6 Pies That Are Anything But Humble

by Food52

In the wild and wonderful world of desserts, there's one that reigns supreme — pie. Whether you're looking for something simple and classic or a treat with a bit more fancy flair, these pie recipes by Food52 are as delicious as they come. Go ahead and try them all.

By Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

Every other week, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.

Today: Pies that will make you want to bake all weekend long.

Pie is perfect. It embraces its flaws — like when the crust sinks a little bit, or the filling bubbles over in a sugary volcano. That's OK. It's all easy as pie when, well, there's pie.

While you can't put much into a flakey, buttery crust that won't woo, fruit is especially swoon-worthy. It's impossible not to get weak in the knees at lemon meringue pie, with a tart lemon curd filling sitting under an impeccable golden brown dome. It's totally normal, even, to blush a little at rhubarb and apple hand pies, whose size makes it excusable (thankfully) not to share. This weekend, bake for your sweetie pie — or anyone, including yourself. Here are six not-so-humble pies from Yossy Arefi that assert the dessert's dominance.

1. Lemon Meringue Pie

2. Blueberry and Rye Slab Pie

3. Rhubarb and Apple Hand Pies

4. Lattice-Top Peach and Blueberry Pie with Rye Crust

5. Apricot and Peach Crumb Pie

6. Key Lime Pie

Photos by Yossy Arefi