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Honey Cran-Raspberry Pie

This cranberry raspberry pie is my son Michael's recipe. It was passed down to him when he got married in 2002. The pie is quite tart, but it pairs well with a favorite vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. —Beverly Batty, Forest Lake, Minnesota

Pumpkin Pie Kit

When my husband, Randy, was deployed in Afghanistan, I sent him the ingredients to make this easy pumpkin pie recipe....


No-Bake Apple Pie

8 reviews

We always have an abundance of apples in the fall, so I like to make this easy pie. My husband...


Easy Pumpkin Spice Pudding Pie

Caramel, pumpkin, nuts and cream cheese—classic winter flavors combine in a no-bake pie that couldn't be easier or more delicious....


Homemade Pear Pie

2 reviews

I entered this pie in a local baking contest and ended up winning! Bartlett pears hold up well when baked,...

Cherry Cheesecake

26 reviews

When I worked full-time and needed a quick dessert to take to a potluck or a friend's home, this pie...


Cherry Tarts

1 review

At our house, we celebrate George Washington's birthday with this cherry dessert.

Chocolate Eggnog Pie

Reduced-fat eggnog makes for a creamy pie that’s spiced just right—and a light treat to top off a holiday meal....


Pineapple Cheese Pie

3 reviews

I cut this recipe out of a magazine over 40 years ago when I was a new cook and wanted...


Cranberry Pecan Pie

15 reviews

I first prepared this pie at Thanksgiving to share with my co-workers. It was such a success! Now I freeze...


Cinnamon-Pear Rustic Tart

1 review

I was lucky enough to spend the holidays with my husband's family in Montana. I loved the rustic simplicity of...

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie

27 reviews

This creamy pumpkin pie is a little bit traditional and a little bit modern. But everyone will agree that it's...


Easy Pie Crust

14 reviews

Even novice bakers who shy away from homemade pie pastry can't go wrong with this recipe. It is easy to...


Easy Peanut Butter & Pretzel Pie

5 reviews

My crispy, salty pretzel crust just begs for a creamy no-bake peanut butter filling and a layer of chocolate ganache....


Never-Fail Pie Crust

13 reviews

Even novice bakers who normally shy away from homemade pie pastry can't go wrong with this recipe. It's so easy...


Apple Crumb Tart with Cinnamon Cream

3 reviews

I love homemade apple pie but don't always have time to make it. For a fabulous shortcut, use a cookie...

Pastry for Double Pie-Crust

10 reviews

Use this recipe from our Test Kitchen when you need pastry for a double-crust or lattice-topped pie.


Cranberry-Orange Crumb Tart

3 reviews

After my sister took the family to the local cranberry festival, my mom bet me that I couldn't make a...


Pear Tart

14 reviews

My sister-in-law brought this pretty pastry to dinner one night, and we all went back for seconds. It is truly...


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Hand-Held Apple Pies

25 reviews

When I was in high school, my best friend's mother baked this mini apple pie recipe every year. I was...


Pastry for Extra-Large Double-Crust Pie

1 review

Our Test Kitchen home economists adapted one of their 9-inch, double-crust recipes for an 11-1/2- to 12-inch pie plate. Bake...