No-Bake Apple Pie Lasagna | You Will Love This Easy Recipe!

No-Bake Apple Pie Lasagna | You Will Love This Easy Recipe!

No Bake Apple Pie Lasagna

Are you ready for the easiest dessert ever?! This amazing No Bake Apple Pie Lasagna Recipe is what you’ve been waiting for. So easy to make, this  Apple Pie Lasagna is full of apples, whipped cream, cream cheese, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate toffee — it’s just Full of Flavor! This caramel apple lasagna recipe is just a little slice of Heaven that you can serve this weekend, at a potluck, football party or for Thanksgiving! If you follow my recipe and make this amazing no bake apple pie lasagna for dessert at your next holiday event, you will have lots of time to relax because you can make it in the morning and serve it later that day for dinner.  No fuss, no muss.  I promise and you’re welcome!

We have other no bake desserts too!  Our Grasshopper Pie recipe is a delicious chocolate mint explosion in your mouth!  Seriously!

Or if you’re looking for more delicious apple desserts that our super easy, Apple Crisp will fit the bill or check out our roundup of Easy Apple Desserts for Busy Moms!

slice of apple pie cheesecake lasagna with caramel sauce

Nothing says Fall Harvest like a delicious apple dessert.  Apple pies, Apple Crisp, Apple Pan Dowdy, Apple tarts, apple galettes, and apple cakes and muffins!

We love all the apple desserts!

The last time I brought a freshly baked apple pie to work, it disappeared in seconds.  Well it seemed like seconds.

slice of apple pie cheesecake lasagna on blue plate

And a colleague who sits beside me asked if I’d ever made an Apple Pie Lasagna?

So that was the catalyst to research and find the best recipe I could for you!  And of course the easiest as well.

I found this recipe in some old cookbooks I have at home, but you know it was all about making apple pie filling from scratch.

apple pie cheesecake lasagna in baking pan with apples and decorations in the background

Now you know I love to bake from scratch, as often as I can.  But this recipe, this No Bake Apple Pie Lasagna, would just be perfect for almost anything!  Potlucks, BBQs, a family dinner.  A great dessert to take to your child’s bake sale!

We’re going to have ours this weekend, when we visit The Famous Louisa.  It’s been almost a month and Mark and I missing some quality face time with our special munchkin.

ready to serve apple pie cheesecake lasagna with white and blue plates, forks

I think that whoever invented Dessert Lasagna recipes should get a special award don’t you?  Like the Nobel Peace Prize or something equally prestigious, the Order of Canada maybe? 🙂

There recipe details are written out below and you always hit the “Jump to Recipe” button at the beginning of this post!

slice of apple pie cheesecake lasagna with caramel sauce being poured

This recipe is no bake, and when you see just how easy it is, you will run to the store to buy the ingredients.

So here is what you need:

For the pie filling:

  •  Apple Pie Filling – 3 cans
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

For the cream cheese filling:

  • 8            oz Cream cheese, softened 2
  • 1            C Powdered sugar
  • 2            tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1            tsp Cinnamon
  • ½           C Heavy Cream
  • ½           tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 2            tbsp Caramel Sauce
  • 8            oz Cool Whip

For the lasagna:

  • 3           pkg Graham Crackers
  • 8            oz Cool Whip
  • 1            C crushed Heath Chocolate Bars (Skor in Canada)

slice of apple pie cheesecake lasagna with caramel sauce

 

TIPS FOR A PERFECT NO BAKE APPLE PIE LASAGNA

 

  • Beat cream cheese on medium-high speed with a wire whisk attachment until light and fluffy, and then turn off your mixer to add the dry ingredients: powdered sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon. Beat the dry ingredients into cream cheese, using your mixer on low.
  • Buy your Heath (Skor) Bars at the bulk food store.  It’s cheaper and then you can chop them up with a food processor – just until you get bite sized chunks.
  • Add heavy cream and vanilla extract. Beat on medium-high speed until whipping cream is fully mixed into cream cheese. Add caramel sauce last and mix into the batter batter.
  • Add cool whip and beat on medium speed until mixture is well combined. Divide into thirds.
  • Follow all of the directions carefully. 
  • Cover the bottom of your pan with graham crackers, in a double layer. You can break the crackers into pieces in order to get into the nooks and crannies.
  • Cover graham crackers with a layer of the cream cheese batter and spread evenly. Spoon apple pie filling over cream cheese. Add a small handful of toffee chips on top and cover with a thin layer of cool whip. Repeat this twice so that you end up with three layers. Cover the top layer of Cool Whip with additional toffee bites and drizzle with caramel.
  • Allow at least two hours in the fridge so that the graham crackers soften.
  • Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.

