25 Springtime Pie Recipes
March 23, 2016
Celebrate the changing seasons with these delicious pie recipes for spring
25 Springtime Pie Recipes
Sweet California strawberries, Barbados cherries, sweet mangoes, pineapples, and more come into season during the spring, and after a long winter of sparsely stocked farmers market bins, we are happy for the variety of sweet, colorful fruit available. What better way to celebrate spring’s flavors than with a fresh baked pie overflowing with the season’s bounty.
There are still plenty of fruits like apples — found year round most places — which we can’t help but spice and toss into a flaky pie crust, but then there are also those distinctly spring flavored treats, like hummingbird pie with fresh pineapple and light-as-air banana cream pie.
As any great pie-maker knows, your pie is only as good as its crust, so check out our guide for making the perfect, tender, flaky pie crust or if you find yourself in a time crunch, use store-bought pie crust and use the leftover dough for one of these delicious creations.
Blackberry Pie (Low-Calorie)
Everything from the pie crust to the filling in this pie is homemade. The secret ingredient is the boxed sugar free jell-o pudding that provides a gelatinous texture, one similar to jam. Serve warm, and — if you really want to be adventurous — add some fat free ice cream or cool whip! — Julie Kang
A woven lattice makes a striking top for a blueberry pie. The open weave allows a peek at the filling and lets steam escape as the pie bakes. The process of weaving the top is easy to follow — cut the dough into strips, preferably with a fluted pastry wheel, and arrange them on top of the filling. This pie and many others with juicy berry fillings are thickened with cornstarch, a stronger option than flour (a more appropriate choice for less juicy apples or pears). You may want to adjust the amount of thickener if the berries are particularly juicy, or if you prefer a firmer or looser pie filling. — Martha Stewart’s Pies & Tarts
Recreate some favorite childhood memories with these fresh cherry pies. This recipe creates enough dough and filling for two pies, so you can save some for later or serve a crowd! Pitting cherries might seem a lot of work, but that's what kids are for — free labor. — Jeff Bolton
Chocolate Hazelnut Pie
Here's a rich chocolate pie flavored with hazelnuts and Frangelico hazelnut liqueur. I chose to use a combination of both dark chocolate and white chocolate. The result was lighter but with the richer taste of dark chocolate; sort of perfect actually. — Creative Culinary
Creamy Chocolate-Mint Pie
Chocolate and mint are together again in a rich, tempting cream pie made easy in a frozen pie shell. — The Daily Meal Staff
Dark Chocolate Silk Pie
Whoa! Move over Willy Wonka! This smooth Dark Chocolate Silk Pie is delicious! It’s sinfully rich with an abundance of butter, sugar, eggs, and of course, the star of the show, dark chocolate. The delectable cream filling is topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with dark chocolate candy bar slivers. Are you kidding me? (Nope.) — The Baking ChocolaTess
The inspiration for this pie is hummingbird cake, a Southern classic traditionally made with canned pineapple. We use fresh pineapple, which, along with bananas, dried apricots, and a crumb topping made with coconut, pecans, and cinnamon, heightens the lush feel. In the dead of winter, a slice of this pie is like a quick trip to the sweet South. — Holly Ricciardi
Italian Sweet Ricotta Pie
This mildly sweet Italian pie is made with a tender, olive oil crust and a whipped ricotta and egg custard filling that is baked just until set. Serve with fresh berries and a drizzle of honey or olive oil.
Mile-High Peanut Butter Pie
A creamy peanut butter filling tops a brownie layer, all in a flaky pie crust. — Pillsbury
Mini-Lemon Meringue Pies
A cute mini version of springtime favorite lemon meringue pie! Flaky crust, tart lemon filling, and fluffy meringue, all in one bite! Garnish this light and refreshing spring dessert with lemon peel twists. — American Egg Board
Raw Organic Chocolate Mousse Pie
This healthier version of a chocolate mousse pie is made with a cashew crust, and the chocolatey filling is made with cocoa powder, coconut oil, cashews, and honey that are whipped into a smooth mousse-like filling.
Strawberry Key Lime Pie
Showing that the traditional Key lime pie can in fact be mixed up in many delicious ways, Kermit adds strawberry purée into the filling of this amazingly beautiful Strawberry Key Lime Pie. Sounds to us like a strawberry margarita in a pie shell... SOLD. — Lauren Gordon
Strawberry Rhubarb Custard Meringue Pie
Your new favorite springtime dessert, this easy pie is perfect for a picnic! Sweet strawberries, tart rhubarb, and creamy custard pair perfectly in this delicious pie; all in a basic pie crust. — American Egg Board