Jane’s 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.

I don’t know about you, but I find cooking/baking websites featuring 1500+ recipes with lots and lots of ads to be overwhelming! I don’t want to have to sift through all those recipes (and ads) to find the recipe I want, 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 5-minute how-to video.

Blueberry Pie with a Pie Art heart
Blueberry Pie with a Pie Art heart

About My Pie Recipes

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 processes based on my experiences when making the pie.

For many of these recipes, there’s an amusing or touching pie story that goes along with it. Have a look!

Also, I give some all-time great Pie-Baking Tips, and information on Pie-Making Equipment mentioned in the recipes.

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

Look at all the delicious things you can do with the world’s favorite fruit.

Fancy Apple Tart
Fancy Apple Tart

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

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

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

Two of summer’s best, artfully combined in this 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!

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

Priscilla's Blackberry Pie

My friend Priscilla and her husband Steve raise Soay sheep on their Oregon farm. The sheep are great: they can strip a blackberry bush of fruit in no time! If Priscilla gets to the bush before the sheep do, this is the pie she makes.

Very patriotic, even though…it’s not really a pie!

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

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

A French peasant dessert from Limousin that requires no crust.

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

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

A variation on the traditional pecan 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.

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

I’ve lived in Concord, Massachusetts, home of the Concord grape, since 1988, but it was years before I learned about Concord Grape Pie

And it wasn’t even a Concordian who told me.

It’s an unusual pie, and yummy!

The Concord grape, famous for Welch’s grape jelly, Manischewitz Concord Grape Wine, and the finer half of the Peanut-Butter-&-Jelly Sandwich, was developed in Concord, Massachusetts in 1849 by Ephraim Wales Bull (1806-1895). He  cross-bred wild native vines until he achieved a grape of good flavor for table use, cooking and wine-making.

Today nearly a half-million tons of the grape are grown and used  each year in North America.

Ephraim Wales Bull & his Concord grapevine
Ephraim Wales Bull & his Concord grapevine

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

Here it is: the easiest fruit “pie” of all. Called a “crisp” by some, a “crumble” by others, it’s a delicious fruit treat without a crust, similar to an Apple Crisp, but with any fruit you like.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Peach-Strawberry Pie with Pie Art
Peach-Strawberry Pie with Pie Art

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.(I have a special way to keep the colors separate.)

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

Get the best of both worlds with this delicious combination!

A creamy pie with a tantalizing combination of spices.

Can’t eat dairy? You can eat this delicious pumpkin pie!

Unusual and delightful, with an intense raspberry flavor.

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

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

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

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, so why not make a colorful pie to add to the festivities? Here’s one thing both Blue States and Red States can agree on!

Blueberry Cranberry Red & Blue Pie
Blueberry Cranberry Red & Blue Pie

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.

Tart and sweet, an early summer treat! When rhubarb season is well along, and fresh strawberries are coming in, you must try this delicious pie, worthy of an artistic lattice top crust.

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


Biggest pie-baking time of the year! Most people think of traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner’s dessert, but there are lots of delicious alternatives.

Big holiday dinner? Not without pie! Almost any pie will do, but some seem more appropriate to the holiday season.