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Need creative pie ideas

I want to make a pie next week, but I don't care for basic apple, cherry, strawberry, or key lime. I'm leaning toward chocolate pecan or derby pie, but I'd like to get other ideas before I commit. Please include recipes or links too. Thanks!

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  1. Coconut cream would be my choice!

    1. Can you get ripe summer peaches yet or is it a bit too early? I think fresh peach or apricot pie is great during summer, but maybe a bit too ordinary for you. Also, have you ever made Boston Cream Pie? Depending on the occasion Baked Alaska can be fun.

      Baked Alaska
      http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

      Boston Cream (I have not made this, but had it at a dinner party
      )http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/rec...

        1. re: todao

          yup--a seasonal treat. with all-season ice cream, of course.

          1. This is cheating a bit, since it isn't really a pie, but it's everybody's favorite on the recipe boards for good reason. Galley Girl's (Laurie's) Pear Tart is simply spectacular. Easy to make, and scrumptious.
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/283632

            It's kind of a moist, cakey tart. Stuff it as full of pear slices as you can. The batter is merely a bit of mortar to paste the fruit together. Use very ripe pears. They aren't good if they turn out stiff and crunchy in the cake.