We’re not big fans of ‘National fill-in-the-food Day’ marketing gimmicks, but then we figured, there’s never a wrong time to share a bunch of pie recipes. Here are a few from our archives (many from DC restaurants of yore).
Baked and Wired’s Peaches-and-Cream Pie
One of the Georgetown bakery’s very best summer offerings.
BlackSalt’s Caramel/Apple Streusel Pie
A nice one to cap off a fall or winter dinner.
NoPa’s Peach-Melba Handpies
Remember Ashok Bajaj’s Penn Quarter restaurant? It closed in 2019 but this folksy recipe lives on.
Founding Farmers’ Chicken Pot Pie
Don’t be afraid to improvise with this one.
Bar Pilar’s Buttermilk Pie
I still make this all the time—it’s so easy and not too sweet.
General Store’s Coconut-Cream Pie
Gillian Clark (sadly) doesn’t run restaurants around here anymore, but her homey Silver Spring spot was a big hit in its day. As was this pie.
Againn’s Banoffee Pie
OK this is a real memory-lane spot, but the long-closed DC restaurant’s does a mason-jar version of this British classic. It’s legit.
Buzz Bakery’s Brown-Sugar Pie
The Alexandria bakery’s long-departed pastry chef Lisa Scruggs is behind this confection.
Tabard Inn’s Crab Tart
This recipe is meant for summer produce, but you could certainly play around with ingredients.
Red Truck Bakery’s Pumpkin Pie
I don’t care if it’s not anywhere near Thanksgiving. It’s the best.