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The Best Recipes For Pie To Celebrate Pi Day

The Best Recipes For Pie To Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Day is March 14th and to celebrate we are dishing up over 20 delicious recipes for pie from a few of our most trusted California Grown Creators. These pies are loaded with some of the most delicious produce that California has to offer! There is a pie recipe here for every type of eater; from sweet and savory recipes for pie to portable hand pie recipes, and even a collection of recipes for pie crusts.

Recipes for pie dough.

Chances are if you are looking into recipes for pie, you are going to need recipes for pie dough also! Here are 3 of our favorite no-fail pie dough recipes from a few of our California Grown Creators.

All Butter Pie Crust

Homemade All-Butter Pie Crust

There is nothing more satisfying than making your own pie dough and making a pie from scratch. This is the pie dough that Bakes by Brown Sugar uses for most of her recipes and she gets great results every time.

Click here for the recipe!

Flaky Gluten-Free Pie Crust

Looking for a flaky gluten-free pie crust that tastes like it was made with whole grain wheat flour? The Bojon Gourmet spent years developing this recipe that tastes and feels just like her best whole wheat pie crust – light, crisp, buttery, and flaky.

Click here for the recipe!

Flaky Paleo Pie Crust

This paleo pie crust recipe from the Bojon Gourmet rivals a wheat crust!

Almond flour, cassava flour, and tapioca flour build a smooth, pliant dough that you can roll, fold, flute, and weave. Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, with vegan and nut-free options. Use this grain-free pie crust in any pie recipe: pumpkinapplepecansweet potato – the pie’s the limit

Click here for the recipe!

Sweet recipes for pie.

Our California Grown Creators have dreamed up some of the most delicious fruit-filled recipes for pies that we have ever laid our eyes on! We have gathered a collection of truly delicious sweet pie recipes for every season. So no matter what happens to be growing when you get the craving for pie you can indulge.

Apple Slab Pie with Brandy and Prunes

This apple and prunes slab pie with a dash of brandy and wintery warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg can be made ahead of time and sliced into easy-to-serve portions for a larger holiday crowd!

Click here for the recipe!

Blood Orange Ricotta Pie

Blood Orange Ricotta Pie

This Blood Orange Ricotta Pie from Britney Breaks Bread is sure to be the star of your table!

It’s delicious, bright, summery, and easy to make! The crust is buttery, flaky, and sweet with a creamy custard filling that has chunks of orange in every bite!

Click here for the recipe!

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

This Mess is Ours‘ paired a spicy-sweet ginger cookie crust with a classic banana cream pie and we are here for it!

Click here for the recipe!

Mini Peach Custard Pies

Mini Peach Custard Pies

Bakes by Brown Sugar says that these are some of my favorite pies. The creamy custard in this mini pie recipe pairs perfectly with the sweet tanginess of the roasted peaches.

Click here for the recipe!

Rhubarb Berry Slab Pie

This recipe for slab pie from Eat the Love is the perfect baked good for a large crowd or potluck as the pie can be easily cut into smaller pieces!

Click here for the recipe!

Key Lime Pie with Sour Cream Topping

Key Lime Pie with Sour Cream Topping

This key lime pie from Hola Jalapeno is so easy and amazingly delicious that it was too good to leave out of our recipes for pie round-up!

Click here for the recipe!

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This classic strawberry rhubarb pie is one of Irvin of Eat the Love’s go-to favorites. He adds a touch of balsamic vinegar in his filling, which adds deeper, richer flavor and brightens up the flavor with a touch of acidity. 

Click here for the recipe!

Sage Browned Butter Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Meringue

Sage Browned Butter Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Meringue

This is not your traditional pumpkin pie. This pumpkin pie recipe from Britney Breaks Bread is sweet and creamy with a hint of sage to really make your tastebuds say “WHOA”!

Click here for the recipe!

Meyer Lemon Icebox Pie with Graham & Hazelnut Crumb Crust

Meyer Lemon Icebox Pie with Graham & Hazelnut Crumb Crust

This super easy, and super delicious lemon icebox pie from A Girl Defloured has just a few ingredients and a simple press-in crust.

This recipe for pie is perfect for using up extra Meyer lemons, regular lemons, and even limes!

