Our Ultimate List of Best Pie Recipes for Your Most Unforgettable Slice Yet

Cinnamon Roll Sweet Potato Pie
Photo: Blaine Moats

A slice of homemade pie from scratch (with ice cream, if you like!) is one dessert that's hard to beat. No matter the occasion, we've rounded up our best pie recipes to satisfy any sweet tooth. Classic pie recipes such as apple pie, lemon meringue pie, and sweet potato pie are here. You can also expect a few unique pie recipes to really impress the family at your next gathering. Brace yourselves, drool-worthy pie pictures await.

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Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

apple pie
Blaine Moats

This tried-and-true classic is one of BH&G's top pie recipes of all time. The golden-brown crust is filled to the brim with apples coated in warm apple pie spices (cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg) for that amazing flavor you know so well. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese on top to match the long-time tradition by those in the Midwest and New England regions. It may seem odd and is totally optional, but worth a try.

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Lattice Cherry Pie

Lattice Cherry Pie
Andy Lyons

Turn canned tart cherries into a delicious filling with our popular sweet pie recipe. You'll use half of your double-crust pie pastry to make a lattice design that's simple, yet stunning for the dessert table. A generous scoop of ice cream will complement a warm slice of this cherry pie perfectly.

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Berry Slab Pie

Berry Slab Pie
Andy Lyons

Not all of our best pie recipes require a pie plate. Flaky puff pastry surrounds a ginger-spiced berry mixture in this simple, slab-style pie recipe. Add coarse sugar to the top for extra sweetness and texture.

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Classic Chocolate Meringue Pie

Classic Chocolate Meringue Pie
Andy Lyons

Every chocolate lover needs to save this top-rated pie recipe when cravings strike. The rich and creamy custard filling gets a double dose of chocolate thanks to cocoa powder and chopped chocolate. And of course, the piles of fluffy homemade meringue topping give your chocolate pie a showstopping finish.

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Lemon Sponge Pie

Lemon Sponge Pie
Andy Lyons

Light and lemony, this delicious pie recipe's airy texture makes the perfect bed for candied lemon slices. Add them just before serving so they don't get too soft. As for what makes the pie's texture so dreamy? That's thanks to folding in whipped egg whites to the custard base.

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Cinnamon Roll Sweet Potato Pie

Cinnamon Roll Sweet Potato Pie
Blaine Moats

If you've never tried a cinnamon roll pie before, now's your chance! This creative take on sweet potato pie turns pie pastry into adorable mini cinnamon rolls for an unforgettable pie topper. And the topping isn't the only part of this unique pie recipe you'll love: the filling has a hint of bourbon in it for a richer flavor.

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Blackberry Swirl Pie

Blackberry Swirl Pie
Andy Lyons

Make this pretty berry-filled pie recipe any day of the year by using frozen blackberries. Sour cream gives the filling a delicious tangy flavor and complements the juicy blackberries nicely. Prepped in just 20 minutes, this might be one of our easiest pies to make from scratch.

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Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Blaine Moats

As far as irresistible food combinations go, chocolate and peanut butter belong at the top of the list. Here we've added chopped peanut butter cups to the fluffy no-bake pie filling. This top-rated pie recipe comes together in just 15 minutes. The hard part will be waiting for the few hours it takes for it to set in the freezer.

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Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie
Scott Little

There's a reason this retro dessert is still an all-time favorite pie recipe: it's delicious! Plus, it's so simple to make and it will remind you of Grandma's amazing cooking. This silky custard pie gets its tantalizing tangy flavor from a cup of buttermilk.

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Pure Rhubarb Crumble Pie

Pure Rhubarb Crumble Pie
Carson Downing

This all-rhubarb pie has the perfect balance of sweet and tart, but you can switch things up with a strawberry-rhubarb variation to make use of summer berries. It all starts with a homemade "all-buttah" pie crust, but you can swap in store-bought pastry crust if you are short on time.

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Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie
Scott Little

The tangy homemade filling in our best lemon meringue pie recipe is a favorite for all citrus dessert fans. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is a must here (bottled juice won't cut it). To get the most juice from the lemon, try microwaving it for 10 to 20 seconds, then roll it on the countertop under your palm to break up the pulp inside before cutting.

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Caramel-Pecan French Silk Pie

Caramel-Pecan French Silk Pie
Mark Thomas

Toasted pecans, caramel topping, and chocolate. Need we say more? (Yes, the pecans and caramel are hiding under the thick chocolate layer.) A layer of caramel ice cream topping serves as the base of this sweet pie for a surprising element that will have everyone asking for the recipe. Decorate the pie with leftover pastry pieces cut into shapes that suit the season or baking occasion.

