VIPs (Very Important Pies)

Dessert,In Season,Recipes,Summer
July 11, 2011

Some summer pies are so good they deserve velvet-rope treatment—here's the creme de la creme of our collection.

Brandy Alexander Pie
Mark Boughton/Styling: Teresa Blackburn

There's nothing like living the pie life—it spoils you for all other desserts. And in summer, the creamier and cooler the better.

Here are five  of our best just-chilling summer sweets. Each is ideal as a make-ahead dessert for summer potlucks, grill-outs and all tomorrow's parties.

Brandy Alexander |

Brandy Alexander Pie

The famous cocktail comes to life in this pie, flavored with cognac and creme de cacao.

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie from the Beachwalk Cafe

The Beach Walk Cafe, in Destin, Fla., serves this creamy Key Lime Pie.


Sour Cream Raisin Pie

Creamy filling and plump raisins, plus a hint of orange.

Chocolate Cream Pie

Creamy, chocolate goodness that comes together in just a few minutes.


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