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Nov 30, 2012
09:48 AM

New Trends in Pie Flavors and Recipes

Could your pie recipe use a makeover, mom? Get trendy with that pie plate using these updated versions of classic recipes the whole family will devour.

When it comes to holiday desserts, your family's favorite pie recipe probably comes to mind. Try something new this year by looking over these pie recipes that each add a twist to traditional varieties.

 

Cinnamon Roll Dutch Apple Pie

For the perfect after-dinner or breakfast pie, try this cinnamon roll Dutch apple pie recipe from Pillsbury. The crust is constructed with premade cinnamon rolls that have been rolled flat and then pressed into the pie plate. Top with sliced apples and a streusel for an impressive pie that just looks – and tastes – like it took hours to make.

 

Caramel Pumpkin Pie

Tired of the same pumpkin pie year after year? Ramp up the flavor of your next holiday pie by pairing the standard pumpkin with rich, caramel undertones. Epicurious offers this recipe for caramel pumpkin pie that's made in a deep quiche pan for a hearty treat.

 

Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie

Update your banana cream pie by adding a coating of chocolate. To make this black bottom banana cream pie recipe from Williams-Sonoma, you melt quality chocolate with cream and then pour it into your prebaked pie shell. Add custard and banana slices for a cream pie with a hint of dark chocolate.

 

Coconut Cream Pie Bars

Trade the pie plate for a baking dish in this easy recipe for coconut cream bars from Tasty Kitchen. You'll still make and bake a piecrust and then top it with a coconut custard and cream, but you can cut this dish into squares. If you're trying to feed a crowd, this recipe is does the trick!

 

Raisin Pie

For a new take on an old-fashioned recipe, try Martha Stewart's raisin pie. Martha's version uses two kinds of raisins – both dark and golden – to brighten the flavor and look of this traditional dessert.

 

Pie in a Jar

Treat your family to individual pies made in small mason jars. Follow the directions from Our Best Bites to craft your own pie in a jar. For fun, let family members come up with their own fillings for their pies instead of making them all the same.

 

Tofu Chocolate Pie

No need for milk or heavy cream! This tofu chocolate pie recipe from the Food Network's Alton Brown contains a special ingredient: silken tofu. Your family won't taste the tofu; only the intense chocolate flavor of the pie!

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