Custard & Cream Pies and Tarts
Walnut Galette with Bourbon-Vanilla Custard Sauce
This rustic tart has a superflaky crust and a sticky-crunchy walnut filling that's not too sweet.
Chocolate Cream Pie
This dreamy, creamy dessert started as a simple chocolate pudding made with workaday cocoa. Melissa Rubel Jacobson turned it into a homey, silky pie by adding a quick chocolate crust and vanilla-flavored whipped cream. "But you could still serve just the filling as a pudding," she says.
Coconut Custard Pie
T.W. Graham & Co., a small neighborhood café and family low-country restaurant in the teeny town of McClellanville, South Carolina serves the best coconut pie of its kind—not too fancy, not complicated—and it tastes like someone’s mother made it, assuming your mom loved coconut pie and made it all the time.—Andrew Zimmern
Creamy Peanut Butter Pie
This delicious whipped-cream-topped peanut butter pie offers the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors.
Key Lime Pie with Chocolate-Almond Crust
“I’ve learned how to bake without proper tools but nothing replaces the Microplane for doing things like grating lime zest,” says teen blogger and dessert aficionado, Elissa Bernstein.
Black-Bottom Banana Cream Pie
Valeri Lucks, the co-owner and self-titled "chief people wrangler" and "pie master" at Milwaukee's Honeypie Cafe, says this pie marries two of her best-selling pies: chocolate cream and banana cream.
This is Jennifer Nettles's great-grandmother Mildred's coconut pie, called "impossible" because it seems to miraculously form its own crust while baking. The toasty coconut around the edges is delicious.
Brown Butter Custard Pie with Cranberry Glaze
To make this glorious pie, Momofuku pastry chef Christina Tosi uses a cinnamon-sugar crumb crust, a luscious brown butter filling and a cranberry glaze. Adorning the dessert: sweet potato-white chocolate ganache.
Apple Cider Cream Pie
Caramel Cream Pie with Crispy Rice Topping
Humble ingredients like puffed rice cereal (transformed into a brilliant topping) and graham crackers (crushed with hazelnuts to yield a tender crust) are the core of this surprisingly luxe dessert.
Butterscotch Mousse Pie
Cookbook author Greg Patent is renowned for the innovative ideas he brings to desserts such as this butterscotch mousse pie, which uses a fallen soufflé as a crust.
Lemon Ice Box Pie
This silken frozen pie is adapted from Clancy's, one of David Guas's favorite New Orleans neighborhood restaurants.
Sweet Potato and Coffee Cream Pie
A coffee with that slice of pie? At Angela Pinkerton’s counter-style pie and sandwich shop Theorita in San Francisco, the caffeine’s built in. Espresso flavors the cookie crust and the whipped pastry cream atop an orange-infused sweet potato filling.