Our Best Cream Pie Recipes

Cream pies are as delicious as they are versatile -- there's a flavor to fit every occasion. Here are 24 of our most crowd-pleasing recipes, from classic French Silk to decadent Chocolate Meringue.

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    Triple-Coconut Cream Pie

    It's all in the name of this luxurious pie -- three kinds of coconut make this dessert irresistible. Layer with vanilla meringue for a picture-perfect presentation.

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    Brown-Bottom Butterscotch Cashew Cream Pie

    The key to this recipe is a delicious surprise. There's a layer of chocolate tucked between its graham cracker crust and sweet butterscotch filling. Top with salty cashews for the finishing touch.

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    Boston Cream Pie

    Boston cream pie was invented more than 200 years ago, but it's still one of the most popular American desserts. Our recipe stays true to the original, with two layers of yellow cake, rich vanilla custard, and a generous helping of chocolate glaze.

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    White Chocolate and Coconut Cream Pie

    This delightful dessert pairs the rich flavors of coconut and white chocolate with a divine whipped topping and a mountain of toasted coconut shavings.

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    Video: How to Temper Eggs to Make Cream Pie

    Watch how simple it is to temper eggs to make a deliciously fluffy cream pie.

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    Classic Chocolate Meringue Pie

    This might be the quickest route to chocolate nirvana. Peaks of fluffy meringue adorn rich chocolate filling for an eating experience that’s truly heavenly.

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    Two-Layer Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cream Pie

    Peanut butter addicts, be warned: This dessert is easy to make and dangerously delicious. Layers of creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate rest on a crust of -- you guessed it -- crushed peanut butter cookies.

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    Italian Silk Pie

    This twist on French silk pie boasts hints of quintessential Italian dessert cuisine. Amaretto, espresso, and mascarpone cheese set this pie apart from the rest. Molto delizioso!

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    Lemon Icebox Pie

    This cheery treat relies on candied lemon peel and crushed lemon drops for its refreshing citrus flavor. Its sweet shortbread cookie crust balances out the natural tartness of the pie.

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    Peppermint and White Chocolate Cream Pie

    Peppermint whipped cream rests on white chocolate filling and a chocolate cookie crust. Crushed peppermint candies add a cool, festive touch. The best part? You can make this holiday stunner the night before your big event.

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    Fudge Cream Pie

    Who doesn't love chocolate? Our sumptuous fudge and vanilla cream filling wins the day in this crowd-pleasing dessert.

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    Peppermint Cream Tart in a Chocolate Crust

    The festive flavors of this decadent peppermint pie will have you reaching for another slice (or two). Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies before serving.

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    Chocolate Chai Pie

    Chai is a spiced black tea with origins in India, where street vendors called chai wallahs sell individual servings in earthenware cups. In this recipe, chai lends its medley of warm spices to our rich chocolate filling and vanilla wafer crust.

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    Apple-Cardamom Custard Pie

    Together, aromatic cardamom and tart apple evoke memories of a brisk autumn day. Bake this pie for your next weekend dinner or for your holiday guests.

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    Cranberry Cream Tartlets

    With a gingersnap crust and cranberry cream filling, these cute mini tarts are a fun personalized dessert. To make a single tart, use a 10- or 11-inch tart pan instead of individual pans.

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    Triple-Chocolate Silk Pie

    With three layers of chocolate goodness, this pie defines the phrase "chocolate overload." Drizzle with hot fudge sauce before serving for an extra-decadent dessert.

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    Caramel-Pecan French Silk Pie

    A classic favorite gets a tasty makeover with help from luscious caramel and crunchy pecans. For an extra-special touch, form piecrust scraps into decorative leaves and place on pie before serving.

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    French Silk Pie

    French Silk Pie is the sweetheart of the pie world. Its soft crust and decadent chocolate filling make this treat hard to resist. Serve at any occasion -- your guests are sure to walk away happy (and full!).

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    Pretzel-Crusted Lime Mousse Tart with Blackberry Sauce

    A salty pretzel crust offsets the sweet and tart lime mousse in this colorful dessert. Drizzle with blackberry sauce and top with fresh berries before serving.

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    Lemon Velvet Cream Pie

    This bright and creamy lemon pie is the perfect addition to your next weeknight dinner or holiday meal.

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    Black Raspberry Cream Pie

    The deep burgundy hue of fresh black raspberries makes for a festive -- and irresistible -- cream pie. Garnish with grated lemon peel and fresh mint.

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    Whipped Key Lime Pie

    It only takes five ingredients to make this light-as-a-feather Key lime pie. Top with fresh lime slices for extra color and more citrus flavor.

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    Buttermilk Pie

    Searching for a pie like Grandma used to make? Try this time-honored recipe. It traces its roots back to the South -- the birthplace of comfort food -- and has a down-home taste that truly hits the spot.

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    Apricot Custard Pie

    Sweet apricot plays the key role in this luscious pie. Top with fresh whipped cream and ground cardamom before serving to enhance the flavor.

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    Spiked Eggnog Custard Pie

    You'll be entertaining in no time with this quick and easy Yule-time treat. Its delightful flavors of real eggnog, chai crème liqueur, and nutmeg are balanced by a delicate vanilla wafer crust.


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