10 Types of Holiday Pies

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Whether you’re hosting or attending, holiday pie is always the perfect way to end your meal in the holiday season. Sure, turkey and all those other delicious dishes are great, but there’s just something about that sweet taste of a slice of pie. You can find pies in every flavor imaginable. However, Southern Bay Bakery wants to share the easiest pies to enjoy for all kinds of people. These 10 types alone will give everyone plenty of choice topics for discussion when tables are finally cleared after dinner time has arrived.

Apple pie

If you’re more of a pie person, apple pie is the way to go. It’s got all of your classic fall flavors in one compact package that doesn’t taste as if it came from a grocery store. There’s nothing better than homemade apple pie from Southern Bay Bakery: crust and filling made on the stovetop, with a flaky buttery crust and plenty of cinnamon sugar sprinkled over the top.

Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie is a traditional Thanksgiving pie. It’s made with fresh or canned pumpkin, which gives it a bright orange color and sweet taste. The filling can be made with molasses, brown sugar, and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Many people serve pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top or ice cream alongside it; others opt for brown sugar and pecan streusel topping instead.

Pecan pie

Pecan pie is a classic holiday treat, and it’s easy to see why. The sweet and nutty flavor of pecans pairs perfectly with this dessert’s smooth and creamy taste, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

Pecan pie comprises pecans, brown sugar, eggs, butter, and corn syrup. The filling is baked in a deep dish pie shell that can be made with a regular pie crust or a lattice crust.

Cherry pie

Cherry pie is a classic. It’s been around for hundreds of years and is still just as delicious as ever. Cherry pie is excellent on its own or paired with ice cream, but you should try something new this next holiday: cherry pie milkshakes! If you can get your hands on some sour cherries (they’re seasonal), the flavor will be even more intense in your milkshake. What’s not to love about that?

Peach or nectarine pie

While most American cooks have their preferred method for making peach pie, the traditional way is to toss peaches with flour, sugar, and butter and bake them in a single crust. You can also add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to the mix. For a peach pie, substitute nectarines for peaches (you’ll want about 4 cups) in this recipe.

If you’re planning on serving your pie warm with ice cream or whipped cream on top, it’s essential that your filling is not too runny, so the crust doesn’t get soggy. To avoid this problem, use slightly less than 1/4 cup of flour per cup of fruit juice (or even less if you like), and don’t add any more liquid until after baking.

Lemon meringue pie

Lemon Meringue Pie is the quintessential pie of the holidays and one of the easiest to make. The tartness of lemon pairs perfectly with rich, fluffy meringue. It can be made in myriad ways:

  • Graham cracker crust (in a pie pan)
  • Shortbread crust (in a tart pan)
  • Pastry crust (in a tart pan)
  • Chocolate cookie crust (in a tart pan).

Key lime pie

Key lime pie is a dessert pie made of cream cheese, eggs, sweetened condensed milk, and key lime juice. It can be baked in a pie crust or served as an ice cream cake. Key lime pies are usually chilled before serving and topped with whipped cream or meringue.

Key limes have a different flavor than regular limes, which is why it’s often referred to as “key” lime pie rather than just “lime” (or lemon) pie.

Chocolate cream or banana cream pie

Chocolate cream or banana cream pie: As the name implies, these are rich custards with whipped cream on top. Chocolate cream is a silky chocolate custard, while banana cream is a banana custard. Both are delicious and should be served cold (as they will melt if left at room temperature). These pies are best eaten as dessert after a meal; anything less would be sacrilege!

Sweet potato or yam pie

Sweet potato pie is a traditional holiday pie and a great way to use leftover sweet potatoes. If you’re lucky enough to have someone make this for you, be sure not to tell them what the filling is made of—they’ll probably think it’s pumpkin!

For this recipe, yams can also be used in place of sweet potatoes; if you don’t have any yams (or want something different), try using leftover pumpkin instead.

Cheesecake

Cheesecake is a creamy dessert that is popular for holidays and special occasions.

It can be made in a springform pan or a regular pie pan. It can be baked with a graham cracker crust or shortbread crust.

Cheesecake is simple to make, but it requires some time in the oven, so plan ahead if you want to serve it for your holiday party!

Pie is a great way to end a holiday meal

Pie provides the perfect ending to a heavy Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and is also great for dessert after any meal. After devouring all those calories, the pie will help you feel full and satisfied without feeling stuffed.

Whether you’re craving something sweet or savory, so many pies satisfy your appetite in different ways.

Conclusion

So, there you have 10 types of pie to try this holiday season. Whether you’re looking for something traditional like an apple or pumpkin pie or want something more out-of-the-ordinary like chocolate cream or banana cream pie, at Southern Bay Bakey, we hope that this list has given you some inspiration for your next dinner party. We’ll be ready to take your order of our exquisite holiday pies!

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