2 Best Pies Every Foody Should Try

Pie is a traditional American dessert for all sorts of family gatherings and celebrations. Whether it’s a reunion or Thanksgiving, one of our favorite pie recipes will be prepared.

Now, there are plenty of options out there, and choosing the best pie flavors isn’t simple. Some classics can never be forgotten, like apple pie. Others have fought their way to become that, like pecan pie. 

Though tastes vary, we can all agree that dessert pie is the right way to end a big family meal. That’s why we prepared a list of the best pies we could think of, with full instructions on how to make each one.

So, wait no more and check out the most popular pie flavors in our household. Then, make them yourself and let us know which one is your favorite.

Or, simply come to Root & Bone Miami, and have all the pie your stomach can handle.

Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is a favorite at Root & Bone for many reasons. It’s one of the best pie flavors we can think of, and once you have it, you’ll understand why.

It’s tasty, refreshing, and perfect for any time of the year.

Check out the ingredients list before going into the instructions.


For the Crust

  • 4 tbsp Unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 1/2 cups Graham cracker crumbs

For the Filling

  • One egg, lightly beaten
  • Three eggs separated
  • 1/3 cup Fresh lime juice (Key lime preferably)
  • 14 oz Sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
  • 1/2 tsp Lime zest (finely grated)
  • Whipped cream


Key lime pie is one of the best pies to make at home. It requires only three simple steps, and following our instructions guarantees you’ll end up with a tasty dessert.

Step 1

Start the pie-making process by preheating the oven to 325 degrees F. Then, mix the melted butter with the graham cracker crumbs in a medium-sized bowl.

You’ll need a glass pie plate (we recommend the 9-inch size) to serve this pie. If you have it, press the butter-cracker mixture evenly over the bottom and the sides of the plate. Then, put the plate inside the oven and bake the crust until it becomes firm. It takes about 15 minutes.

Let the crust cool, and proceed to the next step of this dessert pie recipe.

Step 2

Find a large bowl, and in it, whisk the three separated egg yolks with the previously beaten whole egg. It won’t take much time to thicken the mixture, and that’s when you add the condensed milk. Beat it in, then add and beat in the lime juice and zest.

Step 3

Beat the egg whites in a large stainless steel bowl until you notice firm peaks forming. First, fold only 1/3 of the beaten egg whites into the custard. Then, do the same with the remaining egg whites.

Pour the prepared custard into the finished pie crust and bake everything for 15 minutes.

Once the time is up, take the pie out of the oven and let it cool completely. Our advice is to serve this dessert pie after it spends the night in the fridge, along with sweetened whipped cream and lime garnishes.

Key lime is one of the best pie flavors if you wish to enjoy a refreshing dessert that’s not too heavy on the stomach. Give it a shot and see why we love it so much.

Chocolate Pecan Pie

You won’t find many pie recipes as delicious as this one on the internet. It has it all, chocolate, vanilla, nuts, and bourbon. 


For the Crust

  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 4 oz Unsalted butter (cold)
  • 1/4 cup Ice water
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt

For the Filling

  • Three eggs
  • 2 cups Pecans (7 oz)
  • 3/4 cup Dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup Light corn syrup
  • 3 tbsp Bourbon
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract (pure)
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup Semisweet chocolate chips


Making the Piecrust

The first step in making one of the most popular pie flavors is the preparation of the crust.

Step 1

Start by pulsing the flour with the sugar and salt using a food processor.

Step 2

Add butter to the food processor and give everything another pulse. Stop when the mixture starts resembling a coarse meal.

Step 3

Transfer the food processor contents into a bowl, and add ice water to the mix.

Step 4

It’s time to knead the dough! Lightly flour the surface and knead the dough just a few times. Make a disc out of the dough, wrap it in plastic, and leave it in the fridge for the next 30 minutes (at least).

Step 5

Once the time has passed, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Create a 12-inch piece, then proceed to the next step.

Step 6

The final step in the crust-making process is transferring your creation to a 9-inch glass pie plate. Don’t forget to trim the overhand and fold the edge under itself. Refrigerate the crust until it becomes firm.

Making the Filling

The best pies don’t have to be the most complicated. This pie’s filling requires only three quick steps, which won’t be difficult even for beginner chefs.

Step 1

Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F. You’ll need to toast the pecans for about 8 minutes before they are perfect. You’ll smell the unique fragrance once they’re ready to be taken out of the heat. Then, chop them coarsely and proceed to the next step.

Step 2

Find a large bowl you’ll use to mix the filling ingredients. In the bowl, whisk the eggs with corn syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, melted butter, and salt. Whisk until the mixture becomes blended, and proceed to the next step.

Step 3

Add the chocolate chips to the prepared nut mixture and ensure that everything is evenly distributed. This last step makes this one of the most popular pie flavors.

Baking the Pie

Step 1

The final steps in this process are about baking the pie. First, pour the filling into the shell. Then, put the baking plate onto the bottom shelf for 55 minutes or until you notice that the center of the pie is set.

If you notice that the edge is browning too early, cover it with foil sometime in the baking process.

Step 2

Once the pie is finished, transfer it to a rack and leave it for at least an hour. Then, it will be ready for consumption.

Visit Root & Bone

To try the best pies in Miami, visit Root & Bone restaurant. We serve the best Southern food in Florida, and once you try something off our menu, you’ll understand what makes it so unique. 

Southern cuisine is a favorite all around the US, and we’re here to keep it that way.