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40 Sweet And Savory Pie Recipes You Will Definitely Love

40 Sweet And Savory Pie Recipes You Will Definitely Love

1. Best Ever Chocolate Silk Pie

Best Ever Chocolate Silk Pie

    A feast of chocolate, whipped cream and chocolate, this mouthwatering pie is perfect for chocolate lovers.

    2. The Best Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

    The Best Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

      This delicious apple pie comes with a quirky crust, which tastes like buttery oatmeal and brown sugar.

      3. Roast Vegetable and Houmous Pie

      Roast Vegetable and Houmous Pie

        This tasty, healthy pie is filled with onions, broccoli, peppers, sweet potatoes and houmous, so you don’t have to feel guilty when you take a third slice.

        4. Grandma’s Pecan Pie Recipe

        Grandma's Pecan Pie Recipe

          If you love a sweet pecan pie, try this simple recipe out. These small pecan pies are great for children and parties too, as they are served in bite size portions.

          5. Candy Bar Pie

          Candy Bar Pie

            A Candy Bar Pie is perfect if you’re cooking for children. Sweet and tasty, you can choose which sweets you put inside to personalize the pie to your taste!

            6. Strawberry White Chocolate Pie

            Strawberry White Chocolate Pie

              This pie is the perfect combination of strawberries and white chocolate. Sweet with a fruity tang, this is great for summer.

              7. Irish Potato Pie

              Irish Potato Pie

                This Irish Potato Pie comes with a delicious bacon twist, making it the perfect winter pie.

                8. Superspeedway Taco Pie

                Superspeedway Taco Pie

                  If you love tacos, try this creative and tasty taco pie.

                  9. Grasshopper Pie

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                  Grasshopper Pie

                    This unique pie recipe is light and refreshing, flavored with mint, chocolate and Oreo cookies. Perfect for all ages!

                    10. Macaroni and Cheese Ham Pie

                    Macaroni and Cheese Ham Pie

                      A new take on an old classic, this hearty pie is filling and delicious, with ham to add a little extra flavor.

                      11. Almond Joy Pie

                      Almond Joy Pie

                        This pie is perfect for coconut lovers, with a creamy coconut filling and almond toppings.

                        12. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Pie

                        Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Pie

                          This pie is the perfect simple chocolate pie, without being ‘death by chocolate.’ A great pie for people who don’t like too much chocolate!

                          13. Wild Mushroom Pie with Parmesan Crust

                          Wild Mushroom Pie with Parmesan

                            This delicious mushroom pie is the perfect combination of parmesan, garlic and mushrooms. An excellent winter pie.

                            14. Västerbottensost Pie

                            Vasterbottensost Pie

                              Made with Västerbottensost, a strong-tasting, crispy cheese, this savory pie is makes an appetizing lunch dish.

                              15. Blueberry Custard Pie

                              Blueberry Custard Pie

                                This blueberry custard pie recipe is a sweet, tangy dessert that is perfect for people who don’t normally have much of a sweet tooth.

                                16. Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cream Pie

                                Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cream Pie

                                  This luxury pie is light and refreshing, despite being filled with chocolate, cream and peanuts.

                                  17. Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie

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                                  Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie

                                    This Oatmeal Pie recipe is filling and sweet; ideal for fall.

                                    18. Pink Lemonade Pie

                                    Pink Lemonade Pie

                                      This creative pie is great for beginners, as it only takes ten minutes to make, using only three ingredients!

                                      19. Irish Handheld Meat Pie

                                      Irish Handheld Meat Pie

                                        These small, savory pies are perfect for lunch and snacks.

                                        20. Peanut Butter Brownie Pie with a Pretzel Crust

                                        Peanut Butter Brownie Pie with a Pretzel Crust

                                          If you’re looking to make a pie with a twist, try this sweet and salty combination.

                                          21. Easter Pie

                                          Easter Pie

                                            This moreish savory pie is filled ricotta, spinach and an egg.

