Pie is a magical dessert. It is one of the few desserts that is good all year long. No matter what occasion or lack of occasion pie is an awesome dessert to eat. Finding the best pie recipes can be a bit challenging, so I’ve put together a few here.
What I like most about pie is making it. It’s such a relaxing experience. It’s easy to get super creative with the crust on fruit pies. Or even decorate them with fancy fruit slices. You can even decorate with whipped cream. Just like with cake, it’s like creating art you eat.
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To make the perfect pie you need the perfect pan. So I went on the search for just that pan. These 8 pans are the highest rated pans under $25. There are several crust shields as well which greatly help in reducing the risk of burning the perfect crust you work so hard to get.
My personal choice in pie pan is the 10 inch Camp Chef True Seasoned Cast Iron Pie Plate. Now I know what you’re thinking. Cast iron to bake sweet pies in? I had the same thought. Too many times I have bought a glass pan or even a crappy aluminum pan and found that either they shatter or the crust is cooked unevenly.
Cast Iron rarely has any issues and they last a hell of a lot longer than most other pans so long as they are cared for properly. This pan cooks the crust through so you never have to worry about burnt tops and soggy bottoms. It makes the perfect pie every time.
The best part about this pan is, according to the reviews, people are making bread, pizza, cornbread, pot pies, and all sorts of amazing goodness in this pan. One pan to do all of it. I’m sold. Check out the reviews for yourself to see what others are saying.
Alright as promised I’m giving you a roundup the best pie recipes. There are pies for holidays, event, or just because. I prefer to bake my pies in the summer and fall. Nothing like a fresh baked fruit pie with a scoop of ice cream right?
Best Pie Recipes
Coconut Cream Pie
I’m not a huge fan of coconut. However, due to the many friends and family members that love coconut I needed at least one coconut dessert in my recipe book. This is that dessert. It’s easy to make and even I will have a slice on occasion. Everyone else who tried it loves this recipe.
Blueberry Crumble Pie
Blueberry pie is right up my alley. I love blueberries, fresh, baked, or even frozen in a smoothie. Just enough sweet and just enough tart makes blueberry pie an amazing dessert choice without sweetness overkill.
Lemon Meringue Pie
I’m one of those people that loves lemon pies, cakes, and cookies. Hell, I’m even a fan of lemon yogurt. I cook with lemons often. When it came to making meringue though it had me scared. Meringue crusts always worry me because if it shrinks or you don’t whip the eggs long enough you end up with a mess.
With practice, however, you can perfect a meringue top. I find having extra ingredients on hand at all times takes some of the pressure off.
Easy Crumble Cherry Pie
Cherry pie is always a great classic to serve at BBQ’s or summer events. It’s light and sweet making it the perfect summer into fall dish. This easy cherry pie recipe tastes awesome while still having that home baked look and appeal.
Make sure you have some chocolate ice cream and whip cream on hand with this cherry pie. It’s a fantastic combination of flavors.
Caramel Banana Cream Pie
This pie is amazingly simple to make but great for events, office parties, or family get togethers. You can easily make it the night before and take it in the morning. What more could you ask for in a pie? Yes it’s delicious too.
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Caramel Crumble Peach Pie
Continuing the caramel trend this pie is delicious. The freshness of the peaches mixed with the buttery crust and crumbles is delightful in itself. Adding the caramel makes this an absolutely amazing pie.
Creamy Sour Cream Lemon Pie
Here I go again with lemon. I can’t stay away from it. If you want an easy to make pie that’s perfect for a summer treat the creamy sour cream lemon pie is perfect. Light with a refreshing sweetness and tartness. It’s also extremely easy to make.
Rose Apple Pie
Ready to wow your guests at your next event. The Rose Apple Pie is the pie to try. Not super difficult but takes some work in placing the sliced apples. This pie is both beautiful and delicious. The crisp sweetness pairs perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
If you want to completely wow your guests at your next gathering this is the pie to make. People will be both delighted at the appearance and at the taste.
Perfect Key Lime Pie
I love key lime pie but rarely have a chance to make it. I cure those cravings with Key Lime Yogurt instead. However, when I do have a chance to make key lime pie this is the recipe I use. It’s absolutely perfect.
The light decoration, the lime zest, the tarty sweetness and the graham cracker crust all melds together wonderfully in your mouth. I highly recommend eating this pie after eating a Mexican or grilled dinner.
Chicken Pot Pie
Ok so not a dessert pie but I had to include this recipe. Chances are no one will have room for dessert after their second helping of this amazing pot pie. Plus with the cast iron pie pan this dinner is absolutely amazing.
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With these perfect pie recipes you will delight your family and friends at your next gathering. If you have any pie recipes I should try comment below. Follow me on Pinterest and pin this to your favorite food boards.