50 Great Pie Recipes

50 Great Pie Recipes - Looking for a new pie recipe for your baking arsenal? You are sure to find something here!

Fall and winter are the unofficial baking seasons. The cooler weather make heating up the kitchen with the oven a welcomed event. Plus, baking with spices like cinnamon makes the house smell wonderful.

I’ve scoured the internet and found a list of great pie recipes to consider adding to your holiday baking lists. Be sure to tell me in the comments which one looks the most intriguing to you!

Fruity Pies

Pumpkin & Squash Pies

Chocolatey Pies

Nutty Pies

Gluten Free Pies

Other Great Pies Recipes

What do you think? Are you a fruity pie person? Or do you prefer a creamier pie? Be sure to check out these great pie recipes and then add one or two to your baking plans this winter!

Looking for no-bake pies? I found this great round-up as I was researching my post, be sure to check out over 70 No Bake Pies!

If you want to see more pie recipes, be sure to check out my Food :: Pies, Cakes, & Cupcakes board on Pinterest!

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Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

Pumpkin is such a fall favorite. Previously, I shared a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls and for Pumpkin Pie S’Mores that were a hit.

Today, I have a short post for you that is really a tip.

These pumpkin pie sandwich cookies pictured are super simple to make. You just take the pumpkin graham crackers from the s’mores and then slather some of the pumpkin pie spiced icing from the rolls and boom! Pumpkin sandwich cookies.

Two recipes, three results. I love when that happens!

Try it and let me know what you think!

New Sides to Try This Thanksgiving

New Sides to Try this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about the food. You may have tried-and-true recipes that you rely on each year or you may be more adventurous and like to try new recipes each year. Today I have a list of sides for your Thanksgiving dinner planning consideration.

Salad Sides

Slow Cooker Sides

Traditional With a Twist Sides

Tell me, are you a more traditional dinner fan or do you like to mix it up and try new things?

4 Other Uses for Pizza Dough

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Pizza is not the only thing you can make with your pizza dough. There are enough options between creative pizza toppings and these extra options to keep your homemade pizza dough in a weekly meal rotation. Often enough that you will likely memorize the recipe, but not get bored.

Calzones

Calzones are delicious. All you do is divide your dough into  equal parts or you can take handfuls of it off at a time like I do. You roll out your dough until it is thin, but not super thin. On that you put your cheese and other typical pizza toppings. Then you fold it all up into a nice pocket, carefully sealing any edges, and bake.

I usually bake calzones at the same time and temp as our pizzas, 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. Serve with small bowls of marinara sauce for dipping.

Bread Sticks

After your dough has risen, you shape them into whatever shape you want. Add any toppings like garlic butter or olive oil and parmesan cheese and let the bread sticks rise about 20 minutes or so before putting them into the oven.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Cheesy Bread

Ok, so essentially this is pizza with no sauce or toppings other than cheese. That doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious. Roll out your dough on your pizza stone and slather it with garlic, olive oil, and cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. When slightly cooled, use your pizza cutter to slice any way you want.

Stromboli

I discovered this way to use pizza dough about a year ago when I was needing something for pizza night that wasn’t pizza. It is really good. Here are a few different recipes with various ingredients (don’t used store bought doughs, homemade is super easy):

I never realized there were so many stromboli options! I’ll be trying some of these soon. How about you?

How to Make Your Own Pizza Dough + 20 Ways to Top It!

How to Make Your Own Pizza Dough Plus 20 Ways to Top It!

For a long time, we had pizza weekly. Sometimes even twice because we would have homemade pizza one night and then have pizza when we did our Costco shopping. While Costco pizza is a super good buy, it is still cheaper to make your own.

Especially if you are picking up your ingredients at Costco. Which I do.

We kind of got burned out on pizza, but it is now finding its way onto our meal plans again. I used to have the recipe memorized, but since it has been so long the most recent time I made it, it kind of flopped because I thought I could remember the recipe. Turns out, no.

Don’t you worry, I grabbed my recipe card to share with you here. This started as a dinner roll recipe for me and I tweaked it a bit to make it a yummy pizza crust.

Pizza Dough Recipe

  • 1 1/4 c. warm water
  • 3 t. yeast
  • 2-3 T. sugar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 6 T. butter, cut in pieces and at room temp OR 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 4 cups flour

Put the yeast in the bowl of your mixer and pour the warm water over it (do not get this too hot, it will kill your yeast). Let this sit for a minute or two, this is called letting your yeast bloom.

Add the sugar to your water/yeast mixture. Drop in the butter pieces or pour in your olive oil. Sprinkle your flour on top and then the salt. Using your dough hook, mix up the dough until it is soft and holds together nicely. I usually do this for about 8-10 minutes. Sometimes you need to add a little extra flour or a little water to get your dough the right consistency.

Cover the mixing bowl with a clean dish towel or plastic wrap and let sit for about 1 1/2 hours. The dough should be double the size it started from. This dough is enough to make 2 large pizzas on my large pizza stones.

Spread your dough out on your oiled or seasoned pans/stones and then top them with whatever toppings you want.

I usually bake the pizzas at 400 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.