two slices of apple pie cheesecake lasagna with caramel sauce

 

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This 13 X 9 pan from Wilton is a real workhorse when it comes to cooking and baking.  I use it for cakes, squares and this delicious No Bake Apple Pie Lasagna, but it also could double for any chicken dish or main course lasagna you can throw at it.  What I really love about this 13 x 9 pan by Wilton is the plastic cover, and of course it has Wilton’s quality and is a no stick pan to boot.  And it’s an Amazon bestseller, so you know that lots of happy cooks are using this pan!  You can order one here.

 

NO BAKE APPLE PIE LASAGNA

This luscious dessert takes apple pie to a whole new level.  When you close your eyes and take a mouthful, there is a creamy explosion of apple pie, chocolate toffee, whipped cream, caramel, and graham crackers all at once!  You will have enough to feed 24 hungry folks a very generous portion, using a 13 x 9 pan. And don’t worry if you have some leftovers.  🙂  Ahh leftovers mean some snacks later for you too!

If you love this recipe as much as I and my family do, please give it a 5 star rating in the recipe card below.

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Apple Pie Cheesecake Lasagna
Prep Time
35 mins
chill time
2 hrs
 

Nothing says Fall Harvest like a delicious Apple Pie Lasagna. We love all the apple desserts! Apple pies, Apple Crisp, Apple Pan Dowdy, Apple tarts, apple galettes, and apple cakes and muffins! So easy to make and it will disappear in seconds!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: no bake apple pie lasagna
Servings: 24
Calories: 304 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
For the pie filling:
  • 3 cans Apple Pie Filling
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
For the cream cheese filling:
  • 8            oz Cream cheese softened
  • 1            C Powdered sugar
  • 2            tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1            tsp Cinnamon
  • ½           C Cream 35% MF
  • ½           tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 2            tbsp Caramel Sauce
  • 8 oz Cool Whip 1 tub
For the lasagna:
  • 2-3         pkg Graham Crackers
  • 8            oz Cool Whip 1 tub
  • 1            C Heath Candy Bar crushed, Heath Bars, Skor in Canada
Instructions
  1. Beat cream cheese on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.

    Add the dry ingredients: powdered sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon. Mix into cream cheese, with mixer on low.

    Fold in heavy cream (35% MF) and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed until whipping cream is fully mixed into cream cheese. 

    Add caramel sauce and mix into the batter.



  2. Buy your Heath (Skor) Bars at the bulk food store. It's cheaper and then you can chop them up with a food processor - just until you get bite sized chunks.
  3. Add cool whip and beat on medium speed until mixture is well combined. Divide into thirds.
  4. Cover the bottom of your pan with graham crackers, in a double layer. You can break the crackers into pieces in order to get into the nooks and crannies.
  5. Cover graham crackers with a layer of the cream cheese batter and spread evenly. Spoon apple pie filling over cream cheese. 
  6. Add a small handful of toffee chips on top and cover with a thin layer of cool whip. Repeat this twice so that you end up with three layers. Cover the top layer of Cool Whip with additional toffee bites and drizzle with caramel.
  7. Leave the lasagna in the refrigerator for about 2 hours before serving.   Store in an air tight container and keep refrigerated. Best served cold.

    apple pie cheesecake lasagna in baking pan with apples and decorations in the background
Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie Cheesecake Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Potassium 123mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 24g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 8.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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two slices of apple pie lasagna with whipped cream and caramel sauce

The Best Razzleberry Pie Recipe

The Best Razzleberry Pie Recipe

This is the Best Razzleberry Pie Recipe, a delicious blend of only the best berries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.  The sweetness and tartness of this mixed berry pie is an explosion of red and purple in your mouth.  Razzleberry Pie or Triple Berry Pie as it is often called, has also become very popular during the holidays as a colourful alternative to pumpkin!

