What do you think of when you think of the best pie recipes? Apple pie? Pumpkin pie? Surely pecan pie comes to mind.
Delicious fruit pies and other types of pies are a beloved American tradition. However, every cuisine in the world has its own pies, and they’re all yummy. You can make a delicious pie out of nearly any ingredient, including fruit, veggies, and even meat. Use homemade crust or a store-bought version.
The fact is, there are so many delicious pie recipes out there that it’s hard to narrow down a list of the best pie recipes.
A slice of good pie is much more than a dessert. Pie reminds us of our childhoods and often brings specific people to mind.
Pie has long been a cherished dessert of many, with countless delicious recipes passed down through generations. Pies can be enjoyed throughout the year, with some of the best recipes influenced by seasonal ingredients. Whether filled with fruit, nuts, or cream, there is a pie recipe for every taste, creating an undeniable appeal among dessert lovers.
With summer around the corner, people are searching for light and fruity pies that perfectly complement the season. During the colder months, however, heartier pies filled with warm spices and rich flavors make for the ultimate comfort dessert. No matter the time of year, a well-made pie can be a delightful addition to any meal, whether it’s a casual family dinner or a special holiday gathering.
Just the smell of an apple pie or pecan pie baking can send us reeling down memory lane, and along with the aroma comes visions of our grandmother in an apron rolling out pie dough.
There are classic pie recipes, and then there are those pie ideas that are relative newcomers. On this list, we’ve tried to cover as many as possible.
Whether you want shepherd’s pie for dinner or peach pie for dessert, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy!
A slab apple pie is similar to a galette pie because it doesn’t need a pie dish. Also, the look of a slab pie is rustic like a galette.
The difference lies in the crust. In a galette, the pie crust is folded over, but in a slab pie, another curst is used to keep the filling inside.
This apple pie recipe uses three different types of apples: Fuji apples, Golden Delicious apples, and Pink Lady apples.
We love that this apple pie calls for fresh cranberries, which makes this an exceptional fruit pie. Also, the lemon juice adds a nice zing.
2. Frito Pie
Frito pie is a timeless tradition in the U.S. and it’s hard to find someone who hasn’t enjoyed this delicious chili pie at some time or another.
However, Frito pie isn’t just for sports games. You can easily make Frito pie at home.
This recipe calls for ground beef, but you can easily make your chili out of ground turkey or ground chicken if you prefer.
The onion and garlic add tons of traditional flavor to this Frito pie, and the chili powder is all the spice you need.
Chili beans have their own seasoning and they’re perfect in this dish.
What is Dream Whip? Dream Whip is basically a Cool Whip that’s like instant pudding.
You can buy Dream Whip and have it in your pantry, so you’ve got a whipped topping at all times.
This easy chocolate pie uses a butter cracker (like Ritz) crust, but you can also use a graham cracker crust if you want.
The chocolate dream layer is made from instant chocolate pudding and heavy cream.
Garnish this chocolate pie with homemade chocolate ganache for sheer perfection.
A custard filling is delicious in a pie, but sometimes it’s nice to have something with some texture to it.
That’s where this delicious coconut macaroon pie comes in.
The custard filling is to die for because it’s made with sweetened condensed milk and has a hint of almond extract.
The sweetened shredded coconut gives the pie a nice chewiness that is just so satisfying.
Here’s a tip: add a layer of your favorite fruit jam to the pie crust just before you add your coconut filling. It makes it even tastier!
5. Brownie Pie
If you’re looking for brownie pie recipes with a crust you can make from scratch, this one is exactly what you need.
The buttery crust on this pie makes it super special, and this brownie pie just begs to be served a la mode.
When you bake it up, this brownie pie will have an ooey-gooey center with an upper crust that has just the right amount of crunch.
For this chocolate pie, you need unsweetened baking chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder, and semi-sweet baking chocolate.
This is some serious chocolate.
Are you craving an Italian casserole with a unique twist? Try this spaghetti casserole.
The crust in this casserole is made from spaghetti noodles, and it has a wonderfully zesty meat sauce.
Best of all, this spaghetti casserole is loaded up with tons of melty mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, and Parmesan cheese.
The spices used are dried basil and parsley. Onions also provide a lot of flavor in this dish.
