35+ Fantastically Easy Pie Recipes
Do you know anyone who doesn’t like pie? Exactly—the dessert is universally beloved, so it’s no wonder it’s the star of many a holiday table. Luckily, thanks to no-fuss fillings and shortcuts like pre-made crusts, making a standout pie doesn’t have to be labor-intensive. These easy and delicious pie recipes prove that a quality, crowd-pleasing pie doesn’t have to be cumbersome.
Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever
TIP: For a crisp crust (no more soggy bottom!), use a metal pie pan and prebake your crust with pie weights.
Sour Cream Apple Pie
"Great pie, everyone at the holiday party I took it to was blown away." -laebrown
Mango Cream Pie
Classic Southern Buttermilk Pie
Bake a sweet memory with Classic Southern Buttermilk Pie. One bite of this creamy pie will take you back in time.
Baileys Pecan Pie
Pecan pie’s classic custardy texture gets a boozy punch thanks to the addition of Baileys. The dark brown sugar and dark corn syrup make for a dark custard, but you could certainly use light brown sugar and light corn syrup if you prefer. For the ultimate boost in flavor, brush the finished warm pie with the remaining teaspoon of Baileys. Finish everything up with whipped cream or ice cream, or serve it for post-Thanksgiving breakfast with a cup of coffee.
Shaker-ish Lemon Pie
Traditional Shaker lemon pie uses the whole lemon, pith and all. This version uses only the rind and the meaty-juicy lemon part, leaving the pith for those hearty Shakers. Macerating the rinds in sugar for 24 hours tenderizes them and reduces bitterness. There's rich caramel flavor in the golden cane syrup; light-colored corn syrup will work fine, too, but the flavor won't be quite as rich.
Strawberry Ice Cream Pie with Pretzel Crust
This summer-centric pie makes is a so-easy, yet impressive, cool and creamy treat. Use your favorite brand of prepared strawberry ice cream or fill the crust using your your best homemade recipe. Set your ice cream out at room temperature about 25 to 30 minutes before you plan to start scooping it into the cooled crust so that it has enough time to soften. This recipe would work equally well using raspberry sorbet and a blend of fresh raspberries and strawberries on top.
Are you ready for the only holiday pie recipe you’ll ever need for the rest of your life? Because this is it. Packed with gingerbread flavor, this pie isn’t for the faint of heart. Gingerbread always packs a punch, especially in a crunchy crust, and paired with a luscious, creamy filling, the flavor and texture combination create an unforgettable pie. You’d think a pie this delicious was labor intensive, but it’s actually quite simple: The secret comes from using cookie butter as a base for the filling. You can make this pie up to three days in advance, and then just grab it and go when you’re heading out. Sprinkle more gingersnaps on top for an even gingerier experience.
Chocolate Infinity Pie
This pie has it all. It's full of chocolate flavor, has a silky-smooth texture, and it's also gluten-free. Also, to make this pie vegan, be sure to use vegan chocolate chips. With this fantastic pie recipe, everyone gets to indulge.
Oreo Cookie Pie
Oreos on Oreos on Oreos. This Oreo pie recipe is super easy and a must-make for any fan of Milk's Favorite Cookie.
Lizard Pumpkin Pie
Everybody loves pie! The caramel ice cream topping adds phenomenal flavor and leaves your mouth watering for more.
For a homemade look, freeze crust for five minutes, and then slip it into your favorite pie plate before adding filling.
Peanut Butter Pie
Treat yourself to a light version of peanut butter pie. It tastes like eating a peanut butter and chocolate candy bar, but lightened ingredients like reduced-fat peanut butter, fat-free condensed milk, and light cream cheese keep fat and calories in check without sacrificing any flavor.
Perfectly Easy Blackberry Pie
If you haven’t eaten any blackberry pie yet, is it really summer? This perfectly easy blackberry pie comes together in a little more than an hour and highlights one of summer’s best fruits. This recipe works with either fresh or frozen blackberries (or a mixture of the two), but fresh blackberries have more flavor and won’t take as long to cook. Serve with vanilla ice cream or lemon sorbet.
Cardamom-Scented Sweet Potato Pie
This delicately flavored custard pie is accented with freshly ground spices.
Heavenly Key Lime Pie
This pie is wonderful with fresh or bottled Key lime juice.
Chocolate Cream Pie
Christi Fratantuono, 49, Severn, Md. "Everyone always fights over the last slice of this pie--a good return on a 10-minute investment!"
Easy Tiramisu Pie
Lemon Chess Pie
To keep kosher, you'll want to wait at least three hours after the main meal before serving this dairy-enriched dessert.
This pie version of buckeye balls candy has a chocolate wafer crust, a sweet and creamy peanut butter filling, and is covered with a chocolate ganache.
Classic Strawberry Pie
What's delicious, easy to make, and the perfect summertime dessert? Classic Strawberry Pie, of course! You're going to want to make two.
Apple Butter Pie
Apple Butter Pie comes together in a flash with deliciously sweet fall flavor that you (and your guests) won't be able to get enough of.
Looking for the perfect make-ahead holiday dessert? Your search ends here. A pecan shortbread crust perfectly complements the eggy, nutty filling. This Eggnog Pie is as delicious as it is easy, but you can't forget to prep ahead of time. In this case, chilling in the fridge for a few hours is the final step of the baking process. Hungry for more? Check out 20 Eggnog Desserts to Sweeten the Holiday Season next.
Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Pie
This pie is sure to please everyone, whether they're "low-carbers" or not. And it has the added benefit of being a make-ahead dessert.
Million Dollar Pie
Don't be fooled by the name, this Million Dollar Pie is actually quite inexpensive to make—but it tastes like a million bucks. Plus, it couldn't be simpler to toss together and requires no baking. Whip it up for a holiday meal or spur-of-the-moment party.
Mom's Pecan Pie
This classic dessert is a crowd favorite. Served warm with a scoop or two of ice cream, this favored baking recipe is perfect for any holiday. Add semi-sweet chocolate chips or bits of baking chocolate for a chocolaty take on this pie recipe. Some like it with a slice of cheese on top. This will definitely be a hit at any of your upcoming family gatherings-especially in the colder months.
Apple Upside-Down Pie
Peanut Butter & Fudge Swirl Pie
Easy Key Lime Pie
Dessert doesn’t get easier, or more delicious, than a no-bake key lime pie. Requiring just a handful of ingredients, this easy pie is a great recipe for less experienced bakers—especially considering what a crowd-pleaser it is. Perfect for the hot summer months when you’d rather reduce your oven use, the luscious key lime filling sets up to creamy perfection with the help of Cool Whip. Though we provide instructions for a homemade graham cracker crust, you can make this key lime pie recipe all the easier (and skip the oven altogether) by opting for a pre-made, store-bought pie crust instead.
Chocolate Icebox Pie
Apple Crisp Pie
This too-easy Apple Crisp Pie is the sweet end to a savory meal.
Spiced Carrot Pie
Briana Carson from Crave Pie Studio in Duluth, Georgia, was inspired by gajar halwa, an Indian carrot pudding, and wanted to adapt it for a pie. “I just started playing around and kind of decided to go with a spice profile similar to pumpkin pie or sweet potato,” she says. She roasts the carrots to bring out their sweetness and purees them until they are as smooth as possible. Then the pie gets topped with a thick marscapone whipped cream.
Peanut Butter-Banana Cream Pie
This delicious pie is so simple it's foolproof. Be sure to let the crust and custard meld in the refrigerator for 4 to 48 hours before topping with cream.