No matter what your favorite flavor is or what kind of crust you like, there’s no doubt that pie is the perfect holiday dessert for any holiday.
So today we’re going to take a quick glimpse into the world of pie with these traditional holiday pies, starting with an easy to make from scratch pie crust recipe.Read More: Cereal Bar Recipe
Then we’ll go over Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, and Blueberry Pie recipes that are affordable and easy to make this holiday season (or any random day that feels like it deserves a pie!).
Let’s start with an easy to make and easy to adapt crust…
All Butter Pie Crust
All Butter Pie Crust from scratch isn’t as difficult as it sounds.
- 1½ cups sifted flour
- ½ cup chilled butter cut into cubes
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter cubes and blend with a fork or your fingers until mixture is well blended.
- Gradually add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing the dough gently after each addition.
- Once the dough is well-blended shape into a large ball, wrap in cling film and place in refrigerator for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
- Remove the dough from fridge and place onto a floured surface.
- Using a rolling pin roll dough to form a 10 to 11-inch circle.
- Line a 9-inch pie pan with dough and chill until ready to use.
- Reserve remaining dough to top pie crust.
Easy Pumpkin Pie
At a glance:- Prep Time – 20 min; Cook Time – 1 hr
- 2 cups pureed pumpkin
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 (12 ounces) can be evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup butter (melted)
- 1 pie crust
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
- Pour batter into pie crust.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for approximately 60 minutes or until set through.
Lattice Apple Pie
Lattice apple pie recipe delicious, impressive and surprisingly easy to make.
- 8 cups peeled and sliced granny smith apples (or other tart apples)
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- Dash of salt
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Combine apple slices, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and lemon juice in a bakeware set. Place mixture into pie crust.
- On a lightly floured surface roll remaining pastry dough and cut into strips.
- Place strips on top of apple pie making a crisscross pattern.
- Mix the egg yolk and water in a small bowl and lightly brush the top of the pie.
- Bake for approximately 45 minutes.
- Serve warm topped with custard or whipped cream.
Warm My Heart Blueberry Pie
In blueberry season, you can’t think to make anything without this delicious and easy fresh blueberry pie because this is one of the easiest pie to make in quick time.
- 3 cups blueberries
- 3 cups sliced peeled pears (3 to 4 med pears)
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- TWO 9-inch pie crusts
- 1 tablespoon butter, chilled, cut up
- Place pears, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl.
- Stir until all ingredients are combined. Carefully fold in blueberries and lemon juice.
- Using a 9-inch pie plate, place one crust in the bottom being sure it fits snuggly to the bottom and sides of the pie plate.
- Place the pie filling into the crust.
- Dot the top of the pie filling with the cutup pieces of butter. Place the second piecrust on top.
- Crimp the edges and cut off any extra. Make 4 small slits in the top crust to vent steam.
- Bake 1 hour or until crust is a golden brown.