The recipe has a meat sauce that’s homemade, but you can always use a jar of store-bought marinara to keep it simple.
Serve spaghetti casserole with a salad and some toasted garlic bread.
We couldn’t have made this list of delicious and easy pie recipes without including a recipe for an old-fashioned pecan pie.
Most Thanksgiving and Christmas tables have a pecan pie, and there’s a good reason for that. Pecans fall to the ground in the fall, so they’re in season right in time for the holidays.
This delicious pecan pie is made with Karo syrup, and you can use either light corn syrup or dark corn syrup.
The pecans in this pie are coarsely chopped, but you can use pecan halves on the top to make the pecan pie extra pretty.
8. Pumpkin Pie
No list of the best pie recipes would be complete with a recipe for classic pumpkin pie.
A pumpkin pie with pumpkin pie spice isn’t just bursting with amazing flavor. Pumpkin is actually full of vitamins and nutrients, so as far as pies go, this one is adding some amazing value to your diet.
Homemade pie crust is best for pumpkin pie, so if you can take the time to learn to make one (it’s easy!), it would be time well spent.
We love that this pumpkin pie recipe includes instructions for making these delightful sugared cranberries that are so perfect as a garnish for your pumpkin pie.
You can serve your pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream.
A traditional pie in the South, old-fashioned buttermilk pie is incredibly simple in terms of ingredients. You probably already have nearly everything you need to make buttermilk pie.
You can think of buttermilk pie as being something like a chess pie, except that chess pie is made with cornmeal and buttermilk pie isn’t.
The filling is like a really sweet custard and takes just five minutes to make. With eggs, sugar, buttermilk, flour, melted butter, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and nutmeg, the filling is positively delectable.
Shoofly pie is a traditional Mennonite and Amish pie. We love that this delicious pie can be made in less than an hour.
The pie gets its unique name from the sweet sticky filling that would definitely attract flies if they were allowed near it.
The recipe came into being sometime after the Civil War and was started by the Pennsylvania Dutch people, most of whom were Amish.
Dark brown sugar is used in this traditional Amish recipe, and cinnamon and nutmeg flavor it beautifully. Molasses just adds even more to the flavor, and you can substitute maple syrup if you don’t have molasses.
How does a savory cheesy pop tart sound to you? Frankly, we love the idea.
These little spinach and cheese hand pies are teeming with flavor and goodness. This recipe uses store-bought pie crust so it couldn’t be any easier.
These tasty little pies have a filling that’s made with spinach, egg, and Bulgarian feta cheese that has been crumbled up.
Black sesame seeds and sea salt are sprinkled on top, then these little pies are baked until they are golden brown.
You can use frozen spinach, but be sure to squeeze out all of the water.
12. Mushroom Galette
If you’re looking for a savory pie for brunch, lunch, or dinner, you will love this mushroom galette.
What is a galette? This unique pie is rustic looking and it’s made by adding your pie filling to a pie crust’s center.
Then, you fold the edges over to keep the delicious filling inside the pie.
You can make this mushroom galette with any type of mushroom, including edible wild mushrooms.
We recommend using Gruyere cheese for the delicate flavor. Creme fraiche and fresh thyme make this mushroom pie perfect.
If you live a vegan lifestyle, you know that eating vegan doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor and comfort food.
You can make this super easy lemon meringue pie with aquafaba (garbanzo bean juice) and it’s so delicious, your mind will be blown.
Of course, this vegan pie is egg-free and dairy-free, so it’s perfect for when you need to bring a dish to a vegan get-together.
Made with fresh lemon juice and a vegan egg substitute, this vegan pie tastes like it was made in your grandmother’s kitchen.
Cherry pie is an American treasure that is as old as the country itself.
This pie recipe has a buttery flaky pie crust that bakes golden brown.
Almond extract and pure vanilla extract give so much good flavor.
The secret to getting the perfect cherry pie is to quarter some of the cherries instead of just cutting them in half. This allows more of the juices to be reduced when the filling is cooked on the stovetop.
Also, wait for the pie to completely cool before you slice it.
15. Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet potato pie is a holiday tradition.
Sweet potatoes aren’t just delicious. They’re actually quite healthy, so if you’re trying to serve up some nutrition with your desserts, sweet potato pie is an excellent choice.
