Our new cookbook, The Perfect Pie, includes more than 180 recipes for display case-worthy pies, tarts, and galettes of all types: classic takes like Apple Pie, regional specialties like North Carolina Lemon Pie, and uniquely flavored creations like Lavender Crème Brûlée Pie. We're so excited about this collection of new recipes and old favorites that we decided to start a Pie of the Month Club so we can share twelve of our favorite seasonal recipes with you, our community of fellow pie-lovers. (And yes, those three aforementioned recipes are included in the Club, but you'll have to stay tuned to see which months they represent. . . )
Pie of the Month Club: This Month's Featured Recipe
The Perfect PieBake beautiful versions of the corner bakery classics and French patisserie favorites—plus a host of whimsical, modern pies and tarts of all kinds.
How to Join the Pie of the Month Club
Joining the Pie of the Month Club is as easy as, well, pie. (We couldn't help it.) All you need is a sweet tooth and our recipes.
Through the Club, you’ll get to connect with fellow pie-lovers, share photos of your beautiful results, improve your pie-making skills, and learn unique flavor pairings. If this all sounds intriguing to you, here’s how to join:
- Sign up for our weekly Notes from the Test Kitchen newsletter, where we’ll be announcing the featured pie on the first Friday of each month. If you don’t already subscribe, you can do so here. (We’ll also be updating this article with each new pie, so be sure to check back at the beginning of each month.)
- Make the recipe. Each recipe will be free for the month it’s featured (or accessible anytime for online subscribers).
- Take a picture before you dig in and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #ThePerfectPie and your photo may get featured on the @testkitchen Instagram account.
August's Pie of the Month: Coconut-Raspberry Gelato Pie
Welcome to the last month of Pie of the Month Club. We hope you’ve enjoyed baking pies along with us as much as we loved developing these recipes. It’s fitting that we end our 12 months of pie baking with a pie you don’t even have to bake. This icebox pie is quick and easy, using store-bought ingredients, but it also boasts a complex flavor profile. The sweet-tart sorbet contrasts perfectly with the creaminess of the coconut gelato. This pie is great for the hot month of August, a refreshing dessert that’s a step up from your run-of-the-mill ice cream pie. Enjoy!
Coconut-Raspberry Gelato PieThe easiest, and the most sophisticated, ice cream pie you'll ever have.
July Pie Post of the Month
Past Pies of the Month
Blueberry Earl Grey PieAn elegant take on a classic blueberry pie.
Strawberry Galette with Candied Basil and BalsamicPacked with strawberry flavor and accompanied by two other summery ingredients, this galette was made for the warmer months.
Lavender Crème Brûlée PieA unique twist on a classic dessert.
French Coconut PieBright, fun, and easy to make.
North Carolina Lemon PieSalty, sweet, and sour, this pie really has it all.
Blood Orange and Chocolate TartA romantic and elegant tart that will be perfect for date night or any night.
Cherry-Chocolate Pie PopsA classic flavor combination in a trendy little package.
Holiday Eggnog Custard PieFrom classic holiday drink to perfect holiday pie.
Butternut Squash Pie with Browned Butter and SageClassic fall ingredients work perfectly together in this show-stopping Thanksgiving pie.
Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese CrustIf a slice of cheddar cheese makes apple pie even better, how good could it be if we put the cheese right into the crust?
Plum-Ginger Pie with Whole-Wheat CrustSweet, spicy, and complex, this unique fruit pie is nothing short of special, and it all starts with fresh plums, ginger, and whole-wheat flour.
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