10 One-Crust Pies to Enjoy All Year Round

Winning recipes cover a range of favorite flavors

Easy Key Lime Pie

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Pie reigns as one of life's great pleasures. This assortment of delicious one-crust pie recipes covers favorite flavors for any occasion. From classic apple and lemon meringue to divinely decadent creations such as chocolate pie with whipped cream topping, you can turn to these recipes to please your crowd again and again.

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    World's Best Chocolate Pie

    World's Best Chocolate Pie
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    This mouthwatering "world's best chocolate pie" lives up to the hype. High-quality baker's chocolate and vanilla make the filling extra decadent.

    Bake this in a prepared graham cracker pie shell and top it with homemade whipped cream topping.

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    Banana Cream Pie

    Banana Cream Pie
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    This tropical-inspired banana cream pie with fluffy filling and an indulgent whipped cream and toasted coconut topping can be ready in 30 minutes, start to finish. Assemble it in a pre-baked homemade crust or use a ready-made pie shell for even easier preparation.

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    Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

    Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

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    Watch your family and friends swoon over this extraordinary fresh strawberry cheesecake pie. Start with a graham cracker crust (either store-bought or homemade), then fill it with a sweetened cream cheese mixture.

    Bake the pie, then finish it with a layer of strawberry halves and fresh strawberry glaze. This pretty dessert makes a good choice to serve at a bridal or baby shower.

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    Easy Vegan Apple Pie

    Vegan Apple Pie

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    Katarina Zunic

    With fall comes widespread hankering for apple pie. This easy, delicious, top-rated vegan apple pie recipe uses a prepared crust and just a handful of other ingredients.

    Apple may not come immediately to mind when you think about one-crust pies, but this recipe tops the apples with a brown sugar and spice mixture instead of pastry, so it's lower in carbs than the usual version.

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    Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

    Bourbon pumpkin pie recipe

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    This extra-special "spirited" bourbon pumpkin pie makes a fantastic choice for special occasion dinners in fall, winter, or anytime you feel a craving for a comforting, boozy dessert. A splash of bourbon livens up pumpkin pie filling in this warmly aromatic one-crust pie. Use refrigerated pie dough or a frozen pie crust to save time in the kitchen.

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    Easy Key Lime Pie

    Easy Key Lime Pie

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    Heavenly key lime pie couldn't be any easier to make with this wonderful one-crust pie recipe. It starts with a store-bought or homemade graham cracker crust. Fill it with a key lime curd made with sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks and get ready to eat in just 30 minutes—one of the quickest shortcuts to happiness around!

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    Maple and Brown Sugar Pecan Pie

    Maple and brown sugar pecan pie recipe

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    A Southern classic sure to become a family favorite, this marvelous maple and brown sugar pecan pie combines maple syrup, brown sugar, butter, and pecans. Bake it in a prepared unbaked pastry shell, or use the recipe included here for homemade pie pastry. Serve slices with big scoops of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of sweetened whipped cream, or whipped topping.

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    Glazed Fresh Peach Pie

    Glazed Fresh Peach Pie
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    This single-crust glazed fresh peach pie recipe makes the most of summer peaches. Luscious fresh peaches mixed with peach nectar and just a few other simple ingredients make your peach pie dreams come true. It's ideal for wowing a crowd at potlucks and cookouts, or even as a special treat at family dinner.

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    Caramel Meringue Pie

    Caramel Pie Recipe
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    Beautiful, fluffy, sweetened meringue topping adds the perfect finishing touch for this ambrosial caramel pie recipe. Your guests will demand seconds (and maybe even thirds) of this wonderful dessert, with its exquisitely sweet, gooey, warm caramel filling. You can use the homemade pastry recipe included or pick up a frozen or refrigerated pastry crust to save time.

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    Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

    Classic Lemon Meringue Pie
    Diana Rattray  

    When you're not sure what to serve for dessert at special occasion dinners, you can't go wrong with this classic lemon meringue pie. It's a timeless choice for a reason—tangy lemon filling and fluffy meringue topping never go out of style.

    This pretty one-crust pie makes a statement on any table. You can use a homemade or purchased pie shell.