The rich buttery pie crust, with that dreamy lattice top is so easy to make too, and I’ll show you how to make your very own Razzleberry Pie with a Lattice Topped Pie Crust, step by step!

Another popular pie for the holidays is Dutch Apple Pie.  Our version has a streusel topping, just like our Apple Crisp! 

You know when you really crave something sweet and nothing, but nothing will satisfy it? Not fruit, not something sugar free either.

We want the real deal!

Well I recently had such a craving for pie, and blueberry pie in particular.  Now I could have picked up a ready made pie from the local bakery, but that wasn’t going to cut it either.   I needed a homemade blueberry pie!

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I knew I had some leftover frozen blueberries, but didn’t have quite enough for my recipe.   So when you don’t have enough blueberries, what do you do?

You improvise and add other berries to make a mixed berry pie or what’s known as a razzleberry pie!   So what is razzleberry pie?

Now the experts will tell you that a true razzleberry pie or triple berry pie has blueberries, raspberries and blackberries in it.   There are lots of recipes out there for mixed berry pie.

The Pioneer Woman has an amazing mixed berry pie.  There is even a famous razzleberry pie – Marie Callender’s Razzleberry Pie.  I’m sure it’s very good, but you and I like to bake from scratch, don’t we?

And we are on a quest for the perfect razzleberry pie recipe!

Now I’m not that fond of blackberries, so my version of razzleberry pie doesn’t include them.  But just in case you do, I’ve included blackberries as an option in the recipe below.

To be honest I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a razzleberry pie recipe!  I was shocked at all the recipes I found!

I remember a dear friend of the family, June always calling her raspberry pies, “razzleberry”.  She is such a sweet person, and loves to bake.  So when I was putting this recipe together I immediately thought of her and her razzleberry pies.

And I really wanted to bake a pie using my new secret weapon.

What’s that you ask?  It’s the Dough E-Z pastry rolling system.  I recorded a video so that you can see it in action!

Pretty amazing if you ask me, and the fact that I can roll out delicious and thin perfect pie crust without all the usual fuss and floury mess, has me sold on this product!

Check it out for yourself!  Click this link to order your very own Dough EZ Rolling System!

My homemade razzleberry pie recipe, is based on the Classic Blueberry Pie Recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks – A year of pies! By Ashley English.

This cookbook is so delightful and covers everything from making the pie crust to delicious pie recipes by season.

I used my favorite pie crust recipe – which is a combination of butter and shortening.  I always use this recipe because it makes enough for two – 2 crust pies.  That means I can freeze the balls of pastry dough that I don’t need and it’s such a time saver.

The next time you decide to make a pie, you’re all ready to go!  I’ve been teaching this method of pie baking for several years now.

Here are some comments from readers and students alike!

Excellent instructions, beautiful displays of how to create the art of pastry making, very clear voice and very tasty pies and pastries. A wonderful course to take! Lili F.

I feel much more confident about trying different pastry recipes! Karrie

I really enjoyed the course and the teacher is excellent.  Loved the recipes and her ideas for the crusts!  Thank you for the great class! Dianne E.

Now I haven’t taught an online pie baking course in a while but I’m wondering if that would be something that you would like? I love to share my pie baking secrets!   

Pie Lovers everywhere wait in anticipation for fall and the harvest, cause that’s when we make the most delicious pies!

Apple Pies, Butter Tarts and Pumpkin Pies.  Plus we’ll bake savory pies too, like my famous French Canadian Tourtiere!

For now though, let’s get back to this amazingly easy razzleberry pie recipe ok?

Don’t you just love the lattice pie crust?  And I’ll show you how to get that delicious golden glow too.

This razzleberry or triple berry pie packs a sweet punch in that deep purple goodness!  And the recipe is so easy, no pre-cooking the filling!

Just mix up the berries, sugar, lemon juice, and a  bit of corn starch.

