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Pies to lift your spirits

Tomato Basil Pie

Of course, you can buy the ingredients in the grocery, but if you grow tomatoes and basil in your garden, this Tomato Basil Pie is simply delicious. It makes a great lunch or dinner. Crust Blind-Baked Crust Filling 4–5 ripe tomatoes, 11⁄2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided in half, 1⁄2 cup fresh …

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Grasshopper Pie

With a combination of marshmallows, whipped cream, and minty-fresh alcohol nestled in a chocolate crust, Grasshopper Pie will lift your spirits for sure. If you don’t like to add food coloring, use the green-colored crème de menthe instead of clear so the pie has some color. Crust Chocolate Cookie Crust Filling 30 large marshmallows …

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S’more Pie

If you are desperately in need of time-travel to sunnier, warmer, happy, and humidity-filled days, this is the pie to make. S’more Pie is as delicious and messy as when you’re making s’mores around a campfire, but without the biting mosquitos and poison ivy! Crust Graham Cracker Crust Filling 3 ounces …

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Coconut Custard Pie

When you think of coconut, you maybe think of Hawaii or the Caribbean. Think of your bones getting warmed by the tropical sun. Picture yourself swimming in salty tepid ocean waters. For all coconut fans, Coconut Custard Pie is the first choice. Crust Basic Pie Dough Filling 2 tbsp flour, 1 cup sugar, pinch of salt, 3 …

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

After taking the first bite, this fresh and juicy pie is simply irresistible. The problem with a pie is that it needs to be presented whole, and so you can’t taste it like you can with cookies. If you make it on a Saturday afternoon for a Sunday brunch, there’s a high chance you …

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Atlantic Beach Pie

If you need a dose of the beach, Atlantic Beach Pie is the answer. You’ll just love the surprising element of the salty crust that supports the tangy citrus filling. What is more, it’s the world’s easiest and fastest pie to make. Crust (for 8-inch pie) 60 saltine crackers, 3 tbsp …

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Shaker Orange Pie

This one is an absolute winner. When you take the first bite, you won’t stop eating it until there’s nothing left, guaranteed. Be prepared, Shaker Orange Pie is highly addictive. Crust (for Double-Crust Pie) 3⁄4 cup (11⁄2 sticks) butter, 4 tbsp shortening, 21⁄2 cups flour, 4 tsp sugar, 11⁄2 tsp salt, 2 …

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Strawberry Margarita Pie

Strawberry Margarita Pie will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation. When tasting it for the first time, many people wrinkle their nose and make hat lip-smacking sound you make when you’re tasting something and you are not quite sure if you like it or not. The first impression …

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Key Lime Pie

Besides its fabulous, zesty taste, pie fans love Key Lime Pie because its ingredients are so few and so simple. It’s a super-easy-to-make pie. There are some heated discussions about the authenticity of using a meringue topping versus a whipped-cream topping. Well, according to David L. Sloan, author of The Ultimate Key Lime Pie …

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Macadamia Nut Pie

If you live on the Big Island of Hawaii, you can buy macadamia nuts for next to nothing. You can even pick them off the trees if you want. However, if you don’t live there or somewhere else with plenty of these nuts, you have to buy them at a higher …

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