Pies are the fashion icon of the baking world: always in style, and always in season. Today, I'm sharing the top 5 best pie recipes, and I'm certain you'll be able to master them all! Baking your way through these classic pie recipes will sharpen your overall pie-making abilities and skills, help you hone in on your baking creativity and grow your confidence. Your family and friends will be happy to help taste the finished products!
5 of the Best Pie Recipes to Make
Pies have a magical way of bringing people together. They've been a classic dessert for centuries, and for good reason. Who doesn't love a pastry made with a perfectly baked crust and an incredibly flavored filling? They can range from creamy and sweet to fruity and tangy. The combinations of pie crusts and filling options are endless, and everyone has their favorites. However, the classics have my heart, and I want to share my top 5 classics with you today.
From a mouth-watering fruit tart, to the ultimate decadent chocolate cream pie, the range is vast! Make any one of these and your loved ones will be thrilled. Feeling up to the challenge? Go ahead and bake your way through all of them to become a master of all things pie.
Nearly everybody has had a fruit tart in their life, right? If you have, was it lovingly made from scratch? A correctly made fruit tart is something dreams are made of, and you cannot beat homemade for this recipe. Thanks to that crisp pastry shell and silky pastry cream, it has a crunchy bite at first and quickly melts into a rich and creamy dance with your taste buds. Lastly, this classic is topped with fresh fruit of your choice. It's essentially an art project that you can eat.
While impressive looking, this tart is actually quite easy to put together. It can be glazed for the final finishing touch or left as is. Either way, this is a show-stopping dessert welcome at any dinner or gathering.
Banana Cream Pie is just what is called for when you are feeling like being wrapped up in the security of something delicious. It's entirely comfort food, presented in a shallow baking dish. The best part? It's not that hard to make either. Yes, there are three components to put together–the crust, the pudding and the whipped cream–but the end result is totally worth the effort!
This Apple Crumble Pie starts with a flaky pie crust, then filled with juicy apples laced in cinnamon, and topped with an oat crumble. This is one of those all-American classics you cannot leave off your holiday menu.
This Sweet Cherry Pie–made using frozen cherries–is the best dessert to make in the deep, dark of the winter when you are really craving a summertime feel. Sweet cherries are paired with lemon and tart cherry juice, accented with almond extract, and tucked inside a flaky lattice crust.
Rich and decadent, a Classic Chocolate Cream Pie is what dreams are made of. Homemade dark chocolate pudding is topped with silky whipped cream and chocolate shavings and tucked inside of a sweet pie pastry.
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