Friday Five: 5 Delicious Pie Recipes for National Pie Day

Dynadot
Jan 23, 2015

Hellooooo, pie lovers! Today is your day, and you should celebrate it the right way! Don't just go out and buy a pie, spend some time baking a pie (or five) filled with TLC. We've found 5 pie recipes of all different sorts that we think are worthy of a good go on this holiday. From chocolatey to fruity to "whoopee!" these pies will have you saying yum on your favorite holiday. Check it out and tell us how it goes!

King's Orchard Sour Cherry Pie


5 Delicious Pie Recipes for National Pie Day - King Orchard's Sour Cherry Pie

What you'll need

Sweet Pie Dough
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup cold vegetable shortening
  • 5 or 6 tablespoons ice-cold water
Filling
  • 2 pounds sour cherries, pitted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
Baking instructions for King Orchard's Sour Cherry Pie

Ultimate Mud Pie


5 Delicious Pie Recipes for National Pie Day - Ultimate Mud Pie

What you'll need

Chocolate Crumb Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the pie pan
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Filling
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 5 ounces high-quality bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Topping
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate wafer crumbs, for garnish
Baking instructions for Ultimate Mud Pie

Lemon Icebox Pie


5 Delicious Pie Recipes for National Pie Day - Lemon Icebox Pie

What you'll need

Crust
  • 14 whole graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and still warm
Filling
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 cups strained lemon juice (from the 2 zested lemons below plus an additional 4–6)
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 8 large egg yolks
Chantilly Cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
Baking instructions for Lemon Icebox Pie

Mini Whoopie Pies


5 Delicious Pie Recipes for National Pie Day - Mini Whoopie Pies

What you'll need

Cake
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
Filling
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups marshmallow cream
Baking instructions for Mini Whoopie Pies

Chicken Pot Pie


5 Delicious Pie Recipes for National Pie Day - Chicken Pot Pie

What you'll need

Crust
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for surface
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
Chicken
  • 2 cups peeled, coarsely chopped carrots
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 leek, coarsely chopped
  • 1 3-pound whole chicken
  • 4 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
Filling
  • 2 tablespoons dried chanterelle or shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup 1/2" slices peeled carrots
  • 1 cup fresh (or frozen, thawed) peas
  • 1 cup red (purple) pearl onions
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 fresh sage leaves
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, halved if large
  • 1 cup 1/4" rounds sliced fingerling potatoes
  • 1 egg, beaten to blend
  • Coarse sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper, optional
Baking instructions for Chicken Pot Pie


Happy National Pie Day, and happy baking!

All images and recipes courtesy of Epicurious. Thumbnail image courtesy of Daily Mail.

Post by Samantha Banks


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