50 Easy Pies to Bake All Year Round

updated Nov 5, 2022
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Pie-making is a year-round activity. Some months feel too hot to have the oven on (which makes a no-bake pie the perfect option), while other months it’s so cold outside that baking is one of the best ways to pass the time indoors. The real dilemma when it comes to pie is choosing a flavor.

We know the thought of making your own pie can feel really intimidating, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Whether you like fruit pies, like apple or cherry, or you’re a custard pie kind of person (pecan, anyone?), there’s some inspiration for everyone on this list of our favorite pie recipes.

Fruit Pies

Fruit pies typically depend on what’s in season, but luckily there are great options to choose from all year long. Here are some delicious fruit pies to give a try at home.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
The flaky, buttery crust gives way to a tart and jammy filling, making for a not-too-sweet dessert that tingles every taste bud.
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Make-Ahead Chai Spiced Pear Pie
This pie transitions nicely through the cold months, from the crisp mornings and crunchy leaves and well into warm-crackling-fire season.
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Classic Double Crust Apple Pie
A good apple pie can be oh-so good, but a bad one, well, it’s just flat-out depressing. Unfortunately a lot can go wrong when it comes to the classic dessert, but we’ve done some research to ensure that it won't for you.
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Cherry Pie
This cherry pie is the one to make — featuring a lightly sweetened filling that lets the fresh cherries shine, and a gorgeous lattice crust that absolutely anyone can master.
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Perfect Peach Pie
The best way to celebrate peak-season peaches? A freshly baked pie. This no-frills version lets the sweet fruit shine, highlighting its bright flavor and perfume-like aroma.
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Blueberry Pie
Here is our recipe for a classic blueberry pie. No frills or secret ingredients — just blueberries in all their summery glory.
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Apple Sage Gouda Pie
The combination of fruit and cheese dates back to ancient times, and we’re keeping the tradition alive with this slightly savory apple pie.
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Peach Ginger Hand Pies
These flaky little pockets can be eaten in three or four good-sized bites — no utensils required and satisfaction guaranteed. Don’t forget napkins for catching the buttery crumbs.
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Apricot Breakfast Pie
Next time you find yourself with fruit past its munching prime, follow this simple formula for a breakfast (or dessert) treat.
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Easy Cast Iron Strawberry Pie
This easy cast iron strawberry pie is the simplest version of this classic summer dessert.
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Rhubarb Pie
This sweet and tangy pie looks like a showstopper, and it couldn’t be easier to make.
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Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Homemade salted caramel sauce mingles with spiced apples in this sweet-salty apple pie.
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Peach Blueberry Pie

Fall for this jammy blueberry filling studded with juicy floral peaches encased in a buttery, flaky crust that's hard to resist.

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Apple Crumble Pie

This classic apple pie, filled with tender cinnamon- and nutmeg-scented brown sugar apple slices, gets heaped with a butter crumb topping before it’s baked until golden-brown.

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Whole Wheat Plum Crumble Pie

If you like something sweet, a touch salty, crusty, soft with a jammy center, and has a bit of pluck, this crumble pie hits the right notes.

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Cream Pies

Cream pies make the perfect end to any meal. They can be light and airy or rich and indulgent — but either way, they are pretty irresistible.

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Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie
Coconut cream pie has it all: a flaky crust, creamy coconut custard, mountains of whipped cream, and crunchy flakes of toasted coconut. This step-by-step recipe will guide you through making an absolutely perfect coconut cream pie.
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Chai-Spiced Banana Cream Pie
This pie is pretty standard in method as far as cream pies go, except you add a blend of warm spices to the milk while it cooks. Allow time for them to infuse into the custard, and they’ll impart the subtle flavor of chai into each slice of pie.
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Orange Cream Pie
This pie is a perfect blend of the classic combination of tart citrus and creamy vanilla. It starts with a simple pie crust made from iced cornflakes, and inside you'll find two fillings: juicy orange curd and silky vanilla custard.
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Chocolate Cream Pie
A silky-smooth chocolate cream pie made with an Oreo crust and topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Here’s how to make the easiest-ever chocolate cream pie at home, inspired by one of our favorite childhood desserts.
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Banana Pudding Ice Cream Pie
What if you could turn banana pudding into ice cream? Or pie? Or, even better, ice cream pie? Well, it’s your lucky day!
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Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie
Were you just thinking you’d like a bite of cheesecake without the bother of water baths or a hot kitchen? One that would, perhaps, win you friends and earn you accolades at backyard picnics this summer? This recipe is it.
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French Silk Pie
It will take a lot of willpower to not crawl into the mixing bowl and pretend you are sleeping in Egyptian cotton sheets. But if you are willing to hold out, your efforts will be rewarded. After a nice long chill, the filling transforms itself into a sultry, firm dessert worthy of its “French” name.
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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Pie
This is one of those ideal desserts in that it looks super complicated, but is actually insanely easy — as long as you can soften and scoop two pints of Talenti Peanut Butter Fudge Sorbetto.
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No-Bake Pies

For those summer days when you don’t feel like baking, or when you want a delicious dessert with minimal effort, we’ve got you covered with these no-bake recipes.