                                            22. German Onion and Bacon Pie

                                            German Onion and Bacon Pie

                                              A traditional pie recipe from Southern Germany, this pie is packed full of caramelized onions and bacon.

                                              23. Herbed Zucchini Pie

                                              Herbed Zucchini Pie

                                                This savory zucchini pie is hearty and appetizing.

                                                24. Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie

                                                Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie

                                                  This tasty comfort dish is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

                                                  25. Chicken, Chorizo and Cider Pot Pies

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                                                    This pie recipe is a tasty winter warmer, with a delicious tang of Chorizo.

                                                    26. 15 Minute Oreo Pie Recipe

                                                    15 Minute Oreo Pie

                                                      This pie recipe is great for anyone with a sweet tooth who doesn’t have long; as you’ve probably guessed, this pie doesn’t take long to make.

                                                      27. S’mores Pie

                                                      S'mores Pie

                                                        Sweet and sticky, this luxurious dessert is perfect for dessert.

                                                        28. Easy Eggnog Pie

                                                        Easy Eggnog Pie

                                                          If you love eggnog, you will love this pie. Perfect for Christmas parties!

                                                          29. Butter Finger Pie Recipe

                                                          Butter Finger Pie Recipe

                                                            Tasty, sweet, and super simple to make, this pie recipe is great for beginners.

                                                            30. Tofu and Vegetable Pot Pie

                                                            Tofu and Vegetable Pie

                                                              This tasty recipe is full of flavour and suitable for vegans.

                                                              31. Deep Dish Winter Fruit Pie with Walnut Crumb

                                                              Deep-Dish Winter Fruit Pie with Walnut Crumb

                                                                This pie recipe combines winter fruits with crumbled walnuts, and is a great winter dish.

                                                                32. Nigerian Meat Pies

                                                                Nigerian Meat Pies

                                                                  This spicy, curried meat pie is perfect for lunch, or as a snack.

                                                                  33. Unbelievably Easy Mince Pie Recipe

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                                                                  Unbelievably easy mince pie recipe

                                                                    Mince pies are an excellent winter snack, and this recipe is easy and simple to follow.

                                                                    34. Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Pie

                                                                    Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Pie

                                                                      This is a great recipe for anyone who loves both apple and pumpkin pie. The best of both worlds, this pie is wonderful comfort food.

                                                                      35. Fluffy Banana Cream Pie

                                                                      Fluffy Banana Cream Pie

                                                                        Piled high with fresh bananas and a creamy vanilla filling, this pie recipe also comes with a coconut edge.

                                                                        36. Grandma’s Old Fashioned Custard Pie

                                                                        Grandma's Old Fashioned Custard Pie

                                                                          This is a classic custard pie recipe, for a delicious and filling custard pie.

                                                                          37. Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Pie

                                                                          Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Pie

                                                                            You will fall in love with this surprisingly healthy chocolate and strawberry pie recipe.

                                                                            38. Banana Pudding Pie

                                                                            Banana Pudding Pie

                                                                              This is the perfect pie for banana lovers, with a sweet vanilla edge and a simple recipe.

                                                                              39. Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal Crunch Pie

                                                                              Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal Crunch Pie

                                                                                This strawberry pie is healthy and still totally delicious.

                                                                                40. Beef Shin Pie

                                                                                Beef Shin Pie

                                                                                  This meaty pie is filled with savoury flavours and is perfect for dinner.

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                                                                                  Last Updated on August 15, 2018

                                                                                  7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                                                                                  7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                                                                                  Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. Planks are one form of bodyweight exercises that will never go out of fashion. Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why? Because they require a small time investment on your part, and offer the chance to achieve substantial results in a relatively short span of time.

                                                                                  Video Summary

                                                                                  Why is it important to train up our core strength?

