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Make Your Best Pie Ever

Create your best pie ever with our 45 recipes for favorites including chocolate, pecan, lemon, cherry and pumpkin.

Summer Lime Breeze Pie

A combination of lime flavors (lime curd, lime peel and lime juice) plus a sweet-and-salty crust using pretzels gives this pie a perfect tang.

Summer Lime Breeze Pie

S'more Pie a la Marshmallow Crème

Cream cheese brings body and richness to so-chocolatey mousse filling. More wow comes from the blend of marshmallow crème and crème de cacao draped over the top.

S'more Pie a la Marshmallow Crème

Chocolate Cream Pie

The filling of this chocolate-crust pie is luscious, but not too rich. (Think old-fashioned chocolate pudding.) A bit of sour cream in the whipped topping balances the chocolate perfectly.

Chocolate Cream Pie

True Butterscotch Pie

The trick to the filling in this Iowa State Fair prizewinning recipe? Stirring and stirring while it cooks. The recipe comes from Louise Piper of Garner.

True Butterscotch Pie

USS Missouri Buttermilk Pie

This recipe for this creamy, pecan-custard pie takes its name from the battleship Missouri, where it was said to be served to President Harry Truman. When the president requested the recipe, the chief steward refused, but decided to share it after retiring in 1970.

The recipe was submitted by a Columbia, Missouri, reader for a Midwest Living® pie contest. "I fix it a lot for company," says the reader. "Almost everybody asks for the recipe after they try it."

For a variation without the pecan topping, try Buttermilk Pie, from a Benton Harbor, Michigan, reader who created her pie by combining two other recipes. She flavors it with vanilla and a hint of lemon.

USS Missouri Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie

Fantasy Chocolate Pie

Dream about all the ingredients you'd like to see in a dessert, and you'll see why we named this Fantasy Chocolate Pie. It's made with three kinds of chocolate pieces (milk chocolate, semisweet and semisweet-and-white-chocolate swirled)—plus coconut, pecans and almonds. For extra indulgence, top with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

Fantasy Chocolate Pie

Lemon-Cream Cheese Pie

This longtime reader-favorite recipe makes two pies; if you like, freeze one. To thaw, let the frozen pie stand in the fridge overnight.

Lemon-Cream Cheese Pie

Wisconsin Harvest Pie

This almond-kissed, fruit-packed pie comes from David Harper, of Richland Center, Wisconsin. He likes to serve it with a wedge of Wisconsin cheese, but it's just as good with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream! The recipe was a finalist in our annual recipe contest.

Wisconsin Harvest Pie

Mom's Oatmeal Pie

We love the nutty oatmeal taste of this sweet treat, and it's a healthier alternative to most desserts. If you're watching calories, serve this pie with a berry topping instead of whipped cream. 

Mom's Oatmeal Pie

Peanut Butter Pie

Creamy peanut butter filling with a swirl of meringue on top makes this dessert irresistible at Tonka Hills Restaurant in Linn Creek, Missouri.

Peanut Butter Pie

Raspberry Pie

Blend just four ingredients, including either fresh or frozen raspberries, for this super-easy two-crust pie. The recipe comes from The Clarmont restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.

Raspberry Pie

Gooey Chocolate-Caramel Fantasy

This luscious dessert includes a chocolate crumb crust and caramel-pecan filling crowned with melted chocolate. It's like a big candy bar on a plate!

Gooey Chocolate-Caramel Fantasy

Triple Lemon Pie

This pie earns its triple-lemon name from lemon zest, lemon juice and lemon extract. (You can add lemon slices and whipped cream on top of the baked pie for even more lemony goodness.) A store-bought piecrust speeds prep time.

Triple Lemon Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

The recipe for this classic meringue-topped specialty comes from The Overlook Restaurant in Leavenworth, Indiana. The light meringue is a perfect topping for the rich-and-creamy coconut filling.

Coconut Cream Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

This chocolate version of pecan pie always disappears fast at Historic Clifton Mills restaurant in Clifton, Ohio.

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Double Berry Vanilla Cream Pie

A double dose of berries tops a tangy-sweet sour cream pudding filling in a toasted almond crust. It's the perfect warm-weather dessert because it requires less than 30 minutes in the kitchen before you tuck the pie in the refrigerator to chill.

Double Berry Vanilla Cream Pie

Mile-High Chocolate Pie

Whipping cream, semisweet chocolate and bittersweet chocolate create a rich, tall filling for this pie from Murray's restaurant in Minneapolis. A sweet meringue forms the crust.

Mile-High Chocolate Pie

Old-Fashioned Sour Cream/Raisin Pie

A stately meringue tops this creamy pie from the Downing Cafe in Downing, Wisconsin.

Old-Fashioned Sour Cream/Raisin Pie

Michigan Cherry-Berry Pie

Frozen unsweetened tart red cherries, frozen red raspberries and cherry juice or cranberry juice form the heart of this recipe inspired by the Cherry-Berry Pie served at Jesperson's Restaurant in Petoskey, Michigan.

Michigan Cherry-Berry Pie

Kansas-Style Lime Pie

Line zest and lime juice combine in this light, airy and easy-to-make dessert from a Kansas bakery. The recipe gives instructions for an orange variation, too.

