One way to my family's heart is through great-tasting food. Luckily, I've learned to take a few shortcuts to get there. This no-bake pie is a good example. Using canned pie filling and a prepared crust gets me out of the kitchen quickly.
"Slab pie" is a pastry baked in a jelly-roll pan and cut in slabs like a bar cookie—or a pie bar, if you will. My grandfather was a professional baker and served pieces of slab pie to his customers back in the day. Here is my spin, featuring rhubarb and gorgeous red raspberries. —Jeanne Ambrose, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This pretty raspberry pie was practically a staple at our house during the late summer. Our family had raspberry bushes, so the pie was always made with fresh-picked berries. —Emily Dennis, Hancock, Michigan
A diabetic for 30 years, I adapted this recipe to fit my needs. When I serve this pie, no one can believe it's sugarless. The oatmeal crust is so tender...and the filly is berry delicious!
—Ginny Arandas of Greensburg, Pennsylvania
This recipe is delicious with either fresh-picked or frozen raspberries. That means you can make it year-round. One bite of raspberry pie will instantly turn winter to summer. —Julie Price, Nashville, TN
Mouthwatering fresh raspberries star in this luscious pie. There's nothing to distract from the tangy berry flavor and gorgeous ruby color. A big slice is an excellent way to enjoy the taste of summer.—Patricia Staudt, Marble Rock, Iowa
We live along a 130-year-old railroad track (our house once was a train station) and during a couple weeks every year, it is edged with wild raspberries. I use those raspberries for this incredibly delicious pie. —Kathy Jones, West Winfield, New York
While he was growing up, this was my husband's favorite Christmas dessert. When we married, his mother passed it on to me. I take it to family gatherings during the holidays and have yet had any to bring home! It's a cool recipe for summer as well. —Victoria Newman, Antelope, California
This tart and creamy treat is shared by Gillian Batchelor of Crescent Valley.
"The recipe has been passed down in my family and copied for countless people over the years," Gillian remarks. "There's no mistaking that raspberries give this tall pie its good looks and divine flavor.
With ruby-red fruit and a golden lattice crust, this home-style pie is absolutely perfect for your Christmas table. The sweet-tart berries are accented with a hint of almond. —Vivian Gallagher, Berlin, New Jersey