What? National Pie Day comes TWICE a year? Yup, it does! One at the beginning of the year (Jan. 23), and this one! That's twice as much pie love.
And the best part is this Pie Day is right in the middle of the pie-making season, so there's no better time to whip out your rolling pins and aprons — it's time to get baking! But before you do, try some of these scrumptious pie recipes. Who knows, you might just find a new favorite!
1. Double Crust Apple Pie
For the crust lovers out there, you can't go wrong with this double-crust apple pie! But make sure you give yourself plenty of time to focus; it takes almost three hours to make — we promise it'll be well worth it!
2. Coconut Cream Pie
We're not sure what it is, but there's something about this coconut cream pie that is absolutely irresistible. Maybe it's the delicious meringue, the easy, pat-in crust, who knows? All we know is that it tastes divine every time! So, if you're looking to wow your dinner guests over the holidays, this is definitely one to try your hand at.
3. Fried Fruit Pies
A labor of love that is so worth it, these fried fruit pies are sure to be the talk of your holiday party! You get the pie flavor you love wrapped up in fried, flavory goodness! And the best part is you can make it with different pie fillings, so if you want to do half cranberry and half blueberry, the choice is yours. Just make sure to keep track of which is which!
4. Cocoa Puffs and Banana Pie
If you're in the mood for chocolate pie, you can't go wrong with this Cocoa Puffs and banana pie recipe! Yup, cocoa puffs AND banana (plus some Oreos in it, too) for a combo you can't believe you've never tried. But be warned, this recipe requires overnight chilling (or at least eight hours), so make sure to plan ahead of time!
5. White Chocolate-Peppermint Pie
Looking for the perfect dessert to serve for your holiday get-together? You've found it — it's this white chocolate-peppermint pie recipe! You'll get the holiday candy cane flavor in rich white chocolate that'll leave you drooling for more! And the best part is that there's no baking required — you only need 25 minutes to make it!
6. Tiramisu Icebox Pie
Now, if you're a serious baker, then you'll love the challenge of this tiramisu icebox pie. It takes the things you love about a classic tiramisu but in an icebox pie design. This recipe plays with textures and flavors in ways you can't help but love! But prepare to clear your schedule; it takes almost six hours to make!
7. Chocolate Silk Pie
If you're a chocolate lover, you won't be able to resist this chocolate silk pie recipe! The chocolate curls, whipped cream, and marshmallow crème create a fantastic combination that'll have you crying for seconds. And if you have trouble making your chocolate strips come out perfectly, try warming the chocolate first.
8. Ice Cream Pie with Easy Caramel Sauce
Dessert is a big decision, especially for family events like the holidays. But if you're stuck between choosing ice cream or pie, why not go with the third choice of this ice cream pie with easy caramel sauce? And the best part is you can use two different ice cream flavors, so there's something for everyone to love!
9. Sausage and Apple Pie
Sometimes you're just not in the mood for sweet, and that's okay. Instead, try out this sausage and apple pie! The combination of savory sausage and sweet apples is just what your taste buds need. And the fun thing about this recipe is that you can make it in ramekins, so everyone in the family has their own serving!
10. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Bar
When it comes to pleasing a hungry crowd, you can't go wrong with chocolate peanut butter pie bars! These are super easy to make (it only takes 35 minutes!) and yield up to 30 servings — plenty for everyone to have two! And the best part is it's no-bake, which means one less thing to keep track of in the oven!
11. Salted Caramel-Apple Slab Pie
If a traditional round pie won't cut it for your big holiday feast, why not go with a slab pie? — like with this salted caramel-apple slab pie! No pie tin is needed; your regular baking pan is all you need to create this caramel-apple wonder!
BONUS: Basic Pie Dough
The dough is one of the trickiest things to make whenever you bake a pie! While some recipes call for their own, this basic pie dough recipe works with almost any pie. And the best thing about it is that it yields one double crust and two single crusts (or enough for a single-slab pie!).
Pro Tip: Cut your ingredients in half if you are only making one pie!
It's Pie Time!
There you have it, eleven absolutely amazing pie recipes to help celebrate National Pie Day and the holiday season! Each is fun to make and will make any party the best of the year! But before you start cooking, make sure your wall oven or range is ready to go. If not, don't stress; MR Planners has you covered!
And if you have any questions, please give our team a call! We know how important it is to get everything ready for the holidays!