With rising temperatures and the freedom summer allows, it’s time to work on your recipe game.
People tend to run towards berry pies since they’re in season; how about trying some easy cream pie recipes this year?
The cool, creaminess of cream pies helps keep the heat at bay while delighting your taste buds.
Check out some cream pie recipe ideas below for inspiration, and then get baking!
Banana Cream Pie Recipes
These sweet treats are sure to turn you into a banana lover if you aren’t one already.
Sliced bananas, a deliciously sweet filling, and cool whip or whipped cream on top, what more could you want?
Take a look at the top banana cream pie recipes below.
Starting with this delightful (and easy as its name states!) banana cream pie recipe.
All you will need is pie crust (homemade or store-bought), milk, cool whip, and bananas. Plus, the secret ingredient – instant banana cream pudding. That’s it! Easy peasy.
Tip: Don’t forget to refrigerate the pie after the first layer of filling has been added. This will help the pie settle.
If you’re a pie enthusiast, this is the recipe for you. The whole pie will be homemade, including the crust and filling.
This is the secret sauce of the recipe – nothing store-bought here!
Adding vinegar into the pie crust will ensure you have a soft crust when you bite into your delicious pie.
No one wants to take a bite of chewy/tough pie crust.
Are you worried about a crust that won’t turn out right?
How about a crust made out of oatmeal? Yep, that’s right – the unexpected ingredient of oatmeal will turn your pie world upside down!
All you need for the crust is oats, flour, salt, walnuts, butter, and brown sugar.
Your crust will taste almost like an oatmeal cookie. Yum!
Make sure to let the crust cool before crumbling it and reforming it – this will help avoid any burns from hot sugar, and the crust will have a nice crunch to it after it cools.
Peanut Butter Cream Pie Recipes
If you are an avid peanut butter lover (i.e., someone who is often caught with a spoon in the jar), then these peanut butter cream pie recipes are for you.
You can’t beat the salty, sweet flavor that peanut butter provides the pies.
This is not your ordinary peanut butter cream pie; the surprise inclusion of peanut butter crumbles provides an extra flavor boost.
These crumbles only require two ingredients – powdered sugar and peanut butter.
They give an effortless extra flair that will surprise your fellow taste testers.
This pie is easily freezable – make sure to let the pie (or precut slices) sit out for about 5 minutes before consuming.
Tip: When creating the filling, make sure to have the whipped cream pre whipped. Don’t pour it in, or the consistency of the filling will be off.
The secret ingredient? You guessed it, banana. Bananas add extra sweetness to this already sweet and yummy cream pie.
The Oreo cookie crust doesn’t hurt either.
The chocolate, peanut butter, and banana combination will send your taste buds on a wild ride!
Try this recipe out and be prepared for glowing reviews.
Tip: Make sure to crush the Oreos in a bag – you can use a rolling pin to help crunch them up. Try to get the pieces as even in size as possible.
Do you ever wish you could combine pie with cookie dough?
Well, here’s your chance! Not only does this pie have a scrumptious cookie dough crust, but it also has coconut whipped cream. Two surprises in one!
You can keep this pie in the refrigerator for three days – if there is any left.
Sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on top of the pie along with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Yum!
If you’re hunting for something that will get rid of your sweet cravings but is not heavy-handed with sugar, then look no further.
This recipe offers a sugar-free and low-carb option that tastes like the real thing.
Unexpectedly, this delightful recipe uses cream cheese for the decadent filling.
Tip: Add some sugar-free chocolate syrup over the top of the pie for extra oomph.
Coconut Cream Pie Recipes
Coconut is one of the fruits that is always reminiscent of summers and tropical vacations.
These are the perfect summer pies to help keep you cool.
Coconut lovers unite; this homemade, creamy, cool pie is perfect for eating on warm days (or every day)!
With an unexpected topping of toasted coconut flakes, you’ll get an extra boost of coconut flavor and some nice texture. What a treat!
Make sure to cover the pie with a piece of plastic firmly pressed onto the filling. This will help keep a film from forming on top of the coconut filling.
