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.

Vanilla Apple Gratin

This sweet and creamy apple dessert comes with a built in drink pairing--whatever sparkling wine you added to the recipe.
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Cherry + pumpkin + apple = cherpumple! Watch as we show you how to make cherpumple for your next fancy occasion. It's an over-the-top dessert recipe that'll drop jaws.
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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.
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Fried Apple Hand Pies

Move aside, apple pie, because these fried hand pies are giving the traditional dessert a run for its money. There's no fork required, and you can load up your fried apple pie with as much powdered sugar icing as you want.
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Spiced Cider Custard Pie

Author Erin McDowell says even apple pie purists will fall for this cider-spiked twist. Pipe with whipped cream dollops for a graphic effect.
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Erin's Pumpkin-Pecan Pie

Get the best of both pumpkin and pecan pies in this one recipe from Erin McDowell. It'll be your new Thanksgiving must-have dessert.
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More Pies

How to Make Meringue Topping for Pies

Feathery, light meringue topping that melts in your mouth is easy to make using these simple steps. Try our meringue recipe and step-by-step help for how to make meringue for any pie recipe.
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Blackberry Icebox Cake

One slice of this yummy icebox cake, and you'll be hooked! Fresh blackberries in the ice cream of this cake make it the perfect fresh summer treat.
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Brownie Pie

Chocolate pie may not be a usual on your Thanksgiving dessert table, but this one from author Erin McDowell will garner requests year after year.