100+ Types of Pies (List)

by Gina Elizabeth
American Pies

Looking for the ultimate pie listicle?

Here is a list of over 100 types of pies you must try!

This list includes types of sweet dessert pies and savory meat pies (mostly American & British).

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Types of Pies

1. Acorn Squash Pie

An alternative to pumpkin pie, these pies are filled with acorn squash, a delicious yet underused vegetable.

Long before the Old World debut of squash it was cultivated by indigenous people in the Americas.

2. Apple Pie

An American classic, this dessert is made from cooked apples inside a pie crust.

Although the patriotic origins of the classic dessert date back to 1600s colonial America — apple pie originated in England.

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3. American Flag Pie

It is the patriotic centerpiece every 4th of July party needs. Filled with blueberries, strawberries and topped with a stars and stripes crust.

4. Baked Alaska

A sponge cake with an ice cream layer, it’s covered completely in meringue, which is either baked or torched to brown.

The name “baked Alaska” was supposedly coined at Antoine’s, a restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana to honor the acquisition by the United States of Alaska from the Russian Empire in 1867.

5. Banana Cream Pie

Banana cream pie is a modified custard pie that dates to at least the 19th-century. It was ranked the favorite dessert of the United States Armed Services in the 1950s.

The no-bake pie filling is made with vanilla pudding or pastry cream, layered with sliced bananas and whipped cream.

6. Boston Cream Pie

A dessert made with yellow butter cake, custard cream, and chocolate glaze.

7. Blum’s Coffee Toffee Pie

The original San Francisco treat! This pie is frosted with a rich coffee flavored whipped cream.

Sadly, Blums bakery and restaurant closed in the 70’s. But their pie recipe is open for business.

8. Bean Pie

A sweet custard pie whose filling consists of mashed beans, usually navy bean, sugar, eggs, milk, butter and spices. Common spices and flavorings include vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Bean pies are commonly associated with cuisine of African American Muslims as an alternative to soul foods, except those containing vanilla extract or imitation vanilla extract because they contain alcohol.

9. Black Bottom Pie

The creamy, bittersweet-chocolate “bottom” of this early-twentieth-century icebox pie rests on a graham cracker crust.

Its invention has been claimed by Monroe Boston Strause of Los Angeles.

10. Blueberry Pie

A pie with a blueberry filling. Blueberry pie is readily made because it does not require pitting or peeling of fruit. It usually has a top and bottom crust.

Blueberry Pie was brought to the United States by settlers from northern Europe and Scandinavia. The first blueberry pie recipe was documented in the Appledore Cook Book in 1872.

11. Bob Andy Pie

A sweet pie. It is similar to a custard pie that is spiced with cinnamon and cloves. It is thought to have originated among the Amish and is named for two legendary gelding workhorses.

12. Buttermilk Pie

It is one of the desperation pies, made using simple, staple ingredients. It is similar to, and sometimes confused with, chess pie, but it does not include cornmeal.

Buttermilk pie is an American cuisine, typically associated with the south.

13. Butterscotch Pie

Butterscotch pie is made by cooking brown sugar with egg yolks, cornstarch, milk or cream and butter to make a butterscotch custard pie filling which is topped with meringue and browned in the oven.

Its invention is said to date back to 1904, credited to a creamery in Connersville, Indiana, where the recipe was published in the 1904 edition of a Methodist church cookbook.

14. Cobbler

Cobblers are an American deep-dish fruit pie with a thick crust and a fruit filling (such as peaches, apples, berries).  

Cobblers originated in the British American colonies. English settlers were unable to make traditional suet puddings due to lack of suitable ingredients and cooking equipment.

15. Custard Pie

American custard pie is made with a mixture of milk, eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla extract and sometimes nutmeg combined with a pie crust. 

16. Coconut Cream Pie

Features a thick and creamy coconut filling, crispy homemade pie crust, mounds of sweet whipped cream, and toasted coconut.

