The season of giving (and getting) is upon us, and pies are some of the best things to share with those you love. Try making pie dough from scratch; it’s not as hard as you think, especially if you have a stand mixer or food processor.
There is nothing better than watching someone’s eyes light up after you give them a homemade pie, which makes it the perfect choice for this week’s SWAT (Sharing with a Theme).
We put the Culinary Content Network to the test to come up with a few of their favorite pie recipes, and here are some of the highlights:[slideshow:
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Sweet Potato Meringue Pie
(Credit: Aurelie Jouan)
If you like sweet potato casserole, you’ll love this delicious pie. Creamy sweet potato custard is baked inside a piecrust and then topped with a marshmallow-like toasted meringue topping. Click here to see the recipe.
No-Bake Banana Pie
(Credit: Krystle Smith/Baking Beauty)
A simple pie for all those times you want to make a dessert without turning on the oven. Click here to see the recipe.
Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.