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Homemade Pie Recipes

I was amazed when I came across these recipes for pies in my old recipe books. They are so easy! Here's some recipes. The Coconut pie makes it's own crust too.

Also see these pages for more Homemade Pies: pie crust page, fruit filled pies, pudding recipes, pecan pie, apple pie, peanut butter pie, and pumpkin pies

Coconut Pie Surprise

Makes 2 - 9 inch pies
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 7 oz package flaked coconut

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla, flour, and margarine until well combined and fold in the coconut. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 inch pans. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Crust forms as pie bakes.
Recipe from a 1974 cookbook

Also see this recipe for Coconut Cream Pie that make it's own crust

Creamy Uncooked Cherry Pie

  • 1 medium can cherry pie filling
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust
  • 2 cups (heaping) whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Pour cherry pie filling onto pie crust. Spread with whipped cream. Sprinkle on nuts. Chill 2 hours. Serve.
Recipe from 1974

Also see this Cherry Cheese Pie recipe.

French Silk Chocolate Pie

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 ounces chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 9 inch pie shell

Cream butter thoroughly; add sugar, mixing well. Add eggs and blend. Add cooled chocolate; beat until smooth. Add vanilla and pour into pie shell. Top with whipped cream and nuts if desired.
Recipe from 1974

Custard Pie recipes

How to Make a Custard Pie

  • Plain pastry
  • 3 eggs - slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Combine eggs, sugar, and salt. Add milk and vanilla, pour into a pastry shell. Preheat oven and bake at 450 for 30 to 40 min. or until a knife inserted in middle comes out clean.

Coconut Custard pie - Add 1/4 cup shredded coconut to custard mixture.

Pie Tip: In making custard type pies, bake at a high temperature for about ten minutes to prevent a soggy crust. Then finish baking at a low temperature.

Custard Pie

  • 2 c. hot milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla together, then add hot milk to the egg mixture using a spoon to stir with. Bake in a very hot oven 425, for 10 minutes. Then turn down to 325 for 8 minutes.
Recipe from an Amish Recipebook

Miracle Custard Pie

  • 9" deep uncooked pie shell
  • 4 slightly beaten eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups milk (scalded)

Mix all but milk, s-l-o-w-l-y add scalded milk and pour into the unbaked shell. Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon. Bake at 475 for 5 min., 425 for 10 min. Only 15 min. in all.
Recipe from 1978 Mother's Home Life

Pie Meringue Tip: A teaspoon of cold water added to the whites of an egg before beating will give a double quantity of meringue.
How to make a Lemon Meringue Pie

Lori's Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

Combine sugar, salt, corn starch, water and egg yolks. Cook until it boils and thickens (real thick). Stir constantly. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice and butter. Pour into cooked pie shell.


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. ice water

Combine all ingredients for meringue. Beat until thick. Spread on top of pie. Brown in 400°F oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Rice Krispie Pie

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 c. white syrup
  • 1 c. sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 T. butter
  • 1/4 c. cream
  • 1 1/4 c. Rice Krispies

Beat eggs. Add syrup, sugar, salt, butter, and cream until well mixed. Add Rice Krispies. Put in oven at 450 for 10 minutes, then 350 until finished.
Amish Church Recipe

Sour Cream Raisin Pie

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Tblsp. flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. cloves, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins

Pastry for a 9" pie. beat eggs until light and fluffy. Mix and blend in flour, sugar, salt and spices. Fold in sour cream and raisins. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
Friedens Church Recipebook 1997 pg. 95

Also see this recipe for Raisin Cream Pie

A Dash of History: In Pennsylvania Dutch Country, women used to bake a special sticky-sweet pie to lure flies away from more cherished dishes. Shoofly Pie, it was called. Today the pie is a great Pennsylvania favorite, a specialty of many hotels and restaurants. The recipe below comes from the Shartlesville Hotel, Shartlesville, Pennsylvania.

Shoofly Pie

Bake at 400 for 45 minutes. Make 1 eight-inch pie.
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 unbaked 8 inch pie shell

Combine flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender or fork until mixture is crumbly. Measure out 1/2 cup and set aside for topping. Mix molasses, water, and soda in a small bowl; stir into flour mixture until evenly moist. Pour into prepared pastry shell. Sprinkle the 1/2 cup crumb mixture over top. Bake in a hot oven (400) 45 minutes, or until top springs back when lightly pressed with fingertip. Cool in pie plate on a wire rack. Cut in wedges.
1972 Family Circle American Classics Cookbook pg 38

More Homemade Pie Recipes

Below are some pictures of recipes for special pies.

This recipe for Kentucky Derby Pie has chocolate chips and English Walnuts in it.

Here's a recipe for Apple Cream Pie with shredded apples.

This recipe is for Banana Split Pie

Here's a recipe for a Bob and Andy Pie, that has cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in it.

If you like Buttermilk Pies, here two recipes for you. Buttermilk Pie 1 and Buttermilk Pie 2

Here's a recipe for Chess Pie

And here's a recipe for Chocolate Pie Filling and here's a recipe for Favorite Chocolate Pie.

If you have access to chokecherries, here's a recipe for Choke Cherry Pie

Never heard of this next one. It's a Cottage Cheese Pie

Here's a recipe for Peach Cream Pie and Pineapple Dream Pie

And last but not least... a Sweet Potato Pie

More Pie Recipe Pages

Baking Magic

When I'm in my kitchen baking
The whole world seems so right
With troubles and worries abating
Soon I notice the sunshine is bright
With yummy aromas in the air
The smells give my spirits a lift
Like magic the cares float away
And I'm aware of all God's gifts.
found in a 1997 Friedens Church Recipebook

Have a great day!
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