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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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 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!
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!