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Lemon Velvet Cream Pie

Lemon Velvet Cream Pie
Squire Fox

Tangy lemon combined with sweetened condensed milk make a rich filling in this top-rated pie recipe from pastry chef Alan Carter. The secret to the picture-perfect clean slices of pie is the addition of unflavored gelatin, which helps set the pie.

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Raspberry Pie with Chambord

Raspberry Pie with Chambord
Scott Little

A combo of whipped cream and cream cheese creates an extra-decadent topping for this fresh raspberry pie recipe. The fruit filling is gently spiked with Chambord (black raspberry-flavor liqueur). If you can't find Chambord, try substituting with orange liqueur.

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Chocolate Pecan Pie with Kahlua

Chocolate Pecan Pie with Kahlua
Scott Little

Kahlua's coffee flavor brings out the richness of the semisweet chocolate and toasted pecans in this rich twist on traditional pecan pie. And if the Kahlua in the filling of this—one of our best pie recipes—wasn't enough coffee flavor for your liking, just wait until you try the coffee whipped cream that goes with it.

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie
Jason Donnelly

When berry season rolls around, be sure to grab a few extra cartons of strawberries to make this all-time favorite pie recipe. Requiring 8 cups of fresh strawberries, this stunning dessert gets a shiny finish with a glaze made from blended berries, sugar, and cornstarch. To really make the color pop, add a touch of red food coloring to the glaze.

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Peach-Mango Pie

Peach-Mango Pie
Blaine Moats

Peach pie is delicious on its own, but add mangoes and you've got a tropical treat to serve up! A bit of ground ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon add the perfect amount of warm-spiced notes to this top-rated pie recipe.

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Mile-High Caramel Apple Pie

Mile-High Caramel Apple Pie
Andy Lyons

Four pounds of apples go into this towering pie (hence "mile-high" for the name. The best part about one of our favorite apple pies? You don't have to peel a single one! Just slice the fruit and pile it up. Oats baked into the crust add a rustic touch to the pie pastry, while warm caramel sauce drizzled on top provides extra sweetness.

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Best Pumpkin Pie

Traditional Pumpkin Pie

We couldn't make a list of our best pie recipes without the classic pumpkin pie. Creamy and filled with fall-favorite pumpkin pie spice, it's just like the one Grandma used to make.

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Brownie-Walnut Pie

Brownie-Walnut Pie
Andy Lyons

If you tend to prefer a brownie or bar cookie over a slice of pie, this is the dessert pie recipe for you. This irresistible pie features the same flavors of a fudgy brownie but is baked into a buttery pie crust. Serve with homemade hot fudge sauce (included in the recipe) and a scoop of ice cream. Try swapping the walnuts for semisweet chocolate or mint-chocolate baking pieces.

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Best-Ever Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Best-Ever Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Andy Lyons

The naturally tart flavor of fresh rhubarb and sweet strawberries is hard to beat. In one of our best pie recipes to date, this classic dessert will win over anyone at the table. The showy pie topper might look complicated, but all you have to do is roll your pastry into a log and slice it into thin circles.

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Snickerdoodle Pie

Snickerdoodle Pie
Andy Lyons

You'll love the flavor of your favorite Christmas cookie in pie form. Like its cookie cousin, this puffy golden pie boasts the sweet flavor combination of sugar and cinnamon. Allow this pie to cool for 30 minutes on a wire rack before serving warm slices to the family.

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Triple-Coconut Cream Pie

Triple Coconut Cream Pie
Jason Donnelly

One bite of this rich and creamy coconut pie and you'll be in dessert heaven. To really drive home the tropical flavor, we've packed in flaked coconut, coconut cream, and coconut extract. Shortbread cookie crumbs, lime zest, and coconut combine to make the perfect crisp crust in this favorite pie recipe.

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Whipped Key Lime Pie

Whipped Key Lime Pie
Jason Donnelly

Our best key lime pie recipe screams summer, but no one will stop you from making it year-round. Key limes are smaller than regular (Persian) limes and are at peak season in the summer. They have leathery skin and more acidic juice than Persian limes. If key limes aren't available, regular limes will work just fine.

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Pear-Cranberry Deep-Dish Pie

Pear-Cranberry Deep-Dish Pie
Andy Lyons

Our Test Kitchen's best pie recipes are mostly made in standard pie plates (9-inch plate with a 1½-inch-high side), so when you see a deep-dish pie (9-inches with a 2-inch high side) recipe here, you know it's going to be extra good. This sweet-tart pie is filled with fresh pears and dotted with fresh cranberries for a holiday dessert packed with seasonal flavor.

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