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Fruit Pies

An American Favorite

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We've all heard the saying "As American as Apple Pie". Although, meat pies were found in other countries before we even had a country, fruits pies became popular here first. Even to this day when the word "pie" is mentioned, people automatically think of a fruit pie. Here are several pie making tips and fruit pie recipes just for you.

Pie Making Tips
Grocery List for Making Pies
Necessary Equipment for Baking Pies
How to Make a Pie Crust
How to Make a Lattice Crust

1. Apple Pie

Apple Pie with Apples and Hot Pad Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Apple Pie with Apples and Hot Pad Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

When most people think of pie, they immediately think of Apple Pie. I like Apple Pie, because it is so versatile. Besides eating it for dessert, I think it's great when served for breakfast or lunch. Just add a slice of cheddar, pop it into the microwave for 30 seconds and you've got a meal.
How Do You Like Your Apple Pie Served?
Making an Apple Pie with Step-by-Step Instructions
Apple Pie Recipes-
Apple Pie
Granny Smith Apple Pie
Dutch Apple Pie
Crunchy Crumb Apple Pie
Simple Caramel Apple Pie
Laura's Sticky Toffee Pudding Apple Pie
Fried Apple Pie
Apple Pie Pizza
Mock Apple Pie

2. Blackberry Pie

Blackberry Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

My next door neighbor just adores Blackberry Pie, so naturally I had to make her one. Even though I was actually making a Blackberry Pie, I couldn't get the Blackbird nursery rhyme song out of my head.

  • "Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
  • Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
  • When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
  • Oh wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?"
Also made with blackberries:
Fruited French Toast
Blackberry Dessert Crepes
Blackberry Bundt Cake
Blackberry and Apple Crumble

3. Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie with Lattice Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Blueberry Pie with Lattice Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

To make this recipe, you need three pints of the plumpest blueberries you can find. It's even better if you've picked them yourself. To make this Blueberry Pie taste even better top your piece off with homemade vanilla ice cream.

More Recipes Made with Blueberries
Blueberry Yogurt
Easy Blueberry Cobbler
Lemon-Blueberry Muffins
Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake
More Blueberry Recipes

4. Cherry Pie

Rustic Cherry Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Rustic Cherry Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Now my favorite fruit pie is a Cherry Pie. The pie pictured is a Rustic Cherry Pie a.k.a. Cherry Galette. Instead of the normal two crust pasty, only one is used. It used without a pie plate. The bottom crust is rolled as usual. I like to paint the pastry with beaten egg. This seals the pastry keeping the filling from seeping through. Place the cherry filling in the middle and then fold-up the edges.

More Recipes Made with Cherries
Traditional Cherry Pie
Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake
Black Cherry Clafouti
Chocolate Cherry Rounds
Cherry Sorbet

5. Cranberry-Apple Pie

Cranberry Apple Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

My family demands that I make this recipe for Cranberry-Apple Pie a.k.a. Apple Pie a La Zing at least once a year. We like our pies sweet with a slightly tart flavor making this the perfect pie.

More Cranberry Recipes
Cranberry-Orange Relish
Chocolate Covered Cranberries
Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti
Cranberry Bread
Cranberry Crunch
Cranberry Swirl Coffee Cake

6. Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

This is what happens when you add too many strawberries and too much rhubarb to your pie.
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Speaking of favorite pies, Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie is my father-in-law's all-time favorite pie. The tart rhubarb balances out the natural sweetness of the strawberries.

More Recipes Made with RhubarbRhubarb Recipes
Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
Rhubarb Cream Pie
Rhubarb Crockpot Betty
Rhubarb Crisp
More About Rhubarb

7. Fruits of the Forest Pie

Fruits of the Forest Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
I main ingredient in this Fruits of the Forest Pie is a can of strawberry pie filling. From there I added an additional pint and a half of fresh berries and came up with this recipe. It was very easy to make and was quite tasty.

8. Peach Pie

Peach Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli

I'll be the first to admit, I'm a huge peach fan, but not of the normal peach pie. My favorite peach pie is called Peach Pie Surprise. It gets a zing from a little red candy. You have to look in the recipe for the ingredient.
Regular Peach Pie Recipe

More Peach Recipes
Peach Slump
Polenta Cobbler
Crockpot Peach Cobbler
Peach Crescents
Easy Peach Cobbler
Peach Fritters
Peach Ice Cream

9. Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Despite the recipe name, this Fresh Strawberry Pie does have cooked, as well as, fresh strawberries in it. Basically, the name has more due to the fact that the pie is not baked. Make sure your strawberries are hulled before you make this recipe.

More Strawberry Recipes
Strawberry Freezer Jam
Strawberries in Ginger Cream
Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle
Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Jelly Roll
Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate
Strawberry Cake
More About Strawberries and More Recipes

10. Raspberry Cream Pie

Raspberry Cream Pie Photo and Recipe (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Raspberry Cream Pie Photo and Recipe (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

Typically, when I think of fruit pies, I think of baked pies. This Raspberry Cream Pie, which is loaded with raspberries, is a partially-cooked cream pie.

More Recipes Made with Raspberries
Raspberry Bar Cookies
Raspberry Torte
Poached Pears with Raspberry Sauce
Raspberry Red Velvet Cake
Raspberry Chocolate Trifle
Rapsberry Sherbet
Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
Raspberry White Chocolate Scones

11. Berry Pie

Berry Pie Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

This recipe for Berry Pie is another fruit pie recipe that is cooked, but not baked. The best part about this recipe for Berry Pie is that you can decide which berries you want, or don't want, to put in the pie.

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