21 Essential Pie Recipes

With crumbly crusts and sweet fillings, it's no wonder pies are always a hit. We've got one for every occasion and season, including chocolate cream, lemon meringue and old-fashioned shoo fly pie.

Southern Lemon Meringue Pie

"I'm in the middle of making my fourth one... in two weeks. I followed directions exactly and it was delicious. Meringue pies scared the bejeezus out of me and this recipe makes me look like a pro every time."


Kittencal's No-Fail Pie Crust

"I love to bake but was always afraid of making pie crust. Not any more! This dough turns out wonderful! It's easy to handle, rolls out well, and the taste and texture are fantastic!"


Banana Cream Pie

"My family went WILD for this banana cream pie! It's a great recipe. I'm definitely saving it."

-Chef #773778

Strawberry Pie

"This was delicious and easy! I used almost two pints of strawberries and a store-bought crust. I put whipped cream on top before serving."

-Jane from Ohio

Momofuku Milk Bar's Crack Pie

"This pie is is well worth the work. It is rich, sweet and gooey! Everything a good dessert should be. If you are only going to try one new dessert recipe let this be the one!"


Chocolate Cream Pie

"I give this five stars! This is so easy, and the taste and texture are great. I have never made a chocolate pie that was so easy and set up so nicely."


Peach Streusel Pie

"I made this pie for a dinner party last weekend and everyone loved it. My friend's husband even snuck into the kitchen for an extra bite of the last piece. I'm making it again this weekend to take to another dinner!"


Twin Peaks - Double R Diner Cherry Pie

“In the small town of Twin Peaks lies the Double R Diner, the house of the best cherry pie in all of Washington.”


Chocolate Pecan Pie

"This was really a nice change from an ordinary pecan pie. It is much more like a cookie bar in a pie crust. It's super easy and super yummy, and it's especially good when served warm with vanilla ice cream!"

-Noni Suzanne

Key Lime Pie

"This is very authentic — creamy and with no artificial coloring, just like in Key West! Using Key limes is the key to success for this recipe!"

-Galley Wench

Coconut Cream Pie

"This was quite delicious! To ward off weeping, I suggest not cooling the pie before topping it with the meringue. I sprinkled the pie with untoasted coconut and it toasted up just fine during baking."


Graham Cracker Pie Crust

"Great simple crust recipe. I filled it with a lemon cheesecake mixture and topped it with blueberries; yummy!"


Sweet Glazed Cherry Pie

"Yum! What a delicious and easy pie. I don't normally use pie filling, but I really liked the combination of tart cherry filling with fresh, dark sweet cherries."


Apple Crumb Pie

"This is a yummy alternative to an old favorite. There are tons of apples in this pie but they cook down during baking. This is delicious topped with vanilla ice cream."

-Missy Wright

Lemon Meringue Pie

"This pie is magical! For the best pie, be sure to remove the filling from the heat before you stir in the lemon juice and butter, and spread the meringue while the filling is hot!


Shoo Fly Pie

"My, this was good! It was my first time baking and eating shoo fly pie. I served it warm with lightly sweetened whipped cream. It's totally satisfying if you need a real sweet fix."

-Lynn in MA

Chocolate Chess Pie

"This is incredibly good! It sort of dissolves in your mouth, yet it has an almost crispy top crust. It's light but rich. And easy as, well, you know."


Pumpkin Pie

"This is nothing short of AMAZING! It's just over-the-top and awesome! It made a nice thick pie, perfect for my deep-dish pie pan. I will never make any other pumpkin pie!"

-Megan's Mommy

Fresh Blueberry Pie

"What an excellent recipe! I liked the fact that not all of the berries were cooked — so fresh-tasting! I used a premade graham cracker crust shell. I will make this again and again."

-Pesto lover

My Grandma's Chocolate Pies

"An excellent chocolate pie recipe."

-Peggy Lynn

Cookie Pie

"I won first place in a pie-making contest with this pie, out of 21 entries. It's a real winner! I used butter instead of lard in the crust. I find a tiny sliver is all you need — it's very, very rich."