Pie & Tarts Recipes

We have all of our favorite pie recipes, including: cherry, blueberry, peach pie, spiced apple, pumpkin pie, and even cream pie recipes like coconut and banana. There's also savory meat pie recipes like hearty chicken pot pie, shepherd’s pie, and breakfast quiches.

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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Canned pumpkin puree is quick and easy to use. Don't substitute fresh pumpkin puree; it will be too watery.

Sweet Potato Pie

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This family recipe for sweet potato pie comes courtesy of actor Danny Glover.

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Pecan Pie

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Rich, buttery, and oh-so-simple, the classic pecan pie has earned its place as a Thanksgiving mainstay. It's also a wonderful choice to make ahead of time since it will need several hours to cool before serving. Dollop with freshly whipped and barely sweetened cream to balance out the bold sweetness of this pie. 

Easy Pie Crust

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Prep now and enjoy wonderful pies all season. Make the crust and topping in advance and keep them in the freezer for up to three months, then defrost fully before using.

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

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The words "apple pie" conjure warmth, aroma, taste, and togetherness. This apple pie recipe is filled with Granny Smith apples and is tucked into a buttery pie crust. To make this apple pie recipe even sweeter, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Cheddar-Topped Shepherd's Pie

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Old-style pubs have it right: Sitting down to a generous helping of shepherd's pie is a true pleasure; making it is happily simple. We've added sharp cheddar to our mashed potatoes for a snappy topping.

Classic Cream Puffs

The foundation of the perfect cream puff is light, airy pâte à choux, which is made with eggs, flour, and butter. Once the cream puffs are shaped and baked, they're filled with a rich homemade pastry cream.

Classic Chicken Potpie

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A buttery crust is always a winner, but when it comes to potpie, it's what's inside that counts. Try this classic version; then explore these fresh filling ideas: Curried Chicken; Mushroom-Marjoram Chicken; Tomato-Corn Chicken.

Pate a Choux

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Use this pate a choux recipe to make mouthwatering pastries such as profiteroles, cream puffs, and eclairs.

Cottage Pie

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A traditional cottage pie is made with ground beef and topped with mashed potatoes. We used potato slices, which saves time and looks good, too. For a shepherd's pie, use lamb. Or, try a turkey twist: Add 2 cups finely minced turkey meat along with the peas.

Basic Pie Dough for Apple Pie

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This recipe makes enough dough for one double-crust pie or two single-crust pies. For more baking help, go to How to Make Apple Pie.

Inspiration and Ideas

The Finishing Touch: Pie Crust Wash

This simple technique helps you get a perfect, golden brown pastry crust every time.

Five-Spice Pumpkin Pie with Phyllo Crust

Try this deep-dish pumpkin pie when you need to please both traditional and modern palates at the Thanksgiving table. Adding Chinese five-spice powder to the filling may seem unorthodox, but two of its components (cinnamon and clove) can already be found in standard pumpkin-pie spice. The dramatic crust is delightfully easy to create—just brush butter onto sheets of store-bought phyllo and layer them at different angles in the pan. Finish with freshly whipped cream, and you'll have one mighty fine, crowd-pleasing dessert.

Beef and Potato Hand Pies

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Store-bought puff pastry makes these pies extra easy. Serve them with a green salad.