How Much to Charge for Different Kinds of Homemade Pie?

How Much to Charge for Homemade Pie

Rain or shine, day or night, there is a pie for any time and occasion. Its versatility means making pies from so many different ingredients, each bringing its quality of taste and texture. But how much do these pies cost to make at home? And how much should you be looking to charge for homemade pie if you were in the baking business?

Depending on the type of pie, cost of packaging, the time it takes to make it, etc., you can charge $25 to $35 for a 9-inch pie. This is before you include the shipping price if you provide that service. For mini pies, you can charge $2 to $3 for each pie or $25 to $35 by the dozen.

In this article, we will look at some of the tastiest pies out there and discuss how they are made and how much it costs to make them. I made a table to give you some insight into how you can appropriately charge for your homemade pies. After that, I wrote explanations for the listed prices. So, read on and check them out.

Type of PiePrice (US dollars)
Apple Pie25 to 30
Key Lime Pie26 to 33
Pecan Pie30 to 37
Coconut Cream Pie25 to 30
Blueberry Pie30 to 35
Cherry Pie25 to 30
Strawberry Pie25 to 30
Lemon Meringue Pie20 to 25

How Much to Charge for Homemade Apple Pie?

If you make a compendium of every type of pie worldwide, you probably have to start that list with apple pie. It is simple to make, delicious to eat, and will undoubtedly be a popular demand among customers. So, here are all the ingredients you will need for making a homemade apple pie with their cost:

  • 350 grams of flour – $0.54 + 2 tbsp for the filling – $0.06
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter – $3.50
  • Granny Smith apples (3 lbs. or 9-10 apples) – $4.57
  • 150 grams of sugar – $0.15
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon – $0.20
  • ¼ tsp of nutmeg – $0.15
  • ½ lemon – $0.30
  • 1 egg – $0.41

All of these combined generates an ingredients cost of roughly $10. This will be enough to make a pie of 8-9 inches, which will be enough for 8 servings. 

Considering this pie takes about 1 hour to make, you can look to charge 10-15 dollars/hour for your service. You also need to buy a suitable box to hold the pie and ship it to places. One 9*9-inch bakery box from Kraft will cost $1.27.

So, making the homemade apple pie would come from $11 to $12, including ingredients and packaging costs.

So, considering the cost of labor and utility bills, you should look to charge $25 to $30 for each pie before including shipping costs. The same principle could be applied to pricing a homemade pumpkin pie.

How Much to Charge for Homemade Key Lime Pie?

Key lime pie is perfect for enjoying a hot summer day. And here are the ingredients you would need to enjoy one:

  • 8 Graham crackers (Great Value’s) – $0.60
  • 1 stick of butter – $1.74
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar – $0.10
  • 6 eggs – $2.46
  • 1 can of condensed milk (Nestle) – $1.67
  • ½ a pint of vanilla ice cream (Haagen Dazs) – $1.75
  • ½  cup of Key lime juice (about 4 limes) – $1.90 to $2
  • ½ cup of sugar – $0.22

The real ingredients cost for one 9-inch key lime pie is roughly $11. This will increase if you add more toppings or extra ingredients.

Considering the price of packaging, labor, and utility, you should look to charge $26 to $33 for the whole pie. You can divide this pie into 8 whole slices. So, each slice of pie would cost around $3.50 to $4.

How Much to Charge for Homemade Pecan Pie?

The sweet, crunchy, chewy, nutty pecan pie flavor is very hard to ignore. Here are all of the ingredients you would need to make a standard pecan pie:

  • 2 cups of flour – $0.42
  • 1 ½  teaspoon of kosher salt – $0.30
  • 1 and ½ sticks of butter – $2.60
  • 5 eggs in total (2 for the crust, 3 for filling) – $2
  • 2 cups or 16 oz of pecan halves – $8.50
  • ¾ cups of light corn syrup – $0.85
  • 1 ½  teaspoon vanilla extract – $0.97

So, the total cost of making a 9-inch pecan pie comes out to $15 to $17. So, including labor, packaging, and other accessories, you should look to charge $30 to $37 for one whole pie. 

How Much to Charge for a Homemade Coconut Cream Pie?

The following is a recipe for making a 9-inch, basic coconut pie that truly highlights the coconut flavor.