So here’s what you need:

  • Blueberries (frozen)
  • Raspberries (frozen)
  • Blackberries (frozen, optional)
  • Sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Corn starch

Now for perfect flaky pie crust you will need these ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • ¼ cup ice cold water

This is my classic pie crust recipe that you mix with pastry blender by hand, using a gentle but firm touch.  You can get all of the details in my post How To Make Perfect Flaky Pie Crust or……

Want to see a video on How to Make Pie Crust?  You can check it out here on my YouTube Channel!

TIPS FOR PERFECT RAZZLEBERRY PIE WITH A BUTTERY, FLAKY PIE CRUST

  • Mixing corn starch into the razzleberry pie filling keeps the pie from becoming a soggy mess
  • Use Fresh or Frozen berries
  • Follow all of the directions carefully
  • You might want to use a pie crust shield to protect the edges of your pie crust from getting too dark and dried out
  • Chill the pie crust with the pie filling in it in the fridge for about 30 minutes before baking. THIS IS IMPORTANT!
  • Bake your pie in the bottom third of your oven
  • As with most fruit pies, we want to get the oven really hot for the first 15 minutes – so set it at 425F and then turn it back to 375F for 50 minutes or until your crust is golden

Check out some of these amazing pie recipes!

There are some great Razzleberry Pie recipes out there for you to try as well!  Check out:

Oh Sweet Basil, i heart naptime, and That Skinny Chick Can Bake! Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake has some amazing recipes for you to try.

RAZZLEBERRY PIE RECIPE

I think this pie is close to perfection.  Just look at those beautiful purple-y red colours that I promise will burst inside your mouth with that first bite! Your family will love this gorgeous pie and ask for it over and over.  I promise! Way to go Rockstar Pie Baker!

And if you like this recipe, please give it a 5 star rating in the recipe card below!

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Razzleberry Pie
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
pie crust
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

This Razzleberry Pie will become your new favourite Holiday Dessert!  Your family will love it, I promise! A delicious triple berry blend, that's not too sweet and is a real show stopper! Just look at that deep red & purple pie filling inside my flaky buttery pie crust! Enjoy...xo And please be sure to rate my recipe with a 5 star rating if you like it!  

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: razzleberry pie, triple berry pie
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Blueberries frozen
  • 2 cups Raspberries frozen
  • 2 cups Blackberries frozen, optional
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup Corn starch
  • 1 10" pie crust made from scratch
Instructions
  1. Combine the blueberries, sugar and cornstarch, lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt in a large bowl and mix well.  

    Lightly press down on the blueberries to release their juices.  Cover the bowl with a tea towel and let sit for 15 minutes.


  2. Preheat the oven to 375F

    Pour the filling into the bottom crust and spread evenly, and dot the pie with the diced butter.

    Roll out the remaining pastry dough for the top.  We're going to make a lattice top and you can do that with a pastry cutter.

    Weave the strips back and forth, just like the video.  When finished turn the ends under and flute the pie crust edges.

    Brush it with the egg wash and return to the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

    Put your pie on a cookie sheet that you have lined with parchment paper or foil.  This will catch the juices.

    Bake in the bottom third of your oven for 55 to 60 minutes

    Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Razzleberry Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 132mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 23g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Would this Razzleberry Pie be perfect for your holiday dinner? We just love the rich berry colours, and the taste is out of this world. Triple berry pie has a delicious sweetness all it's own. And of course the buttery flaky pie crust completes the package! #razzleberrypie #tripleberrypie #piecrust #holidaydesserts

Kahlua (R) Pumpkin Pie Recipe | A Delicious Twist to a Holiday Classic!

Kahlua (R) Pumpkin Pie Recipe | A Delicious Twist to a Holiday Classic!

Homemade Kahlua Pumpkin Pie Recipe!

overhead shot of kahlua pumpkin pie surrounded by harvest decorations

 

This homemade Kahlua pumpkin pie recipe is the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever made!  The combination of pumpkin pie spices and the chocolate coffee flavors of Kahlua can’t be topped!  And of course that mountain of whipping cream just adds to the experience don’t you think?