With this recipe, you have a crust that is prepared by blind baking. This ensures that your crust will not be soggy or soft.
Also, when you brown the salted butter, you get a whole new depth of flavor.
Going light on the spices in this sweet potato pie allows the gorgeous flavors of the sweet potatoes to shine through.
A dollop of homemade whipped cream is delicious with this sweet potato pie.
If you’ve ever made homemade tamales, you know that they’re quite a bit of work.
Certainly, homemade tamales are worth the time and effort, but it’s nice to be able to take a shortcut and get delicious Mexican tamale flavors in a casserole.
This tamale pie gives you all of the wonderful flavors of tamales, but with a lot less time and work involved.
Use lean ground beef or ground turkey to make the spicy meat filling.
This recipe calls for ripe olives, and that gives this meat pie a unique flavor that we love.
A banoffee pie is absolutely scrumptious.
Made with caramel, bananas, and whipped cream, a banoffee pie is loaded with delicious flavor.
Usually, the crust is made from crushed digestive biscuits, but you can also use a graham cracker crust that is pre-made or homemade.
If you have dulce de leche, it’s perfect for making banoffee pie.
One of the things we love about this recipe is that it uses toffee bits for garnish. The toffee bits add amazing flavor and a nice crunch.
18. Millionaire Pie
When you’re looking for a pie that is somewhat unique, give this famous millionaire pie a look.
The base of this pie’s filling is a blend of sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, and lemon juice. The result is a filling that is tangy, creamy, and just sweet enough to satisfy you.
The crushed pineapples, chopped pecans, and maraschino cherries are what sends this pie over the top.
This pie uses a graham cracker crust, and you can buy that prepared.
Oh, and did we mention that this is a no-bake pie? That’s a win.
Remember to be sure and use the lemon juice or the pie won’t properly set. Some whipped cream on top of this pie makes it perfect.
What’s even better than a classic pie? How about a peanut butter pie you don’t have to bake?
This peanut butter pie is so creamy and light and the best thing is, you never have to go near an oven to make it.
You can buy a prepared graham cracker crust or make your own. Note that if you want to make your own graham cracker crust, you will be doing a little bit of baking.
This recipe calls for reduced-fat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and a peanut butter substitute that is delicious. You can also use natural creamy peanut butter.
One of the best things that happens every single year is when blueberries come into season.
When we have fresh blueberries, we love making as many blueberry recipes as possible. That naturally includes blueberry pie.
For this blueberry pie, you can make a homemade pie crust or use one that you buy at the grocery store.
Grated lemon zest is so perfect with blueberries, and the spices used are allspice and cinnamon.
The good news is that if you don’t have fresh blueberries, you can easily adapt this recipe to frozen blueberries.
Blueberry pie is a favorite berry pie.
21. Shepherd’s Pie
Classic shepherd’s pie has become a beloved American casserole that is an import from across the pond.
Traditionally, shepherd’s pie is made with ground lamb meat, but most people make it with ground beef.
When you make a shepherd’s pie with ground beef, it’s technically a cottage pie, but we’re not going to argue the semantics. All we know is that it’s delicious!
This shepherd’s pie gets a ton of seasoning from dried parsley, dried rosemary, dried thyme, and Worcestershire sauce.
The mixed peas and carrots make it even better.
We love to spread cheddar cheese atop our shepherd’s pie.
Do you and your family love s’mores and chocolate pie?
Well, we have some good news for you. You can enjoy all of the wonderful flavors and textures of s’mores in this s’mores pie.
What makes this pie so great is that it’s as simple as s’mores because it has just four ingredients.
This pie is rich and fudgy, and it’s chock-full of gobs of toasted marshmallows. The rich chocolate filling is made from milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Heavy cream makes this chocolate pie super-rich.
Also, guess what? This is a no-bake chocolate pie. What’s not to love?
23. Tomato Pie
Have you ever had a bumper crop of tomatoes and needed to find some good tomato recipes fast? That’s a delicious problem to have and this pie will solve your “problem.”
The filling for this tomato pie is a yummy cheddar cheese mixture that is layered between juicy thick slices of tomatoes.
You can make your own homemade pie crust for this pie or use a store-bought one.
The filling is a mixture of shredded cheddar cheese and mayonnaise that is out of this world delicious.
