Classic American pies that are perfect for warm weather
The classic sweet American pie is a seriously underrated dessert
The classic sweet American pie is a seriously underrated dessert. In the USA they’re readily available and paired with any meal of the day – eaten hot and cold. At Thanksgiving, they’re particularly coveted – made with pumpkin spice, sweet potato and marshmallows, apples, or key limes.
In South Africa, though, we’re headed for summer – and while you don’t need an excuse to tuck into something sweet, might we interest you in some truly decadent desserts that you’ll be clamoring to eat al fresco?
The sweetness of strawberries and the tartness of blueberries are perfectly balanced in this delicious pie. It’s best made in spring or early summer, when strawberries are at their peak.
The brown sugar syrup and cherry topping in this recipe adds a light crunch that contrasts well with the apple filling.
Puff pastry, chocolate and whipped cream – what more could one want?
This banana cream pie is amazing, the creamy filling working perfectly with the fluffiness of the whipped cream. Top with coconut to take this treat to the next level.
Indulge in this crisp apple pie served with lashings of creamy chilled custard.
Chocolate meringue pie
Who can deny the appeal of a homemade chocolate pie? Smooth, rich chocolate custard in a chocolate crust topped with snowy mounds of meringue — it’s irresistible.
Nothing says summer more than a fresh coconut pie. The creamy coconut filling in a crispy homemade pie crust is topped with mounds of sweet whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes.
A rich combination of different textures and flavours, banoffee pie combines a biscuit crust with silky dulce de leche, bananas and homemade whipped cream.
Take one bite and you’ll know why the tangy lemon filling and billowing puffs of meringue is a heavenly combination.