Looking for another easy recipe? Check out this easy coconut cream pie recipe.
You will need vanilla pudding, cold milk, whipped topping, toasted coconut, and the piece de resistance – a graham cracker crust.
The inclusion of the graham cracker crust adds an unexpected flavor to this pie.
Tip: Make sure to whisk the milk and pudding together until the mixture is smooth. This will provide the best consistency for the filling.
The secret ingredient that makes this pie so good? The marshmallow crème included in the meringue topping. Yum!
Prepare yourself for a delightful custard filling with a toasted meringue topping that is sure to leave you reaching for a second slice.
This pie can be refrigerated for a few days after being baked.
Tip: Use a fork to pierce holes into the crust before baking – this will help the crust from puffing up.
Sometimes a no-bake pie is the best kind of pie. You won’t have to toil too much with the oven, and it tends to be a much easier process.
For this recipe, you’ll need a pie crust, sweetened condensed milk, instant pudding, shredded sweetened coconut, cool whip, and toasted coconut.
Let the pie set in the refrigerator for two hours before serving – it’s worth the wait!
Vanilla Cream Pie Recipes
Vanilla cream pies are a delightful dessert that is incredibly underrated.
This dessert is perfect for pairing with any other flavor, making it one of the best kinds of pies.
Try some of the below recipes and see what you think!
This super easy recipe can be whipped up in a pinch and will still leave you with a mouthwatering result.
The secret ingredient in this recipe is the addition of a meringue topping.
This topping kicks up the recipe a notch by turning the vanilla cream pie into a gourmet experience.
Tip: Add some fruit on top for an extra zing of flavor – try bananas or berries.
Looking for a more in-depth recipe? This recipe has an unexpected addition of vanilla beans, whereas most other baked goods use vanilla extract.
Vanilla bean adds an even more intense vanilla flavor and offers pretty small brown specs.
This pie can be kept in the fridge for about three days.
Whip the heavy cream first until you see soft peaks, then add in the sugar and vanilla. Keep beating the mixture until you see stiff peaks.
This is the best no-bake recipe – it only takes 20 minutes to prep, and you’ll be left with a stunning and creamy dessert.
The surprise cookie crust amplifies the flavor and leaves you wanting to eat the whole pie in one sitting.
All you will need for this recipe is cookies, butter, sugar, milk, eggs and yolk, salt, vanilla, and flour.
Since there is no filling for the cookies that will make up the crust, you can add them into a food processor. You’ll have crumbled cookies much more quickly than using a rolling pin.
Sugar Cream Pie Recipes
What is sugar pie? It includes a crust, layers of creamed butter, sugar, and vanilla cream baked to perfection.
One bite of this pie, and there’s no going back!
This easy, no-fail recipe is a great way to start your journey into sugar cream pies. An unexpected sprinkle of cinnamon on top adds a pop of flavor.
You will only need seven ingredients for this recipe – whole milk, butter, granulated sugar, corn starch, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a deep-dish pie crust.
If you’re looking for a lighter filling, you can swap out the whole milk for skim milk or even nut-based milk.
Sugar Cream Pie is wildly popular in Indiana – not surprisingly also referred to as Hoosier Pie.
This take on the recipe includes a secret ingredient of brown sugar, which adds more depth to the flavor of the pie. Yummy!
This pie can be refrigerated or even frozen for later sweet cravings.
Tip: Pre-slice some pieces of the pie and wrap them individually in the freezer. This will make it much easier to serve yourself a piece instead of having to defrost the entire pie. Enjoy!
Another take on the sugar cream pies that hail from Indiana.
The unexpected twist is adding not only cinnamon on top but also nutmeg. Nutmeg adds a nice nutty and earthy flavor to this exquisite pie.
Tip: Grate the nutmeg instead of buying it in powder form from the store. It may take a few extra minutes; however, you can control the size of the pieces. Adding larger flecks of nutmeg will give the pie an additional boost of flavor.
We all know grandmas are the best bakers, so it’s no surprise this is the best sugar cream pie recipe.