The seasoning is fresh basil, garlic powder, and black pepper.
If you’ve never made a Dutch apple pie, you’re in for a real treat.
This homemade apple pie is made with a homemade pie crust, but you can always use a ready-made crust.
The remarkable filling is made from cooking apples, granulated sugar, lemon juice, packed brown sugar, and flour.
Spices used in this apple pie recipe are ground cinnamon and nutmeg.
What sets this apple pie apart is the topping, which is also made with granulated sugar and brown sugar. The butter helps to give this apple pie a gorgeous brown color when it’s done.
If you serve this homemade apple pie with some vanilla ice cream, you will think you’re in heaven.
These delicious little hand pies from Central America and South America have become a beloved tradition in the rest of the world.
To make these empanadas, you can buy empanada dough shells at Mexican supermarkets, or you can make your own homemade empanada dough.
A bit of dried chicken broth is used to flavor these little pies, and they get plenty of color from the different colored bell peppers.
To make sure these delicious little pies can be eaten with your hands, you don’t want the filling to be too saucy. Keep that in mind when you’re adding ingredients like salsa and chiles.
If you’re committed to a vegan lifestyle, you will adore these cute little key lime pies that are completely vegan.
They have just seven ingredients, and they’re incredibly easy to make.
To make these little key lime pies, you need graham cracker crumbs and vegan butter for the crust.
The filling for these pies is made of raw cashews, coconut milk, coconut oil, fresh lime juice, lime zest, and agave nectar.
Top these off with some vegan whipped topping if you like that.
With a flaky pie crust and creamy filling, this chicken pot pie will become an instant family favorite.
This chicken pot pie is a comfort food that your family will request again and again.
Made with chicken breast and a mixture of frozen and fresh veggies, this chicken pot pie is super easy to make.
This chicken pot pie is loaded with wonderful spices, including garlic powder, dried thyme, and black pepper.
Chicken broth and heavy cream serve to make the sauce extra creamy.
The veggies are carrots, celery, and frozen peas.
Are you looking for the perfect main dish pie recipe? You and your family will love this Bisquick cheeseburger pie.
This is a dinner pie that cooks up quickly and requires very little prep work.
While this recipe calls for Bisquick baking mix, you can actually use your own baking mix if you prefer making this from scratch.
This cheeseburger pie is made with lean ground beef (you can use ground turkey if you want to), bacon, chopped onion, and shredded cheddar cheese.
The eggs and milk bind it all together.
29. Easy as Plum Pie
When plums are in season, it’s such a delight to use them in recipes. We love plum tea, plum jelly, and of course, plum pie.
For this delicious pie, you can make a homemade pie crust or use one that you buy from the store. Either way, you’re going to have a delicious plum pie when you’re done.
The thickener used for this pie is tapioca, and the seasoning is very subtle and simple. Your plums add most of the flavor, and a touch of cinnamon adds just enough spice.
30. Banana Cream Pie
We love recipes that use bananas, and this homemade banana cream pie recipe knocks it out of the park.
This recipe is a completely from scratch recipe, using zero mixes, no boxes, and no shortcuts.
If you need to take some shortcuts like buying a pre-made pie crust, we won’t judge you.
The creaminess of this pie comes from heavy cream and milk. Meanwhile, the sprinkle of ground cinnamon gives it some wonderful flavor.
Serve this pie with homemade whipped cream. It’s super easy to make and much more delicious than the store-bought version.
Peach pie is all about summer because peaches ripen on their trees in summertime.
With a buttery, flaky crust, this pie will melt in your mouth.
The spices used in this recipe are nutmeg and cinnamon, and lemon juice gives your peach pie a nice zing. The brown sugar gives this pie a delicious warmth.
Make sure your peaches are nice and ripe but still firm. Feel free to serve your peach pie with a big old scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Watch the Tasty video below for more great pie recipe ideas.
Our 30+ BEST Delicious Pie Recipes (+Frito Chili Pie)
- Homemade chili or canned chili
- 3 ounces Fritos corn chips
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Sour cream
- Sliced green onions
- Heat your chili (or make homemade chili).
- Arrange Fritos in a bowl.
- Add the chili to the Fritos.
- Top with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and other toppings.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.