Jane’s Pie of the Month

Here are a few suggestions of pies that seem particularly appropriate for each month of the year. But feel free to make them any time you please

January

It’s cold here in Concord, Massachusetts, often snowy, and post-holiday blahs have set in. What’s called for is a festive pie. I like meringue-topped pies in the winter.

February

Still cold, but there’s hope. We need a Cheery Cherry Pie in honor of George Washington, and we’ll continue with the citrus theme.

March

Spring is in the air, but not yet here. I’d continue with some comforting creamy pies.

April

Spring is starting! April means Patriots Day in Concord, Massachusetts, so why not have the pie that’s not a pie—Boston Cream. And rhubarb season is just around the corner!

May

Rhubarb season! Enjoy it with lots of pies!

June

Strawberries are starting and rhubarb is still here! What a great combination!

July

Lots of berries, plenty of opportunities for great pies!

August

Blueberry-peach pie decorated with pie crust hearts
Blueberry-peach pie decorated with pie crust hearts.

Peaches, blueberries—what a wonderful combination!

September

Concord grape pie
Something different? Concord grape pie!

In New England, September means apples, and lots of pies. But don’t forget the other wonderful fruits, like raspberries and Concord grapes, that are also available.

October

Pecan-pumpkin pie
Pecan-Pumpkin Pie, baked in a cake plate

The apples continue, but we start to move into pumpkin pies too.

November

Pumpkin pies
Pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving (you may need more than one!)

Thanksgiving is the biggest pie day of the year! There are lots of favorites, but pumpkin must top the list.

December

Make a meringue-top pie: grapefruit, lemon, orange or chocolate!

Pie makes a special holiday dessert. I especially like meringue pies because they’re so festive looking (and delicious!) and red pies for the season.

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