GUESS WHAT!!!! It’s NATIONAL PIE DAY!!!!
Today, in honor of this most momentous occasion, we couldn’t resist sharing with you a few of our very favorites. Whether they inspire you to bake a pie of your own, or plan a trip and let Disney do the baking for you — well, you’re welcome.
1. Peanut Butter, Banana, and Candied Bacon Pie From Boardwalk Bakery
While some classics remain, others, like the Cheesecake Brownie, received makeovers as well. But the real story are the amazing newcomers to the menu! One of my favorites, hands down, is the Peanut Butter, Banana, and Candied Bacon Pie.
The tart starts with a Chocolate Short Dough Crust. Peanut Butter is introduced to the party via the Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Filling, which is pie poetry. Because as much as I love rich peanut butter filling, this lighter approach is killer.
This sweet and salty goodness is wrapped up in a Chocolate Glaze. Add to that a little mound of creamy Banana Topping, and a sprinkling of Candied Bacon, and you’ve got a winner!
Sound awesome? Make a similar version at home with this recipe!
2. Lobster and Scallop Fisherman’s Pie From the Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Many of the pies that stand out from the crowd at Disney are savory rather than sweet. Case in point: the beloved Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie from the Ireland Marketplace Booth at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
We’ve been enjoying this delicious for the last several years and hope it comes back again this year!
This hearty, casserole-like main course consists of large chunks of Lobster and other Seafood in a delicious Lobster Bisque. The mixture is covered with a “crust” of Mashed Potatoes, which is covered with Irish Cheddar Cheese! It will definitely warm you up on cold winter nights!
The dish is a little challenging to make, but if you’d like to try it, check out our recipe and give it a go at home. Why not? We have 7 1/2 months to go before the Food and Wine Festival is here again!
3. Mango Pie From Yak & Yeti Restaurant
When it to a pie that’s a bit more exotic, I love to head over to Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
You’ll find this beautifully themed restaurant in the Asia section of the park, and in addition to their delicious savory fare with an Asian twist, be sure to save room for dessert! If you’re sticking with the pie genre, it’s the Mango Pie you’ll want to try.
With a Shortbread Crumb Crust, this cold and creamy pie has a sweet-tart flavor that’s perfectly refreshing during a hot Florida day. And the portion is big enough to share!
We couldn’t let you go without a couple of honorable mentions!
First up, the savory and classic flavors of the Chicken Pot Pie from 50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Make with a twist –puff pastry instead of a top crust — this is a comfort food home run! Make it at home with this recipe!
And if you can’t imagine visiting the Sunshine State without sampling a little Key Lime deliciousness, be sure to check out the fan favorite Key Lime Tart at Olivia’s Cafe in Disney’s Old Key West Resort. Topped with Meringue, it’s a thing of beauty! Make it at home with our DIY recipe.
If you order the Caramel Apple Pie at the Wilderness Lodge’s Whispering Canyon Cafe to share, be prepared for a fork fight! It may not look like anything terribly special, but this is some of the best apple pie I’ve ever had!
And finally, when you’re looking for something hearty, savory, and stick to your ribs, order up this Cottage Pie at one of my favorite Epcot spots, the Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room. And yep — we have this recipe for you, too!
There you go! Some killer pies — and lots of recipes! — just in case you need an idea for today’s National Pie Day celebration. And with so many yummo ideas, and I think we should make it Pie Weekend!! Whaddya think?!
What’s your favorite Disney pie? Leave a comment with your answer below!