It’s National Pie Day! Not the one that happens in March, but the one that happens in January. Why not November, when we’re all eating pies for Thanksgiving? We’ll have to ask the American Pie Council — yes, that really exists — about that one.
But in the spirit of made-up food holidays, here are some pie recipes to inspire your Monday evening baking plans.
Tired of basic pies? My favorite pie cookbook is “The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book,” which has this recipe for strawberry balsamic pie , not to mention a few dozen other pies you probably haven’t seen elsewhere. You might also check out this Earl Grey Pie with a sugar cookie crust.
Don’t forget about the margarita- and gin-inspired pies we made last summer for our Year of Baking series.
And finally, our Thanksgiving-inspired Year of Baking pie tutorial with tips to keep your pie crusts from getting stuck on your counter or burnt in the oven.