One of the most popular sweets in the United States, pies come in a wide variety of styles and flavours to suit any palate. Perhaps sour cherry or smooth coconut is more to your taste. For me, chocolate is something I could eat forever and still enjoy.
If you’re going to a party and want to bring a pie, it could help to know which kinds of pies are the most well-liked.
Luckily, it won’t be difficult, since pies have been a staple of human cuisine for centuries and there is an almost infinite variety of pie fillings from which to choose.
Most Ordered Pies
In order to assist you in making a decision, I have compiled a list of the most common pie fillings.
1. Baked Apples
Apple pie ranks first as the best food on this list. Though it wasn’t invented here, this timeless dessert has become a mainstay of American dining tables.
No one is likely to admit that they don’t like apple pie. Because of its easy-to-recognize tastes and modest appearance, it is impossible to detest.
Personally, when it comes to apple pie, nothing beats Granny Smiths, but I know lots of others who like experimenting with various varieties.
As an added bonus, the texture is quite tasty. In this pie, the harmony between the firm apples, crisp crust, and warm spices makes for a satisfying bite. There are a few things you’ll need:
- Lemon Juice
- Pie Crust
While some apple pie recipes may call for extra items, this list does cover the basics.
2. Cherry Pie
A bowl of cherries is a treat that no child should be denied. One of the sweetest desserts is as simple as adding sugar and cornflour, then baking it.
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy cherries, but they’re not the best on this list.
A slice of cherry pie may be just the thing to bring back memories of lazy afternoons spent picnicking in the sun during the summer.
Due to its widespread renown, every February also serves as National Cherry Pie Day. Get into the mood and create your own with these essentials:
- Cornstarch (or preferred thickener)
- Pie Crust
You may try using sweet cherries when you normally use sour ones, and vice versa. Which one do you like the best?
3. Assertion of Pumpkin Pie
Not having pumpkin pie at a Thanksgiving or Christmas party just doesn’t seem right.
The perfect ending to a Thanksgiving meal is pumpkin pie, whether it’s grandma’s homemade version or one purchased from the supermarket.
Pumpkins are related to squash, but when cooked with sugar and spices, they take on a warm, cosy flavour.
Given its widespread appeal, pumpkin-flavored products often make their debut in early autumn at a wide variety of retail outlets and franchises. When pumpkin spice lattes hit the shelves, I’m generally one of the first people to order one.
When it comes to simple desserts, this one is a strong competitor. A pumpkin pie may be made quickly with only pie crust, pumpkin pie filling, and sugar.
Things you’ll need to create your own pumpkin pie:
- Pumpkin Puree
- Evaporated Milk
- Pie Crust
4. Pecan Tart with Pastry Crust
The fourth most popular kind of pie is pecan pie. Pecan pie, despite its nuttiness, appears to unite Americans rather than separate them.
To the same extent that pumpkin pie is associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas, pecan pie is often served at those times as well. Brown sugar-candied pecans will take you back to chilly autumn mornings spent sipping steaming mugs of coffee. That’s why people have loved it since the late 1800s.
One further plus is that it’s a simple pie to whip together. You can make a pie for granny with only a few basic ingredients.
To create a pecan pie, you’ll need the following:
- Corn Syrup
- Brown Sugar
5. Dessert with Chocolate and Cream
Surely there must be a flavour more universally adored than chocolate. The undisputed king of desserts doesn’t win when it comes to pie varieties, but it does crack the top ten.
While its origins are unclear, chocolate cream pie probably originated in France.
The American chocolate cream pie has its roots in the colonial era, although its ancestor is the French chocolate tart.
The process for making chocolate cream pie is simple, however results may vary depending on the recipe. Here are some of the things you’ll need:
- Pie Crust
Consider using a chocolate crust, either homemade or store-bought, to increase the chocolatey flavour even more.
6. Pie with Blueberries
Many of us have fond memories of late-summer berry harvesting. One of my favourites was blueberries.
These sweet tiny fruits have a big taste for their size. These berries have a fresh, sweet, and tangy flavour, and they may be made into a delicious pie filling with only a touch of sugar.
For decades, blueberry pies have been a staple on American dessert tables. That seems sense, given that indigenous North Americans have consumed these berries for centuries.
If you’re a rookie who’s been assigned with bringing the dessert to the family reunion, blueberry pie is a safe bet.
It’s simple to prepare, and most recipes are essentially the same. Some of the more important ones are as follows:
- Lemon juice
- Corn Starch
- Pie Crust
7. Key Lime Pie with a Cornstarch Crust.
Some people just don’t like baked fruit pies because they find the filling to be too sweet.
For this occasion, I would suggest a key lime pie. If you’re having dessert problems, this sour-sweet concoction might be the solution.
The main ingredient in this pie is lime, as the name says. Key lime pie, especially when topped with a fluffy meringue, is a seasonal favourite.
This pie may be made with little effort, but there are a few basic baking techniques you should know before you start.
Skills like separating egg yolks from egg whites will come in handy. Nonetheless, you shouldn’t fear; learning these skills is simple.
For a traditional key lime pie, you’ll need the following:
- Egg Yolk
- Condensed Milk
- Pie Crust
You may add some texture to this mousse-like dessert by serving it in a graham crust.
8. Dessert: Peanut Butter Pie
When it comes to sweet and salty desserts, peanut butter is hard to beat.
This pie’s filling combines two great desserts: peanut butter and cream cheese. This rich dessert has recently swept the United States.
Even while there are baked options, the no-bake cream cheese version is always a winner in my book.
It’s simple to make; just combine the ingredients and let it set in the fridge.
These are the things you’ll need to make a peanut butter pie that doesn’t need any cooking:
- Peanut Butter
- Cream Cheese
- Pie Crust
A graham cracker crust is perfect for this pie. If you want to spice up your dish and add some more flavour, try stirring in some chocolate chips.
9. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
I prefer my pie as sweet as I can get it, but I won’t turn my nose up at a slice of strawberry rhubarb pie.
There is a good reason this classic remains on the menus of many prominent restaurants and diners.
Although some may balk at the idea of putting rhubarb in a pie, the sugar of the strawberries helps bring out the underlying sweetness of the rhubarb.
In turn, the rhubarb helps bring a subtle, sour edge to the strawberries. It’s a win-win.
Strawberry rhubarb pie is slightly more tedious than other pies on this list, but it’s nothing a beginner can’t handle with a bit of assistance. The ingredients you’ll need to get started are:
- Instant Tapioca
Make sure you remove any rhubarb leaves before making your pie! These can be toxic if eaten in large quantities.