It often seems like the best pies come in summer – juicy berries are in season, making with colder weather, letting more dormant ingredients truly shine, if you have the right recipe. These are autumn’s best pies that might fool friends into thinking you’re a professional baker.
Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie
An apple pie is a fall classic, but this cranberry apple crumble take things up a notch for added texture and tartness. When served with a hearty dollop of vanilla ice cream, there’s no way this colourful combination can go wrong.
Apple Cheesecake Pie
This pie combines two unlikely textures, and has a classic thatched top. The creamy nature of cheesecake works in total harmony with cinnamon drizzled apples. The cheesecake acts as a luscious base for the crisp apples for the ultimate fusion dessert.
Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie
Pumpkin pie is a melt-in-your mouth, silky smooth staple for thanksgiving. This is a cold remix of it that’s best consumed in cozy conditions. Ice cream pie is sometimes overwhelmingly sweet, but when graced with the subtlety of a pumpkin pie filling, all that changes into something heavenly and balanced.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Chocolate lovers are about to go crazy over this dessert switch-up. Pecan pie is a luxuriously sweet dessert that’s hard to say no to, and when you add a sumptuous base of chocolate to that experience, it’s tough not to finish a whole pie. Maximum flavour, minimal effort.
Peanut Butter Pie
If you could turn a bag of Reese’s Pieces into a full on gourmet pie, would you go for it? This rich but creamy mousse texture with a hint of saltiness makes the flavour more manageable. The crust is ideally made of oreos, but any chocolate wafer cookie will do.
Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie with Dulce de Leche
For those who don’t know, dulce de leche is a caramel like substance that may be what dreams are made of. In this case, it’s drizzled over a deep dish pumpkin pie for a glorious dessert that no one will be able to say isn’t filling. The layers within create a flavour explosion that no pumpkin pie can beat.
Fresh Fig and Lemon Cream Tart
This fall pie uses less traditional ingredients than the standard autumn garb, like lemon and fig. It’s a light touch of freshness that is the perfect finish to a hearty dinner. Those who prefer delicate flavours to saccharine one will have found their new favourite recipe. Plus, it’s totally Instagrammable.
Salted Greek Honey Nut Pie
This international inspired nut pie carries syrupy notes thanks to the honey in it. Nuts and a crispy finish almost remind of Baklava, and is great for those who aren’t into traditional, all-American pies.
Butternut Squash Pie
This is an innovative take on pumpkin pie, and has a similarly textured filling. It tastes divine with a little plop of whipped cream, and is secretly a really nutritious dessert. A fantastic way to trick the family into thinking they’re indulging while they get their vitamins.
Cranberry, Ginger and Pear Pie
This pie combines all the flavors that give fall such a warm and snuggly feel. Ginger adds a certain depth and spice while cranberry and pear add subtle notes of sour and sweet. This is a grown up take on apple pie with a crumble top that looks irresistible.