Lemon meringue pie

Best ever sweet pie recipes

A sweet pie filled with fruit, meringue or chocolate has to be the best kind of dinner party dessert... whip one up when family or friends are next round (it will fill your home with delicious aromas, too)

Our best sweet pie recipes make wonderfully indulgent desserts. We’ve mastered the art of sweet pastry to create sugar-crust pies and shortcrust pastry bases, and our pie recipes are filled with sweet fillings such as seasonal fruits, indulgent chocolate and super light meringue.

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We’ve also got three lemon meringue pie recipes – the perfect lemon meringue pie with crisp pastry, a gourmet limoncello meringue pie, and Dan Doherty’s sweet ‘smores lemon meringue pie. More of an apple pie fan? We’ve got you covered – try deep-dish apple pie, or our individual sugar-crust pies. For a really indulgent sweet pie go for our black bottom pie or the epic Mississippi mud pie. 


Deep-dish apple pie

An American-style pie with a sweet, crisp sugar-crust. Serve got with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Easy to make, this is sure to be a new family favourite.

Deep dish apple pie recipe

Mississippi mud pie

This sweet pie recipe is an ice cream version of the decadent American chocolate mud pie with crunchy hazelnuts and topped with rich fudge sauce.

Mississippi mud pie

Spiced sugar crust apple pies

This has to be our best apple pie recipe, and the recipe is super easy. These individual sugar crust pies with spiced apples are topped with a lattice of sweet pastry. Irresistible!

Spiced sugar crust apple pies

Black bottom pie

This recipe for Southern pie by Felicity Cloake owes its name to its rich, dark cocoa base and chocolate custard, topped with a rum mousse and a cloud of whipped cream. Pure indulgence, Dixie style, for chocoholics. If you want more of a chocolate dose, try our best chocolate recipes here.

Black bottom pie

Perfect lemon meringue pie

A classic, impressive lemon meringue pie with crisp pastry, tart curd and fluffy meringue that’s easy to make. What more could you want?

lemon pie

Freezer key lime pie

This sweet pie recipe freezes brilliantly, so it’s a great make-ahead pud for dinner with friends. It’s best to freeze it before the cream goes on top then just add the topping before serving.

frozen key lime pie

Raspberry meringue pie

We love lemon meringue pie, but we’ve given it an update with this raspberry version. It’s easy to make but looks really impressive, plus, you can make it ahead, making it perfect for a dinner party dessert.

Raspberry meringue pie

Banoffee pie

We know you love this classic olive magazine recipe – it’s been one of our most popular recipes for years! Banoffee pie is a much loved family-favourite. This delicious dish is packed with banana, cream and an oaty-biscuit base, decorated with a drizzle of dark chocolate.

banoffee pie recipe

Rhubarb pie

This classic pie makes a perfect comforting dessert. The orange zest adds a nice freshness and lifts the flavour. Forced rhubarb is available from January to March.

Rhubarb pie

Limoncello meringue pie

This is a great way to make use of lemons. Italian meringue is made with hot sugar syrup rather than regular sugar. This starts to cook and stabilise the egg white, so it needs no further cooking in the oven. You’ll need a sugar thermometer to get the right consistency for the syrup. Here are our top lemon dessert recipes for you to try.

Limoncello meringue pie

Pumpkin pie with maple cream

The BEST pumpkin pie. Designed to impress, this rich creamy pud uses bought pastry, making it easy but still a special bake. Maple cream goes on the side.

Pumpkin pie with maple cream

Sugar-crusted cherry pies

Morello cherries in jars or tins make a great store cupboard ingredient so you can knock up these individual sweet pies at a moment’s notice. The sugar topping gives a crunchy finish to the pastry.

Sugar-crusted cherry pies

Rhubarb and amaretti pie

Rhubarb and amaretti is a classic combination and this recipe puts them together into one show-stopping dessert. This is best served at room temperature, so it’s a great make-ahead dinner party pudding.

Rhubarb and amaretti pie

Gooseberry meringue pie

This gooseberry and elderflower meringue pie is a wonderful twist on lemon meringue pie and is a great dessert to make when gooseberries are in season. The bought shortcrust pastry makes the recipe much more straightforward too.

Gooseberry meringue pie

Sugar crust cherry pie

Cherry pie is always a crowd pleaser, and soaking the fruit in kirsch really bumps up the cherry flavour. This simple recipe results in a beautiful, sweet, golden crust with a sharp filling, perfect with creamy vanilla ice cream.

Sugar crust cherry pie

Boozy mincemeat pie

This elegant recipe turns the humble mince pie into a fantastic Christmas dessert. Use bought shortcrust pastry and a good-quality mincemeat to save time. Finish with a dusting of silvery icing sugar.

boozy mincemeat pie

Gooseberry sugar crust pie

Our gooseberry sugar crust pie is a great alternative from apple or rhubarb for the summer months and it looks stunning. Use a mix of pink and green-skinned gooseberries for a variety of colour in the filling.


Dan Doherty’s lemon s’mores meringue pie

This recipe for lemon s’mores meringue pie comes from Dan Doherty of Duck and Waffle and makes for a stunning dinner party dessert. S’mores are roasted marshmallows sandwiched between biscuits. Toasted marshmallows added to the filling of this pie give it an extra bump of flavour and a gooey texture.

Dan Doherty's lemon s’mores meringue pie

Boozy coco-lime pie

Like a happy mash-up of a key lime pie and a piña colada, this is a Saturday night kind of pudding. It’s easy to make but looks really impressive on the table. Try our coconut recipes to add a tropical touch to your cooking.

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Boozy coco-lime pie

Malted milk and caramel ice-cream pie

This malted milk and caramel ice-cream pie is a great, easy, make-ahead dessert that everyone will love. It will keep for up to a week, wrapped in clingfilm in the freezer.

Malted milk and caramel ice-cream pie