Click here for the recipe!

Spiced Bourbon Cherry Pie

Kissed with whiskey and a hint of cinnamon and chile and nestled in a gluten-free, whole-grain crust, this wildly flavorful dessert from Bojon Gourmet will make all your spiced bourbon cherry pie dreams come true. 

Click here for the recipe!

Fresh Peach Slab Pie

Fresh Peach Slab Pie

This Fresh Peach Slab Pie from Hola Jalapeno takes summer’s juiciest peaches and makes a HUGE pie complete with the most perfectly crisp, buttery crust flavored with nutmeg.

Click here for the recipe!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Butter Pie

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Butter Pie

Alison of A Girl Defloured says that this is the most delicious pumpkin pie she has ever made! Not only is the filling smooth and lovely, but it is richly flavored and doesn’t crack while baking.

Click here for the recipe!

Sorghum Bourbon Pecan Pie

A double dose of sorghum makes this gluten-free bourbon pecan pie from the Bojon Gourmet really shine; no corn syrup needed! Sorghum syrup gives the filling silky body and a complex taste, while the crust gets extra flake and flavor from sorghum flour.

Click here for the recipe!

Peach Crumble Pie

Peach Crumble Pie

This Peach Crumble pie from Bakes by Brown Sugar is a delicious combination of brown sugar cinnamon crumble, sweet peaches, and buttery pie crust.

If you like texture in your desserts you’ll love the combination of the crunchy crumble and soft California peaches!

Click here for the recipe!

Savory recipes for pie

Pie for dinner? Heck yes! We have gathered the most delicious savory recipes for pies that we have ever laid our eyes on! This collection of truly delicious savory pie recipes for every season. So no matter what happens to be growing when you get the craving for pie you can indulge.

Super Easy Taco Pie with Avocado Crema is served in single portion jars

Super Easy Taco Pie with Avocado Crema

This super-easy taco pie recipe by our friend Kyra Bussanich, owner of Kyra’s Bake Shop in Portland, Oregon, is a fantastic and delicious way to add extra California Grown veggies into your meal.

Made with spicy ground beef, fire-roasted tomatoes, olives, and piles of spinach, it’s topped with a crisp cornbread layer and Avocado Crema.

Click here for the recipe!

Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie

This delicious chicken pot pie recipe from A Girl Defloured is comfort food to the max. The filling can be made entirely from scratch, or entirely not, no judging here. Topped with flaky salt, fresh herbs, and the best, flakiest gluten-free pastry ever, this pie is a looker. 

Click here for the recipe!

Shepherd’s Pie

This classic dish from Eat the Love is made with a rich filling of ground lamb, chopped vegetables, and a thick tomato-based sauce all topped with a cheesy mashed potato crust and baked in the oven. It’s easy comfort food in the form of a savory pie!

Click here for the recipe!

Tomato Pie with Basil, Parmesan, & Cornmeal

A lighter take on traditional tomato pie, this savory dish from Bojon Gourmet starts with cornmeal-crusted tomatoes layered with mozzarella, parmesan, and basil in a crunchy gluten-free pie crust. 

Click here for the recipe!

Recipes for pie that you can hold in your hand, aka hand pies!

Are you looking for portable pies that you can easily take on the go? Our California Grown Creators have dreamed up some of the most innovative recipes for hand pies that we have ever seen. Some are sweet, some are savory, some are baked, and some are fried. Good luck choosing which hand pie recipe to make first!

Gluten Free Strawberry Homemade Pop Tarts

Gluten Free Strawberry Homemade Pop Tarts

This Mess is Ours is bringing all of the childhood nostalgia with these homemade pop tarts that are filled with strawberry jam then topped with jam-laced icing and sprinkles!

Click here for the recipe!

Blueberry Hand Pies

Blueberry Hand Pies

These delicious fried pies from Bakes by Brown Sugar are full of roasted California blueberries and topped with a creamy lemon glaze.

Click here for the recipe!

Olive, Tomato, and Onion Hand Pies

These savory and satisfying hand pies from Eat the Love are packed with California-grown green olives, tomatoes, roasted onions, fresh thyme, and feta cheese.