                                                                                  There are numerous sites and blogs which detail ways to build your core muscles or core strength. Often though, these sites neglect to explain what your core muscles actually are, and why building them is important.

                                                                                  This is quite surprising, as core muscles are quite easy to explain. Your core muscles are a series of muscles in your midsection, and are used in most forms of movement. Though they aren’t housed in your arms or legs, your core muscles can help transfer force from one limb to another, or are used in addition to muscles in your arms or legs to increase their effectiveness. As such a strong core will make a big improvement on your ability to move and exercise further.

                                                                                  Also they are great for helping other muscles in your midsection such as your abdominal muscles. Your abdominal muscles are important for supporting your back and spinal column, and as such are important aids in preventing injuries. However for them to be most effective you need to spend a lot of time developing your core muscles.

                                                                                  In short, planking exercises can make a huge improvement in your muscles down your whole body. Making them a hugely effective exercise to perform.

                                                                                  One Exercise, multiple benefits

                                                                                  There are few forms of exercise as effective at building your core as planking exercises. However, planking exercises benefit far more than just your core strength.

                                                                                  By holding yourself in the position for a planking exercise, you’ll notice that your biceps, neck, and shoulder muscles are also being tested and strained. This this encouraging their buildup and development. This is great news if you like to do press ups, developed shoulder muscles will have a big impact on your press up performance.

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                                                                                  When planking, you are holding yourself up through your arms and biceps and so by holding a planking position, your arm muscles are being toned and developed. Making planking a great alternative exercise to other forms of bicep developing exercises.

                                                                                  Moving down your midsection, successful plank exercises actually develop the muscles in your butt! These muscles tend to be ignored by a lot of exercises, so this is another great benefit of plank exercises.

                                                                                  In much the same way as you develop your biceps and arm muscles, holding the planking position helps develop the muscles in your thighs too.

                                                                                  What is even better is that planking exercises don’t take much time at all. In fact you should probably only spend about ten minutes max per day in the planking exercise.

                                                                                  What will happen when you start doing planks every day

                                                                                    1. You’ll improve core definition and performance: 

                                                                                    Planks are an ideal exercise for the abdominal muscles exactly because they engage all major core muscle groups including the transverse abdominus, the rectus abdominusthe external oblique muscle, and the glutes. The importance of strengthening each muscle group cannot be underestimated either, for all of these groups serve their own purpose. If you strengthen these muscle groups you will notice:

                                                                                    • Transverse abdominis: increased ability to lift heavier weights.
                                                                                    • Rectus adbominis: improved sports performance, particularly with jumping. This muscle group is also responsible for giving you the renowned six pack look.
                                                                                    • Oblique muscles: improved capacity for stable side-bending and waist-twisting
                                                                                    • Glutes: a supported back and a strong, shapely booty.

                                                                                    2. You’ll decrease your risk of injury in the back and spinal column

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                                                                                      Doing planks is a type of exercise that allow you to build muscle while also making sure that you are not putting too much pressure on your spine or hips. According to the American Council on Exercise, doing planks regularly not only significantly reduces back pain but it also strengthens your muscles and ensures a strong support for your entire back, especially in the areas around your upper back.

                                                                                      Check out this article if you would like to find out about how doing planks on different surfaces can impact the effectiveness of this exercise in strengthening your core.

                                                                                      3. You’ll experience an increased boost to your overall metabolism

                                                                                        Planking is an excellent way of challenging your entire body because doing them every day will burn more calories than other traditional abdominal exercises, such as crunches or sit-ups. The muscles you strengthen by doing this exercise on a day-to-day basis will ensure that you burn more energy even when sedentary. This is especially important if you are spending the majority of your day sitting in front of a computer. Also, making it a daily 10- to 1 minute home exercise before or after work will not only provide an enhanced metabolic rate but it will also ensure that that metabolic rate remains high all day long, (yes, even while you are asleep).

