This month, share a slice of pie with your loved ones using these 5 tasty dairy recipes.
February is Great American Pie Month, celebrating a beloved dessert. Here in the South, pies are made and served just like grandma used to make. Made using pastry dough to hold your choice of delicious filling, like apple, chocolate, or meringue, pies are enjoyed for their nostalgia, ease, and tasty flavors.
Celebrate Pie Month with Dairy Recipes
Chocolate Cream Pie
Mini mason jars are perfect for a single-serve option of this sweet pie. In place of a traditional pastry crust, this pie uses crushed pretzels, butter, and sugar. Filling with chocolate and topping with homemade whipped cream, this is an update to your grandmother’s famous chocolate pie with a 4-inch meringue.
Blueberry & Raspberry Lemon Chess Pie
Another possible mini option, chess pie is a great option for a light pie. Despite what the name may suggest, chess pie has absolutely nothing to do with the board game chess. There are a few theories about how the pie got its name. The most basic version of chess pie filling contains eggs, flour, sugar, and butter. This adds lemon juice, buttermilk, and vanilla extract for a tang that complements the fresh fruit topping this creation.
Coconut Cream Pie
Though coconut cream pie is most commonly served in the spring and summer seasons, Great American Pie Month is a great excuse to enjoy this refreshing Southern staple this February. This recipe combines a homemade custard with coconut whipped cream and toasted shredded coconut. It’s an oh-so-good flavor bite after bite.
Sweet Potato Praline Pie
If you love sweet potato casserole, you’ll love this pie. Sweet potato pie is thick, creamy, and just the right amount of sweet. It is a classic dessert within the Southern community. This recipe for two pies includes a simple homemade all butter pie crust and a pecan praline topping for extra decadence.
Strawberries & Cream Pie
These sweet pies topped with fresh strawberries and melted chocolate are perfect for the month of love. This recipe calls for a graham cracker, sugar, and butter crust. A homemade vanilla and cream cheese pastry cream is the final detail in this dessert that will make it one to bring out for guests over and over again.