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Our Favorite Pies to Eat for Breakfast

In a season when there's too much good produce for our arms to carry, when our refrigerators and counters and all available places in our kitchens are overflowing with plums and cherries and peaches and berries, why does pie—pie, with its endless variations, its willingness to be filled with anything delicious—need to be relegated to dessert? Here are 13 reasons to have pie for breakfast. (Not like you really needed any.)

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    Perfect Coconut Cream Pie

    Perfect Coconut Cream Pie

    Coconut Cream Pie is one of my favorite desserts. This Perfect pie recipe needs a night in the fridge to set and let the flavors deepen, so make it ahead.

    Plum Tart

    Plum Tart

    I was reminded of this recipe when one of food52's members, Erika Kerekes, wrote about it at Examiner.com. In her version, she made the crust savory and topped it with beet greens and cheese. And she inspired to make my own changes. I swapped out the peaches for plums and change the oil in the crust …

    Raspberry Swamp Pie

    Raspberry Swamp Pie

    I like cream in my pie, not on my pie. So I was like a moth to light when I read Tamasin Day-Lewis’s Sugar-Topped Raspberry Plate Tart recipe, which starts as a pure-bred fruit pie for its first baking. Then comes the fun part: you take the pie out of the oven as its burbling with warm raspberry …

    Maple Walnut Cream Tart

    Maple Walnut Cream Tart

    Since moving out of New England 11 years ago, my husband has sorely missed ready availability of his most favored ice cream flavor: maple walnut. I adapted this tart recipe from an old Good Housekeeping angel pecan pie recipe to help him bide the time between visits home. lt;br /> (Note: …

    Savory Plum Tart

    Savory Plum Tart

    The pastry for this savory plum tart recipe is beautiful and lovely to work with (as long as it’s chilled). The caramelized onions are a delicious ingredient.

    Cherry Almond Torte

    Cherry Almond Torte

    This cherry almond torte recipe is rich, delicious, and a not-too-sweet way to showcase summer's sour cherries. First, the filling is cooked down on the stove.

    Peach Tart

    Peach Tart

    Every cook needs a good dessert recipe that can be whipped up anywhere. This peach tart is that recipe. To make it all you need is a knife, a bowl, and a pan.

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