This post was originally published November 23, 2016 and updated September 24, 2018. 

slice of kahlua pumpkin pie on blue plate

 

Now I love to homemade pie crust, that’s what pieladybakes.com is all about right?  It’s a crazy busy time at work right now, and combining that with the holidays and baking, well I thought I would explore what is out there when it comes to frozen pie crusts and products. For this pie I decided to try one of the popular cookie pie crusts that everyone is using right now.

close up shot of kahlua pumpkin pie with a bite taken out of it

Baking the Pie Crust:

I just love the flavour of gingerbread, so for this recipe we’re making a gingerbread cookie pie crust!  One box of 24 cookies, crushed in your food processor, with a little butter and sugar and presto!  You have one delicious pie crust.  We bake it for about 15 minutes before baking the whole pie.

 

Making the Filling:

With the pie crust out of the way, putting the filling together takes about 15 minutes when you have all of your ingredients out on the counter.  I like to get everything out and measured too, as I find this method of baking really saves time.  I’m all about organizing my baker’s pantry and saving time in the kitchen, are you?

 

This Pumpkin Pie goes Mayan with splash of Kahlua®! #pumpkinpieClick To Tweet

 

The first ingredient of the recipe is Kahlua – how cool is that?

overhead shot of kahlua pumpkin pie with slice cut surrounded by harvest flowers

 

Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice:

Now I rarely have pumpkin pie spice in my pantry.  Honestly I just never think to buy it.  So here’s a trick so that you will always have your own homemade pumpkin pie spice on hand!  Pumpkin Pie Spice includes cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.  So the ratio is always

  • 1 part cinnamon
  • 1/4 part ginger
  • 1/4 part nutmeg
  • 1/8 part cloves

Mix it up in a cute little jar like the one shown here (I usually pick these up at the dollar store or big box kitchen store). And there you go!

small spice bottle with pumpkin pie spie and the corner of a white plate showing

 

Putting it together:

As soon as the filling is cooked, pour it slowly into the baked pie shell and then bake in your oven as per the recipe below.

Once your pie has baked and cooled, it’s time to go crazy with whipping cream!  Such a beautiful and perfect pie.

Full overhead shot of harvest flowers, pumpkins, kahlua pumpkin pie

 KAHLUA PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE

I have made many different types of pumpkin pie recipes,

but this homemade Kahlua Pumpkin Pie Recipe is the ultimate blending of spices and exotic flavors.  Sweet and spicy, with just a hint of coffee flavour, your family will love it!  This pie is delicious change from the classic pumpkin pie (and which I love too!) that we usually eat during Thanksgiving.  But my money says you will be asked to serve this gorgeous Kahlua Pumpkin Pie any ole time at all.  Know what I mean?  

And if you like the recipe, please give it a 5 star rating.  

Enjoy!

 

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Kahlua Pumpkin Pie Recipe | A Classic Goes Mayan!
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
48 mins
Total Time
1 hr 8 mins
 

Pumpkin Pie gets BIG flavor with a splash of Kahlua and just look at all that whipped cream! Prep time is easy with a gingerbread cookie pie crust

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: gingerbread cookie crust, kahlua pumpkin pie
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 338 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 20 cookie gingersnaps I used Dare Simple Pleasures Spice Snaps
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup kahlua
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 cup pumpkin canned
  • 2 eggs large, beaten
Instructions
  1. Crush the gingerbread cookies into crumbs, mix with melted butter and sugar and press into a deep dish pie plate (10")

  2. Preheat oven to 350F

  3. Combine Milk, kahlua, sugar, corn syrup, spice and salt
  4. Add pumpkin and eggs and set aside
  5. Bake the pie crust for 15 minutes until lightly browned. 

  6. Remove from oven and slowly pour in the pie filling.  
  7. Return the whole pie to the oven and bake 35 to 40 minutes

  8. Remove from oven and once cooled, refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  9. KAHLUA cream topping:
  10. Beat 1 cup whipping cream with 2 tsp kahlua until stiff, spread over the cooled pie (or pipe?) and drizzle and 1 tsp kahlua on top.
Nutrition Facts
Kahlua Pumpkin Pie Recipe | A Classic Goes Mayan!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 361mg 15%
Potassium 264mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Sugars 38g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 44.5%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 12.5%
Iron 9.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

This Kahlua Pumpkin Pie is full of surprises like all that delicious whipped cream topping! And underneath? While a scrumptious spice cookie crust. We used gingersnaps! And of course you know there is a shot or two or kahlua in this scrumptious pie, that is so easy to make. #kahlua #pumpkinpie #holidaydesserts #thanksgiving #whippedcream
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21 Perfect Pie Recipes For You To Enjoy!

