20 all-time favorite pies

Start your rolling pins! From pumpkin to peach, here are choices worthy of a baking spree

Apple-Cranberry-Currant Pie with French Topping

Photog by Leigh Beisch; written by Elaine Johnson

Apple-Cranberry-Currant Pie with French Topping

This one has the classic flavors of the Thanksgiving table.

Recipe:  Apple-Cranberry-Currant Pie with French Topping

Apple and Dried-Fruit Spice Pie

Photo by Leigh Beisch; written by Elaine Johnson

Apple and Dried-Fruit Spice Pie

Love apple pie, and love mincemeat too? With this recipe you get to have them both.

Recipe:  Apple and Dried-Fruit Spice Pie

Apple Pumpkin Galette

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Apple Pumpkin Galette

Basically an open-face pie, this is a great dessert for pie-phobes to make because the crust is so easy to handle.

Recipe: Apple Pumpkin Galette

Pumpkin-Orange Mascarpone Pie

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Pumpkin-Orange Mascarpone Pie

The press-in gingersnap cookie crust makes this a great choice for beginners.

Recipe:  Pumpkin-Orange Mascarpone Pie

Pumpkin Streusel Pie

Photo by Leigh Beisch; written by Elaine Johnson

Pumpkin Streusel Pie

A classic custardy pumpkin pie, but with a crisp topping and pastry decoration.

Recipe:  Pumpkin Streusel Pie

Pumpkin Caramel Ice Cream Pie

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Pumpkin Caramel Ice Cream Pie

Layers of pumpkin and vanilla ice cream top gooey caramel on a graham cracker crust.

Recipe: Pumpkin Caramel Ice Cream Pie

Cranberry Frangipane Crostata

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Cranberry Frangipane Crostata

Frangipane refers to a pastry made with an almond filling. We love the nutty flavor with the slightly tart cranberries.

Recipe: Cranberry Frangipane Crostata

Pecan Date Mini Pies

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Pecan Date Mini Pies

Set these three-bite pies on your holiday table, and your guests will still have room for another kind of pie—or more turkey.

Recipe: Pecan Date Mini Pies

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

For this pie, which is called a crostata or a galette, just fold the pastry over the filling.

Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

 

Anjou Bakery's Marionberry Pie

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Anjou Bakery's Marionberry Pie

You can cut the all-butter crust for this juicy pie into simple geometric shapes or fancier designs such as stars.

Recipe: Anjou Bakery's Marionberry Pie

 

Spiced Blueberry Pie

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Spiced Blueberry Pie

Some blueberry pies can be too sweet, but this one strikes a perfect balance, with just enough sugar, plus a little lemon juice and the spices for interest.

Recipe: Spiced Blueberry Pie

 

Brambleberry Pie

Photo by David Prince; written by Elaine Johnson

Brambleberry Pie

When you can't decide which berry is your favorite, go ahead and use them all.

Recipe: Brambleberry Pie

Peach Streusel Pie

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Peach Streusel Pie

We kept the filling for this baked fruit pie simple so the flavors of the peaches and the nut topping would really shine.

Recipe: Peach Streusel Pie

Rock Creek Lake Fresh Peach Pie

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Rock Creek Lake Fresh Peach Pie

To make the filling, you prepare a hot peach glaze, stir it with lots of raw sliced peaches, and spoon the works over sweetened cream cheese.

Recipe:  Rock Creek Lake Fresh Peach Pie

Apricot Almond Swirl Ice Cream Pie

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Apricot Almond Swirl Ice Cream Pie

For a more intense apricot flavor we started with dried fruit and simmered it with honey.

Recipe: Apricot Almond Swirl Ice Cream Pie

Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream Pie

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Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream Pie

Totally indulgent, this one is worth a splurge.

Recipe: Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream Pie

Pistachio Cardamom Ice Cream Pie

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Pistachio Cardamom Ice Cream Pie

Here's an exotic choice to make for an adventurous crowd.

Recipe: Pistachio Cardamom

Long Beach Lime Pies

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Long Beach Lime Pies

Our West Coast spin on Key Lime pie (pictured at center bottom) uses juice from 2 pounds of the tangy fruit—and it makes 2 pies, so you'll have enough to share.

Recipe: Long Beach Lime Pies

 

Triple Coconut Cream Mini Pies

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Triple Coconut Cream Mini Pies

Shredded coconut goes into the pastry cream, the pie shells, and the topping.

Recipe: Triple Coconut Cream Mini Pies

 

Chocolate Cream Pie

Photo by David Prince; written by Elaine Johnson

Chocolate Cream Pie

When you want an intense version of the classic pie, look no further.

Recipe:  Chocolate Cream Pie

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