If you love fruit pies but think they are reserved for summer baking, we've got some great news. Baking up delicious, homemade fruit pies is possible all year round, thanks to fall and winter produce as well as the wide availability of canned and frozen fruit.
Browse our winning collection of fruit pie recipes to bake in every season of the year, from classic apple pie and cherry pie to key lime pie, banana cream pie, and more. You'll also find genius baking tricks here for successful pie-making, whether you are using fresh or preserved ingredients.
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Fresh, plump, firm blueberries are outstanding in this classic double-crust blueberry pie, but frozen ones are a good choice between growing seasons. Use your favorite pie crust recipe or store-bought refrigerated pastry for this pie. After brushing the top crust with egg wash, sprinkle on some cinnamon-sugar for extra sweetness and spice, before popping it into the oven.
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With apples widely available in supermarkets all year-round, any time is a great time of year to bake an old-fashioned apple pie. Use a mixture of sweet and tart apples for the filling, choosing firm fruit of both varieties. Layering sliced apples evenly in the bottom crust, versus dumping them in, will give you a more consistent bake. You can also finish the top crust with an egg wash before baking, for a nice shine to your pie.
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Tart, silky, and smooth lemon meringue pie offers a symphony of wonderful textures in one dessert. This classic pie has a lovely lemon filling that is bright, sharp, and rich but not too sweet. For the fluffiest, highest meringues, use older eggs, allowing them to come to room temperature before beating.
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With canned pears in heavy syrup in the pantry and a frozen pastry crust in the freezer, you're always ready to make this stunning pear streusel pie. It's modelled on a classic European bakery pie with just the perfect amount of spice and crunch in the topping. Put it on your holiday dessert menu, adding optional dried cranberries to the simple fruit filling or show it off at a Sunday brunch.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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With layers of tropical-tasting bananas and rich, creamy vanilla custard all nestled into a flaky pie crust, it's no wonder that banana cream pie is an all-time favorite American dessert. This version is topped with fluffy clouds of sweet meringue for a luscious treat that is special and comforting all at once.
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A warm slice of peach pie is like summer on a plate, and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or fluffy whipped cream only makes it better. Filled with sweet, juicy peaches, brown sugar, and spices, this double-crust spiced peach pie is easy to make with store-bought pastry sheets. Fresh, ripe peaches are best, but when they're out of season, you can use frozen fruit—just make sure to defrost and drain it thoroughly first.
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Made with luscious, ripe plums and just a few pantry ingredients nestled into a prepared or homemade flaky pastry crust, this elegant plum pie is worthy of your most special summer dinners. Use Italian plums for the filling if you can find them, or else the more common purple plums. There is no need to peel either type of plum—just pit and cut into quarters. A sprinkle of cardamom, along with the included cinnamon, would accent their flavors wonderfully, too.
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Besides apple pie, no dessert could be as all-American as classic cherry pie. Tart and sweet all at once with a lightly-sweetened, homey filling that includes cherries, sugar, vanilla, and almond extract, this double-crust, diner-style pie is sure to inspire smiles. Frozen tart cherries work great in this pie and save you the trouble of pitting fresh cherries.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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On a cold or rainy day, let this Southern-style, tropical-tasting chess pie whisk you away to warmer climes. It's easy and inexpensive to assemble at any time of year, using canned crushed pineapple, sweetened flaked coconut, and a few more pantry items. Use any type of crust you like for this deep-dish dessert, from homemade to frozen or gluten-free.
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Popular key lime pie originated in the Florida Keys at a time when fresh milk was scarce on the sun-baked islands. It is a simply delectable dessert made with canned sweetened condensed milk (which needs no refrigeration), egg yolks, key lime juice, and zest. It is baked only briefly before chilling to set. Use gluten-free graham crackers to make it a gluten-free dessert.
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While technically a vegetable, rhubarb acts just like a fruit when baked in a pie. You need only 15 minutes to assemble this classic, single-crust rhubarb pie, and even less if you use a purchased pastry crust. A small amount of ground nutmeg or cinnamon adds great flavor to the custardy filling.
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If you've never made an old-fashioned raisin pie, it's high time you try baking up this uniquely delicious treat. Made with raisins, spices, sour cream, and a few other, always-available pantry staples, it would make a yummy addition to any Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert table.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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Need to feed a crowd, but don't feel like baking multiple pies? We've got you covered with this big slab pie that bakes on a sheet pan and feeds up to 16 people. Fill it with frozen blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries, or a mixture of all three, for a great party dessert to please pastry-lovers.