Have Your Pie And Eat It, Too - 7 Recipes for National Pie Day

To celebrate National Pie Day, enjoy 7 recipes from The Food Channel to make your own homemade sensations. Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Have Your Pie And Eat It, Too - 7 Recipes for National Pie Day

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Have Your Pie And Eat It, Too - 7 Recipes for National Pie Day

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It’s a day to celebrate one of my favorite things—pies. My mother and grandmothers made the best homemade pies when I was a kid. Rolling the dough out with a rolling pin, the smell of fresh fruits (or chocolate!) baking for the fillings. And the intricate lattice work for the top crust.

Once again, it appears we can thank the ancient Egyptians for starting the pie craze. Mobile Cuisine has lots of other fun pie facts. For instance, at one time in history, eating pie was considered absolutely sinful and was banned, going underground for 16 years. When they hear the word “pie,” nearly half of Americans associate it with “comfort.” One in five also cop to having eaten an entire pie by themselves.

In honor of National Pie Day, here are 7 of my favorite pie recipes.

Great Grandma Schade’s Homemade Pie Crust

We featured Chef Michael Mech's great grandmother's Pecan Crescent Cookies in our 13 Days of Christmas Cookie series and they were a huge hit. Knowing what a great baker she was, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to share her secrets for making homemade pie crust.

Homemade Pie Crust. Photo: The Bungalow Chef.

It’s the foundation of any great pie! Guest Chef Michael Mech shares his grandmother’s recipe for creating your own homemade pie crust.

Honey, Pomegranate and Pear Pie

This pie combines sweet and tart flavors with fresh fruit to create a unique but familiar offering that celebrates traditional seasonal ingredients with trendy twists such as pomegranate arils. It also makes a beautiful centerpiece for the dessert table if it is made with multiple pear types.

Honey, Pomegranate and Pear Pie//Lance Mellenbruch

This recipe combines sweet and tart flavors with fresh fruit to create a unique but familiar offering that celebrates traditional ingredients with trendy twists such as pomegranate arils.

Queen Bee Apple Pie

A simple way to make a delicious apple pie like grandma used to make—with a convenient twist. Instead of making the crust from scratch, this Queen Bee Apple Pie recipe, from our friends at the National Honey Board, uses good-quality pre-made pie crust to save time without sacrificing flavor.

Queen Bee Apple Pie. Photo: National Honey Board.

If you need simplicity, this recipe provides a simple way to make a delicious apple pie like grandma used to make—with a convenient twist. Instead of making the crust from scratch, this Queen Bee Apple Pie, from our friends at the National Honey Board, uses good-quality pre-made pie crust to save time without sacrificing flavor.

Door County Cherry Pie

A staple in this part of the country (and in Traverse City, Michigan), cherry pie makes for a delicious dessert, afternoon pick-me-up, and even comforting breakfast treat.

Door County Cherry Pie. Photo by © Johnny Autry.

Amanda Levin’s recipe for Door County Cherry Pie is from her cookbook, The Lake Michigan Cottage Cookbook © by Amelia Levin. Used with permission from Storey Publishing. She uses an all-butter crust instead of shortening for a richer, flakier consistency.

Fresh Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut cream pie by Laura Kurella

Coconut cream pie by Laura Kurella

This recipe from Culinary Contributor Laura Kurella is cool, creamy and oh-so-amazing.

Brown Butter Pecan Pie with Expresso Dates

This filling is swirled with toasty brown butter and studded with rich and chewy dates cooked in espresso, which helps cut the sweetness you expect in most pecan pies. The recipe was adapted from the Soframiz cookbook by Maura Kilpatrick and Ana Sortun of Sofra bakery in Boston.

Brown Butter Pecan Pie with Espresso Dates from Desserts by Food & Wine

 

From the Editors of Food & Wine‘s Desserts the filling of this pie is swirled with toasty brown butter and studded with rich and chewy dates cooked in espresso, which helps cut the sweetness you expect in most pecan pies. The recipe was adapted from the Soframiz cookbook by Maura Kilpatrick and Ana Sortun of Sofra bakery in Boston.

Snowflake Cherry Pie

Snowflake Cherry Pie. Photo: Hallmark Publishing.

This recipe for Snowflake Cherry Pie is featured in the 2017 Christmas in Homestead e-book, written by Kara Tate, from Hallmark Publishing. It’s a classic that looks almost too good to eat…almost.

It’s your day to have your pie and eat it, too!

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