Bake Sale Classics: Pies

No matter what the season, these popular pies are sure to result in big profits at your next bake sale. Make sure to watch our How to Make a Pie Crust video.

  • Lattice-Topped Blueberry Pie
    Randy Mayor

    Lattice-Topped Blueberry Pie

    People will line up to buy a beautiful lattice-topped fruit pie, so be sure to have plenty of these available if you're having your sale during peak berry season.
  • Elegant Pumpkin-Walnut Layered Pie

    Elegant Pumpkin-Walnut Layered Pie

    This impressive pie should go for top dollar at your bake sale. It features a walnut-brown sugar layer and a cream cheese-pumpkin layer, and it's topped with pastry cut-outs for a dazzling presentation.
  • Fudge Pie

    Fudge Pie

    Attach a tag to the pie with instructions for serving the pie with ice cream and chocolate syrup. To enhance the sales value, sell the pie along with a decorative glass jar filled with chocolate syrup.
  • Double-Cherry Pies
    Howard L. Puckett

    Double-Cherry Pies

    Another option for pies is to sell a box of a dozen little pies. These pies are drizzled with melted white chocolate chips, so just include a bag of the chips with the pies along with instructions for melting and drizzling. You can also wrap individually and sell single pies.
  • Chocolate Fudge Pie
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Chocolate Fudge Pie

    The suggested garnish for this pie is a sprinkling of cocoa, but it's best to leave it off for the sale as it may either be absorbed into the topping or discolor it slightly after it sits out on your display table. Keep all chilled pies in a refrigerator until right before the sale begins.
  • Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie

    Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie

    If you're having your bake sale in May, market this one as "a must" for Derby Day festivities. If you have teetotalers in your crowd, you can use water instead of bourbon.
  • Classic Pumpkin Pie
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Classic Pumpkin Pie

    To guarantee great sales, schedule your bake sale for the weekend before Thanksgiving so that people can buy baked goods for their family feasts. The pumpkin pies will go fast. This recipe includes a flavored whipped cream topping, so attach a tag to the pie plate with the ingredients and instructions.
  • Mom's Pecan Pie

    Pecan Pie

    This classic pie is a must for any bake sale, and even novices can make it because it uses a frozen pie shell. Go ahead and make several because people will be clamoring for pecan pie.
  • Lemon Chess Pie
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Melanie Clarke

    Lemon Chess Pie

    There are a number of explanations about the origins of the name "chess pie" but it's generally a single crust pie with a sweet filling of eggs and butter. This one is distinct because of the ready-made shortbread crust. It's a great pie for bake sales because the filling is somewhat firm and the shortbread crust is sturdy.
  • Double-Crust Apple Pie
    Photo: © Tina Rupp

    Double-Crust Apple Pie

    Prepare and sell this double-crust pie in a disposable pie plate that has a plastic lid so that the beautiful crust stays intact. Buy these plates at a local bakery or the grocery store bakery, or ask if the store might donate some for your cause.
  • Five-Spice Sweet Potato Pie
    Photo: Jan Smith

    Five-Spice Sweet Potato Pie

    For an enhanced presentation, make leaf-shaped cut-outs from the other refrigerated pie crust, bake them, and place them on top of the pie.
  • Pie-O-Neer Coconut Cream Meringue Pie
    James Carrier

    Pie-O-Neer Coconut Cream Meringue Pie

    If you're selling cream pies with meringue, you'll need to use disposable pie plates with high domed lids so that you don't deflate the meringue.

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