Did you know that in ye olde timey days, people used pie crust as a way to seal delectable juices into meats or poultry when cooking them, with zero intention of actually eating the crust? Madness! Humanity soon learned that tasty pie crust is a vital and essential part of the overall pie enjoyment process. In recognition of that awesome development in human knowledge, we bring you the 12 of the most amazing pies ever witnessed by man.
1. No-Bake Peach Pie
Right out of the gate we’re starting with a no-bake pie. Hello, easy. Hello, amazing. Thanks for teaming up to create this brilliant peach pie. We like your style.
2. Mini Pies in a Cupcake Tin
Fact: mini pies in muffin tins are adorable. And with a few clever shortcuts (thanks, Pillsbury pie crust!) they’re easier than you’d expect. We’re talking 3-ingredient easy. How’s that for impressive?
3. Apple Crisp Ice Cream Pie
This is the dessert mashup to end all dessert mashups. Apple crisp meets ice cream meets pie. We couldn’t fit in more amazingness if we tried. Actully we did try, turns out adding bacon is one step too far. #themoreyouknow
4. Mixed Berry Pie Bites
Not all pie is created equal; some isn’t even round. These delectable little bites think outside of the pie plate and prove once and for all that it’s hip to be square (dad joke!).
5. Retro Jello Strawberry Pie
Sometimes you can’t improve upon a classic. This is one of those times. Fresh strawberries suspended in strawberry jello is timeless and totally deserves your awe and respect.
6. Twix™ Slab Pie
Chocolate pudding, Cool Whip and Twix™; this pie sells itself. There’s not much more for us to say except that it really is every bit as amazing as you’re imagining—scout’s honor.
7. Cookie Cake Pie
Wherein our three favorite things become one. Wait, make that our five favorite things! Because frosting and definitely because sprinkles.
8. Cinnamon Roll Dutch Apple Pie
This Dutch apple pie has a deep secret: it’s crust is made entirely of mini cinnamon rolls. And if just the base of the pie is that incredible, you better belive the apple filling and icing topping follow suit. In short, there’s nothing about this pie that doesn’t make us want to dive in face-first.
9. Rum-Spiked Coconut Cream Pie Bars
Oh yes, we went there. We put the rum in the coconut cream pie bars and cut them all up—into delicious pieces you can share with pretty much everyone you know. Seriously, it makes a lot.
10. Cherry Pie Bars
The prep on these bars is all of ten minutes. And the ingredient count is three. That means the next time you forgot you signed up to bring dessert you don’t have to worry at all. These cherry pie bars have you covered.
11. Fried Ice Cream Pie
We’ve simplified this classic Mexican dessert so there’s no actual frying. That means you can skip ahead to the crunchy, cinnamon-y- ice cream pie part a whole lot quicker. Thanks for the assist, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, you’ve always been there for us.
12. Better Than Sex Cookie Pie
When the best dessert to come out of the 1980s transforms itself into a pie, you don’t ask questions; you ask for a fork so you can indulge. Afterall, when chocolate, caramel and toffee get together, you know there’s going to be a good time had by all—especially you, the one with the fork.