This is Pie Week here at Baking Bites, and that means that I was on the hunt for some delicious looking pie recipes for this week’s Bites from other Blogs. There were plenty of pies to choose from and a lot of variety, though pumpkin pies are a staple this time of year and make an appearance in almost everyone’s kitchen at one time or another.
- Lady and Pups‘ Deep Fried Apple n’ Persimmon Pies are a fantastic, flavorful way to enjoy apple pie. The crust of these deep fried pies is made with apple juice, so it has more flavor than a traditional pie dough. The filling is a mixture of apples, persimmons and spices that compliment both fruits and give the pies a rich fall flavor. They’re good on their own, but they’re even better when they’re rolled in a cinnamon and cardamom-spiced sugar that highlights the richness of the persimmons and makes these pies more addictive.
- The Mississippi Mud Pie from Cooking Classy is always a favorite with those who like a little – or a lot – of chocolate in their pies and this version of it delivers three different layers of chocolate. It starts with a chocolate crumb crust, which is filled with a layer of flourless chocolate cake. The cake is baked, cooled and topped with a layer of chocolate pudding. You get three distinct textures and three wonderful chocolate flavors in every bite. The pie is finished with a mound of whipped cream to lighten up all that rich chocolate.
- Wishful Chef lightened up a classic with these Healthy Mini Pumpkin Pies. The pies are bite size and are made with a filling that uses agave and almond milk instead of brown sugar and cream. They still have plenty of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, however, so you’ll still get that classic pumpkin pie flavor in each one. The mini pie shells can be baked in a mini muffin pan, but many stores sell them alongside their graham cracker crusts in the baking aisle, too.
- The Icebox Apple Pie Jars from Kleinworth & Co. are a great way to enjoy apple pie without the hassle of making a pie crust. Mason jars are filled with layers of apple pie filling and whipped cream, then garnished with some graham cracker pieces to add crunch. Homemade apple pie filling can easily be made on the stovetop from your favorite regular apple pie recipe for the best flavor. This is a fun dessert to make and takes less time than a traditional pie, which is nice when you need to save time over the holidays.
Don’t forget to check out the Pie Week Pinterest Board for even more pie inspiration!