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)
Want to make a classic apple pie? Looking for the best pumpkin recipe? Feeling like indulging in rich chocolate pie? Try one of our sweet pie recipes…
We’ve mastered the art of sweet pastry to create sugar-crust pies and shortcrust pastry bases, and our recipes have sweet fillings such as seasonal fruits, indulgent chocolate and super-light meringue.
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.
Mucky-mouth slab pie
So-called because of the staining you get from the deeply purple fruit. Using frozen fruit means you can make this comforting pudding any time of the year. Adding soft cheese to the pastry gives it a scone-like texture.
Check out this impressive pear pie recipe with sugar-topped flaky pastry. This easy dessert is packed with vibrant chunky rhubarb and seasonal pears, a perfect family pudding.
Vegan rum-roasted pineapple and spice pie
Try our impressive pie recipes for an easy vegan dessert. The vegan pastry is deliciously crisp and crumbly, with extra texture from the chia seeds. Plus, it’s packed with rum-soaked roasted pineapple and plenty of spice.
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.
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.
This classic sweet 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. Try our other rhubarb recipes here…
This sweet pie 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.