Click here for the recipe!

Spiced Cranberry Pear

This festive hand pie recipe from Salt & Wind is packed with California pears and perfect for the holiday season!

Click here for the recipe!

 Blackberry Hand Pies

The thick blackberry filling in these hand pies from Bakes by Brown Sugar is piled into buttery pie dough, baked, and then topped with yummy blackberry glaze.

Click here for the recipe!

Fried Apple Pies

These classic southern-style fried apple pies are easy to make and so very fun to serve and eat. Just follow Irvin of Eat the Love’s step-by-step instructions and you’ll be a fried pie-making pro in no time!

Click here for the recipe!

Spiced Apple-Thyme-Gouda Hand Pies

Spiced Apple-Thyme-Gouda Hand Pies

This hand pie recipe from Salt and Wind is essentially a recipe for mini apple pies, which is as American as can be. But the addition of fresh thyme, cinnamon, and shredded cheese means they ride the line of sweet and savory.

Click here for the recipe!

Rhubarb Hand Pies

Rhubarb Hand Pies

These flaky hand pies from Bakes by Brown Sugar are simply delicious! The buttery, flaky pie dough is packed full of creamy mascarpone and a sweet tangy rhubarb compote.

Click here for the recipe!

Handheld Ham and Cheese Pie (aka Ham and Brie Pop Tarts!)

These ham and brie pop tarts from Eat the Love are super fun to serve and eat.

This savory pop tart is perfect for a light meal or a snack. The pastry crust has a subtle savory kick from the addition of mustard in the ingredient list. Hubba Hubba!

Click here for the recipe!

Apple Rum Hand Pies

Apple-Rum Hand Pies

These Apple Hand Pies from Hola Jalapeno are similar to an apple empanada with rum-spiked apples and cinnamon wrapped in pastry.

Click here for the recipe!

Craving more CA Grown goodness? Follow us on Pinterest for fresh and fabulous recipe inspiration!

BE SURE TO SHARE YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES FOR PIE WITH US BY SNAPPING A PIC AND TAGGING US ON SOCIAL USING #CAGROWN. 

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The Best Recipes For Pie To Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Day is March 14th and to celebrate we are dishing up over 20 delicious recipes for pie from a few of our most trusted California Grown Creators. These pies are loaded with some of the most delicious produce that California has to offer! There is a pie recipe here for every type of eater; from sweet and savory recipes for pie to portable hand pie recipes, and even a collection of recipes for pie crusts.

Recipes for pie dough.

Chances are if you are looking into recipes for pie, you are going to need recipes for pie dough also! Here are 3 of our favorite no-fail pie dough recipes from a few of our California Grown Creators.

All Butter Pie Crust

Homemade All-Butter Pie Crust

There is nothing more satisfying than making your own pie dough and making a pie from scratch. This is the pie dough that Bakes by Brown Sugar uses for most of her recipes and she gets great results every time.

Click here for the recipe!

Flaky Gluten-Free Pie Crust

Looking for a flaky gluten-free pie crust that tastes like it was made with whole grain wheat flour? The Bojon Gourmet spent years developing this recipe that tastes and feels just like her best whole wheat pie crust – light, crisp, buttery, and flaky.

Click here for the recipe!

Flaky Paleo Pie Crust

This paleo pie crust recipe from the Bojon Gourmet rivals a wheat crust!

Almond flour, cassava flour, and tapioca flour build a smooth, pliant dough that you can roll, fold, flute, and weave. Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, with vegan and nut-free options. Use this grain-free pie crust in any pie recipe: pumpkinapplepecansweet potato – the pie’s the limit

Click here for the recipe!

Sweet recipes for pie.

Our California Grown Creators have dreamed up some of the most delicious fruit-filled recipes for pies that we have ever laid our eyes on! We have gathered a collection of truly delicious sweet pie recipes for every season. So no matter what happens to be growing when you get the craving for pie you can indulge.

Apple Slab Pie with Brandy and Prunes

This apple and prunes slab pie with a dash of brandy and wintery warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg can be made ahead of time and sliced into easy-to-serve portions for a larger holiday crowd!

Click here for the recipe!