                                                                                        4. You’ll significantly improve your posture

                                                                                          Planking exercises have a great impact and improvement on your posture. This is great news as a strong posture brings with it a huge number of fantastic benefits .

                                                                                          A good posture keeps your bones and joins in the correct alignment which means both your bones and joints will be better maintained and more healthy, but also means the overall effectiveness of your muscles will be improved.

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                                                                                          A good posture will ensure your back or spine is in the correct position and so you will suffer less back pain.

                                                                                          On top of everything, someone with good posture looks better, healthier, and more confident.

                                                                                          5. You’ll improve overall balance

                                                                                            Have you ever felt that when you tried standing on one leg, you couldn’t stand up straight for more than a couple of seconds? It’s not because you were drunk- unless you happened to be at the time!-  but rather, it’s because your abdominal muscles weren’t strong enough to give you the balance you needed. Through improving your balance by doing side planks and planks with extensions you will boost your performance in every kind of sporting activity.

                                                                                            6. You’ll become more flexible than ever before

                                                                                              Flexibility is a key benefit of doing planks regularly, for this form of exercise expands and stretches all your posterior muscle groups – shouldersshoulder blades, and collarbone – while also stretching your hamstrings, arches of your feet, and toes. With a side plank added in to the mix, you can also work on your oblique muscles. This will provide you with further benefits when it comes to hyper-extending your toes, a movement that is crucial for supporting your body’s weight.

                                                                                              7. You’ll witness mental benefits

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                                                                                                Plank exercises have a particular effect on our nerves, making them an excellent means of improving overall mood. How? Well, they stretch out muscle groups that contribute to stress and tension in the body. Just think about it: you are sitting in your chair, at home or at work, all day long; your thigh muscles get tight, your legs get heavy due to being bent for several hours; and tension develops in your shoulders due to being forced to slump forward all day. These are all circumstances that put too stress on the muscles and nerves. The good news is that planks not only calm your brain, but they can also treat anxiety and symptoms of depression– but only if you make it part of your daily routine.

                                                                                                How to hold a plank position

                                                                                                1. Get into pushup position on the floor.
                                                                                                2. Now bend your elbows 90 degrees and rest your weight on your forearms.
                                                                                                3. Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from ears to toes with no sagging or bending.
                                                                                                4. Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor.
                                                                                                5. Hold the position for as long as you can.
                                                                                                6. Remember to breathe. Inhale and exhale slowly and steadily.
                                                                                                7. When your form begins to suffer, pull the plug. You’re only benefiting from the plank by actually doing the plank.

                                                                                                Watch the video if you have any doubt!

                                                                                                Here is a great infographic that shows the best plank variation exercises to evenly target all abdominal muscle groups:

                                                                                                  How to improve your plank time gradually

                                                                                                  1. Start with the easier variation if needed. You can start with a bent-knee plank if you can’t perform a regular plank yet. If you can hold a plank for more than two minutes with ease, you can move on to these tougher variations.
                                                                                                  2. Practise every day. Space your planking exercise throughout the day and do 3-4 times every day. Try to hold the position 10 seconds longer each time.
                                                                                                  3. Perform other body-weight exercises at the same time. Push-up and squat will improve your core strength too.

                                                                                                  Are you ready to devote 5-10 minutes of your day, every day, to stay fit, healthy and, most importantly, strong as a bull? Then jump in and make doing plank exercises a part of your life.

                                                                                                  Who Should Be Cautious Doing The Plank?

                                                                                                  You need to be cautious doing Planking exercises if any of these risks apply to you:

                                                                                                  • Prolapse
                                                                                                  • After prolapse surgery
                                                                                                  • Pelvic pain conditions
                                                                                                  • Weak or poorly functioning pelvic floor muscles
                                                                                                  • Previous childbirth
                                                                                                  • Overweight

                                                                                                  Choose an alternative pelvic floor abdominal exercise or consult your doctor before performing plank regularly.

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