  • 1 cup (8 oz) of sweetened coconut flakes (Great Value) – $1.52
  • 3 cups of half and a half (Great Value’s) – $2.23
  • 2 large eggs – $0.80
  • ¾ cups of white sugar – $0.10
  • ½ cups of flour (King Arthur) – $0.11
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract – $0.97
  • 2 tablespoons of butter – $0.44
  • 1 can of coconut milk (Thai Kitchen) – $4.63

So, the total ingredients cost of making this pie comes out to $11 to $12. Depending on the cost of packaging, utility and other accessories, and labor, you should charge between $25 to $30 per pie. 

How Much to Charge for Homemade Blueberry Pie?

The following is a recipe for making a standard 9-inch blueberry pie that utilizes a double crust:

  • ½  cup of white sugar – $$0.10
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch – $0.17
  • Half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon – $0.10
  • 32 oz of fresh blueberries – $12.4
  • 2 ready-made pie crust (Pillsbury) – $2.98
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of butter – $0.20

So, the total cost of making the blueberry pie at home will be roughly $15 to $16, depending on the price of the ingredients.

You should look to charge somewhere in the range of $30 to $35 for one whole blueberry pie. 

How Much to Charge for Homemade Strawberry Pie?

Here is a recipe for a single 9-inch classical strawberry pie to light up the summer:

  • 4 cups of strawberries – $8
  • 2 ready-made pie crust (Pillsbury) – $2.98
  • 1 cup of white sugar – $0.17
  • ⅓  cups flour – $0.03
  • Half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon – $0.10
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter – $0.44

So, the total cost of one 9-inch strawberry pie is going to be around $12.

Calculating the cost of labor, packaging, and utility bill, the price you should look to charge for one whole pie should be between $25 to $30. 

How Much to Charge for Homemade Cherry Pie?

Here is a recipe for a classic cherry pie on a 9-inch baking sheet:

  • 2 ready-made pie crust (Pillsbury) – $2.98
  • 1 can sour cherry, pitted – $4
  • ½  cup of white sugar – $0.15
  • ⅓  cup of all-purpose flour – $0.03
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 ½  tablespoons of butter – $0.44
  • ¼ tsp of almond extract – $0.15
  • 1 egg – $0.41

So, it will cost you roughly $12 to make one cherry pie at home. You should look to charge somewhere in the range of $25 to $30 for one whole cherry pie. 

How Much to Charge for a Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie?

  • ½  cup of white sugar – $0.15
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour – $0.05
  • 2 ½  tbsp cornstarch – $0.17
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 lemons – $1.20
  • 2 tablespoons of butter – $0.44
  • 4 eggs – $1.64
  • 1 ready-made pie crust – $1.50
  • 6 tablespoons of white sugar – $0.05

So, the total cost of making a homemade lemon meringue pie can be up to $5 to $6. Depending on how much it costs to package and ship, you should charge $20 to $25 for one whole pie.

How Much is an Average Price for Homemade Pie?

The average price for homemade pies is between $25 to $35, depending on the price of the key ingredients, additional toppings, and style of packaging. The ingredients cost will rise noticeably if you want to make seasonal fruit pies outside of that season. So, you would have to adjust prices accordingly.

If you slice this pie into 8 equal pieces, you can sell each slice for $4 to $5, as wrapping individual slices would increase the packaging cost.

How Much to Charge for Homemade Pie

How Much to Charge for Mini Pies?

This will depend on the size of the recipe you are using. Typically, you can make 12 mini pies with the recipe from filling one standard 9-inch pie. So, the price of the mini pies would be 1/12 of the price of the standard price.

So, if you were selling the pies by the dozen, you can charge between $25 to $35. So, a single pie would cost $2 to $4.

Type of PiePrice (US dollar)
Apple Pie (mini)2 to 2.50
Key Lime Pie (mini)2.20 to 2.60
Pecan Pie (mini)2.50 to 3
Coconut Cream Pie (mini)2 to 2.50
Blueberry (mini)2.50 to 3
Cherry Pie (mini)2 to 2.50
Strawberry Pie (mini)2 to 2.50
Lemon Meringue Pie (mini)1.75 to 2

To conclude, whether you prefer the sweetness and tart of apple pie, the crunch, and nuttiness of pecan pie, or the delightful creaminess of banana cream pie, there is a perfect flavor for every palate. And the more pie variations you add, the more customers you will attract.

  • Laura is the owner of Julie's Cafe Bakery. She started this blog with her grandma Julie who introduced her to the amazing world of cooking. She likes to experiment with different flavors, and her favorite flavors combo is chicken with coconut milk, curry and peanuts!