Half-and-half and cream offer a surprising combination that makes this recipe ultra decadent.
If this recipe makes it to the fridge, you can keep it for a few days without it going bad.
Make sure to let your pie fully cool before eating.
This pie doesn’t need to sit in the fridge to settle like most other pies. Just make sure it’s cool to the touch before digging in!
Cream Pies With Graham Cracker Crust Recipes
What’s easier than a pie crust that needs to be prebaked? A graham cracker crust.
With all of the extra time saved baking the crust, you can use it to start on more pies for taste testing!
Try out the graham cracker crust cream pie recipes below.
The secret ingredient for this recipe is the graham cracker crust – which is not so unexpected.
However, what’s surprising is how thick the crust turns out – adding a nice extra crunch to the pie.
Tip: Use a piping bag for the whipped cream topping, and you’ll have an artistic-looking dessert!
Not one for competing flavors? Here’s a simple recipe that will knock your socks off.
The egg whites in this recipe add an additional amount of fluff to the meringue topping leaving you with a creamy, sweet, decadent dessert.
Sprinkle some pumpkin pie seasoning on top to dress up the pie slightly.
This is another take on a deliciously simple graham cracker cream pie recipe.
The thin layer of graham cracker crust really allows the cream filling to shine through and be the star of the show.
The whole milk used in this recipe allows for the pie to be decadent without being too heavy.
Tip: Make sure the egg whites being used for the meringue are at room temperature. This will allow more air to be whipped into the topping, making it fluffier.
Oreo Cream Pie Recipes
There’s nothing better than an oreo flavored dessert – this chocolatey cookie just hits the spot for some reason.
Check out some recipes below for the best oreo cream pies.
If you like oreo ice cream, this is the perfect recipe for you.
This easy no-bake oreo pie needs only five ingredients – Oreos, butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipped topping.
The unexpected ingredient is the whipped topping for this one – it’s not going on top of the pie, but actually into the pie filling.
Enjoy this delectable recipe on a hot summer day.
Tip: Ensure the cream cheese and whipped topping are at room temperature; this will make mixing much more manageable.
You can’t go wrong with double chocolate in any kind of dessert.
This triple whammy combines an oreo crust with chocolate ganache and chocolate cream filling.
The addition of a chocolate ganache layer is sure to surprise and delight.
Tip: Use a milk chocolate-flavored pudding for this recipe to add extra richness.
Another great no-bake option – you’ll love this simple recipe.
The unexpected ingredient? Vanilla Extract. Vanilla gives extra pizzazz to the flavor profile that you don’t get from just using Oreos.
This is a perfect pie for freezing the leftovers – just make sure to cover the top of the pie, and you’re good to go.
If you’re low on time – store-bought whipped cream (or even whipped topping) will suffice for the filling and topping.
Maple Cream Pie Recipes
Do you love pancakes covered in maple syrup? Then these maple cream pie recipes will be a no-brainer for you.
The sweet syrupy profile is sure to please friends and family in the below recipes.
Who said you have to stick to chocolate, vanilla, or banana for types of pie? Not us.
This maple cream pie adds egg yolks for an extra rich custard filling that will make you switch from a banana pie person to a maple pie person.
You can swap out the real maple syrup for a combination of a maple syrup mixture and maple flavoring.
Have you ever heard of a pie with a sugared almond topping? Well, now you have.
Of course, the secret ingredient that differentiates this pie is the almond topping—adding an unexpected taste and a nice crunch.
Enjoy this sweet, creamy pie with a crunch.
Tip: Keep the almonds off of the pie until you’re ready to serve. This will help prevent the almonds from getting soggy.
Craving a pecan pie with a twist? You’ve arrived at the right place.
Of course, the toppings on this pie are the unexpected twist.
This pie combines a maple pie with a pecan pie to create an amazingly yummy dessert.
Tip: Keep this pie in the fridge until you’re ready to cut slices for yourself and your family.
Pumpkin Cream Pie Recipes
Pumpkin is the one flavor that instantly transports you to the fall season.
Get a taste of fall without the lower temperatures by biting into one of these tasty pumpkin cream pie treats.