The coconut cream pie has been around for over a century. Back in the late 1800s Americans and Europeans were really in to their imported tropical fruit like pineapples and bananas, but the coconut hadn’t yet taken off.

17. Cherry Pie

A pie baked with a cherry filling. Traditionally, cherry pie is made with sour cherries rather than sweet cherries.

18. Chess Pie

The recipe for a classic chess pie is simple—butter, lots of sugar, flour, milk, cornmeal, eggs, and a dash of vinegar (there are also variations like lemon and chocolate).

19. Chicken Pot Pie

An all-American comfort food. But the most iconic version of it — from Lancaster, in Pennsylvania Dutch country — has its roots in English dishes made from leftovers.

The Pennsylvania Dutch added noodles, and the rest of the country made it a standby.

20. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate peanut butter pie is a variation made with a filling of sweetened peanut butter layered into a pie shell made of frozen whipped cream and topped with a chocolate ice cream and whipped cream mixture.

This pie is served frozen.

21. Coconut Cream Pie

One feature of most cream pies is a whipped cream topping.

22. Derby Pie

Derby pie is a chocolate and walnut tart in a pie shell with a pastry dough crust.

It is made with walnuts and chocolate chips.

The pie was created in the Melrose Inn of Prospect, Kentucky.

23. Desperation Pie

These pies were more common during the Great Depression and rationing of World War II.

They’re made using staple ingredients like butter, sugar, eggs and flour, and other ingredients on hand to substitute for ingredients that were out of season or too expensive.

24. elderberry Pie

Some parts of the elderberry bush, when harvested and prepared correctly, are completely safe to eat.

When you can have chocolate and cheesecake together at the same time, who needs a boyfriend?

Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake, has been called “Chicago’s most famous dessert”

25. Fried Pie

A dessert pie that are similar to a turnover, except smaller and fried. The fruit filling is wrapped in the dough, similar to the dough of a pie crust.

The famous Oklahoma fried pies started out as a simple recipe south of the Arbuckle Mountains.

26. Fried Sweet Potato Pies

Creamy sweet potato filling in a buttery pie crust. Fried sweet potato hand pies are so easy to make homemade from scratch!

George Washington Carver developed more than 100 uses for sweet potatoes including his own recipe for sweet potato pie.

27. Fudge Bottom Pie

The historic rivalry that begat this striated pie makes slicing into it even more interesting. Even if you aren’t a University of Wisconsin-Madison alum, this is a pie worth your attention.

28. Flag Pie

It is the patriotic centerpiece every 4th of July party needs. Made with blueberries, strawberries and doughy stars and stripes.

29. Green Tomato Pie

Green tomato pie is a pie in American dessert that can be made like other fruit pies by sprinkling sugar, flour, cinnamon and other spices or raisins over sliced tomatoes and pieces of butter.

30. Grape Pie

A fruit pie made from Concord grape — and part of harvest time traditions in the Finger Lakes region of New York in the United States.

31. Grasshopper Pie

This American retro, crunchy, mint-chocolate dessert was a favorite of Southern hostesses in the 1950s and 1960s.

The recipe may have been developed by the Knox Gelatine and Heublein Cordial companies as a way to promote their products.

32. Huckleberry Pie

Huckleberries are the prefect balance between sweet and tart. Many describe the taste of huckleberries as a combination of blueberries and cranberries.

Huckleberries are native to the eastern and southeastern United States.

33. Hoosier Pie

Also known as Indiana sugar cream pie, it’s a single-crust pie with a smooth filling made from flour, butter, salt, vanilla, cream, and brown sugar.

34. Icebox Pie

An icebox pie consisting of lemon juice, eggs, and condensed milk in a pie crust, frequently made of graham crackers and butter. It is a variant of key lime pie.

Ice Box Pie is a delicious classic southern dessert that was named after the ice box that they were kept cool in.