Blood Orange Ricotta Pie

Blood Orange Ricotta Pie

This Blood Orange Ricotta Pie from Britney Breaks Bread is sure to be the star of your table!

It’s delicious, bright, summery, and easy to make! The crust is buttery, flaky, and sweet with a creamy custard filling that has chunks of orange in every bite!

Click here for the recipe!

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

This Mess is Ours‘ paired a spicy-sweet ginger cookie crust with a classic banana cream pie and we are here for it!

Click here for the recipe!

Mini Peach Custard Pies

Mini Peach Custard Pies

Bakes by Brown Sugar says that these are some of my favorite pies. The creamy custard in this mini pie recipe pairs perfectly with the sweet tanginess of the roasted peaches.

Click here for the recipe!

Rhubarb Berry Slab Pie

This recipe for slab pie from Eat the Love is the perfect baked good for a large crowd or potluck as the pie can be easily cut into smaller pieces!

Click here for the recipe!

Key Lime Pie with Sour Cream Topping

Key Lime Pie with Sour Cream Topping

This key lime pie from Hola Jalapeno is so easy and amazingly delicious that it was too good to leave out of our recipes for pie round-up!

Click here for the recipe!

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This classic strawberry rhubarb pie is one of Irvin of Eat the Love’s go-to favorites. He adds a touch of balsamic vinegar in his filling, which adds deeper, richer flavor and brightens up the flavor with a touch of acidity. 

Click here for the recipe!

Sage Browned Butter Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Meringue

Sage Browned Butter Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Meringue

This is not your traditional pumpkin pie. This pumpkin pie recipe from Britney Breaks Bread is sweet and creamy with a hint of sage to really make your tastebuds say “WHOA”!

Click here for the recipe!

Meyer Lemon Icebox Pie with Graham & Hazelnut Crumb Crust

Meyer Lemon Icebox Pie with Graham & Hazelnut Crumb Crust

This super easy, and super delicious lemon icebox pie from A Girl Defloured has just a few ingredients and a simple press-in crust.

This recipe for pie is perfect for using up extra Meyer lemons, regular lemons, and even limes!

Click here for the recipe!

Spiced Bourbon Cherry Pie

Kissed with whiskey and a hint of cinnamon and chile and nestled in a gluten-free, whole-grain crust, this wildly flavorful dessert from Bojon Gourmet will make all your spiced bourbon cherry pie dreams come true. 

Click here for the recipe!

Fresh Peach Slab Pie

Fresh Peach Slab Pie

This Fresh Peach Slab Pie from Hola Jalapeno takes summer’s juiciest peaches and makes a HUGE pie complete with the most perfectly crisp, buttery crust flavored with nutmeg.

Click here for the recipe!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Butter Pie

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Butter Pie

Alison of A Girl Defloured says that this is the most delicious pumpkin pie she has ever made! Not only is the filling smooth and lovely, but it is richly flavored and doesn’t crack while baking.

Click here for the recipe!

Sorghum Bourbon Pecan Pie

A double dose of sorghum makes this gluten-free bourbon pecan pie from the Bojon Gourmet really shine; no corn syrup needed! Sorghum syrup gives the filling silky body and a complex taste, while the crust gets extra flake and flavor from sorghum flour.

Click here for the recipe!

Peach Crumble Pie

Peach Crumble Pie

This Peach Crumble pie from Bakes by Brown Sugar is a delicious combination of brown sugar cinnamon crumble, sweet peaches, and buttery pie crust.

If you like texture in your desserts you’ll love the combination of the crunchy crumble and soft California peaches!

Click here for the recipe!

Savory recipes for pie

Pie for dinner? Heck yes! We have gathered the most delicious savory recipes for pies that we have ever laid our eyes on! This collection of truly delicious savory pie recipes for every season. So no matter what happens to be growing when you get the craving for pie you can indulge.

Super Easy Taco Pie with Avocado Crema is served in single portion jars

Super Easy Taco Pie with Avocado Crema

This super-easy taco pie recipe by our friend Kyra Bussanich, owner of Kyra’s Bake Shop in Portland, Oregon, is a fantastic and delicious way to add extra California Grown veggies into your meal.

