17 Easter Pie Recipes Far Better Than Candy

Lemon Verbena Ice Cream Pie
Photo: Dana Gallagher

Take a break from the basket of candy and celebrate the spring holiday with one of these Easter pie recipes. Everything from crème brûlée to brownies tastes even better in pie form. These Easter dessert pie recipes are proof. Go ahead, get crackin'!

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Tangy Cream Cheese and Cherry Pie

Tangy Cream Cheese and Cherry Pie patterned background plate fork
Brie Passano

Savor a sneak peek of summer flavors in this Easter dessert pie recipe. The creamy cheesecake-like filling showcases protein-rich Greek yogurt and low-fat cream cheese to lighten things up a bit (so you still have room to snack on that chocolate bunny). Don't worry: The honey-glazed cherries and buttery graham cracker crust ensure each and every bite is supremely sweet and satisfying.

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Brownie Pie

Brownie Pie
Blaine Moats

With a full 14 ounces of chopped chocolate in the mix, this is one chocolate Easter pie recipe that will certainly cure your cocoa cravings. But just in case you need a bit more, don't forget to crown the finished pie with dollops of whipped cream and healthy drizzles of caramel and chocolate sauce.

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Lemon Verbena Ice Cream Pie

Lemon Verbena Ice Cream Pie
Dana Gallagher

Easter pie recipes don't come much prettier than this. Featuring edible flowers as a garnish, you don't even need to add a bouquet to your table—an edible centerpiece is even better than flowers alone. A gingerbread-shortbread crust teams up with homemade lemon ice cream to make it taste as good as it looks.

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Crème Brûlée Pie

Creme Brulee
Hannah Bigot

No need to decide between crème brûlée, candy, or an Easter pie recipe. Whip up this caramelized sugar-topped pie, then sprinkle on some candy-covered chocolate eggs to make it look like a bird's nest! A store-bought pie crust makes this fancy-looking treat surprisingly doable to DIY.

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Lemon Icebox Pie

Lemon Icebox Pie
Andy Lyons

"So smooth and lemony. I served it to guests, and they wanted more—next time I'll have to make two pies!" raves BHG.com home cook Suzanne. As bright and cheery as a basket-full of dyed eggs, this Easter pie recipe offers the perfect blend of sweet and tart. Crushed lemon drop candies in the filling sweeten the deal.

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Pure Rhubarb Crumble Pie

Pure Rhubarb Crumble Pie
Carson Downing

Instead of pairing fresh rhubarb with strawberries, we've let the spring fruit shine all on its own in this Easter pie idea. Top the juicy rhubarb filling with a buttery oat crumble and bake until thickened. Let the finished pie cool completely before slicing.

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Black Raspberry Cream Pie

Black Raspberry Cream Pie
Andy Lyons

Besides just 5 minutes to crisp up the crust, zero baking time is required to create this fruity Easter dessert pie recipe. (Psst...fresh out of graham crackers? Consider these five graham cracker pie crust substitutes instead.) We like how easy this pie is to prep—just mix, layer, and freeze—and we love how customizable it is. Not fond of black raspberries? Try any flavor fruit spread you prefer, such as strawberry, blueberry, or even fig.

08 of 17

Lemon Sponge Pie

Lemon Sponge Pie
Andy Lyons

Whipped egg whites give this Easter dessert pie recipe its lusciously light "sponge." A quarter cup of lemon juice and a couple of teaspoons lemon zest lend its tart and tangy citrus dessert goodness.

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French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie
Andy Lyons

One of the most decadent desserts on the planet, this recipe combines four of our favorite things. Atop a flaky pastry crust, you'll find an uber-rich chocolate custard, fresh whipped cream, and crunchy chocolate curls. Fair warning: There may be a fight over the last slice.

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Best-Ever Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Best-Ever Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Andy Lyons

One of the quintessential desserts of spring gets an Easter pie recipe remix with a tiled topping of what looks a bit like egg-shaped pie crusts. A full pound of fresh rhubarb makes this holiday dessert a brilliant way to put your spring bumper crop to good use. A spoonful of grated fresh ginger accentuates the sweetness in the berries.

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Caramel Meringue Pie

Caramel Meringue Pie with slice missing marble counter
Blaine Moats

Chocolate eggs aren't the only things that can be stuffed with caramel. Enter: This Easter dessert pie recipe that's hiding some dreamy dulce de leche under the thick layer of fluffy meringue topping. If you're in a hurry, snag some refrigerated piecrust from the store to act as the base instead of going completely homemade.

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Spiced Sugar-Cream Pie

slices of Spiced Sugar-Cream Pie dusted with powdered sugar
Dera Burreson

A handful of simple and inexpensive ingredients are all you need to create this creamy cinnamon-spiced pie. Mix up the filling using heavy cream, sugar, spices, and flour. Pour the mix into a pecan pie crust and bake until set. This easy pie recipe tastes best topped with a sprinkle of homemade spiced sugar.

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Lemon Velvet Cream Pie

Lemon Velvet Cream Pie
Squire Fox

Gelatin (trust us!) gives this citrusy Easter pie recipe its thick and silky consistency. Pretty "petals" of whipped cream help it look like it came straight from a bakery. Serve this lemon pie proudly—only you need to know it called for just 25 minutes of prep time.

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Berry Icebox Pie

Berry Icebox Pie
Brie Passano

Remember vanilla wafers from your childhood? Invite them back on the menu in this fruity no-bake icebox pie. Or to take this into Italian Easter pie recipe territory, trade ladyfingers for the wafers. Either make a crazy-delicious complement to the berry cream filling.

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Chocolate Mixed Nut Pie

Chocolate Mixed Nut Pie
Andy Lyons

Just when you thought pecan pie couldn't get any better, this chocolate pie recipe breaks onto the scene to convince you otherwise. A dash of instant espresso perks things up, and chile-spiked Mexican chocolate adds just enough flair. Cinnamon ice cream on top is optional but highly recommended.

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Triple-Coconut Cream Pie

Triple Coconut Cream Pie
Jason Donnelly

Now introducing, the best Easter pie recipe in a bird's nest look-alike competition! The toasted flakes that crown this coconut dessert will have everyone doing a double-take. And the sweet coconut custard inside will have them reaching for a second slice.

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Blueberry and Peach Slab Pie

metal baking sheet of Peach and Blueberry Slab Pie
Andy Lyons

Searching for an Easter pie recipe that's totally appropriate to serve for breakfast the next day? This danish-like dessert fits the bill. It's filled with fresh fruit, so you can feel good about serving a berry pastry any time of day.

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