35. Island Pecan Pie

It’s loaded with pineapple, coconut, and pecans in a delicious creamy filling. A tropical twist on a pecan pie classic!

There are some who believe that the pecan pie originated in New Orleans. Early pecan recipes first appeared in Texas cookbooks in the 1870s and 1880s.

36. Indiana Sugar Cream Pie

Also known as Hoosier pie, it’s a single-crust pie with a smooth filling made from flour, butter, salt, vanilla, cream, and brown sugar.

Easy to make, this is a fabulously rich pecan pie without the pecans. The topping is an incredible whipped bourbon cream.

37. Jicama Apple Pie

A lot of recipes call for apple pie filling, which isn’t low carb. You can use a jicama filling instead which is much lower in sugar.

38. Key Lime Pie

An American dessert pie made of Key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk.

It may be served with no topping, topped with a meringue topping made from egg whites, or with whipped cream; it may be cooked in a pie crust, graham cracker crust, or no crust.

39. Kentucky Derby Pie

It is made with walnuts and chocolate chips. It is often associated with the Kentucky Derby.

40. Karo Pecan Pie

The Karo Syrup Pecan Pie recipe is the orginal pecan pie recipe.

41. Lemon Chess Pie

A simple combination of eggs, sugar, and butter, and lemon. With the tiniest bit of flour or cornmeal for thickening.

Chess pie originated in the South.

42. Lemon Meringue Pie

A type of dessert pie, consisting of a shortened pastry base filled with lemon curd and topped with meringue.

A Philadelphia invention born out of the Victorian-era, courtesy of Mrs. Elizabeth Goodfellow, a 19th century pastry shop proprietress who ran America’s first cooking school.

43. Maple Cream Pie

Maple custard pie from the cuisine of New England.

It’s made with maple sugar and scalded milk in a double boiler. Cornstarch is added to the sweetened milk to make a thin paste which is poured over beaten eggs, then cooked all together briefly then butter, vanilla and salt are stirred.

Once cooled the custard is poured into the pie shell, served topped with whipped cream.

44. Millionaire Pie

A no-bake American pie. This pie is a dish from the Southern United States and originally from South Carolina. Because it was so rich, it gave rise to the name.

45. Mississippi Mud Pie

A chocolate-based dessert pie that is likely to have originated in the U.S. state of Mississippi, hence the name.

46. Montgomery Pie

A Pennsylvania Dutch pie with a buttery crust with a gooey molasses and lemon filling and a buttermilk cake topping.

47. Meringue Pie

A pie, consisting of a shortened pastry base and topped with meringue.

48. Mile High Deep Dish Apple Pie

This extra thick, mile-high apple pie has a buttery crust double stacked with apples.

49. Maple Syrup Pie

Folks in New Hampshire apparently appreciate maple syrup almost as Vermont. These pies are popular at diners and restaurants.

50. Maraca Pie

A Floridian dessert pie made from sticky rice pudding and bananas inside a pastry base.

51. Make Ahead Apple Pie

If you’re planning way ahead, you can also bake an apple pie in advance, cool it, and pop it in the freezer.

52. McDonald’s Baked Apple Pie

McDonald’s Baked Apple Pie  features 100% American-grown apples, and a lattice crust baked to perfection and topped with sprinkled sugar.

53. New Hampshire Fried Pie

New Hampshire fried pies were popular with U.S. president Franklin Pierce.

It’s a dessert pie similar to a turnover, except smaller and fried. The fruit filling is wrapped in the dough, similar to the dough of a pie crust.

54. Ohio Lemon Pie

Also known as shaker lemon pie, is a fruit pie typical of the Midwestern United States.

55. Oklahoma Fried Pies

Fried pies are mainly dessert pies that are similar to turnovers, except that they are smaller and fried. 

The famous Oklahoma fried pies started out as a simple recipe south of the Arbuckle Mountains.

