5 Pie Recipes Every 20-Something Should Know

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Baking a pie from scratch can be totally terrifying any time, but attempting it for a holiday gathering really ups the fear factor. But, we're here to help with five pie hacks that transform the classics into recipes we actually feel confident making. A couple of them only take five minutes from start to finish — yes, really! So whether you're new to holiday baking or just need a couple of time-saving tricks to make it through the stressful season, we've got you covered with a slew of simple, so-tasty recipes.

The Easiest-Ever 5-Ingredient Chocolate Pie

Photographed by Danny Kim; Food Styling by Michelle Gatton; Prop Styling by Gozde Eker.
Making pies for Thanksgiving, or for any holiday, can be quite the daunting task. But this pie recipe couldn't be any easier, and it's still absolutely delicious. Store-bought Oreo crust filled with instant chocolate pudding, and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, will take you right back to childhood with hardly any effort.

Chocolate Pie
Serves 8

Ingredients
1 pre-made Oreo pie crust
2 packages instant chocolate pudding and pie filling mix
2-1/2 cups cold milk
1 tub Cool Whip
1/4 cup sprinkles

Instructions
Beat the pudding mix and milk together with a large whisk until well combined. Spoon into Oreo crust and refrigerate for 1 hour to set. Top with Cool Whip and make pretty with sprinkles.
Photographed by Danny Kim; Food Styling by Michelle Gatton; Prop Styling by Gozde Eker.