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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11 Pot Pie Recipes to Create Your Coziest Meal Yet
Many use shortcut ingredients so you'll have dinner on the table quick.
Oatmeal Pie
During the Civil War, pecans were scarce, so pie makers tried using oatmeal instead. Molasses or sorghum was added to give the pie intense flavor, but we like the richness of maple syrup instead. Adding coconut, walnuts, and spices may remind you of the taste of oatmeal cookies.
Deep-Dish Apple-Cranberry Pie
In the 1600s, pilgrims brought their favorite pie recipes to America and adapted them to work with ingredients that were available. Cranberries, fruits, and nuts went into pies like this one, with a sugary mixture spread over the top.
Spiced Sugar-Cream Pie
Although it just became the official pie of the state of Indiana in 2009, Spiced Sugar-Cream Pie was first enjoyed by the Amish, who settled here in the 1800s. It was their pie of choice in the winter when the apple bins were empty.
Pumpkin Pie with Marshmallow Meringue
Take traditional pumpkin pie up a notch by piling on a beautiful cloud of fluffy meringue on top.
Pumpkin-Pecan Pie
This pie offers the best of both worlds. It blends the flavors of pecan and pumpkin pies for those who can't decide on a favorite.

More Pies

Maple Bourbon Apple Pie
Bourbon and maple syrup add layered fall flavors to this homemade pie recipe. Try it is a change-up from your usual apple pie at Thanksgiving.
Brown Sugar Gingersnap Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Rating: Unrated 2
This pumpkin pie recipe goes beyond the basic to include the additional complementary flavor of ginger both in gingersnap and dried spice form.
Jumbo Apple-Walnut Streusel Muffins

Enjoy one of these giant fluffy muffins with a cup of coffee for the ultimate sweet fall breakfast treat.