18 Vintage Pies From Grandma's Recipe Box

Apple Pie by Grandma Ople recipe ina gray pie plate
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Have a hankering for an old-fashioned pie just like Grandma used to make? Well, you're in luck! Allrecipes community members have shared plenty of tried-and-true pie recipes from their grandmas' kitchens through the years — and we've rounded up the very best ones right here. Whether you're looking for a classic custard idea or fruity favorite, you'll find a new family tradition in this collection of Grandmother-approved pie recipes.

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Grandma's Luscious Lemon Cream Pie

overhead view of Grandma's Luscious Lemon Cream Pie garnished with lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs
Natalie Titanov

This rich lemon pie, made super creamy and decadent with sour cream, is so refreshing on a hot summer's day. Recipe creator Marie Clare suggests garnishing with whipped cream.

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Grandma's Blueberry Pie

grandma's blueberry pie

Make this classic summer pie with just six ingredients: sugar, quick-cooking tapioca, cinnamon, blueberries, lemon juice, butter, and a pre-made pie crust.

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Grandma's Sweet Hubbard Squash Custard Pie

Grandma's Sweet Hubbard Squash Custard Pie recipe cooling on a stove top.
Erin Siobhan Griffith

"This recipe was handed down from my Grandma," according to recipe creator Colleen Mitchell. "I have tweaked it to spice it up some! It is a unique addition to any Thanksgiving celebration and holds its own against pumpkin pie any day!"

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Apple Pie By Grandma Ople

overhead view of Apple Pie by Grandma Ople recipe topped with a lattice crust and decorative pastry cutouts
Joy Dambek Smith

This apple pie is one of our highest rated desserts, earning more than 11,000 rave reviews. Plus, recipe creator MOSHASMAMA says it's won first place in several local competitions.

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Grandma's Chocolate Custard Pie

chocolate custard pie

This old-fashioned chocolate pie is topped with a simple meringue, making for a classic, incredibly satisfying treat. It will "have you asking for thirds," according to recipes creator TRISTESS00.

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Grandma's Egg Custard Pie

a slice of custard pie on a white plate

Get back to basics with this award-winning pie made with kitchen staples. "I love custard pie, but my attempts have never quite matched the one's at the pie-shop...until now," says reviewer LYNLOR.

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Grandma Darcy's Squash Pie

Tired of eating the same old pumpkin pie every holiday season? You're in luck! This cozy dessert, which comes together in less than an hour, features a cozy acorn squash filling.

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My Grandma's Shoo-Fly Pie

It's easy to make this molasses-flavored Pennsylvania Dutch pie with fewer than 10 ingredients you probably already have on hand.

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Grandma's Iron Skillet Apple Pie

"Over the past 45 years I have probably made hundreds of apple pies but this one is just a treat," raves reviewer Grandma Lizzy. "I made it as written. The process and the iron skillet is the key to the finished product being so good."

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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

With nearly 3,000 rave reviews, this tried-and-true lemon meringue pie is a favorite in the Allrecipes community. "This pie is simply wonderful," says one happy home cook. "The recipe is rather simple to follow and the end result is superb."

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Nana's Peach Parfait Pie

In this parfair-inspired pie, a crunchy almond-oat crust is topped with a fruity ice cream filling. It's perfect to cool off with on a hot summer's day.

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My Grandmother's Best Berry Pie

You need just seven ingredients to make this incredibly easy pie: flour, butter, baking powder, vanilla extract, white sugar, an egg, and fresh blueberries.

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Grandma's Blackberry Pie

According to recipe creator SYRAH4689's grandma, the apples in this recipe serve an important purpose: They soak up all the excess juice from the cooking blackberries.

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Grandma Emma's Fudgy Chocolate Pie

"My grandmother's chocolate cream pie was a staple of my childhood," says recipe creator Brendles, who uses a store-bought graham cracker crust, "Homemade custard filling with a dense texture. Very rich, not too sweet, and oh-so-satisfying."

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Grandma's Butterscotch Pie

Here's an old-fashioned butterscotch pie that will please everyone at your table. Plus, it comes together quickly with just a few easy-to-find ingredients.

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Grandma's Coconut Pies

This easy recipe makes two 9-inch pies (featuring a 6-ingredient buttermilk custard filling), so it's the perfect dessert to serve a hungry crowd.

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Grandma T's Pineapple Cream Pie

Try this vintage pineapple cream pie next time you're in the mood for an old-fashioned treat. Make sure to top with a homemade meringue!

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Mum-Mum's Butterscotch Pie

A rich butterscotch filling is topped with a 3-ingredient meringue in this sweet family recipe. Try it with our top-rated Butter Flaky Pie Crust or use your favorite store-bought crust.

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More Inspiration

Overhead view of pecan pie with spatula on marble
Allrecipes Magazine

Hungry for more inspiration? Check out Our Best Classic Cake Recipes Straight From Grandma's Kitchen. Plus, explore our entire collection of Pie Recipes.

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