Favorite Pie Recipes

From classic fruit pies like apple and peach to fluffy pumpkin chiffon and rich chocolate cream, this collection of favorite pie recipes are simple, sweet, and sure to please.

By Yankee Magazine

Mar 14 2016

peach pie slice

Peach Pie made with ripe summer peaches.

Photo Credit : Aimee Seavey
Blue-Ribbon Deep-Dish Apple Pie
Favorite Pie Recipes | Blue-Ribbon Deep-Dish Apple Pie
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Blue-Ribbon Deep-Dish Apple Pie When it comes to apple pie, the more fruit the merrier–except that the more apples you pile into the dish, the more likely you are to end up with a gap between crust, which sets early, and filling, which softens and shrinks. Our answer, adapted from Cook’s Illustrated magazine, is to precook the apples a bit to “set” their shape. The result is a pie that’s good enough for a bake-off: tall, beautifully domed, and filled to the top with juicy apples. Apple Pie with Crumb Topping A combination of tart and sweet apples, buttery pastry, and nutty, brown sugar streusel makes this apple pie with crumb topping a holiday winner. Eggnog Chiffon Pie We love chiffon pie and think it’s time for a chiffon revival. These gelatin-fortified puddings, folded with fluffy whipped cream, produce incredible textures. And they’re great for non-cooks who don’t feel like baking. This Eggnog Chiffon Pie tastes like a glass of creamy eggnog and is based on a wartime Thanksgiving recipe from November 1942. Pumpkin Chiffon Pie And here’s another chiffon gem. We first ran the recipe for this Pumpkin Chiffon Pie more than 10 years ago, and it has remained one of our favorite pie recipes ever since. With its sweet walnut crust and light, fluffy filling, it’s a fresh take on a holiday favorite and worthy of a repeat appearance.
Classic Cherry Pie
Favorite Pie Recipes | Classic Cherry Pie
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Classic Cherry Pie Bold and juicy with a tender and flaky crust, this tart cherry pie is a classic! Top with vanilla ice cream for a complete sweet treat. Buttermilk Pie In the Yankee spirit of “use it up,” the rural housewife accumulated many recipes calling for buttermilk, the liquid that is left when butter is churned. Here, it lends unique flavor to a custard like pie. Chocolate Cream Pie For chocolate aficionados, this simple recipe for Chocolate Cream Pie is a wonderful way to get more of the good stuff. Cathy’s Pecan Pie Rich and sweet, this pecan pie is a family favorite, tweaked to include more visible notes of brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Pecan pie is especially popular during the holidays, but we see no reason not to enjoy it year-round.
peach pie slice
Favorite Pie Recipes | Peach Pie
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Peach Pie Delicious on its own or with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, nothing says “summer” like fresh peach pie. Maine Wild Blueberry Pie Any one who has spent a summer in New England knows what a delightful flavor blueberry can be. Perhaps one of the most beloved uses of these berries is in a traditional New England blueberry pie. This traditional version (definitely one of our favorite pie recipes) brings out the sweet and refreshing taste of blueberries and isn’t overpowered by the taste of lemon or the texture that can come from using too many thickeners. Serve with a tall glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Marlborough Pie An elegant, long-time favorite in New England, Marlborough pie boasts an apple-infused custard flavored with lemon and sherry. The perfect apple pie for those that don’t love chunks of fruit. Creamy Pumpkin Pie with Hazelnut Crust The spin on classic pumpkin pie is fully recognizable to traditionalists, but adds a pleasing aroma of hazelnuts to keep things interesting. What’s one of your favorite pie recipes?