Classic Pie Recipes

The Culinary Content Network shares their favorite pie recipes for all occasions

Though not as trendy as cupcakes, pies are some of the most delicious share-able desserts.

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.

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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:

  • Diane Williams of Homemade Food Junkie brings us the iconic flavor of caramel apples in a pie flavored with brown sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Christina Lakey of Food Apparel brings us a from-scratch coconut cream pie topped with toasted shredded coconut.
  • This week’s winner comes from Miranda at Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt. Just when we thought pumpkin pie couldn’t get any better, along comes peanut butter pumpkin pie.

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.