21 Perfect Pie Recipes For You To Enjoy!

collage of different pies

Perfect Pie Recipes?

Yep that’s what we’re all about here at Pie Lady Bakes.  Lemon meringue pie, Banana Cream Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Apple Pie, Apple Galette, Pumpkin Pie, Blueberry Pie, Strawberry Pie, Atlantic Beach Pie, Key Lime Pie….and then there’s the No-Bake Pies, Ice Cream Pies, Chocolate Pies, even a Crack Pie!  We’ve got it covered in this amazing roundup of recipes – all from your favorite Food Bloggers over at FBC Recipe Sharing.

This post was originally published on January 29, 2017 and updated July 20, 2018.

pumpkin pie

 

For more Recipe Roundups, check out our 13 X 9 Recipes from the Best Bloggers! 

My love affair with perfect pie recipes has been a life long pursuit.  My parents loved to camp so we on our travels we made many a pit stop at the local diner.  And you know what you always find at Diners?  That’s right.   The most beautiful pies on earth.  Seriously.  I would absolutely salivate when I looked in the dessert showcase at all of those pies.  As a kid, Blueberry Pie was my number one go to pie.  No ice cream or whipped cream for me though.  Just pie.

Diners are still my absolutely fav place to find the absolute perfect pie recipes!

 

slice of Key lime pie on a white plate with whipped cream and a fork, slices of key limes in the background

Now I started to put this collection together for National Pie Day – which is on January 23 every year.  Kind of like a Christmas Day for Pies!  But life happens, and although I put up an amazing post on Buzzfeed – which you can still enjoy here, my post for Pie Lady Bakes has been a little delayed.  Until now!  I love doing roundups with my food blogger friends, they are so creative and their recipes are awesome!  Check out FBC Recipe Sharing on Facebook, if you haven’t already.

1.Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie

Now this is a diner-style pie, know what I mean, jelly bean?

slice of homemade lemon meringue pie with the full pie in the background

 

2.  No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

Oh you had me at cheesecake!  No bake pies are so easy and isn’t this one absolutely perfect?

 

3.Easy Key Lime Pie

When I see Key Lime Pie I think of sunny Florida days, sugary beaches, and outdoor BBQs!

The easiest key lime pie recipe ever!

 

4. Cranberry Pie and Ginger Cookie Crust

Isn’t this absolutely perfectly spectacular.  Yum. Yum.

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5. Sharlotka Russian Apple Pie 

I’m definitely pinning this recipe to my Apple Pie Crazy Board!  Doesn’t it look awesome?

6. Individual Apple Cream Cheese Galettes

Galettes are so easy to make.  I think these would be perfect for breakfast don’t you?

Apple Cream Cheese Galettes on plates with pink flower

 

7. Homemade Banoffee Pie

The first time I heard about Banoffee Pie was in my favorite movie, “Love Actually”.  I must try it.

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8. Magic Margarita Pie

I get to have my margaritas in a pie?  Now that’s perfect.

 

9. Frozen Pink Lemonade Pie

 

10. Italian Apple Pie 

Heading to Italy this summer, so I’ll be sure to order some apple pie!  Ciao Bella!

 

11. Atlantic Beach Pie

I love to experiment with different pie crusts – but a soda cracker crust? Yes please!!!

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12. Coconut Cream Pie

Oh yeah, this has Diner-style Pie written all over it.  I’ll take one to go please.

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13. Blueberry Buttermilk Pie

Almost too pretty to eat, don’t you agree!  Almost….. and look at that crust!

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14. Mom’s Pumpkin Pie

Our family recipe, we’ve been enjoying this for years.  It’s the number one post on Pie Lady Bakes!