Historically in the American South, fried pies were known as “Crab Lanterns”, a term that dates back to at least 1770, and may originate from crab apple pies that had slits for ventilation, thus resembling a lantern.

56. Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie

This traditionally southern buttermilk pie with a flaky crust filled with a custard-like filling.

57. Over the Moon Chocolate Pie

This mile-high chocolate pie is inspired by a Southern classic: the MoonPie. With a graham cracker crust, a Tennessee whiskey-chocolate filling.

58. Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler Day was created by the Georgia Peach Council in the 1950s to sell canned peaches.

The rough look of the pie gives the dish its name. It looks “cobbled” together. 

Cobblers originated in the British American colonies.

59. Pie a La Mode

Pie served with ice cream, it originated in New York in the late 1890s.

60. Pot pie 

A type of meat pie with a top pie crust consisting of flaky pastry. The term is used in North America. 

Pot pies may be made with a variety of fillings including poultry, beef, seafood, or plant-based meat substitute fillings, and may also differ in the types of crust. 

61. Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin is native to North America.

Pumpkin pie is the quintessential American Thanksgiving dessert. 

Early American settlers of the Plymouth Colony in southern New England (1620-1692), may have made pumpkin pies, of sorts, without crusts.

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62. Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut butter pie is made with a filling of sweetened peanut butter layered into a pie shell made of frozen whipped cream and topped with whipped cream.

63. Pandowdy

Pandowdy dates back to American colonial times.

It is a sort of pie made with sliced fruit — usually apples — sweetened with sugar or molasses, then topped with a rolled biscuit dough, or according to some old recipes, a pastry dough.

64. Pecan Pie

Pecan pie may be a variant of chess pie, which is made with a similar butter-sugar-egg custard.

Pecans are native to the United States and grow in a wide swath from Illinois down throughout the South.

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65. PieCaken

The PieCaken has layers of pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and spice cake all held together with cinnamon buttercream and topped with apple pie filling.

The dessert was developed in 2015 for a hotel restaurant in Manhattan.

66. Pear Pie

The best pears to use in pear pies are Anjous and Bartletts.

Early colonists brought the first pear trees to America’s eastern settlements.

67. Peanut Pie

Peanut pie, sometimes called the “poor man’s pecan pie“, is a pie that is part of the cuisine of the Southern United States

68. Quince Pie

Quince is a very aromatic, almost floral-tasting fruit that resembles a cross between an apple and a pear. Quinces are used in the same manner as apples in pies.

69. Raisin and Sour Cream Pie

This meringue-topped baked custard pie is made with sugar, egg yolks, sour cream, flour and raisins, baked in a pastry-lined pie dish until the custard filling is set.

Some recipes add pecans to the filling, or spices like cinnamon and cloves.

70. Razzleberry Pie

Razzleberry is a type of pie traditionally made with raspberries and blackberries.

In 1962, the television special Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol first used the term “razzleberry dressing” during the song “The Lord’s Bright Blessing.” This was a fictional dessert or sauce, invented for the TV special.

71. Robert Redford Pie

A decadent, creamy, pudding-like pie. It has thick chocolate filling, thick cream cheese filling, a butter/nut crust, and is topped with whipped cream. 

72. Rhubarb Pie

This pie is a traditional dessert in the United States. It is part of New England cuisine.

Europeans introduced rhubarb first to the New England region in the 1820s. Sometime in the nineteenth century it made its way south and became very popular among southerners.

73. Skillet Pie

Rustic cast-Iron skillet Apple Pie only takes a few minutes to put together.

74.Sweet Potato Pie

In the early 20th century, George Washington Carver, a black scientist and inventor, came up with his own recipe for sweet potato pie, which featured sliced rounds instead of the typical mash.

Sweet potato pie appears in the southern United States from the early colonial days.

The use of sweet potatoes in Southern and African-American cuisine traces back to West African influences.

