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Bottoms Up: 17 Spiked Pie Recipes

What could be better than pie? It’s one of America’s favorite desserts but when you add a pour of bourbon or a bottle of ale to the recipe, you’ve got a truly winning combination. From beer and wine to brandy and bourbon, each of these pie recipes features a different sip. Whether your favorite slice is light and fruity or heavy and rich, you’re sure to find your perfect pick. The following are the shining stars in the confection universe and the addition of booze in each one highlights what we love most about dessert: pure indulgence.

1. Biscoff Pie + Maple Whiskey Mallow Fluff: Step away from the oven. This pie comes together in the fridge and gets a quick browning of the marshmallow topping just before serving. The featured flavor of Maple Crown Royal is a real crowd-pleaser. (via Country Cleaver)

2. Pineapple Pale Ale Cream Cheese Tart: This dreamy dessert screams summer. A simple crust is heaped with a delightful filling of pineapple, toasted coconut, almonds and pale ale. One bite and your mouth will be transported to a tropical vacation. (via The Beeroness)

3. Strawberry Moonshine Fried Pie: What’s better than a fried pie? A fried pie packed with strawberries and moonshine, that’s what! This fried and true recipe breaks the traditional hand pie mold with a sugar coating that is to die for. (via Garden + Gun)

4. Guinness Chocolate Pie: The beer-and-pretzel-bar combo gets a huge upgrade. A unique Guinness filling gets poured into a sweet and savory pretzel crust, and the whole thing gets smothered with a marshmallow meringue. (via Sprinkle Bakes)

5. Persimmon Pear Brandy Pie: Rustic enough for a picnic but upscale enough for a dinner party, this pie is sure to please. Unexpected persimmons are accompanied by a classic pear-brandy combo for a one-of-a-kind dessert. (via Pineapple and Coconut)

6. Pumpkin Bourbon Tart + Mascarpone Cream: Right behind apple, pumpkin reigns supreme in the pie world. This incredible version features smooth bourbon and a whipped mascarpone topping that truly pushes it over the top. (via Tartelette)

7. Lemon Cream Pie + Raspberry Beer Sauce: This isn’t your grandma’s cream pie, but that’s not to say Granny wouldn’t be swooning over this tasty twist. The incredible flavor of fresh lemon is enhanced with the addition of a berry beer sauce. (via The Beeroness)

8. Bailey’s S’mores Pie: We love crowding around the campfire as much as the next guy, but when it’s not possible we choose to enjoy our s’mores by the slice and spiked with Bailey’s. (via My Sweet Life)

9. Orange Scented Whiskey Souffle Pie: Rich and dense, this stunning snack is packed with flavor. Star ingredients include almond flour, orange extract and Irish whiskey poured with a heavy hand. (via Hungry Rabbit)

10. Malted Chocolate Pudding Pie: A simple pudding pie becomes an instant favorite with the addition of Kahlua-spiked whipped cream. Paired with the crushed animal cracker base, this pie becomes a necessary indulgence. (via Baker By Nature)

11. Grasshopper Pie: A smooth chocolately crust and a filling made with creme de menthe and creme de blanc create the perfect adult treat. Unlike average grasshopper pies, this recipe calls for the cutest topping ever — chocolate-covered marshmallows and crumbled chocolate cookies. (via The Moonblush Baker)

12. Mini Sweet Potato Hand Pies: We can’t resist mini desserts and these are truly killer. Mouthwatering sweet potatoes pick up major flavor from bourbon and maple syrup to create a magical filling hugged by a perfectly flaky crust. (via Peanut Butter and Peppers)

13. Bailey’s Brownie Ice Pie: Would you believe us if we told you there’s a pie that features cookies, candy and booze? Believe. This over-the-top concoction begins with an Oreo shell that gets filled with a combination of ice cream and Bailey’s Irish Cream before a generous sprinkling of crushed Heath bars. (via Confessions of a Baking)

14. Peach Bourbon Hand Pies: As soon as you find ripe peaches, there’s no better use for them than to combine them with bourbon, wrap them in a savory crust and make a hand pie that travels anywhere with ease. They’re as convenient as they are delicious so double-fist these bad boys and head out to enjoy these mini pies on the run! (via Shared Appetite)

15. Coconut Orange Tart: A basic cast of ingredients in this fruity tart gets kicked up a notch with the addition of Cointreau. Refreshing, sweet and beautiful, this is a welcomed surprise at any dessert table. (via Art of Natural Living)

16. Mini Mulled Wine Apple Pies: There’s something so quaint about mini pies, and these feature apples slow cooked in mulled wine for an over-the-top flavor and serious charm. (via A Brown Table)

17. Margarita Pie: Bless the soul who thought to add tequila shots to the iconic key lime pie. The dessert gets even more interesting as the base is Greek yogurt, and chia seeds are used to thicken it up. Nice! (via Baked Bree)

Does your favorite drink show up in your dessert? Tell us about your own boozy pie recipe in the comments below!