These easy pie recipes are a must for any time of the year, celebration or holiday. Try our collection of pie recipes with our all butter pie crust and you’ll have a hard time choosing your favourite!
EASY PIE RECIPES
When it comes to baking, my favourite deserts have and will always be pies and crumbles baked with fresh fruit from our orchard or foraged during the summer months. Today I’m excited to share with you my favourite easy pie recipes I know you’ll soon love too.
Let’s start with the basics. Pie needs to be flaky, moist and go well with ice cream or whip cream. It needs to have fresh local ingredients, and easy to make. When you have a freezer full of summer berries and fruit, all you need is a good pastry.
It’s all about the crust for me. I grew up baking pies using vegetable shortening. On the bottom right hand side next to the oven, was a big tub of crisco. I’d go into the big walk in cupboard grab the flour and salt and get going.
It wasn’t until I found THE best pie crust recipe, that I really fell in love with the crust.
Like I said before, I grew up using vegetable shortening for fat in my pie crust like my mother taught me. This was popular during the 50’s and 60’s when her mother baked pies.
It wasn’t until I found a recipe that called for unsalted butter that I really fell in love with my pie crust.
Chilled dough is best for making flaky dough. Remove two packaged dough bags from the refrigerator. Prepare a clean workable surface on the counter top and dust with with flour. Roll the pie dough out into circles.
Apple Pie is by far THE best desert. Who doesn’t love apple pie? Warm sweet apples, hints of cinnamon and vanilla, and a buttery flaky crust. Learn how to make homemade apple pie from scratch and you’ll be asked to make the pie for all the potlucks and family dinners.
Mini Pumpkin Pies are an easy fall treat! Make these hand pies for your holiday get together, a great fall finger food for an appetizer or desert. Make them ahead of time and freeze for sweet fall lunch treats.
Blueberry pie filling is often overlooked. Use this pie filling recipe for more than just blueberry pie. This recipe can be used for a blueberry pie with crumble topping, for a blueberry crumble, dessert bars and more.
Who would have thought? Green Tomato Pie is a shockingly sweet and savoury and tastes just like Apple Pie! Here’s another great recipe for all those green tomatoes at the end of harvest season that’s worth effort!
Get ready for THE BEST festive Apple Cranberry Pie recipe perfect for fall, thanksgiving and Christmas with fresh cranberries and apples, and a special cider spiced buttery cream filling.
EASY AS PIE
Ready to take your pie baking skills to the next level? Selling baked goods at farmers markets like these pies above is beyond easy to do and lucrative too! Here are some tips on opening up a Pop-Up Pie Shop.
But you don’t need to open up a shop. Start simple by offering pies during peak holiday seasons like Thanksgiving Weekend and Christmas for anywhere from $15-$25 dollars depending on the size of pie, ingredients and your market.
Making money from your homestead should be as easy as just doing a little more of what you’re already doing because not everyone lives a simpler from scratch lifestyle!
Learn more about making money from your homestead and getting started here.