These Easter Pie Recipes Ensure Your Holiday Ends on a Sweet Note
From coconut cream to strawberry-rhubarb, these classic pie recipes are perfect to serve on Easter Sunday.
Easter is a time to gather with family and friends and celebrate spring. Whether you're cooking the entire family meal or responsible only for providing a special dessert, consider trading in your usual holiday treat for an unexpected but absolutely fabulous Easter pie.
What is Easter pie? One of the most elemental of pie recipes for Easter is coconut cream. It's thick and creamy, sweet and dreamy, and beloved by both kids and adults. Our version takes it to the next level by using coconut in both the cream filling and as a topping. Plus, using coconut milk rather than heavy cream gives the filling even more body and bonus coconut flavor.
Rhubarb is at its best right around Easter, so consider using it to make a colorful, flavorful pie for your family. For our Rhubarb Custard Pie, a rich custard is whisked together until creamy and smooth, poured into a tart shell, topped with rhubarb pieces, and baked until set. You could also try making our Rhubarb-Strawberry Lattice Pie. Strawberries and rhubarb are a classic combination; together, they create a juicy filling that's just right—not too sweet and not too tart.
Chocolate lovers, we didn't forget about you! Our Mile-High Triple-Chocolate-Espresso Mousse Pie features two layers of cloud-like chocolate mousse (a bittersweet and a semisweet layer) and a silky espresso cream smoothed over the top. And you can prepare it up to two days in advance, so if you have lots of other cooking to do on Easter day, you'll know that dessert is already taken care of.
Whether your family is near or far, and your celebration small or large, these Easter pie recipes are sure to make your day just a little bit sweeter.
Double-Coconut Cream Pie
Sweet and creamy, coconut pie is an Easter classic. Our favorite pâte brisée is used for the flaky crust, which gets filled with a rich cream made with coconut milk and sweetened shredded coconut. But it doesn't stop there: Top the pie off with homemade whipped cream and toasted coconut for a spectacular finish.
Mile-High Triple-Chocolate-Espresso Mousse Pie
This Easter pie can't possibly taste as good as it looks, right? Oh, yes it can. Each layer of chocolate is so rich, so decadent, and so heavenly no one will be able to stop at just one slice. The crust is made from chocolate wafer cookies and the filling contains two varieties of chocolate—bittersweet and milk.
Citrus Chess Pie
Pretty as can be and absolutely delicious, this delicate citrus pie for Easter is made with a combination of zest and juice from lemons and oranges. Use a small, fluted round cutter to create holes in the top crust, which reveals the sweet, rich filling inside.
Milk-Chocolate Pudding Pie
Transform a basic, nostalgic dessert—chocolate pudding—into a fabulous pie. The crust is made with vanilla wafers, unsalted butter, and sugar (no rolling needed!) and the filling includes a combination of milk and semisweet chocolate, plus sugar, whole milk, eggs yolks, and cornstarch, which binds everything together.
Rhubarb-Strawberry Lattice Pie
Coconut-Key Lime Pie
Fragrant and fabulous, we are literally putting the lime in the coconut with this celebratory pie. A pre-made graham cracker crust is filled with a decadent mixture of sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk, key lime juice, and egg yolks. After it's baked, fill the crust with a voluminous mound of whipped cream and toasted coconut.
Vanilla Pudding Pie
This is the ultimate black and white pie featuring a chocolate crust and a white chocolate-vanilla filling. The luscious filling is a combination of chopped white chocolate, ground cardamom, whole vanilla bean, sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, and whole milk. It's indulgent and totally irresistible.
Upside-Down Lemon Meringue Pie
Chocolate Chess Pie
The secret to every great chocolate dessert is a little bit of coffee, which enhances the deep, rich cocoa flavors. Here, we've used just one and a half teaspoons of instant espresso powder in the creamy filling. Another thing to love about this recipe? If you make the pâte brisée pie crust in advance, the pie only requires 15 minutes of prep work.
Rhubarb Custard Pie
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie
Is there anything more decadent than the combination of chocolate and peanut butter? We take any chance we get to serve this winning pairing. The filling for this Easter pie is made with cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, smooth peanut butter, vanilla extract, and heavy cream.