I love making pies. Some people have the false idea that pies are difficult to make. Not true. In fact, that's one of the reasons I love making them so much. You can make a homemade pie crust in 10 minutes, then just fill it with lots of fruit mixed with lemon juice, flour, and sugar, bake it and you're good!

I made a blueberry pie the other day, but had trouble buying enough blueberries for the pie because it turns out they weren't in season. So, I've found a pie recipe for every month depending on what's in season so your pie can taste the best that it can.

January - Lemon Meringue Pie

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Jocelyn Hsu

Lemons are available all year, but lemons, limes, kumquats, and citron are all in season in January. So, I guess citrus is at its best now. Take advantage of that and make some lemon meringue pie with fresh lemon juice.

February - Passion Fruit Tart

A bit more exquisite and tropical of a tart than you may usually make, but still sounds delicious. Passion fruit is one of the few fruits in season in February, so this is a great way to use it. 

March - Strawberry Pie

If you want to make strawberry rhubarb pie instead, wait until April or June. Strawberries are in season starting in March, but rhubarb is not in season until April. Otherwise, strawberry pie is a great way to go. Strawberries are delicious on their own and make a great pie.

April - Cherry Pie

With April comes the season of cherries. Not the maraschino kind, no. The fresh cherries with pits in the middle and a cute stem on top. Pitting every cherry takes a little while, but it's worth it for this pie.

May - Blueberry Peach Pie

This is a double whammy because both blueberries and peaches are in season in May, so this is the perfect pie to make. What I like about this pie is that peach pie is too much peach for me, but combining it with blueberries works surprisingly well and is a great balance.

June - Mixed Berry Pie

This is one of my all-time favorite pies. I love berries, especially strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. All berries are in season in June, so this is the perfect time for making some mixed berry pie, no matter what berries you choose.

July - Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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Katherine O'Malley

This is one of my all-time favorite pies. It's hard to choose a favorite between this, apple, and pecan pie, but I've always loved strawberry rhubarb. Make it in July when both strawberries and rhubarb are in season so that it tastes best. I even decorated the top with stars made of crust for July 4th.

August - Plum Pie

I've never actually made plum pie, but it sounds delicious. Plums are extremely juicy, so I think they would make a great pie. Using fresh plums that are in season will definitely make this pie even better.

September - Apple Fig Tart

It was hard to not use apples over and over again in the fall months, so I though a bit outside the box (while still using apples). Apple and fig tart still uses fall apples, but combines it with a taste you don't usually come across. A great recipe to try.

October - Walnut Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is also one of my favorites. Every time we go apple picking back home, we come back and make apple crisp, then more apple crisp, then even more. This recipe is great because it uses walnuts, which are also in season. A quick and easy recipe for a great result.

November - Pumpkin Pie

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Jocelyn Hsu

I can't make a pie recipe roundup and not include pumpkin pie. This original Spoon recipe actually teaches you how to make a pumpkin pie from a fresh pumpkin, which is even better since you'll be using what's in season instead of using some unknown product from a can.

December - Cranberry Walnut Pomegranate Pie

This was a hard one, I'll be honest. Definitely a unique recipe, but still sound delicious. Cranberries are exiting their season in December, but you'll still be able to find them. Plus, pomegranates are in season in December, so this is a great recipe.

So next time you're thinking of making a pie, check out this list and try using fruits and nuts that are in season, that way they're fresher, use less chemicals shipped from who knows where, and taste better overall.