Being crafty kitchen enthusiasts, we can be found baking a pie of some kind about once a week. There’s just something about the smell and taste of homemade pie, as well as the process of making it, that we can’t get enough of! There are so many different flavours and recipes out there that we try to make different pies all the time and that’s particularly true around the holidays, which might just be our favourite time of year.
Just in case you love the idea of baking diversely flavoured Christmas pies just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best!
1. Eggnog ice cream pie
If you’ve only ever baked traditional pies and you’ve never made an ice cream pie then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out! We’re particularly huge fans of this delicious eggnog ice cream pie recipe because it tastes like the holidays and creates an interesting flavour and texture experience that’s unlike any other treat we’ve had. Learn more about it on The Gracious Wife.
2. Chocolate chess pie
Are you a huge chocolate lover but, when it comes to pies, you’ve never really been a fan of the fact that most chocolate pie fillings are made with smooth, creamy pudding? We have different issues with certain textures as well, even when our favourite flavours are involved, so we can understand that. That’s why we were pleased to come across this delicious chocolate pie recipe from Add A Pinch that has more of a traditional sugar mixture filling instead!
3. Brown sugar rum raisin pie
Speaking of pie fillings made with sugar as a primary ingredient, here’s another kind of holiday pie that we’d absolutely recommend for your must-try list! We can’t get over how much we love the perfectly blended flavours that She Wears Many Hats walks you through here. Their filling is brown sugar pie and rum raisin pie all rolled into one delicious dessert!
4. Fudge brownie chocolate liqueur creme brulee pie
Have we got you all intrigued now about the idea of making pies that combine a combination of delicious flavours or that taste like other things you love? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get along particularly well making something like this fantastic fudge brownie chocolate liqueur creme brulee pie! Half Baked Harvest practically screams “holidays” to us because those are all things we often make around Christmas time.
5. Pumpkin cream pie with candied walnuts
We know that some places put the pumpkin recipes to rest for the year after Thanksgiving is over and fall has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still make pumpkin pies on into the holidays! We always have and we always will, particularly if the recipe involves other great holiday elements the way this one from A Spicy Perspective involves walnuts.
6. White Christmas pie
Have your favourite kinds of pies always been the smooth silk pies with deliciously creamy fillings? Then we have a feeling you’re going to get along very well indeed with this fantastic recipe from A Family Feast! They show you how to make a “white Christmas” inspired pie that tastes like sweet cream, whipped cream, and a hint of white chocolate.
7. Buttermilk pie
Perhaps your idea of making a great Christmas pie is simply making the most traditional homemade recipe you can possibly think of in order to make your holiday gathering really feel like a down home event with your loved ones? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Add A Pinch made this deliciously classic buttermilk pie that tastes like a slice of childhood holidays spent with grandparents.
8. Christmas pie with rum gingerbread caramel crust
In some places, if you simply say that you’re making a Christmas pie, people will assume that you mean the satisfying chunky kind with cut and baked sections of apples and whole cranberries. We’re pretty big fans of that kind of Christmas pie, but we’re even bigger fans of the way Hungry Couple put a fun spin on that idea by baking it all in a rum ginger caramel crust!
9. Traditional fruit mince pies
Just because you’re making holiday pies doesn’t have to mean that they’re automatically sweet! Many families celebrate Christmas with traditional holiday mince pies and we think you’ll regret missing out if you don’t try them at least once. This recipe from Taste shows you how to make them with the perfect blend of spices so they’re flavourful and fragrant but not overwhelming.
10. Mint chocolate pudding pie
If you’re going to make a pie from scratch would you prefer to make sure it’s one that the kids will really enjoy as well? Then maybe a pudding based pie just like we talked about earlier is actually exactly what you need! We love the way This Gal Cooks made that but took it to the next level by using whipped cream, Oreos, candy canes, and mint chocolate to create a mint chocolate pudding pie that’s basically mouthwatering.
11. Christmas tree Nutella pie
Are you actually quite an experienced pie baker and you’re convinced that you can handle a challenge this holiday seasons when it comes to how you present your pies? In that case, we think you might really appreciate the way Tastemade braided their pie crust and slathered it in Nutella before baking it! We adore their Christmas tree shaped finished product.
12. German chocolate pie
Have we actually still got you thinking about how much you’d love a really satisfying piece of chocolate pie after Christmas dinner but you’re also convinced that you’d like to challenge to make a new kind you haven’t tried before? Then we’d absolutely encourage you to take a taste visit over to Europe and try this rich German chocolate pie recipe with a super satisfying consistency on, outlined on Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts.
13. White chocolate velvet pie
Did we catch your attention earlier when we started talking about the white Christmas pie that was very smooth and tasted slightly like white chocolate, but now all you can think about is how you want one that tastes a lot like white chocolate? Then you’re in luck, because The Domestic Rebel is here with one of the creamiest and most delicious white chocolate pie recipes we’ve ever tasted before!
14. Hot buttered rum apple pie
We talked a little bit about a rum based pie filling when we showed you the brown sugar and butter rum raisin recipe, but what if you’re never really liked raisins or you’d prefer one that’s ever so slightly less sweet? In that case, we’d absolutely urge you to consider make this delicious hot buttered rum recipe on Leite’s Culinaria that’s full of classic holiday pie flavour without tasting too overwhelming all round.
15. Mini Christmas S’more pies
Maybe you’ve been looking for a way to create a slightly more novelty themed holiday pie because you’re hosting a lot of friends and family for Christmas dinner and you’re trying your best to cut down on the number of dishes you’ll use? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Buns in My Oven made these adorable miniature holiday S’more pies that taste great and are simple to grab and eat on the go in two-bites while your guests socialize after dinner.