Have all your pies, and eat them, too!
Whether you’re craving apple, chocolate, pecan, strawberry or pumpkin pie, we have best pie recipes with tips, photos and videos to help make it right—even the crust!
Grandma’s Blueberry Pie
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out half the pastry and line a 9-inch pie pan; trim crust to the rim of the pan. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Combine sugar, tapioca, and cinnamon. Toss sugar mixture with blueberries in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice. Let stand fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, roll out the top crust into a 10-inch circle. Cut into half-inch strips. Pour blueberry mixture into chilled pie shell and dot with butter. Add the pastry strips one at a time, weaving a lattice. Flute edges.
Place pie on a baking sheet to catch drips. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, until filling is bubbly and crust is light brown. Cool completely before serving.
Fresh Strawberry Tart
Impress anyone anytime with this free-form (or free-style, if you like) fresh strawberry tart. Roll out a ball of sweet pastry into a large round, roll the edges and crimp to create a free-form crust…which is perfect because you don’t need to buy a fancy pan to make an impressive crust! After pre-baking the pastry, make a sweet and creamy cheese mixture of cream cheese, creme fraiche, sugar, egg yolk, salt, vanilla and lemon zest and bake again. When cool, cover with strawberries and coat with a shiny glaze of warmed apricot jam. Get Chef John’s recipe for Fresh Strawberry Tart.
Blackberry Peach Pie
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Mix the blackberries, peaches, cornstarch, and sugar in a large bowl.
Press one of the pie crusts into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan. Pour the blackberry mixture into the pie crust. Cover with the remaining pie crust. Crimp the edges of the two crusts together to seal. Cut slits in the top of the pie to vent. Brush the top with the melted butter. Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg over the top.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue to cook until top crust is golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.