Bake Sale Classics: Pies
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.