You won’t believe how easy it is to make pastry―or how inexpensive a homemade pie can be
A crispy crust and rich, succulent filling: That’s the formula for a dream dessert. These pies make use of in-season ingredients
as well as pantry staples, so see what you’ve got on hand to bring the cost down.
Cost per serving: $1.30
Decorate this easy version of the restaurant favorite with dollops of whipped cream.
See recipe: Chocolate Silk PIe
Cost per serving: $1.52
This recipe uses any combination of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, and a little fresh ginger adds tang. To save time, use a premade crust.
See recipe: Berry Ginger Pie
Cost per serving: $1.06
Just five ingredients, including the crust, are all it takes to assemble this scrumptious pie. If the thick filling sticks to the knife as you slice it, dip the knife in hot water and wipe before each cut.
See recipe: Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie
Cost per serving: 87¢
If you want to make this pie when peaches aren’t in season, use three pounds of thawed frozen peach slices instead of fresh fruit. And don’t worry about serving up perfect pie slices―use a spoon and scoop portions into bowls, cobbler-style.
See recipe: Deep-Dish Peach Pie
Cost per serving: 78¢
This pie makes a perfect ending to a Sunday dinner. Or, try it for dessert on Thanksgiving.
See recipe: Wrapped-Up Apple-Blackberry Pie
Cost per serving: 97¢
This chilled dessert pairs two classic flavors: chocolate and peanut butter.
See recipe: Buckeye Pie
Cost per serving: 46¢
Decadent, delicious, super-cheap: Desserts don’t get better than this. Serve with fresh whipped cream, and refrigerate the leftovers―otherwise, the caramel will soften.
See recipe: Caramel Turtle Tart