By Carl Hanson

Pie's a pastry, people. It's totally meant for breakfast. If it wasn't, would it really bother going so great with coffee? These pie recipes demand a place at the breakfast table. Give them a try, and you'll understand: Breakfast pie is the most important pie of the day.

Why don't Americans eat more pie for breakfast? Is it a misreading of the Constitution? This patriotic pie is here to make amends.

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Sorry, smoothies. This pie is the yummiest possible way to get your fruit and veggies in the a.m.

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See, with breakfast pie, you have all day to burn off the calories...if that's what you're into.

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Breakfast pie is a great excuse for also eating ice cream for breakfast -- hey, you put sugar and cream in your coffee, don't you?

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This is a good transition pie for those who can't quite make the shift to breakfast pie. It's pecan pie, only cut into rectangles, arguably a more breakfasty shape.

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People are always pouring maple syrup on pumpkin pancakes and calling it breakfast. Nobody's lookin' at them cross-eyed. If you must, think of this as pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup, only in delicious pie form.

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This is breakfast with a cherry on top. And cherries on the sides. And cherries in the lusciously in the middle.

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You'd be nuts not to eat this for breakfast. Do it!

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You're eating sweet potatoes for breakfast. It means you can have two pieces.

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Busy morning? This pie is ready to walk out the door with you. No questions asked. Just don't forget your thermos of hot coffee.

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Pie for breakfast. Nothing is faster to prepare. (You know, provided the pie was made beforehand).

If eating pumpkin for breakfast seems a little odd, try this one. It's made with butternut squash instead.

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Still resisting the urge? This one is topped with oatmeal streusel. It was meant to be.

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Watch this short video for the skinny on how to make one of our most popular recipes of all time.

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