15 Dessert Pies Nobody Will Be Able To Stop Eating

Few things are as American as pie. While pie got its humble beginnings in England, it has evolved into a popular American dessert that most Americans find hard to do without at functions and special gatherings. These fifteen dessert pies are an epic excuse to celebrate something—anything, really. Because when pie is present, it’s always a party, even if it’s for one or two people. Serve these with whipped cream or ice cream and some coffee or tea, whichever you prefer.

1. Banana Cream Pie

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This banana cream pie filled with creamy custard, banana slices, and coconut whipped cream is something you’ll be excited to make for the holidays (and even after). It’s a light yet indulgent treat that won’t weigh you down after a big meal.

2. Cherry Pie

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This cherry pie recipe makes a delicious, naturally sweetened pie using sweet cherries. The pie filling isn’t sugar-free but is naturally sweetened with honey. You can use frozen cherries from the store this time of year.

3. From Scratch Apple Pie

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This from-scratch apple pie recipe is a delicious slice of Americana for the holidays. Apples are naturally a fall fruit, and nobody will turn down a slice of homemade apple pie. Especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

4. Pecan Pie

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Pecans are available year-round, so this pecan pie is a delicious dessert option any time of year. It is naturally sweetened, free from refined sugars, and made only with real, wholesome ingredients. It goes really well with either whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and some coffee will definitely be in tall order with this for dessert.

5. Peanut Butter Pie

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This easy peanut butter pie is rich and decadent, with a consistency almost like cheesecake. It’s a delicious and healthy dessert made with Greek yogurt and natural sweeteners. It’s a heavier pie that will fill you up and goes incredibly well with coffee.

5. Chocolate Pie

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Learn how to make a chocolate pie from scratch to make a delectable treat for the entire family. This recipe is like a chocolate pudding pie, which means it is rich, creamy, and packed with chocolate flavor. Top it with nuts or some whipped cream (or both).

6. Lemon Cream Pie

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This lemon cream pie is easy to prepare, and depending on the ingredients you choose, this variation can be made gluten-free or dairy-free. While it’s not traditional for the holidays, many people love a good lemon pie. Your guests will appreciate the effort, and it’s refreshing after a heavy meal.

7. Peanut Butter And Jelly Pie

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Peanut butter and jelly sandwich lovers will flip for this peanut butter and jelly pie. It’s all the flavor you love in the classic sandwich, but in a delicious pie, you’ll enjoy it for dessert. This is great for sharing with friends or family, and the kids will love it. Just don’t forget to serve it with whipped cream.

8. No Bake Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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If you are plant-based, this no-bake vegan chocolate peanut butter pie makes an epic dessert you’ll want to enjoy again and again. It has all the creamy chocolate goodness you expect from a pie like this. It’s silky, smooth, sweet, and perfect for an evening of indulgence. This is a great special occasion pie.

9. Lemonade Pie

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Lovers of fresh lemon flavors will adore this lemonade pie. Imagine your favorite glass of lemonade but in a smooth, creamy pie with a delicious crust instead. This refreshing pie is topped with whipped cream and is as luscious as it looks.

10. African Prince Pie

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Thanks to the use of Amarula, this African prince pie has unique flavors that are decadent and Irish. Inspired by the movie Coming 2 America, this unique pie is a recipe that is truly something for special occasions. It will wow and impress your guests over and over again.

11. Blackberry Bourbon Pie

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Blackberry pie gets a serious flavor upgrade with a splash of bourbon in this blackberry bourbon pie. It’s topped with almond and oat brown sugar streusel, and each slice will transport you to your happy place. The rich berries are perfectly served with a dollop of whipped cream and go really well with a cup of coffee.

12. Cherry Pineapple Pie

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If you love soft and creamy pies, this cherry pineapple pie might be just what you’re looking for. Made with cherry pie filling, pineapple chunks, marshmallows, and other creamy ingredients, this decadence will be tough to top now and in the warmer months ahead.

13. Sicilian Ricotta Pie

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Ricotta, sugar, and cream make up the delicious filling for this Sicilian ricotta pie. Poured into a homemade crust and topped with whipped mascarpone, you’ll have a hard time topping this amazing dessert.

14. Lemon Chess Pie

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With basic ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, you can make this delicious lemon chess pie. It’s an easy, old-fashioned recipe that uses lemon curd, which is as refreshing as it is delicious. Serve with whipped cream and tea or coffee.

15. Yogurt Pie

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Also known as chiffon pie, this no-bake yogurt pie is decadent and creamy, and believe it or not, you can make it in about five minutes. It’s a light and refreshing crowd-pleaser, and everyone will want a second helping. Serve with a little coffee and watch everyone settle in with a smile on their face.

More From The Gracious Pantry

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Need more dessert ideas? The Gracious Pantry has you covered. These recipes allow you to enjoy your dessert without guilt because they are made with healthy, whole-food ingredients. These are healthy comfort foods at their best.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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