Pie of the Month Club: This Month's Featured Recipe

Twelve pies in twelve months. Let's get the dough rolling.

By America's Test Kitchen | February 01, 2020

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. . . )

Your Pie Guide

The Perfect Pie

Bake 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:

  1. 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.)
  2. Make the recipe. Each recipe will be free for the month it’s featured (or accessible anytime for online subscribers).
  3. 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.

February's Pie of the Month: Blood Orange and Chocolate Tart

Blood Orange and Chocolate Tart

Welcome to February! If you’re looking for a homemade gift for Valentine’s Day, our featured recipe comes in a romantic and sophisticated package. A chocolate tart dough filled with a smooth chocolate ganache and a layer of blood orange jelly makes up our Blood Orange and Chocolate Tart. After topping it with the fruit from a fresh blood orange, you will be left with a spectacular dessert that is perfect to share with a significant other or a group of friends, or to keep all to yourself. Make the most of the short month with this delectable recipe. Happy baking!

February's Pie

Blood Orange and Chocolate Tart

A romantic and elegant tart that will be perfect for date night or any night.


January Pie Post of the Month

Past Pies of the Month

Make Every Day Pie Day

January's Pie Cherry-Chocolate Pie Pops

A classic flavor combination in a trendy little package.


December's Pie Holiday Eggnog Custard Pie

From classic holiday drink to perfect holiday pie.


November's Pie Butternut Squash Pie with Browned Butter and Sage

Classic fall ingredients work perfectly together in this show-stopping Thanksgiving pie.


October's Pie Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust

If a slice of cheddar cheese makes apple pie even better, how good could it be if we put the cheese right into the crust?

September's Pie Plum-Ginger Pie with Whole-Wheat Crust

Sweet, spicy, and complex, this unique fruit pie is nothing short of special, and it all starts with fresh plums, ginger, and whole-wheat flour.

Next up in March:  A sweet, salty, and sour pie that is perfect for ringing in springtime. Check back here or subscribe to our Notes from the Test Kitchen newsletter to get updates on the Pie of the Month Club.