Because we are in the midst of our annual Pie Week here at Baking Bites, I’m filling this week’s Bites from other Blogs post with all kinds of pie! Start prepping your pie crusts now because these recipes will inspire you to start baking!
- The Diner-Style Chocolate Cream Pie from Cookie Madness is a dreamy classic that is even better when you make it at home. The pie filling is a rich, creamy chocolate pudding that is loaded with half a pound of bittersweet chocolate. For contrast, the filling is topped with a billowing cloud of lighly sweetened whipped cream, which not only looks attractive, but cuts the richness of the pie just enough to make you want a second slice.
- If you’re looking for a variation on apple pie that you haven’t tried yet, the Apple Cheese Pie from La Receta de la Felicidad might be just the thing. This pie filling includes both apples and cream cheese, which give the pie an unexpected cheesecake-like twist. There are actually two versions of this recipe included in this post, one “quick” version and one “slow” version. You can try both and compare the two, or just opt for whichever fits better into your schedule.
- Another apple pie variation comes from Grab a Plate in the form of a Skillet Apple Pie with Salted Caramel Whipped Topping. This pie is baked in a cast iron skillet, rather than a traditional pie pan. Fans of skillet baking will tell you that the skillet helps the crust to brown more quickly than ceramic pans, however the rate of browning is actually very similar and the primary difference is that the skillet will give your pie a rustic look. This pie plays that up beautifully, with a top crust that is made with layers of cut out pastry leaves. It is a beautiful pie to look at, and when topped with a dollop of its yogurt-based topping, it is even more delicious to eat.
- Something Swanky‘s Snickerdoodle Chess Pie is not just inspired by the classic bake sale cookie, it is actually filled with them. The filling is made by crumbling up snickerdoodle cookies and folding them into to a traditional chess pie filling, made with eggs, sugar and a pinch of cornmeal. The cookies sort of melt into the pie filling, leaving you with plenty of cinnamon snickerdoodle flavor in a very unexpected format.
- This Frozen Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake from Life, Love and Good Food is a decadent alternative to traditional pumpkin pie for the fall baking season. This towering pie is easy to make and, because it is frozen, benefits from being prepared well in advance. That not only means that you get to serve a delicious dessert, but that you won’t have to worry about doing any last minute work before friends and family arrive for holiday celebrations!