Our Best Fall Pies & Tarts

With buttery, tender pastry and warm fruit centers, these luscious pies are hard to resist.


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Maple Almond Tart
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Maple Almond Tart

    This ultrarich tart is brimming with maple flavor. Toasted almonds are sprinkled over the whipped cream topping for crunch.

2/31
Honey-Nut Crunch Pie

    The filling of this mixed-nut pie resembles that of a pecan pie -- gooey, rich, and wonderful.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   50 mins  350° 
3/31
Caramel Apple Pie

    This cinnamon-spiced apple pie is crowned with a crumb topping, crunchy pecans, and a drizzle of gooey caramel sauce.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Bake   50 mins  375°F 
4/31
Ginger-Pumpkin Meringue Pie

    Brown sugar meringue covers a gingersnap crust and pumpkin filling sweetened with maple syrup.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   54 mins  to  59 mins  375°F 
Chill  2 hrs 
5/31
Fudgy Caramel & Peanut Butter Brownie Pie

    Coffee- flavor liqueur adds rich depth of flavor to this decadent peanut-studded pie.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Bake   50 mins  450°F /325 degrees F
6/31
Cranberry-Cherry Pie

    Crystallized ginger and orange zest adds zip to this tart-sweet berry pie.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   55 mins  375°F 
Stand   15 mins 
7/31
Pear-Plum Pie

    "Adding plums gives this pie color and luscious flavor," says pastry chef and recipe developer Alan Carter.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Bake  1 hr 20 mins  375°F 
8/31
Apple-Pear Praline Pie

    This crowd-pleaser combines tart apples and sweet pears with a buttery praline topping.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   50 mins 
Bake  1 hr 22 mins  375°F 
Cool  4 hrs 
9/31
Graham Cracker-Pecan Sweet Potato Pie

    Chopped pecans add a delightful crunch to this creamy pie's graham cracker crust.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   50 mins 
Chill  4 hrs 
Cool  1 hr 
10/31
Ganache-Glazed Peanut Butter Tart

    A crunchy chocolate crust is filled with creamy peanut butter and doused in a rich chocolate ganache. Garnish the tart with chopped peanuts for a simple but pretty finish.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  4 hrs  to 27 hrs 
Cool   10 mins 
11/31
Maple-Nut Pie

    Two cups of toasty walnuts surrounded by a sweet, sticky mixture of pure maple syrup, light rum, and nutmeg make every bite of this pie a pleasure.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   8 mins  to  10 mins 
Bake   35 mins  350°F 
12/31
Country-Style Gingerbread-Pear Tarts

    Partner a tender gingerbread crust with sweet pears and sliced almonds to create these luscious, rustic tarts. Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkle of crystallized ginger.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 6 tarts
Prep   45 mins 
Cool  1 hr 
Bake   30 mins  375°F 
13/31
Chocolate Chunk and Caramel Pecan Pie

    Drizzled with homemade caramel sauce, this decadent pecan pie variation also includes your choice of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Cool   30 mins 
Bake   45 mins  350°F 
14/31
Sweet Potato Pie

    Garnish each piece of this beautiful alternative to pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream and a pinch of ground nutmeg.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   50 mins  to 1 hr  350°F 
15/31
Mile-High Caramel-Apple Pie

    Four pounds of apples go into this towering pie -- but you don't have to peel a single one. Just slice the fruit and pile it up. Oats baked into the flour crust add a rustic touch, while warm caramel sauce drizzled on top provides extra sweetness.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Roast   7 mins  to  10 mins  475° 
Bake  1 hr 5 mins  375° 
16/31
Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

    Bittersweet chocolate gives a rich, decadent flavor to this special pecan pie from pastry chef Alan Carter.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cool  2 hrs 
Freeze   10 mins 
17/31
Alan's Apple-Cranberry Pie

    Two traditional fall fruits come together in this cozy, piled-high pie recipe from pastry chef Alan Carter.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake  1 hr 20 mins  375°F 
18/31
Pumpkin Pie with Hazelnut Mousse

    Serve this delicious pumpkin pie from pastry chef Alan Carter with a hazelnut mousse that includes rich mascarpone cheese and a splash of hazelnut liqueur.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cool  1 hr 
Freeze   10 mins 
19/31
Apple-Toffee Tartlets

    Filled with a buttery blend of apples, toffee pieces, and brown sugar, these tiny tartlets are simple and fun to make. Serve them with a scoop of coffee or cinnamon ice cream.

Makes: 24 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   18 mins  375°F 
20/31
Pear-Mace Rustic Tart

    A pretty pleated crust wraps up this tart's delicious filling of thick pear wedges, lemon zest, and mace (a nutmeglike spice).

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Cool   30 mins 
Bake   45 mins  375°F 
21/31
Nut and Chocolate Chip Tart

    Salty mixed nuts and semisweet chocolate make an irresistible flavor combination in this ooey-gooey tart. Drizzle each slice with more chocolate before serving.

Makes: 10 servings
Serving size: 10 slices
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   40 mins  350°F 
22/31
Apple and Browned Butter Tart

    Caramelize thick wedges of Honeycrisp apples to create the beautiful top layer of this fragrant browned-butter-custard dessert.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake   48 mins 350/450
Cook   10 mins 
23/31
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    We love baking homemade pies in the fall. This complete kit makes it easy.

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24/31
Caramel-Pecan French Silk Pie

    This chocolaty, silky treat is perfect for any fall gathering. Garnish with chocolate curls for added elegance.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Chill  5 hrs  to 24 hrs 
Cook   15 mins 
25/31
Cherry-Almond Tart

    A lattice-top crust gives this easy-to-make tart a fancy pastry-shop look. Serve it with a scoop of cinnamon or vanilla ice cream.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Cool   15 mins 
Freeze   10 mins 
26/31
Cranberry Tarts

    Cranberries sparkle in these tender pastry shells, featuring an irresistible combination of tart and sweet.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake   40 mins  375°F 
27/31
Cherry-Cranberry Pie

    The spectacular asymmetrical lattice is easier to make than it seems, and the sweet-tart filling of luscious cherries and cranberries makes it taste as delicious as it looks.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Stand   15 mins 
Bake   55 mins  375°F 
28/31
Dried Pear and Chocolate Caramel Tart

    This decadent dessert is ideal for any holiday occasion -- pairing sweet pears with decadently rich chocolate and caramel topped with a crumbly oat-and-brown-sugar topping.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Cool  1 hr 
Bake   10 mins  450°F 
29/31
Poached Pear Tart with Shortbread Crust

    Start with a rich, buttery shortbread crust, then add creamy custard and beautifully fanned pears to create this showstopping dessert.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep  1 hr 
Chill  4 hrs  to 24 hrs 
Bake   8 mins  350°F 
30/31
Fresh Pear and Cranberry Pie

    Fresh cranberries and pear slices are piled high in this irresistible pie. Warm caramel sauce adds a touch of sweetness.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Cool  1 hr 30 mins 
Bake  1 hr 10 mins  375°F 
31/31
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