Best Fall Recipes: Pie Edition


It is time to dust off those oven mitts and autumn aprons because the start of fall means the beginning of pie season. From traditional apple and pumpkin desserts to the out of the ordinary confections, there are so many options to choose from. Here are IKO Community Management’s favorite fall pie recipes:

Dutch Apple Pie


Ready-made or homemade pie crust

5 ½ cups peeled, cored and sliced cooking apples

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

3 tablespoons flour

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

For topping:

¾ cup flour

¼ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

1/3 cup butter or margarine

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Fit pie crust into pie plate
  3. Mix sliced apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl
  4. Pile onto crust
  5. For topping, mix flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter in a medium bowl with a pastry blender or fork until coarse
  6. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the apples
  7. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes

Peanut Butter Meringue Pie


1 9-inch baked pie crust

2 cups confectioner’s sugar

1 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup water

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon white sugar

4 egg whites

¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup white sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Mix confectioners' sugar and peanut butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth
  3. Evenly spread peanut butter mixture into prepared pie crust
  4. Whisk water, cornstarch, and 1 tablespoon white sugar in a saucepan
  5. Bring that mixture to a boil for 15 seconds, stirring constantly
  6. Remove saucepan from heat and cover with a lid.
  7. Beat egg whites in a small bowl until soft peaks form then lift the beater or whisk straight up
  8. Beat the cream of tartar and vanilla into egg whites.
  9. Gradually add 1/2 cup white sugar then lift the beater or whisk straight up
  10. Beat the cornstarch mixture into the egg white mixture on lowest speed, 1 tablespoon at a time
  11. Increase speed to medium and beat egg whites for 10 seconds to form meringue
  12. Spread meringue over peanut butter mixture to the edges of the pie crust
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes until meringue peaks are golden

Mom’s Pumpkin Pie


1 9-inch single crust pie

3 eggs

1 egg yolk

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

2 cups pumpkin puree

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Combine eggs, egg yolk, white sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl
  3. Add salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves
  4. Gradually stir in milk, cream and pumpkin
  5. Pour filling into pie shell
  6. Bake for 10 minutes
  7. Reduce heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and bake for an additional 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is set

Even though your favorite summer recipes have been tucked away in their cookbooks on the shelves, you can still make wonderful meals with the change in season. Whether it is for family gatherings on Thanksgiving or a simple back to school gesture, pies are a staple during the fall, and we hope that all of your baking this autumn is met with huge success! From all of us at IKO Community Management, happy baking!