75. Sonker

An Appalachian term for a deep-dish pie similar to a cobbler served in many flavors including strawberry, peach, sweet potato, and cherry.

It is a dish unique to North Carolina.

76. Shoofly Pie

Shoofly pie is a type of American pie made with molasses associated with Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine.

Related to the Jenny Lind pie, it may have originated among the Pennsylvania Dutch in the 1880s as molasses crumb cake.

It was traditionally served not as a dessert pie, but as a breakfast food with hot coffee.

77. Southern Pecan Pie

Pecans are native to the United States and grow in a wide swath from Illinois down throughout the South. Though many other southern states have pecans.

78. Sugar Cream Pie

The dish is the unofficial state pie of Indiana, where it is believed to have originated with Quaker settlers who came from North Carolina in the early 19th century, and thereafter settled in east-central Indiana, particularly around the cities of New Castle, Portland, Richmond, and Winchester.

79. Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler

The best desserts cook themselves. Add the peach pie filling to the slow cooker and top with walnuts, cake mix, and butter. You’ll cook it on high for 2.5 hours and then scoop some out in a bowl and top with ice cream!

80. Shaker Lemon Pie

Also known as Ohio lemon pie, is a fruit pie typical of the Midwestern United States.

81. Strawberry Pie

Strawberry pie with a sweet red gelatin mingling with tart berries. Strawberry pie mostly consists of strawberries, sugar, a pie crust, and sometimes gelatin.

82. Turtle Pie

Turtle pie got its name due to the caramel, chocolate and pecans that are used to top the pies, which are said to have a similarity in flavor to that of DeMet’s Turtles.

The pie usually has a cookie crumb crust and is often made with a custard, mousse or a cheesecake filling.

83. Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie

Just add bourbon. A decadent, ooey, gooey pecan pie that lives up to its name.

84. Vanilla Cream Pie

Vanilla cream pie is rich, silky, and indulgent yet so light and dreamy. Creamy vanilla custard topped with lots of whipped cream.

Cream pies originated in the United States.

85. Vinegar Pie

This old-fashioned pie recipe might surprise you. While apple cider vinegar is an unusual ingredient, it works out very well.

It’s a Depression-era recipe. The custard-like filling includes walnuts and raisins, and the crust is deliciously buttery.

86. Whoopie Pies

An American baked product that may be considered either a cookie, pie, sandwich, or cake.

It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of usually chocolate cake, or sometimes pumpkin, gingerbread or other flavored cakes, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them.

87. Zonker

An Appalachian term for a deep-dish pie similar to a cobbler served in many flavors including strawberry, peach, sweet potato, and cherry.

Also known as sonker in Surry County, North Carolina.  

88. Zucchini Mock Apple Pie

The secret to keto apple pie filling – is zucchini or yellow squash! Yes, you can have your veggies AND your sugar-free apple pie all in one delicious bite.

89. Pork Pie

A British classic. This meat pie is an incredibly traditional British pie.

It’s usually eaten cold, and consists of a thick and crumbly hot water crust pastry encasing a pork filling. The pork is roughly chopped, seasoned and moistened slightly with pork jelly that lines the pastry sides.

90. Quiche

Quiche is a savory egg custard baked in a flaky pie crust shell. Though you can certainly make a crustless quiche, too! The base of quiche filling are milk, cream, and eggs.

91. Lamb Shanks Pie

If you are feeling inspired by the thought of British pies, then hit the kitchen and try making one from scratch!

There are so many different meats that you can stuff into a pie, it can be quite a problem deciding on your filling!

Lamb shanks can really be good value and make a succulent pie. A good lamb shank pie should have plenty of delicious seasoning with herbs, such as, rosemary and thyme, and a good splash of gravy.

92. Fish Pie

Fish pie, also known as fisherman’s pie, is a traditional British dish.

The pie is usually made with white, often smoked, fish in a white sauce or cheddar cheese sauce made using the milk the fish was poached in.