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Copycat Costco Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie
This copycat version of the viral Costco pie might just be better than the original, from the graham cracker crust to the creamy layer of peanut butter and chocolate-marshmallow topping.
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Lemon Icebox Pie
No-bake lemon icebox pie has a creamy bite from cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice and zest — topped with Cool Whip or whipped cream.
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Cheese Pie
This sweet pie is made with a handful of basic ingredients you probably already have tucked away in your pantry.
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No-Bake Cream Cheese Pie with Summer Fruit
When I think about summer desserts, this pie is always the first thing that pops into my mind. It’s indulgent, yet light. It’s casual and simple, yet it doesn’t necessarily come off that way.
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No-Bake Fat Elvis Peanut Butter & Banana Pie
There are very few cravings as strong as the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Combine it with pretzels, bananas, and salty goodness and what do you have? A no-bake Fat Elvis pie, that’s what!
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream
All three components of this pie — the crust, the filling, and the topping — are made in the food processor, meaning it's all prepped and assembled and ready to chill in the fridge in just 10 minutes.
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No-Bake Banoffee Pie
Make no mistake — this British classic is a sweet slice, one that will make you fall back in love with toffee flavors and ripe bananas.
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No-Bake Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake
It’s no secret that pumpkin cheesecake is the ultimate crowd-pleasing fall dessert. But making a full-sized cheesecake from scratch is no small feat. These easy, single-serving pumpkin cheesecakes are perfect for serving to a crowd.
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Lemon-Yogurt Icebox Tart
It’s spring, the sun is shining, and that feels like reason enough to celebrate. It’s just the right time to serve this bright, zingy lemon tart, a simple, no-bake dessert that combines Greek yogurt and bottled lemon curd in a tender pastry crust.
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No-Bake Berry Cheesecake Verrines
These cheesecake verrines are reminiscent of the classic cheesecake dessert. With a traditional graham cracker crust and berry topping, the cheesecake portion is similar to a cream cheese panna cotta or rich, silky pudding.
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3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Pie
This simple slow cooker dessert is everything you’d expect from a classic apple pie, but requires just three ingredients — and way less work.
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Peanut Butter Pie

This easy-to-make luscious pie is packed with flavors, filled with peanut butter, cream cheese, heavy cream, and sugar.

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Custard Pies

The custard pie category is truly stacked: Key lime, pecan, pumpkin, and so many other classics fall into this category. Here are some of our favorite custard pie recipes ⏤ old and new!

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Cardamom Crème Brûlée Pie
This beautifully spiced crème brûlée pie is flavored with cardamom and vanilla and topped with a torched sugar crust.
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Key Lime Pie
Made with just four ingredients, this classic recipe comes from Kermit's, home of the best key lime pie in the Florida Keys.
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie
This rich and creamy vegan pumpkin pie features an easy homemade coconut oil pie crust and silky-smooth vegan filling.
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Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie
This nut-filled classic is the very definition of ooey-gooey decadence, and always has been. Our version is just as rich and sugary as ever, but with one small change: We ditched the corn syrup.
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Pumpkin Slab Pie with Ginger-Pecan Streusel Topping
Use canned purée or make your own — either way this pie will be beautiful, delicious, and easy as only a (slab) pie can be.
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Lemon Meringue Pie
This lemon meringue pie is as gorgeous as it is easy and tasty. We'll walk you through each step for a fail-proof pie.
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“New School” Sweet Potato Pie
This sweet potato pie is a twist on the traditional Thanksgiving recipe. It includes a couple of variations: a baked sweet potato pie recipe (with homemade crust), or a crustless custard recipe.
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Deep-Dish Pumpkin Meringue Pie
Piped high with fluffy, toasted marshmallow-like topping, this deep-dish pumpkin meringue pie will spice up your dessert table this year.
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Lemon Pie
If the song Seasons of Love (yes, from RENT) were a pie, it would be this lemon pie.
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Better-than-Grandma's Buttermilk Chess Pie
Here’s how to make a classic buttermilk chess pie that is better than anything Grandma might have baked.
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Fudge Bottom Pie
An icebox pie with a buttery, sweet-salty graham crust, puddle of fudge, silky layer of vanilla custard, and crowning clouds of sweetened whipped cream, it’s a celebration of dairy that lives up to its native Wisconsin's name.
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Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
Ah, pumpkin pie — that most quintessential of Thanksgiving desserts. Here’s one of our favorite takes on pumpkin pie — one that skips the sometimes-finicky, sometimes-soggy pie crust for one made from crispy graham crackers.
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Brandy Pecan Pie
The pie is extra nutty, thanks to a big pile of toasted whole pecans in the filling, plus we toast and grind pecans for an alternative crust. We keep coming back to it for a reason.
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Blood Orange Chess Pie
Chess pie is perfect for winter months when fresh fruit is slim. The creamy pie is the perfect vehicle to incorporate your favorite citrus, like blood orange.
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Pumpkin Black Sesame Pie
Nutty black sesame makes this twist on a very traditional pie nothing short of a showstopper.
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Custard Pie
This rich recipe is the perfect weekend baking project.
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Buttermilk Pie

The creamy custard filling has a sweet vanilla flavor that is balanced with the slight tang of buttermilk and lemon.

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