The Pie You Should Make, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Don't leave your dessert decisions to the last minute. Let astrology pick your perfect pie.
In the world of desserts, pie seems to be the after-dinner treat that brings people together. Maybe it's our nostalgia associated with the likes of pumpkin pie, or perhaps it's how cozy a slice of warm pecan pie feels, but because pie is tied to so many emotions, it can be difficult to choose which type to bake for the holidays. That's why we enlisted the help of Best Life's resident astrologer to get her recommendations on the pie you should make, based on your zodiac sign. Keep reading to find out if you're primed to put together a classic apple pie or something a bit more adventurous like a coconut cream pie.
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Lauren Ash is a St. Louis-based astrologer and lifestyle writer. Ash is the resident astrologer for Best Life, Glam, and Sanctuary Astrology. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.
Aries: Salted Caramel Pie
Aries have very fiery personalities, which they are completely confident in showing off. You have no problem taking the lead at work or hosting a gathering of different friend groups. While this can be intimidating to others at first, they usually realize quickly that you have a surprisingly warm and welcoming side.
Therefore, you need a pie with this same combination of spicy and sweet. A salted caramel pie is sugary, savory, and delightfully unexpected. This simple recipe only takes a handful of ingredients to make and can be enjoyed chilled with ice cream on the side. Delicious!
Taurus: Pecan Pie
Tauruses know how to create a comfortable environment for those around them. Down-to-earth and practical, you don't need anything too fancy to feel satisfied. And while you're not opposed to trying something new, you love the tried-and-true classics.
This year, try putting your own twist on pecan pie. Dig up an old family recipe and give it a modern upgrade with a bourbon filling and chocolate crust, or even make a pecan pie cheesecake. Not only will you get to show off your culinary skills, but you might just start a tradition of your own.
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Gemini: Sweet Potato Pie
Open-minded and friendly, you like to meet new people and socialize any chance you get. Some people fear change, but you embrace it with open arms. However, as the sign of the twins, you have a dual nature, and those close to you never know which side of you they'll get.
The same can be said about sweet potato pie. While it might seem heavy, you'll be surprised at how light and airy this pie actually is once you dig in. Not to mention, the sweet potato base makes a perfect slate to add your own unique flavors like maple bourbon or toasted almond.
Cancer: French Silk Pie
Cancers are the nurturers of the zodiac, so you know how to make any event warm and inviting. Tapping into the feelings of those around you is truly your superpower. And while this is admirable, you need to learn how to treat yourself with the same care and attention you give others.
You may have been expecting a more traditional pie, but might we recommend that you take this opportunity to bake something just for yourself—like a decadent French silk pie? It'll hit all the nostalgic notes you love and be the perfect accompaniment for your next self-care night.
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Leo: Lemon Meringue Pie
Leos like to stand out from the crowd, and you don't pay any mind to those who criticize your out-of-the-box approach to life. Instead, you focus on blazing your own trail and, first and foremost, having a good time doing it. For you, life is one big party, and you're not going to miss it.
You'll want a pie that has as much flavor and flair as you do. So, why not go with an unexpected crowd-pleaser like lemon meringue? It might not be the most traditional of pies, but its zesty flavors are sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who tries it.
Virgo: Banana Cream Pie
Virgos have the reputation of being the perfectionists of the zodiac. And while there's much more to you than your attention to detail, it does come in handy in the kitchen. Nobody knows how to make magic happen with just a few ingredients quite like you, Virgo.
Flex your skills with an old-fashioned classic like banana cream pie. This dreamy dessert has a delicious custard filling and is topped with fresh-cut bananas and perfectly piped whipped cream. Simple and chic, this pie looks good in person and on camera, and it cuts cleanly too. Perfection!
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Libra: Boston Cream Pie
Libras are the easygoing socialites of the zodiac, so there's a good chance you're going to need a pie recipe on hand for all the parties you're invited to. As a lover of all things artistic, indulgent, and aesthetically pleasing, you always like to put your best foot forward in these settings.
You're usually a by-the-book person, but why not shake things up with a Boston cream pie? While it's technically a cake, your friends will be so won over by the delicious and tender vanilla sponge cake and silky pastry, they won't fuss much over the details. See, Libra? Sometimes breaking the rules can be oh, so sweet.
Scorpio: Mixed Berry Pie
Scorpios are outwardly very intense. It's hard to see your more emotional side underneath your carefully constructed stoic persona. It takes time to get you to open up, but you have a loyalty that knows no bounds once people earn your trust. What can you say, you're complicated!
The deep and complex flavors of a mixed berry pie are the perfect match for your mysterious personality. And what makes this recipe especially fun is that you can switch up the filling every time you make it—strawberries in the summer and cranberries in the fall.
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Sagittarius: Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Sagittarians have an optimistic view of the world that's contagious to those around them. There's something about your upbeat energy and quirky sense of humor that makes it easy for you to fit in anywhere. Life is an adventure, and you're always looking to indulge in something a little unusual or unknown.
Take the humble pumpkin pie to the next level by adding some of your favorite spices from around the world for an international twist on an American classic. And while you're at it, don't forget to mix up your favorite seasonal cocktail for some extra festive fun!
Capricorn: Classic Apple Pie
Capricorns aren't afraid of a challenge. Whether in your professional or personal life, you know that focus and dedication will get you far in life. A big reason you work so hard is that you want to provide for the ones you love and be able to enjoy your downtime with them.
A classic apple pie speaks to your more traditional and family-oriented side. But what you'll really love is the hours spent experimenting and perfecting the recipe. While others might find this frustrating and a waste of time, you'll only be thinking about the payoff.
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Aquarius: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
No matter the occasion, you like to take the road slightly less traveled. It's not that you don't trust others' opinions or guidance, you're just more concerned with living your life as authentically as possible. If given the chance to subvert expectations, you're always going to take it.
So, the best recipe for you is the unexpected strawberry rhubarb pie. While it's not for everyone, the sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb create a perfectly balanced dessert. This tangy treat will be the talk of the evening, so be sure to bring the recipe along to share!
Pisces: Coconut Cream Pie
Pisces are much more adventurous than people think. You trust your intuition and follow your feelings over what popular opinion might say. In your mind, life is about experiences, both good and bad, so you don't stress about making the wrong choices.
This calm attitude means you know to appreciate comfort and simplicity in life, so the nostalgic flavors of an old-school coconut cream pie are sure to hit the spot. Plus, the tropical, summertime flavors will have you daydreaming about your favorite place in the world—the ocean.