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15. Blackberry Apple Pie

I just love apple pie combinations, and this is a new one for me!  You should try it!

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16. Buttermilk Pie

I love creamy pies and this one is so easy to make and easy on the budget too!

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17. Momofuku Crack Pie Recipe

I just have to try this pie!  Would someone make it for me please?

 

18. Harvest Apple Galette

Galettes are just big dessert pizzas with lots and lots of yumminess inside.  Perfect.

apple galette, with slice and spoon on parchment paper

 

19. Banana Cream Pie

Bananas. Cream. Pie.  Looks like some yummy caramel too.  That’s Perfect. Check.

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20. Homemade Chocolate Pudding Pie

An all time favorite in our home, this pie takes chocolate to a whole new level of perfection!  IMHO.

Chocolate Pudding Pie topped with whipped cream and fresh raspberries in the middle with chocolate shavings

Stracciatella Cream Pie (Vegan, GF, No-Bake)

What can I say? The healthiest and most awesomely perfect cream pie ever.

I hope you enjoyed my journey through these incredibly beautiful perfect pie recipes.  I’ve had fun putting them together.  And while you’re here, please take the time to check out all of my other pie recipes!

Best,

Judy –  aka Pie Lady

 

 

 

Chocolate Raspberry Tart & Sugar Cookie Crust

Chocolate Raspberry Tart & Sugar Cookie Crust

Chocolate Raspberry Tart on a Sugar Cookie Crust!

 

I love to bake.  I mean all of those yummy ingredients that come together in something decadent and delicious, well who wouldn’t?

What I love more about baking is how it lets my creative side come out.  You know, that whole left brain/right brain thing?

I’ve been carrying this recipe for a Chocolate Raspberry Tart around for ages.  I clipped it somewhere and it was an ad for Sealtest Dairy products here in Canada.  The recipe called for a regular pie crust as a base in the tart pan.  But you know me….don’tcha!

I love using different pie crusts for classic recipes.

My Vanilla Berry Tart is made on a sugar cookie crust.  I made it last winter when we had just heard we were having a new grandchild, and now it’s December and our Lulu is here!

Making this delicious tart requires a little bit of planning, as you make it in two steps.  First the sugar cookie crust, and then the filling.

An easy and elegant recipe, this Chocolate Raspberry Tart on a Sugar Cookie Crust is a showstopper and only you will know how easy it was to make!

 

I also used a tart pan.  You can use a pie plate too – I just prefer the look of the tart and the ease of getting it out of the pan. However I made this delicious tart for Christmas Eve and I barely had it out of the pan before it was eaten all up!

 

Now I’ve included a recipe for the sugar cookie crust and it’s really easy, I found it online at Baking Bites.    If you want something even easier – you can buy sugar cookie pie crust mixes.  Just add water and stir.  I used one for my Vanilla Berry Tart recipe and it was great – everyone loved it!

Ingredients:

1 prepared sugar cookie pie crust for a 9″ pie

8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

1 cup whipping cream

1/2 cup sour cream

3 egg yolks

2 cups fresh raspberries

Prep time 15 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

This Chocolate Raspberry Tart recipe is so easy, this will become your go-to when asked to bring an item to a pot-luck!

 

Instructions for Sugar Cookie Pie Crust (Baking Bites)

1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp milk (low fat is fine)
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Preheat oven to 375F.

In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter until light. Beat in flour, salt, milk and vanilla, until mixture is moist and crumbly (it should clump together if you press it between your fingers).
Pour dough into a 9 or 10-inch tart pan and press it up the sides, making sure the layer on the bottom is even.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until crust is set and firm at the edges. Be sure to check your oven at the 15 minute mark so that the crust doesn’t overcook. While your tart crust is cooling, carry on with the instructions below.

An easy and elegant recipe, this Chocolate Raspberry Tart on a Sugar Cookie Crust is a showstopper and only you will know how easy it was to make!

