3 Fruit Pie Recipes That Will Impress Mom

3 Fruit Pie Recipes That Will Impress Mom

Whip up one of these 3 deliciously easy fruit pie recipes for Mother’s Day.


By: Adam Easterling

Your mom is a blue ribbon lady in your life, right? Serve her a prize-worthy pie as a big, round, delicious thank you. Here are three scrumptiously simple pie ideas.

1. Crumbly Apple Pie
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: About 40 minutes
Cost: $
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients
1 9-inch pie shell
5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup white sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Mix 1/4 cup white and brown sugar and cinnamon; toss with apples. Arrange coated apples in pie shell
  3. Mix 1/3 cup sugar with flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Spoon topping mixture over apples
  4. Bake in preheated oven until apples are soft and top is lightly browned, about 40 minutes

2. Spiced Plum Pie
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Cost: $
Difficulty: Intermediate

Ingredients
1 double crust pie shell
3 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 pounds plums, halved and pitted, each half cut into 4 wedges

Instructions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Mix 3 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl; set aside
  3. Whisk 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and next 6 ingredients in large bowl
  4. Add plums and toss to coat
  5. Spoon filling into crust, mounding slightly in center
  6. Drape top crust over filling. Press top and bottom crust edges together. Fold edges under; crimp
  7. Using sharp knife, cut 4 2-inch-long slits in center of top crust to allow steam to escape
  8. Sprinkle reserved cinnamon sugar over crust
  9. Bake pie 30 minutes
  10. Remove pie from oven and tent with aluminum foil to prevent browning. Continue to bake until filling bubbles thickly through slits, about 1 hour longer
  11. Cool completely on rack

3. No Bake Peach Pecan Pie
Prep time: 25 minutes
Chill time: About 3 hours
Cost: $
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients
1 pie shell
4 cups canned peaches, sliced
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup pecans
Whipped cream, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F
  2. Roll out the pie shell in a pie pan. Bake until cooked, about 20 minutes
  3. In a food processor, mince 1 1/2 cups of peaches
  4. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and water into a saucepan and whisk until smooth
  5. Add in the pureed peaches and cook over medium-low heat for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and clear. Stir in the lemon juice
  6. Fold in the butter and remaining peach slices
  7. Chill until thickened, then add mixture to cooked pastry shell and chill for at least 3 hours
  8. Top with pecans and whipped cream and serve

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