There's nothing as all-American as apple pie—except maybe chocolate pie or lemon meringue pie or coconut cream pie. Now it's easy to make any kind of pie you want (including a stellar homemade crust) thanks to our guide to all things pie. Start with the foundation—a perfectly flaky crust. For many cooks, piecrust is intimidating, but we take away the mystery of it with surefire recipes for all sorts of piecrusts (and tart crusts, too). Make easy work of adding decorative touches to pies, such as a lattice crust or special edging, with our how-to guide. Once you've mastered the crust, it's time to fill the pie with whatever flavor you desire. Try a fantastic blueberry ice cream pie, fried pies, nut pies, berry-filled concoctions, or pies highlighting the fresh flavors of summer or autumn. Many pies get their majesty from meringue; we'll teach you how to create this feathery, light topping. Find other yummy ways to top pies, too, from sprinkling with candied citrus slices to drizzling with gooey caramel sauce to make pies that really take the cake.

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Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Pies

With a ruffle of chocolate whipped cream, these mini pies are ready for their close-up.

Roasted Pumpkin Hand Pies

Save your can of pumpkin for these delicious treats. The key to achieving the perfect flavor here is roasting the pureed pumpkin in the oven first before stuffing them into that flaky pastry.

Vanilla Cream Pie

Change-up this classic vanilla cream pie recipe with our variations for dark chocolate cream pie, banana cream pie, and coconut cream pie. Not a fan of meringue? Top with whipped cream instead!

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Meringue Pie

Jerrelle piles a gorgeous billowing meringue onto the sweet potato filling of this holiday pie, but the hazelnut flour and chocolate crust steal this show.

Whiskey and Cream Pumpkin Tart with Pecan Butter Shortbread Crust

Jerrelle's pumpkin tart is delicious even without a cookie topper. But if you're going for a fancy finish on the tart, dip the cookies in a whiskey glaze sprinkled with gold luster dust.

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Orange-Almond Cake with Cranberry Curd

Rating: Unrated
Jerrelle tripled the almond in this not-so-sweet cake: almond flour, extract, and toasted slivers are all included. The cranberry and orange flavors that are also in the mix make this a great fall or winter cake when you want a seasonal sweet.

Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie filling is naturally gluten-free. Here we've paired it with a sweet graham cracker crust.

Apple Pandowdy

Pull out your skillet to cook up this homey apple dessert. Don't let the name scare you off, a pandowdy is similar to a cobbler, but is shingled with irregular shapes of pastry dough on top.