15 Decadent Cream Pies

One slice won't be enough

Orange Dreamsicle Pie

The Spruce / Elaine Lemm

Cream pies aren’t just for tossing into clown's faces. If you’ve never tried to “whip” up one of these delightful desserts, what are you waiting for? Here are some great standby recipes to get you started.

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    Nutty Peanut Butter Cream Pie

    Peanut Butter PIe

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    You’ll go nuts for this nutty peanut butter cream pie made with cream cheese for a light, fluffy filling. Use a chocolate cookie crust for contrast or a simple graham cracker crust if that's what's available. Garnishing with chopped peanuts, chocolate shavings, or a chocolate drizzle will make it party-ready.

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    Chocolate Silk Pie

    Chocolate Silk PIe

     The Spruce / Elaine Lemm

    Calling all chocoholics! This is a simple chocolate silk pie topped with luscious whipped cream. A purchased pastry shell, graham cracker crust, or homemade versions of either will all work great. Just allow for a few hours of chilling time before serving.

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    Strawberry Cream Pie With Custard Filling

    Strawberry cream pie

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    This fresh strawberry cream pie with custard filling is absolutely beautiful. Use a pre-baked pastry shell to make preparation both quick and easy. Make sure you wash the berries thoroughly before using and arrange in a pretty pattern for an eye-catching presentation.

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    Tangy Key Lime Pie

    Key Lime Pie

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    Taste the tropics with this tangy tangy Key lime pie. The distinctive, small citrus fruit make a real difference, but if you can’t find them fresh, you should be able to find bottled juice at your local grocery store. Make sure you zest the limes before squeezing them, too.

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    Streusel-Topped Blueberry Cream Pie

    Blueberry Custard Pie With Streusel Topping

    The Spruce / D.L. Rattray

    Sweet-tart blueberries and creamy custard are a match made in heaven in this streusel-topped blueberry cream pie. The streusel topping gives it a nice, sweet crunch. Serve it with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for a family dinner or get-together.

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    Orange Creamsicle Pie

    Orange Dreamsicle Pie

    The Spruce / Elaine Lemm

    This zingy orange creamsicle pie is as delectable as it is beautiful, with a bright orange flavor and a color to match. Tangy orange marmalade gives it that signature flavor, but you can mix it up with a different flavor for unique variations on the theme. 

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    Banana Cream Pie

    Banana cream pie
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    Just because you have allergies or sensitivities doesn’t mean you have to skip dessert. This banana cream pie includes no dairy or eggs and can be made gluten-free by substituting a gluten-free pastry crust or using gluten-free graham crumbs. You’ll never notice the difference!

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    Old-Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie

    Sugar Cream Pie

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This old-fashioned sugar cream pie is as simple as it is delicious. And with less than an hour of preparation, you can have it ready as soon as you can say “dessert, anyone?” The flavor is mild and sweet and the simple pie would look lovely with a fruit topping.  

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    Eggnog Cream Pie

    Eggnog Cream Pie

    The Spruce / Elaine Lemm 

    You can have your eggnog and eat it, too with this creamy, decadent, boozy eggnog cream pie. This eggy custard pie makes the perfect holiday dessert or afternoon snack. To save time, you can also use store-bought sweet pastry for the base.

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    Chocolate Chess Pie

    Southern Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

    The Spruce

    Traditionally, chess pie includes milk or buttermilk, eggs, and butter. This version adds rich chocolate for a luscious twist on the Southern standard. You can use any pre-baked crust—either homemade or store-bought—and top this chocolate chess pie with sweetened whipped cream for optimal flavor.

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    Lemon Meringue Pie

    Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

     The Spruce

    Is there anything more impressive than a sky-high meringue topping? You’ll impress your guests with this gorgeous lemon meringue pie that’s much easier to put together than it looks. The contrast between the tangy lemon curd and pillowy topping explains why this recipe is a classic.

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    Vegan Oreo Cream Pie

    Vegan Oreo Cream Pie

    The Spruce / Ashley Skabar

    Did you know that Oreos contain no animal products? They may come into contact with dairy during processing, so choose another variety if you’re concerned. This easy vegan Oreo cream pie is vegan and dairy-free, and can be served cold or even frozen. Add a dollop of ice cream or dairy-free whipped cream for a special occasion.

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    Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

    Bourbon pumpkin pie recipe

    The Spruce Eats/Julia Hartbeck

    Give your standard pumpkin pie a hit of extra spice with a splash of bourbon or Grand Marnier. If you’d prefer to avoid the alcohol, a splash of orange juice would work just as well. Make your own pie crust for personalized flare, or use a pre-made one if you’re short on time for this tasty Bourbon pumpkin pie.

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    Greek-Style Custard Cream Pie

    Custard pie with phyllo recipe

    ​The Spruce Eats / Teena Agnel

    If you’ve ever had a pleasure of visiting an authentic Greek restaurant, you may have already tried the Greek-style custard cream pie. The light, creamy custard, flaky phyllo dough, and fragrant lemon and orange syrup make an addictive combination. It’s best served the same day, so plan accordingly.

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    Butterscotch Cream Pie

    Butterscotch Pie

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    A rich, sweet homemade brown sugar and egg filling pairs with a decade whipped cream topping in this just about perfect butternut cream pie. A graham cracker crust adds a delightful crunch, but you can use a pre-baked pie crust if you prefer. The pie tastes best the day it’s made, and does require a couple of hours of refrigeration, so make sure you’ve got plenty of time.