Photo Credit: Excerpted from "Baked Explorations" by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, Stewart Tabori & Chang, 2010.
Pie! How do we love thee, let us count the ways. From silky banana cream to dense Mississippi Mud to classic apple, there's a pie recipe to suit every personality. In honor of Pi Day (3/14) try one of these easy pie recipes and find a new favorite!
Mississippi Mud Pie (pictured above)
Dessert doesn’t get much more over-the-top decadent than this. From the cookbook “Baked Explorations,” this dessert combines has a layer of flourless chocolate cake, chocolate pudding and a cookie crust. Oh, and a crown of whipped cream – just to gild the lily.
Gluten-free Marscarpone Berry Pie
This no-bake pie is made with a nut-based crust that you’d never suspect was gluten-free. Topped with a luscious berry mixture and whipped cream, it tastes as good as it looks.
Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Pie
For the ice cream lover in your life, we present this brain-freezing creation. It’s made with vanilla, chocolate and coffee ice cream but is totally customizable with your favorite flavors.
Buttery Honey Apple Pie
A new take on the all-American dessert, this pie is sweetened with honey and made rich with extra butter in the filling. And isn’t that lattice crust picture perfect?
Caramel-Peanut Mud Pie
Here’s an ice cream pie that’s worthy of a birthday or any special occasion. Made with ice cream, peanuts, and salty caramel – plus a chocolate cookie crust – it’s excessive in the very best way.
Shaker Lemon Pie
Thinly sliced whole lemons make the filling for this unusual pie, which was invented by the Shakers. It’s a pie for true lemon lovers, full of tangy citrus flavor and a nice texture from the lemon rind.
Banana Cream Pie
This old-fashioned classic has been lightened up – without sacrificing the light and creamy wonderfulness that is banana cream pie.
Cranberry Apple Pie
These adorable mini pies look straight from a bakery but they are totally do-able to make at home, we promise. If you’re a fan of tart-sweet desserts, this recipe is a must-try.
Tangy Bourbon Butterscotch Pie
Rich and creamy butterscotch pudding gets a shot of bourbon in this irresistible recipe. You can make these pies as minis or as one regular sized pie.
Bourbon Pecan Pie
A Southern classic, pecan pie can’t be beat. Especially when it’s made with molasses and a nice dose of bourbon, as in this recipe from New Orleans chef John Besh.
Key Lime Pie
You don’t need a plane ticket to Florida to be transported to the tropics. This wonderfully tart creation will get you there in one bite.
Strawberry Hand Pies
Looking for something a little more rustic? Whip up a batch of these easy hand pies, filled with strawberry preserves or any jam you like.
Pear Walnut Pie
We don’t often think of putting pears in pies, but why not? The fruit’s soft texture and mellow flavor make a lovely filling, especially when paired with sweet walnuts.
And to end things on a savory note, who can resist a slice of flaky-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside chicken potpie? Not us!