all great pies, and all you have to do is choose the ones that appeal to you.

And don't be afraid to make your own pie crust. It's easy! Four ingredients, four minutes. Here's a video.

Each recipe tells you a little bit about the pie, and then provides a specific ingredient list and step-by-step instructions. At the end of each recipe I’ve included some Tips from Jane, comments on ingredients or process based on my experience with the pie. Also, here are some all-time great Pie-Baking Tips.

Apple Pie & More

Apple pie, apple crisp, apple cranberry walnut pie, apple peanut butter pie, apple rhubarb, apple pecan crunch pie, French apple clafouti, tarte Tatin both official and unofficial—even apple pizza!

Priscilla's Blackberry Pie

Delicious...if you get to the blackberries before the sheep do!

Blueberry Pie

A special summer treat with the bonus of being easy—no fruit to cut up!

Blueberry Blueberry Pie

Richer and thicker than a regular blueberry pie, and almost as easy to make.

Blueberry-Cranberry Pie

A political pie sure to bring the blue states and the red states together!

Blueberry Peach Pie

Two of summer’s best, artfully combined in this pie.

Blueberry-Rhubarb Pie

As rhubarb season begins, I find myself drawn to mixing different fruits with the tangy rhubarb. I have yet to find one I didn’t like!

Blueberry-Strawberry Pie

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, so why not make a colorful pie to add to the festivities?

Boston Cream Pie

Very patriotic, even though...it's not really a pie!

Bumbleberry Pie

A mixture of berries that guarantees a taste treat each time.

Cheery Cherry Pie

In honor of George: a pretty lattice-crust pie to brighten up February in New England.

Cherry Clafouti

A French peasant dessert from Limousin that requires no crust.

Chocolate Pies

Here are all of my chocolatey pie and crust recipes in one place.

Chocolate Meringue Pie

The combination of creamy chocolate and light meringue makes for an elegant and delicious dessert.

Chocolate Pecan Pie

A variation on the traditional pecan pie.

Chocolate Silk Pie

A vegan treat made with tofu (really!) but you’d never know it!

Dark Chocolate Meringue Pie

The combination of rich dark chocolate and light white meringue, with a "surprise" layer of fresh raspberries in between makes for an elegant treat.

Concord Grape Pie

I've lived in Concord, Massachusetts, home of the Concord grape, since 1988, but I just learned about Concord Grape Pie. And it wasn't even a Concordian who told me! It's unusual and yummy.

Cranberry Custard Pie

Looking for a pie that is colorful, seasonal, and easy? Try this delicious Cranberry Custard Pie!

Graham Cracker Pie

The graham cracker crust dominates in this homey, satisfying pie.

Grapefruit Meringue Pie

A more delicate flavor than lemon, it goes well with meringue.

Key Lime Pie

Creamy and tart, a Florida specialty you can make anywhere.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Light, lofty, and luscious, piled high with meringue.

Mango Madness Pie

What makes it mad? Maybe it's the little bit of rum...or perhaps the hidden strawberries...or maybe just a touch of the leprechaun. Whatever—it tastes tropical and delicious!

Maple Meringues

What to make with any leftover egg whites...if you're a New Englander.

Meringue Pies

Light, fluffy and sweet, meringue turns certain pies into gorgeous works of culinary art.

Mom's Apple Pie

Is there anything more American? Or delicious?

Orange Meringue Pie

Like its cousins lemon meringue pie,and grapefruit meringue pie, this orange meringue pie is full-flavored and a nice blend of sweet and tart.

Peach Pie

Juicy peaches? What flavor! You can even make it with frozen fruit.

Peach Strawberry Pie

Summer brings such a delight of fruits, and I love combining them in ways that allow you to enjoy the different flavors, such as peach and strawberry.

Pecan Pie

A Southern favorite, bursting with nuts and easy to make.

Pumpkin Pie

A creamy pie with a tantalizing combination of spices.

Pumpkin Pie, Lactose-Free

Can't eat dairy? You can eat this pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Get the best of both worlds with this delicious combination!

Raspberry Pie

Unusual and delightful, with an intense raspberry flavor

Rhubarb Custard Pie

Who says a pie has to be pretty to be good? Tart and creamy at the same time.

Shoo Fly Pie

If you didn't grow up in Pennsylvania Dutch country, you probably don't know it. I'm told the name comes because the cooling pie, with its base of molasses, is irresistible to flies!

Strawberry Pie

The essence of summer, incorporating book fresh and cooked berries.

Strawberry-Blueberry Pie

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, so why not make a colorful pie to add to the festivities?

Strawberry Peach Pie

Summer brings such a delight of fruits, and I love combining them in ways that allow you to enjoy the different flavors, such as peach and strawberry.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Tart and sweet, an early summer treat!

Tarte Tatin

A divine French apple dessert, its official recipe jealously protected by a band of devotées!

Thanksgiving Pies

Most people think of traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner's dessert, but there are lots of delicious alternatives.

Easy Pie Crust: 4 Ingredients, 4 Minutes

Pie-Baking Tips

All About Pie Crust

How to Separate & Fold in Eggs

Pie Crust Art

Pie Stories

Pie-Making Equipment

Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Delicious alternative: pumpkin-pecan pie!

Autmn in New England USA

Good reading while your pie is baking...

Three novels by Tom Brosnahan