10 Easy Pie Recipes to Try This Weekend

Time to bake a pie!


Jennifer Causey

Baking a pie can seem like a daunting task, but it certainly doesn’t need to be. Whether you’re gearing up for a holiday celebration or dinner party, or simply want to hone your baking skills, we’ve got you covered with this collection of no-fuss pie recipes. 

Here, you’ll find an array of easy pies to make that require little to no work. In fact, in the case of our No-Bake Pumpkin Pie, you won’t even need to turn on the oven, which just means you’ll have more time to focus on the main course. Keep reading for an easy coconut-cashew pie, a simple Key lime pie recipe, and more.

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Cranberry & Strawberry Crumb Pie

Cranberry-Strawberry Crumb Pie
Johnny Miller

Tart cranberries mellow sweet strawberries in this summer-meets-fall pie that you can make with fresh or frozen fruit. Additionally, the dessert boasts a classic crumb topping that’s spiced with cinnamon and ginger. While this pie does need time to bake and cook, it only requires 20 minutes of hands-on work. 

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Brown Butter & Vanilla Pear Pie

Brown Butter & Vanilla Pear Pie
Johnny Miller

Brown butter has a richness and depth of flavor that can’t be beat, so using it to bake a pie is a no-brainer. Here, it’s tossed with pears, apples, and vanilla to create a pie that’s slightly sweet and definitely sophisticated enough to please holiday revelers or dinner party guests. To elevate this dessert even further, serve each slice with creme fraiche or lightly-sweetened mascarpone.

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Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Pie
Maria Robledo

Our favorite thing about this pie is that it’s made entirely of store-bought ingredients, which is why it requires just 20 minutes of hands-on work. For this dessert, you’ll layer chocolate ice cream onto a cookie crust, and then top it with Nutella and caramel ice cream, chopped hazelnuts, and caramel syrup.

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Coconut-Cashew Pie

Coconut-Cashew Pie
Johnny Miller

Think of this dessert as a classic pecan pie with a little Hawaiian twist. Layered along the bottom of the crust you’ll find a generous lining of cashews, topped with a brown-sugar filling and coconut chips. If you can’t find coconut chips, use unsweetened flaked coconut instead. 

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Toasted-Coconut Key Lime Pie

Toasted-Coconut Key Lime Pie Recipe
Greg DuPree

This dairy-free recipe is perfect for hot weather days, but feel free to make it during any time of the year. It features a coconut cookie crust with a decadent coconut interior made with coconut whipped topping. The interior is also spiked with a generous amount of lime juice, which gives it a subtle tart flavor that compliments the rest of the dessert very well.

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Mini Pumpkin Pies With Speculoos Crust and Whipped Cream

Ginger-Pumpkin Mini Pies With Speculoos Crust and Whipped Cream
Jennifer Causey

Switch up your pumpkin pie game this holiday season by making these mini treats instead. Each small pie boasts a Speculoos cookie crust, and is packed with a spicy sweet pumpkin filling that’s topped with a dollop of whipped cream and crystallized ginger.

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Mint Chip Ice Cream Pie

Mint Chip Ice Cream Pie
Yunhee Kim

A pie you can make with three ingredients? Yes please! This treat comes together thanks to a crust made with crisped rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies), and chopped semisweet chocolate, and a mint chocolate-chip ice cream filling. While it takes a little over two hours to freeze completely and find its shape, this easy-to-make pie requires just 10 minutes of hands-on work.

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Apple Pie Skillet Cake



Sure, this dessert is technically a (skillet) cake, but we’re including it on this list because it has all the classic flavors you’ll find in an apple pie, despite taking a fraction of the time to whip up. You’ll start by cooking down the apples with brown sugar and cinnamon before folding the syrupy fruits into a simple batter. Then, you’ll bake this dessert and top it with the remaining cooked apples and syrup, as well as a sprinkling of cinnamon. Serve it with ice cream and you’re all set.

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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie
qSang An

Dust the cooled pie with confectioners' sugar for a pretty wintry effect.

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No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

If you’re tight on oven space during the holidays (or really any other time of year) consider this no-bake dessert. It features a press-in graham cracker crust, and a filling that includes white chocolate chips, pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and warm spices such as cinnamon and cloves.

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