The Best Pies, In Order (PHOTOS)

Jun 18, 2013 | Updated Oct 01, 2013

We all know that pie is one of our greatest inventions as a human race. Even for those of us who don't require dessert after every meal, it can be tough to turn down a slice of pie. Summertime feels like pie season to us, and so in honor of the impending official first day of summer, we'd like to present you with the best pies, ranked in order of excellence.

To clarify, these views do not reflect the whole of HuffPost Taste as a pie-eating collective. My colleagues have already guaranteed that they will have some choice words for me should I not list their favorite pie in the top spot. I'm sure that you, dear readers, will have some as well. Go ahead and let me have it in the comments.

20. Oreo Pieoreo pie

19. Grasshopper Piegrasshopper pie

18. Lemon Meringue Pielemon meringue pie

17. Mississippi Mud Piemississippi mud pie

16. Banana Cream Piebanana cream pie

15. Shaker Pieshaker pie

14. Pecan Piepecan pie

13. Pumpkin Piepumpkin pie

12. Coconut Cream Piecoconut cream pie

11. Peanut Butter Piepeanut butter pie

10. Chocolate Peanut Butter Piechocolate peanut butter pie

9. Apple Pieapple pie

8. Cherry Piecherry pie

7. Peach Piepeach pie

6. Strawberry Piestrawberry pie

5. Chess Piechess pie

4. Blueberry Piebest pies

3. Key Lime Piekey lime pie

2. Strawberry-Rhubarb Piebest pie

1. Chocolate Cream Piechocolate pie

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