Shrimp and hard boiled eggs are other common ingredients.

93. Gala Pie

Very similar to the Pork pie, the Gala pie has a little twist to it to make it extra tasty. In each slice of the pork pie, the Gala has a perfect half slice of boiled egg nestled in the centre of the meat.

It’s a hearty slice of a classic British dish and must be experienced!

94. Shepherd’s Pie

The dish has many variants, but the defining ingredients are red meat and onions in gravy or sauce, with a topping of mashed potato.

Shepherd’s pie, cottage pie, or hachis Parmentier is a meat pie consisting of cooked minced meat topped with mashed potato.

95. Fray Bentos Pie

Fray Bentos is known for their succulent meat pies. It sounds space age, but all you have to do is crank open the tin of the Fray Bentos pie, and pop it into the oven.

The pastry cooks and turns a golden brown, giving you a pie that tastes like it was freshly made.

96. Chicken and Leek Pie

It’s a proper English pie that has been made for hundreds of years.

Substitute puff pastry for filo pastry for a healthier pie, or go for a classic chicken pie with shortcrust pastry!

97. Bramley Apple Pie

These delicious pastry pies are made using melt-in-the-mouth pastry, complete with a pastry apple on the top and a dusting of sugar to add the finishing touch.

These British pies can be eaten cold, or heated up and enjoyed with custard or cream if you are feeling particularly naughty.

98. Steak and Ale Pie

This steak pie is a traditional meat pie served in Great Britain.

It is made from stewing steak and beef gravy, enclosed in a pastry shell.

The dish is often served with “steak chips”. Sometimes mixed vegetables are included in the filling.

99. Pukka Pies

Pukka Pies began back in the 1960’s in Leicestershire, launching with their ever favourite Steak and Kidney Pie.

Encased in a buttery pastry, the steak and kidney filling is moist and covered in a rich, meaty gravy.

The English word ‘pukka’ means genuine, and Pukka Pies really lives up to their name.

100. Kale, Chestnut and Mushroom Pie

The kale and mushrooms add health to the pie and are perfectly complimented with the chestnuts.

101. Tourtière

One of Canada’s national dishes, this pork pie is a must try!

102. Banoffee Pie

Banoffee pie is an English dessert pie made from bananas, cream and a thick caramel sauce.

Some versions of the recipe also include chocolate, coffee or both.

103. Torte Lorraine

Unlike pâté Lorrain, cream and egg custard is added to the filling of Tourte Lorraine. 

This hearty, meat-studded entrée is often confused with pâté Lorrain, another classic French meat pie.

104. Steak and Stout Pie

This savory Australian hand pie is bursting with chunks of steak, Guinness stout gravy, and chopped vegetables like celery, carrots, potatoes, and more.

105. New Zealand Meat Pie

The meat pie is considered iconic in Australia and New Zealand.

It’s a hand-sized meat pie containing diced or minced meat and gravy, sometimes with onion, mushrooms, or cheese and often consumed as a takeaway food snack.

Pie FAQs

What’s the difference between a pie and cobbler?

The biggest difference is that a cobbler is so easy to make (easier than pie!). While a pie is made with a bottom crust and often a top crust, the dough and the fruit filling cook together in a cobbler. … Here’s a traditional, foolproof peach cobbler recipe that turns out perfect dishes every time.

What’s the difference between a pie and tart?

The main difference is that tarts only have a bottom crust, and the crust is much thicker than a pie crust. Then you fold the edges up and just slightly on top of the filling to make a rustic looking pie crust. The top of the filling stays exposed.

What’s the difference between a pie and quiche?

Pies can be either sweet or savory. Quiches must be savory. A pie can be with and without a top crust.

What is hard sauce?

It’s a dessert sauce made with creamed butter, sugar with rum, brandy, sherry, whiskey, vanilla or other flavorings. It is served cold and often served with pie.

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