Kansas-Style Lime Pie

Triple Pear Pie with Walnut Crust

You can't mistake the fruit in this cardamom-spiced beauty. Pear nectar and dried pears complement thick slices of fresh, juicy Bosc pears.

Triple Pear Pie with Walnut Crust

Peach Streusel Pie

A buttery topping, with a hint of cinnamon, crowns this spectacular dessert.

Peach Streusel Pie

Paradise Pumpkin Pie

A cheesecake layer and nut topping help this pumpkin pie stand out from its peers. This recipe was a winner at the Morton, Illinois, Pumpkin Festival baking competition. 

Paradise Pumpkin Pie

Decadent Caramel-Pecan Pie

This pie offers a great a blend of pecans, chocolate and butterscotch. The recipe comes from the Horse and Plow restaurant at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Decadent Caramel-Pecan Pie

Old-Country Belgian Pie

A Green Bay, Wisconsin, reader celebrates her heritage by baking this Belgian pie from an old-country recipe for fruit tart. While this recipe uses fresh apples, fresh fruit was sometimes scarce in the 1800s, so clever Wisconsin cooks developed pie fillings from dried fruit and even rice.

Old-Country Belgian Pie

Classic Sweet Potato Pie

Nutmeg and cinnamon spice up a classic sweet potato pie mix of eggs, sugar, butter and evaporated milk.

Classic Sweet Potato Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie

Fort Wayne, Indiana, cookbook author Marcia Adams loves this standout treat. "It's so easy to prepare," she says. This is Marcia's rendition of the Southern classic chess pie: a basic dessert made with eggs, sugar, butter and a little flour.

Chocolate Chess Pie

North Dakota Sunflower Pie

This sunflower pie, from a North Dakota restaurant, has the texture of pecan pie. It's rich and sweet, with a sunflower crunch.

North Dakota Sunflower Pie

Rhubarb-Lemon Chiffon Pie

This light and airy pie recipe was a prizewinner at the Aledo, Illinois, Rhubarb Festival.

Rhubarb-Lemon Chiffon Pie

Something Special Apple-Cherry Pie

This recipe combines favorite pie fillings apple and cherry into one mouthwatering pie. A layer of toasted almonds adds a nutty crunch.

Something Special Apple-Cherry Pie

Peppermint Brownie Pie

Can’t find mint-flavored pieces? Use regular chocolate chips and add ½ teaspoon peppermint extract to the batter.

Peppermint Brownie Pie

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

The classic pumpkin pie gets even better with the addition of apple butter, which gives extra sweetness and a slightly softer texture to the dessert. A streusel topping adds a bit of crunch.

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Strata Pie

Combine chocolate, meringue and whipped cream for this tall, silky creation from Northwoods Supper Club in Marquette, Michigan.

Chocolate Strata Pie

Peanut Butter-Fudge Pie

This make-ahead dessert is an ice cream/peanut butter/fudge delight created by a Waukesha, Wisconsin, reader, who likes to take it to potlucks. You can double the recipe to fill a 13x9pan and cut into squares to feed a crowd.

Peanut Butter-Fudge Pie

Pumpkin-Gingersnap Pie

Crushed gingersnap cookies and pumpkin-pie spice add zip to the filling of this creamy pie. It's an Amish recipe served at special occasions such as weddings.

Pumpkin-Gingersnap Pie

Apple-Cranberry Walnut Pie

Sweet apples balance the tang of cranberries in this fall favorite.

Apple-Cranberry Walnut Pie

Luke's Lemon Meringue Pie

This lemon meringue pie recipe, which includes candied lemon peel, is a favorite at Southmoreland on the Plaza, a historic 13-room inn northeast of Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The recipe comes from Luke Reichle, brother of Southmoreland co-owner Mark.

Luke's Lemon Meringue Pie

Rhubarb Pie

On the annual Iowa Register's Annual Great Bicycle Race Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), pie is king, and rhubarb reigns supreme. Orange peel and cinnamon flavor the soft rhubarb filling in this recipe inspired by RAGBRAI food vendors that populate the route.

Rhubarb Pie

Summer Lime Breeze Pie

A combination of lime flavors (lime curd, lime peel and lime juice) plus a sweet-and-salty crust using pretzels gives this pie a perfect tang.

Summer Lime Breeze Pie

Mixed Dried Fruit Pie

This winning double-crust pie from Faye Hunton of Sedalia, Missouri, gets big flavor from plumped apples, apricots and cherries.

Mixed Dried Fruit Pie

Upside-Down Apple Pie

The recipe for this gooey-good apple pie comes from an Illinois steak house. Invert the pie before serving, and top with whipped cream or ice cream.

Upside-Down Apple Pie

North Dakota Juneberry Pie

Called the Blueberry of the Northern Plains, juneberries (also known as serviceberries) give bakers in North and South Dakota a reason to warm kitchens in summer. Pies featuring the berry bake a deep purply red and bring a nutty almond flavor to every fork full.

North Dakota Juneberry Pie

Shoofly Pie

This Amish Country classic boasts a mild molasses-and-pure maple syrup filling sandwiched between spiced crumb layers.

Shoofly Pie

Rhubarb Custard Pie

Diners indulge in wedges of this cinnamon-spiced dessert at the Birch Terrace Supper Club in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Rhubarb Custard Pie

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