Like cakes and cookies, pies are another favourite dessert our resident baker has perfected. Whether you prefer an apple pie brimming with sweet slices or a light lemon meringue, Anna Olson’s top-rated pie recipes will give you the perfect reason to take out your rolling pin and get baking.
Anna Olson's Lemon Meringue Pie
The Queen of Baking’s take on the always-classic lemon dessert is light, fresh and packed with incredible flavour.
Blue Ribbon Apple Pie
This apple pie will be sure to win you the “blue ribbon” at the next apple pie contest. With six cups of Granny Smith or Honey Crisp apples, this stacked dessert is sure to please.
Chocolate Cream Pie
This rich, creamy chocolate pie topped with even more chocolate will impress all your guests at the dinner table.
Blueberry Lattice Top Pie
With enough practice, you too can master the art of the lattice to top any pie. Watch Anna’s lattice tutorial.
Using whole wheat dough instead of white makes for a crust that browns nicely and stays crisp under all the warm pumpkin filling. Make it in advance to save you time and stress on the big day!
Frosted Raspberry Hand Pies
These individual pies look like turnovers, but are made using pie dough. Once the glaze sets, they’re easy to pick up and eat, making them the perfect treat for a weekend brunch or birthday celebration.
Rhubarb Crumble Tart With Laurel Crème Anglaise
Bay laurel, rhubarb, brandy and vanilla are just some of the bold flavours that make this sweet tart extra special. Don’t be afraid of the ingredients list — the bay leaves give the Crème Anglaise a lovely flavour and will make you wonder why it isn’t featured in more desserts.
Individual Coconut Cream Pies
Coconut cream pie is a classic, and this creamy, dreamy recipe will quickly become a family favourite! Now, you can serve everyone their very own miniature version.
Flourless Pear and Cranberry Pie
Vibrant and fruity, this pie made with a gluten-free crust is sure to please all. If pears aren’t in season, try apples for an equally tasty dessert.
Maple Cream Pie
Anna’s maple cream pie sits beautifully on a nutty pecan crust and is sprinkled with even more chopped pecans for a crunchy finish.
Key Lime Meringue Pie
The Italian meringue topping on this key lime pie resembles the snowy peaks of the world’s most delicious mountain.
Mango Mousse Tart
This fruity tart is made with Ataulfo mangoes which are sweet, rich and boast great colour.
A throwback Christmas recipe, you may just want to bring back the mincemeat pie as a holiday staple. If you’ve never had it, rest assured, it doesn’t actually contain any meat. The sweet and spiced filling is packed with apples, raisins, currants, cranberries and candied ginger.
Chicken Pot Pie
Anna uses her savoury pastry as a base for this chicken pot pie, and also transforms it into a cheesy biscuit-style crumble for the topping. It’s a warm, comforting meal when the temperatures drop.
Deep Dish Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Anna makes this deep dish pie with a homemade chocolate cookie crust filled with a layer of velvety ganache and a fluffy peanut butter mousse. It’s a decadent treat that’s perfect for any occasion.
Peach Blackberry Pie
This lattice-top pie has a burst of summer flavour in every bite. The duo of peaches and blackberries will satisfy your sweet tooth and please your tastebuds.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Anna’s version of this classic summer pie features sweet strawberry and tart rhubarb in her signature pastry. What really sets it apart is the crumble topping that really enhances the flavour of the fruit filling.
French Canadian Tourtiere
If you don’t have a go-to family recipe for tourtiere, give Anna’s recipe for the classic French Canadian meat pie a try. You can also make it it up to two days in advance which is perfect for holiday entertaining.