Made with spicy ground beef, fire-roasted tomatoes, olives, and piles of spinach, it’s topped with a crisp cornbread layer and Avocado Crema.

Click here for the recipe!

Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie

This delicious chicken pot pie recipe from A Girl Defloured is comfort food to the max. The filling can be made entirely from scratch, or entirely not, no judging here. Topped with flaky salt, fresh herbs, and the best, flakiest gluten-free pastry ever, this pie is a looker. 

Click here for the recipe!

Shepherd’s Pie

This classic dish from Eat the Love is made with a rich filling of ground lamb, chopped vegetables, and a thick tomato-based sauce all topped with a cheesy mashed potato crust and baked in the oven. It’s easy comfort food in the form of a savory pie!

Click here for the recipe!

Tomato Pie with Basil, Parmesan, & Cornmeal

A lighter take on traditional tomato pie, this savory dish from Bojon Gourmet starts with cornmeal-crusted tomatoes layered with mozzarella, parmesan, and basil in a crunchy gluten-free pie crust. 

Click here for the recipe!

Recipes for pie that you can hold in your hand, aka hand pies!

Are you looking for portable pies that you can easily take on the go? Our California Grown Creators have dreamed up some of the most innovative recipes for hand pies that we have ever seen. Some are sweet, some are savory, some are baked, and some are fried. Good luck choosing which hand pie recipe to make first!

Gluten Free Strawberry Homemade Pop Tarts

Gluten Free Strawberry Homemade Pop Tarts

This Mess is Ours is bringing all of the childhood nostalgia with these homemade pop tarts that are filled with strawberry jam then topped with jam-laced icing and sprinkles!

Click here for the recipe!

Blueberry Hand Pies

Blueberry Hand Pies

These delicious fried pies from Bakes by Brown Sugar are full of roasted California blueberries and topped with a creamy lemon glaze.

Click here for the recipe!

Olive, Tomato, and Onion Hand Pies

These savory and satisfying hand pies from Eat the Love are packed with California-grown green olives, tomatoes, roasted onions, fresh thyme, and feta cheese.

Click here for the recipe!

Spiced Cranberry Pear

This festive hand pie recipe from Salt & Wind is packed with California pears and perfect for the holiday season!

Click here for the recipe!

 Blackberry Hand Pies

The thick blackberry filling in these hand pies from Bakes by Brown Sugar is piled into buttery pie dough, baked, and then topped with yummy blackberry glaze.

Click here for the recipe!

Fried Apple Pies

These classic southern-style fried apple pies are easy to make and so very fun to serve and eat. Just follow Irvin of Eat the Love’s step-by-step instructions and you’ll be a fried pie-making pro in no time!

Click here for the recipe!

Spiced Apple-Thyme-Gouda Hand Pies

Spiced Apple-Thyme-Gouda Hand Pies

This hand pie recipe from Salt and Wind is essentially a recipe for mini apple pies, which is as American as can be. But the addition of fresh thyme, cinnamon, and shredded cheese means they ride the line of sweet and savory.

Click here for the recipe!

Rhubarb Hand Pies

Rhubarb Hand Pies

These flaky hand pies from Bakes by Brown Sugar are simply delicious! The buttery, flaky pie dough is packed full of creamy mascarpone and a sweet tangy rhubarb compote.

Click here for the recipe!

Handheld Ham and Cheese Pie (aka Ham and Brie Pop Tarts!)

These ham and brie pop tarts from Eat the Love are super fun to serve and eat.

This savory pop tart is perfect for a light meal or a snack. The pastry crust has a subtle savory kick from the addition of mustard in the ingredient list. Hubba Hubba!

Click here for the recipe!

Apple Rum Hand Pies

Apple-Rum Hand Pies

These Apple Hand Pies from Hola Jalapeno are similar to an apple empanada with rum-spiked apples and cinnamon wrapped in pastry.

Click here for the recipe!

Craving more CA Grown goodness? Follow us on Pinterest for fresh and fabulous recipe inspiration!

BE SURE TO SHARE YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES FOR PIE WITH US BY SNAPPING A PIC AND TAGGING US ON SOCIAL USING #CAGROWN. 

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