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!

Lemon Meringue Pie
Beautiful, sweet meringue on top, tangy lemon beneath...

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.

Cherry Pie, Lattice Top Crust
Cheery Cherry Pie with Lattice Top Crust

March

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

Mango Madness Pie
Mango Madness Pie, with Pie Art shamrocks for St Patrick's Day

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!

Boston Cream Pie
Boston Cream Pie

May

Rhubarb season! Enjoy it with lots of pies! Strawberry-rhubarb, blueberry-rhubarb, peach-rhubarb…rhubarb with anything! Rhubarb too tart? 

Try super-sweet Pennsylvania Dutch Shoo Fly Pie!

Rhubarb Pie
Rhubarb Pie

June

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with lattice crust

July

Strawberry-Blueberry Pie, red, white & blue
Strawberry-Blueberry Pie with Pie Art stars: red, white & blue!

August

Peaches, blueberries—what a wonderful, colorful, delicious  combination! If you can’t get these, get raspberries. If you can’t get raspberries…there’s always Bumbleberry Pie!

Blueberry Peach Pie with Pie Art Hearts
Blueberry Peach Pie with Pie Art Hearts

September

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

Concord Grape Pie
Concord Grape Pie

October

Pecan-Pumpkin Pie
Pecan-Pumpkin Pie, baked in a cake pan

December

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.

Meringue-Top Citrus Pie
Meringue-Top Citrus Pie

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