Best Pies for Mother’s Day
Bake a treat as sweet as Mom on her special day. Southerners share affection through food, and what better way to express your love by taking the reigns on the Mother’s Day meal and treating the whole family to a crowd-pleasing dessert. And you can’t go wrong with a tradition yet delicious pie. It wouldn’t be spring in the South without everyone’s favorite fruit: strawberries. Incorporate these juicy gems into a variety of recipes—from icebox to single-serve pies. You can’t go wrong with classics like blueberry and Key lime, but we’ve included a few recipes with unexpected ingredients that elevated the original, like our Honey Balsamic Blueberry Pie. Still hungry for more? Check out our list of the prettiest pies we’ve ever seen.
Mile-High Mini Strawberry Pies
Recipe: Mile-High Mini Strawberry Pies
You don’t have to go easy on the homemade whipped cream topping.
Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie
Recipe: Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie
Take this chilled dessert to a Mother’s Day celebration by the pool.
Mixed Stone-Fruit Pie
Recipe: Mixed Stone Fruit Pie
Top a creamy, no-bake filling with the season’s freshest stone fruits.
Key Lime-Buttermilk Icebox Pie
Recipe: Key Lime-Buttermilk Icebox Pie
Two classic Southern flavors combine to create a mouthwatering, refreshing dessert.
Pecan Chewy Pie
Recipe: Pecan Chewy Pie
Pecan pie is a perennial crowd-pleaser. And this quick-and-easy recipe won’t keep you in the kitchen for hours.
Honey-Balsamic Blueberry Pie
Recipe: Honey-Balsamic Blueberry Pie
Tangy balsamic vinegar mixed with sweet blueberries kick this traditional Southern pie up a notch.
Peanut Butter-Banana Icebox Pie
Recipe: Peanut Butter-Banana Icebox Pie
Peanut butter, banana, and chocolate—what more could you want? Each bite of this chilled pie delivers an explosion of sweet flavor.
Recipe: Icebox Cheesecake
Warmer spring afternoons call for a colder dessert. Elevate a traditional chilled cheesecake with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
Mexican Chocolate Ice-Cream Pie
Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Ice-Cream Pie
For the chocolate-loving mothers, this pie is for you. A dash of red pepper incorporated into the homemade graham cracker crust adds a spicy kick. Make and freeze this pie for up to one month before serving.
Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie
Serve a classic Southern combo of blueberry and cheesecake. Lemon twist toppings add a note of refreshing summer flavor.