Top 10 List: Favorite Pie & Tart Recipes

One thing that many people enjoy during the summer is going out to orchards or local farms and picking fresh fruit – berries and rhubarb in the summer, and then lots of apples as the weather starts to cool and summer turns to fall. And what better way to use up all that wonderful fruit than sandwiched between lucious, buttery, flaky pie crust?! I rounded up all of my favorite pies to date, and while most of them are fruit pies, there are a few others in there, including some Thanksgiving classics and others that I think you’ll want to add to your favorite recipe stash. I hope you enjoy browsing, and feel free to share any of your favorites, and requests for recipes you’d like to see show up here on the site!

1. Blueberry Pie – Nothing says summer quite like a fresh blueberry pie! Blueberries are by far my favorite fruit, and this is the best way I can think of to enjoy them!

2. Chocolate Bourbon Walnut Pie – A traditional Derby Pie dessert, a classic pecan pie is given some twists – walnuts instead of pecans, and the additional of bourbon and chocolate chips. It’s delicious!

3. Dutch Apple Pie – I love apple pie, but that amazing crumble topping on Dutch apple pies certainly steal my heart. I love how much filling is piled into this pie!

4. Fresh Strawberry Pie – A recreation of a childhood favorite from a local restaurant, this homemade version is a thousand times better. I think you’ll agree if you’re from the Pittsburgh area :)

5. Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie – This is a new-found love, but you truly can’t go wrong in my world if you combine chocolate and peanut butter. This is a great picnic dessert!

6. Peach Pie – One of my mom’s favorite desserts, this is a great classic recipe to save in your stash.

7. Pecan Pie – A Thanksgiving staple and one of my all-time favorite pies, I just love a slice of chunky, ooey pecan pie.

8. Pumpkin Pie – Another Thanksgiving staple, this pie is made in a very unconventional manner, but it results in the most delicious of traditional pumpkin pies I have ever had!

9. Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie – This is another relatively new love for me, but the combination of the sweet strawberries and the tart rhubarb is an absolutely perfect balance. A great pie to make after a trip to the orchard.

10. Strawberry Tart – I love how easy this tart is, it’s perfect for whipping up when you have last-minute dinner guests.

What are your favorite types of pies? What varieties would you like to see here on the site that aren’t posted yet?

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33 Responses to “Top 10 List: Favorite Pie & Tart Recipes”

  1. Katrina on July 25, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Mmm I love the sound of those strawberry desserts!

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  2. Sasha (The Procrastobaker) on July 25, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Ive said it before and i’ll say it again no doubt, i LOVE your top 10’s! :) im finding it hard to pick a favourite out of these, they all look amazing in their own right, but i think that chocolate bourbon walnut pie is calling my name the most!

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  3. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on July 25, 2011 at 5:51 am

    That pumpkin pie is calling my name..

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  4. Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories on July 25, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Banana cream pie!! It is the most wonderful, delicious pie ever, and I know your version would be out of this world.

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  5. Rebecca on July 25, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Yummy looking tarts and pies. I’m not a big pie eater, but I love 3; key lime, frozen PB and chocolate and coconut creme =)

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  6. CouponClippingCook on July 25, 2011 at 10:38 am

    What a great way to start the week with all of those delicious pie and tart recipes. Each one looks amazing.

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  7. sherri lynn @ life of a wife on July 25, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Yum these all look great! I still want to try that frozen peanut butter pie! I might have to make it this week for my #2 birthday dessert :)

    Do you have a good recipe for a chocolate chess pie? I had one once and LOVED it! I’d love to make my own.

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  8. Kathleen on July 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Love everything on this list!

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  9. John Cardero on July 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Peanut Butter pie is my favorite pie of all time. I have never had it frozen, only chilled. I am going to have to try that. Pecan pie is my number two, but my wife made a pumpkin pecan pie once, it was to die for.

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  10. linda on July 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    love your top tens!
    i would love to see a peanut butter & chocolate tart…since i adore all your peanut butter recipes!
    thanks! :)

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  11. Chaos Mommy on July 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Got any amazing lemon meringue pies? Or any twists to the typical lemon meringue, perhaps? I really love cream pies, like coconut, chocolate, and banana. Your strawberry pie is exactly how my great-aunt made hers. It was always tradition to have it at Easter every year. After she passed, no one would make it! I finally made one and made my grandma (it was her sister) cry! Good tears ;)

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  12. OnSugarMountain on July 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    That blueberry pie looks to die for!

    I must say I always look forward to these “Top-Ten” Posts :) such a great variety on each.

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  13. Kacey on July 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Totally would not mind seeing a key lime pie and a lemon meringue pie or a coconut cream pie… Or a lemon tart, plum or peach tart… Heck, throw something in a crust and I will be happy!

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  14. Lilly on July 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    What a great top 10! They are all great and I wouldn’t be able to choose.

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  15. Emily Malloy @Cleanliness on July 25, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Lovely!

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  16. Ally on July 25, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I haven’t baked a pie since Thanksgiving & this collection is inspiring me to change that! Pronto! xo

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  17. Dani Katarina on July 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Every single one of these recipes looks to die for!!!

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  18. Ann on July 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I love the pies – the pictures – the list! I would say my favorite pie is coconut cream pie – and my husband requests it ALL the time!

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  19. Cookin' Canuck on July 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I don’t even know which one to start with – they all look so good! My all-time favorite kind of pie is lemon meringue, but I think that blueberry pie would give it a run for its money.

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  20. Courtney on July 25, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Citrus.. Lemon Meringue Pie and Key Lime pie! That apple pie looks delicious! :-)

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  21. a l on July 25, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Oh, those wonderful-looking pies immediately took me back many years to my all-time favorite, my every-year birthday dessert request. We called it 2-crust lemon pie. I have since discovered the recipe named “Slice o’ Lemon Pie.” I don’t remember it having any cinnamon added to top the crust, but do remember the egg white brushed on with sugar added.
    http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1737,149163-244207,00.html

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  22. Jenny Flake on July 25, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    What a perfect line up of mouthwatering pies and tarts!!

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  23. Peggy on July 26, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Being from Kentucky, the classic Derby pie is definitely my favorite! A local restaurant here even goes as far as topping it with ice cream, dipping the whole thing in chocolate, and sticking a popsicle stick in the middle – a dilly bar on crack is what we call it! But oh so good =)

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  24. Maria on July 26, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I don’t bake pies very often. Now I want to! They all look so good!

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  25. Christina @ Sweet Peas Kitchen on July 26, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Mmmm..All of these pies look super delicious! :D

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  26. Tracy on July 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    You can’t go wrong with any of these pies! Strawberry-rhubarb is my favorite!

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  27. Valerie on July 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I too, like blueberry, peach and pecan and my husband likes your peanut butter pie! Coconut cream and key lime pie are two additional favs!

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  28. Lisa on July 27, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I love a blueberry peach pie. So yummy

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  29. Ron on September 7, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Those pies are delicious!

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  30. linda on October 3, 2013 at 11:14 am

    rhubarb custard——sour cream lemon—-flapper pie

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  31. BJ on February 28, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Pie, just pie!

    It is always great!

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  32. Sandy on March 12, 2014 at 11:34 am

    I was reminded yesterday that Pi day is coming up (3/14 = 3.14) and have an urge to make a few pies and bring them into the office. Lets see how long my ambition lasts but I am liking the Dutch Apple Pie, Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Pie.

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  33. Pamela K. Truesdale on July 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Blackberry pie, which we’re having for the 4th.

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