Ways to Top Your Pizza Crust

Our favorite ways to top our pizza crust:

  • mozzarella, pepperoni, and pineapple with regular pizza sauce
  • chicken, bell peppers, red onion, pineapple, and mozzarella with barbecue sauce
  • chicken, bacon, and mozzarella on ranch dressing
  • brussel sprout, bacon, mozzarella, and parmesan

There are many creative ways to top your homemade dough. Here is a list of ideas to get you going beyond the traditional cheese and/or pepperoni:

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls recipe from Vicki-Arnold.com

My family is a huge fan of cinnamon rolls. I’ve made some variations over the years, but recently decided to really stretch myself and experiment some. These rolls are the first in what I hope will be many recipes.

These have delicious pumpkin in the dough and pumpkin pie spices in the icing. I used canned pumpkin, but you can use home roasted, if you’d like. Just make sure it is thick like canned or your dough will be too sticky.

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls recipe from Vicki-Arnold.com

When you roll the dough out, you will want it to be as thin as you can get it without tearing. Mine rolled out to about 32″ on the long side.

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls recipe from Vicki-Arnold.com

As with my Orange Creamsicle Sweet Rolls, I use my Kitchenaid stand mixer to make these.

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Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Dough

  • 1 C. milk
  • 3 t. yeast
  • 1/3 C. butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. pumpkin puree
  • 5 C. all-purpose flour

Put yeast in mixing bowl. In saucepan, warm your milk. Add milk and butter to mixing bowl. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes. Add eggs, sugar, pumpkin, and flour to bowl. Using the dough hook, mix and let knead for 10 minutes. The dough will be a little wet and very soft. If too wet, add a little extra flour. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours until doubled in size.

When first rise is complete, dump dough onto a buttered surface. Roll (or press) dough into a large rectangle.

Filling

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 T. cinnamon
  • 2 t. pumpkin pie spice

Smear the butter all over the dough. Combine brown sugar and spices into a bowl, then sprinkle evenly across the buttered dough. Roll the dough into a log, using the long side. Slice the rolls into 1 1/2″ to 2″ rounds and place in a buttered baking dish. Depending on how pliable the dough is, you will have 12-20 rolls. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 20-30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. After rising, cook for 15 minutes. Let stand for at least 10 minutes before icing.

Icing

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 t. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 t. cinnamon

Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined, then beat until fluffy. Either spread icing on warm rolls or place in a bowl for individual icing preferences.

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Pumpkin Pie S’Mores

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For the second recipe in our series, I have another pumpkin goodie. I decided to combine two of fall’s favorites. S’Mores + Pumpkin = Pumpkin Pie Smores.

You need your typical s’more ingredients of marshmallows and chocolate, but you can’t just buy pumpkin graham crackers, now can you? Well, I have a solution for you!

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Pumpkin Pie Graham Crackers

  • 1/2 C. butter
  • 1/2 C. pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 C. brown sugar
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 C. whole wheat flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. pumpkin pie spice

Put butter, pumpkin, brown sugar, and honey in mixing bowl, beat on medium speed until creamy. In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, mix until blended well.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Dump the dough onto a large section of parchment paper, flatten the dough into a disc and wrap the dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

After the dough has chilled, roll it out between layers of parchment paper. You want it to be as thin as your finished graham crackers. The dough does not rise much at all. Cut out your graham crackers. You do not have to use pumpkin cookie cutters, use any shape you want.

Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, turning the sheet as needed. Remove from oven and cool before using to make s’mores.

To turn these into s’mores, just roast a marshmallow, put some chocolate on the graham cracker, then smoosh the warm marshmallow between the graham crackers until they look something like this:

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Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Shake

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Let me tell you first thing, I’m not a health expert. I have probably done more than my fair share of research in the area of nutrition and health, but I don’t consider myself an expert. On anything really. That said, I think this is a pretty healthy shake. For one, no ice cream.

I started making these when I went off all sugar and caffeine for several weeks to help my adrenals heal and hopefully reduce or eliminate the panic attacks. After a couple weeks, I was really missing something sweet. So I decided to try the raw cacao powder and see if it would answer my chocolate cravings. It did and it did not trigger panic attacks. I’ve been drinking them ever since.

A quick rundown of the ingredients:

I like to make this shake in the morning and pair it with a couple eggs fried in coconut oil and a piece or two of sourdough toast. I tend to eat later in the morning and this will hold me through lunch. I’ll have a snack in the middle of the afternoon and be good until dinner.

I was also adding raw almond butter to the mix, but then there was a huge recall for salmonella, which I came down with a small case of. It was really good, but I haven’t been able to add it back in since. I am considering finding a protein powder that I like. The Tera’s Whey brand looks to be highly recommended.

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Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Shake Recipe

Maybe now is the time to tell you that I tend to not follow recipes when I cook. I do when I bake, but cooking lends itself to eyeballing amounts for me. Since I do love you all, I went ahead and measured out some ingredients to give you all an actual recipe.

I use the single serve cup of my Ninja blender to make these. I highly recommend that blender, Costco had a great deal that came with the 72 ounce pitcher, 3 of the 16 ounce single serve cups, and the food processor bowl. The single serve cups use a different blade than the pitcher and do a nice job of blending tiny seeds like chia and flax.

Place all in blender cup, in the order listed. Blend until smooth.

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Enjoy!