Chocolate Rasperry Tart Prep:

Preheat oven to 350F

Place sugar cookie pie crust in a 9″ tart pan with a removable bottom, Prick with fork

Place a sheet of parchment paper on top and fill with dried beans or pie beads to keep the pie crust from shrinking or slipping down into the pan

Bake for 15 minutes until golden

Reduce temp to 300F

Melt the chocolate and whipping cream in a double boiler or in a pot over low heat, stirring oven until smoothly blended.

Stir in sour cream

Transfer to a large bowl

Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each egg yolk

Fold in 1 cup of raspberries

Pour into the baked tart shell

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until filling is set.

Cool completely

Remove tart from pan.  Scatter remaining raspberries on top.

Garnish with fresh mint.

chocolate raspberry tart, part on tartan placemat with raspberries and fresh mint

 

 

Classic Quiche For the Best Brunch Ever!

Classic Quiche For the Best Brunch Ever!

Classic Quiche For the Best Brunch Ever!

This post was originally published on October 16, 2016 and updated June 24, 2018.

Have you checked out our other savory pies?  Delicious recipes like 5 Layer Tomato Pie, Chicken Pot Pie or Tourtiere? You should!

Serve Quiche to your friends at the next Brunch!   Brunches are so popular these days, with friends meeting at a number of popular spots around town.  But often eating out means reservations, and if not, waiting in long lineups to get in!

Waiting in line to wait to eat is not my idea of good time, and certainly not for my friends.  So I prefer to host a brunch in our home, a wonderful way to entertain.

It’s always on the weekend, the house is usually cleaned up and it gives me a chance to really spend time with friends and family since the cleanup is a breeze and can be left until later.

I love to fuss with the table – my grandmother and mother taught me this.  Real cloth napkins, fun place mats or tablecloths, fresh flowers and my best dishes!

quiche for brunch

I remember the first brunch I hosted so many years ago.  I was determined to serve Eggs Benedict and had never made Hollandaise sauce in my life.

My best friend arrived a few minutes before and started to laugh as soon as she came into the kitchen.  There I was, with every saucepan I owned either on the stove or in the sink, trying to follow an elaborate recipe from a French cookbook!  My friend Connie saved the day, whipped up the hollandaise in one small pan, and the brunch was a huge success.

So my lesson was learned, and I turned my attention to where my talents did lie – and that was baking delicious pies and tarts.  Quiche is really an egg pie with lots of yummy ingredients.

My idea of a successful menu allows for many foods to be prepared ahead and frozen – especially my famous Quiche!  With that main item out of the way, I can concentrate on other items, like different types of salads, antipasto, whatever I choose.

So here is my Quiche recipe for you to enjoy.

It makes enough for six hungry guests and has been served to family and friends for many years!

Ingredients:

1 deep dish shortcrust pastry – 9.5 or 10” pie plate

½ lb thick cut bacon

8 large eggs

1 c heavy cream

2 small cooking onions finely chopped

1 tbsp unsalted butter

1 lb Gruyere or Edam cheese – cut into small cubes ( 1 ½ to 2 c)

¼ tsp nutmeg

Salt and pepper

Optional:  1 cup of frozen spinach – thawed and well drained.

 

Cook the bacon and drain it on paper towel.  Once cool, break into small pieces and set aside.

Sautee the onion in a separate pan with the butter until softened and the onion looks clear or transparent.

 

In a large bowl beat the eggs, then add the heavy cream, nutmeg and salt and pepper.  Add the onion and bacon.  Fold in the cheese.

Pour into the pie shell, making sure the mixture is just below the rim of the crust.  The quiche will expand a bit while it is cooking and you don’t want a messy oven!

Bake at 350F for 50-60 minutes.  The quiche is done when you stick a fork in the center and it comes out clean.

 

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To freeze: wrap in two layers of heavy aluminum foil for up to a week.

Substitutes: instead of bacon, you can put in broccoli, or asparagus – be creative!

Would you like to learn to make pastry and create a delicious pie in no time at all?  Be sure to check out both of my pie crust posts – Five Easy Steps To Perfect Pie Crust – or How To Make Perfect Flaky Pie Crust! 

Serve Quiche to your friends at the next Brunch! Brunches are so popular these days, with friends meeting at a number of popular spots around town. An easy recipe with the option of a traditional quiche lorraine or add in spinach!