How much do you love pumpkin pie? The answer is a lot, or it should be.
This take on a pumpkin pie adds a creaminess that standard pumpkin pies don’t have.
Add in a yummy, surprise graham cracker crust, and you’re looking at an epic dessert.
This pie takes longer to set – about 6 hours in the fridge.
Try making the pie the day/night before so you don’t have to wait hours to dig in.
This decadent version packs an unexpected ingredient – cream cheese.
This adds to the richness and fullness of the pie.
If you are looking to cut a few calories off each slice – try nonfat cream cheese instead.
Looking for an extra flavor zing? Look no further. This pie is drizzled with none other than caramel sauce.
Yum! This is not usually a topping for pumpkin cream pie but will surely add a nice sweetness to the flavor.
Another great pie to stick in the freezer if any is left. Just make sure to leave the optional pecan garnish off of the slices that are being frozen.
Tip: Try incorporating maple flavoring into the whipped cream as a serious game changer.
Vegan Cream Pie Recipes
Most, if not all, of the listed recipes above, are accidentally vegetarian.
If you’re searching for a delectable pie that is also vegan, check out the list below for the top vegan cream pie recipes.
You may be wondering how a cream pie (usually created with some kind of dairy) can be turned into a delightful chocolate pie?
Surprisingly, silken tofu is what makes a similar texture.
Enjoy a slice of yummy, creamy, chocolatey wonderfulness.
Tip: Grab a can of vegan coconut whipped cream for a yummy coconut-y flavor.
Of course, there has to be a vegan version of banana cream pie – this pie is such a classic that it needs to be on the list.
A golden oreo cookie crust gives this traditional dish a surprise twist.
You’ll get more sweetness than you would from a standard crust or even a graham cracker crust.
If you’re seeking less of a coconut flavor in the filling, try swapping out the coconut milk for another type of nut milk.
Coconut lovers rejoice! This yummy pie is packed with coconut in all forms – shredded coconut, coconut milk, coconut cream, and dried coconut.
The surprise ingredient is the lava salt in the filling.
The saltiness and smokiness of this salt offer a taste not often found in desserts. Try it out!
Tip: For the crust on this pie, you can include some other dried fruits for some extra spunk.
Not only is this recipe vegan, but it’s also gluten-free!
The gluten-free rolled oat crust is a sweet surprise that will leave your mouthwatering after one bite. This recipe is a must-try for vegans and nonvegans!
Tip: Add in some cinnamon to the crust for an extra hint of flavor.
Ready to start baking some pies? Try making one (or all if you’re so inclined) of the above recipes.
Your family will thank you. Bon appetit!
- Easy Banana Cream Pie
- Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie
- Banana Cream Pie with Quaker Oatmeal Crust
- Amish Peanut Butter Cream Pie
- Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie
- Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cream Pie
- Peanut Butter Cream Pie
- Perfect Coconut Cream Pie
- Creamy Coconut Cream Pie
- Coconut Cream Pie With Meringue
- No-Bake Coconut Cream Pie
- Vanilla Cream Pie
- Vanilla Cream Pie Recipe
- No-bake Vanille Cream Pie
- Sugar Cream Pie
- Indiana Sugar Cream Pie
- Indiana Sugar Cream Pie Recipe
- Grandma’s Sugar Cream Pie
- Coconut Cream Pie With Graham Cracker Crust
- Graham Cracker Cream Pie
- Graham Cracker Cream Pie Recipe
- No-Bake Oreo Pie
- No-Bake Oreo Chocolate Cream Pie
- Oreo Cream Pie
- Maple Cream Pie
- Maple Cream Pie Recipe
- Maple Pecan Pie
- Pumpkin Cream Pie
- Pumpkin Cream Pie Recipe
- Decadent Pumpkin Cream Pie
- The Best Vegan Chocolate Pie
- Vegan Banana Cream Pie
- Vegan Coconut Cream Pie
- Banana Cream Pie
- Choose your favorite dish!
- Prepare ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready in 30 minutes or less!