True fans know that pastry love extends way beyond grandma’s apple pie. From shepherd’s to Boston cream, there’s more to pie than meets the eye. Click through the slideshow below to see some unexpected sweet and savory takes on your favorite slice.

Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake

Boston cream pie can be a hassle to make, which is why we love this simplified version from Baking Beauty. A packet of vanilla instant pudding is the key to whipping it up in no time. Get the recipe.

photo: Baking Beauty


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— Erin Lem and Susie Foresman