The 60 Best Pie Recipes to Make for Every Single Season
Cake is great and ice cream is nice, but there’s one dessert that reigns supreme…in our humble opinion, at least: pie. Why? Because it’s impressive, nostalgic and adaptable to every season and every holiday. And don’t get us started on the merits of a flaky, buttery crust. The choose-your-own-adventure dessert will always hold a special place in our sugar-obsessed heart, so we wrangled up the 60 best pie recipes to bake for fall, winter, spring and summer, from classics like Thanskgiving pumpkin and lemon meringue to surprising modern favorites like birthday cake pie. (Yep, we’d eat pie every day if we could.)
Best Fall Pie Recipes
4. Maple Pecan Pie
It’s essential the traditional holiday pie you know (and love), but sweetened with maple syrup for a bit of je ne sais quoi.
6. Gluten-Free Apple Rose Tart
It’s almost too pretty to eat. (We said almost, didn’t we?)
7. Mini Apple Tarts
The secret to baking these cuties? Mason jar lids instead of a traditional tart pan.
8. Biscuit Dough Pumpkin Hand Pies
No messy slicing, minimal cleanup and zero fuss. We’re in pie heaven.
10. Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies
The individual portions are just the right amount, and the whole mason jar packaging is a lot cuter than a standard pie dish.
11. Mini Cranberry Potpies
The only thing better than pie? A pie all to ourselves, of course.
12. Ginger Cherry Pie
Sour cherries work best in this pie (and it’s OK to use frozen or canned), but sweet ones will work in a pinch. Take your time with the gingerbread lattice—it’s worth the wait.
13. Mini Caramel Pecan Pies with Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust
What looks impressive but is actually ready to eat in under an hour? These lil’ guys.
14. Apple Tart with Soft-Pretzel Crust
Save this one for a rainy Saturday. It’s definitely a project, but the results are delish.
16. Goat Cheese, Apple and Honey Tarts
Permission to eat itty-bitty pies before you’ve even had dinner, granted.
Best Winter Pie Recipes
17. Cinnamon Meringue Pie
Fruit options are sparse in that awkward period between winter and spring, but don’t let that stop you from making a stunning dessert.
18. Birthday-Cake Pie
TBH, this confetti custard pie is seasonless, but we could use an excuse to celebrate in the middle of winter.
19. Chess Pie
Never heard of chess pie? Well, it’s a Southern classic that should be in your repertoire. The filling is a simple custard made of eggs, sugar, butter and a little flour.
20. Peanut Butter Cream Pie with Raspberry Meringue
We’re already drooling over the swoops of raspberry meringue, which is flavorful with freeze-dried fruit.
21. Banoffee Pie with Honeycomb
Wait, you’ve never heard of banoffee? This magical British dessert (made from bananas, toffee and whipped cream) should be first on your to-bake list.
23. Brownie Pie
Winter isn’t the most bountiful season for fresh produce, but that’s OK. You always have chocolate to warm your heart.
24. Baklava Pie
Greek baklava is crunchy, gooey, flaky and sweet. This pie is all that and more.
25. Peanut Butter Freezer Pie
You don’t even have to turn on your oven. And it only requires eight ingredients, almost all of which you probably have on hand.
27. Caramel-Chocolate Macadamia Tart
You can go ahead and file this one under “gorgeous and secretly easy,” thanks to the press-in chocolate crust.
29. Vegan and Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart
With a fudge-like consistency and irresistible combination of rich dark chocolate and zingy ginger, don’t expect any leftovers.
31. Neapolitan Pie
This pie looks really simple at first glance. But slice in and you’ll reveal a trifecta of custard goodness.
32. Savory Breakfast Pie with Bacon Lattice Crust
This one’s best served with a few Bloody Marys on the side.
34. Chocolate-Caramel Pretzel Tart
This tart has a secret. The crust is made from crushed pretzels for a treat that’s as easy to make as it is to eat.
37. Asparagus, Pea and Ricotta Tarts
This begins with store-bought dough and the first green produce from the market, and ends with you enjoying every last crumb.
39. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
This is a flavor match made in heaven. Luckily, both fruits peak around the same time.
40. Strawberry Pie with Strawberry Crust
If there’s a pie destined to grace your Instagram feed, it’s this one. Even better, the crust is dyed with actual fruit instead of food coloring.
41. Mini Strawberry Ice-Cream Pies
This looks fancy, like it took a lot of effort. But all you have to do is roast strawberries, crush graham crackers and add a scoop of ice cream.
Best Summer Pie Recipes
43. No-Bake Coconut Cream Pie
This tastes like a tropical vacation but you don’t have to leave your kitchen or heat up the oven.
45. Key Lime Pie with Coconut and White Chocolate
The ideal key lime pie nails the sugar-to-lime-juice ratio, so it’s not too sweet and just tart enough to make your mouth pucker. Like this recipe, for example.
47. Cherry Slab Pie
Behold, the slab pie. It’s the ultimate way to serve pie for a crowd, and it happens to have our ideal ratio of crust to filling.
48. Salted Key Lime Pie
Don’t worry if you can’t swing a weeklong getaway. This pie is like a vacation in every bite.
49. Mini Key Lime Pies
These cuties are silky, sweet, tart and crunchy just like the classic, but they bake and chill faster since they’re so small.
50. Lemon Pie with Blueberry Meringue
Come on, look how pretty it is. You know you want to make it.
55. Everything Bagel Tomato Galettes
We’d choose this over a bagel any day. Is it brunch yet?
57. Puff-Pastry Plum and Thyme Galette
Galettes are easy enough to make as-is, but add a skillet to the mix and they’re even simpler.
60. Spicy Pineapple Prosciutto Tarts
It’s like a Hawaiian pizza that actually tastes good.