Addictive Recipes from a Self-Taught Baker

July Baking Challenge + Giveaway!

Thank you so much for entering this giveaway and supporting Sally’s Baking Addiction. Winner is: Kristen who loves cinnamon pie 🙂 and she has been notified via email.

Happy almost new month! June came and went in the blink of an eye and now 4th of July is right around the corner. (Seriously, um, can you believe that?) Besides flip flops and roasting s’mores in the backyard, one of my favorite parts of this season is all the fresh and fruity desserts. Peach crisp, shortcake, and cobbler oh my! But you know the best summer dessert of all? Move over s’mores. It’s all about P-I-E. (though… s’mores pie anyone?)

First, let’s recap what the baking challenge is!

What is the Baking Challenge?

  • On the 1st of every month, I post a new recipe complete with a quick how-to video, plenty of tips, tricks, and photos.
  • I want you to bake the recipe yourself during that month! Come back and tell me how it went.
  • If you’d like, share your photos throughout the month using #sallysbakingchallenge on Instagram or email me, tweet me, or upload a photo of your recipe to my Facebook page. I want you all involved!
  • If you don’t like a particular flavor in that month’s recipe, there is an alternate Monthly Baking Challenge recipe.

Let’s Recap June

Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake

We focused on the creamiest cake of all: icebox cake. Or should I say… the easiest cake of all. I was so happy to read how many of you were pleasantly surprised at how simple icebox cakes are. (Sidenote: if you know how to layer graham crackers and whipped cream, you know how to make icebox cake.) I made it for you on Facebook LIVE so you could really feel inspired to make it at home.

Browsing through the hashtag on Instagram, I see dozens of your blueberry lemon icebox cakes and I’m falling in love with this epic summertime dessert all over again. I really admire some of your variations with different fruits + fillings, too! Totally trying raspberry next time.

Check out all the photos using #sallysbakingchallenge hashtag on Instagram. And here’s a bunch that are either there, sent to me, or posted on my Facebook page:

July Baking Challenge

Now let’s chat about July’s recipe. We’re kicking off a new summer month with my favorite baked good: pie! I know making pie completely from scratch can be intimidating and, well, downright daunting. BUT I hope I can show you this month that it truly isn’t all that difficult. If you use a trusty recipe and take your time– I promise you’ll enjoy not only the result but the whole process as well. Baking pies from scratch is so satisfying!

I’ll publish the recipe on my blog tomorrow where I’ll walk you through the process with plenty of step-by-step pictures and a new video so you feel confident making it in your own kitchen. ALSO!!! I’ll be making it on Facebook Live tomorrow at 1pm ET just in case step-by-step photos aren’t enough. I know I’m a super visual learner and video tutorials always help me out!


Thank you all so much for participating in my monthly baking challenges. It has been SUCH a fun ride so far this year and since we’re halfway through, I figured it’s time for a sweeeeet surprise. Today I’m giving away all of the tools you’ll need to make July’s cherry pie recipe. These are the exact baking tools I use in my own kitchen– I swear by them. You are getting the good stuff!

Yes, you will have a chance to win all 6 items 🙂

How to enter:

Simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite kind of pie. Here’s some inspiration if you need help! This giveaway is open to the whole world. Giveaway ends Friday, July 7th at 12am ET. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email.

Check back tomorrow for the recipe, step-by-step pics, video, and the alternate July recipe. See you soon!


  1. Pumpkin or blueberry, I can’t choose

  2. Either berry or buttermilk pie! I grew up on both!

  3. My favorite type of pie is pumpkin!

  4. My very favorite is apple pie made with granny smith apples. I pile the apples way high in the pie dish so that it seems like they are going to overflow. I like to brush the top crust with milk and sprinkle pale green sugar on it. Delicious!

  5. my favorite pie is apple pie. especially with a crumble crust on top. sigh. so good

  6. I’m actually not crazy about the entire pie just the filling! My favorite would be cherry but my husband LOVES apple and begs me to make it all of the time. 

  7. I love cherry pie! What a coincidence…

  8. A traditional French Apple pie or an Apricot Tart. Delicious!

  9. Pumpkin pie!!❤

  10. Apple pie!

  11. Oh my Gosh I can’t choose… I love them all 
     I think my favourite  are S’mores brownies pie ( my kids favourite ) and key lime pie( my husband favourite). 

  12. My favorite pie is a Marionberry pie! It’s a type of blackberry and it’s so good!

  13. Apple and Pumpkin pie are my favorites!

  14. I mean what a loaded question! Id have to say Apple though, nothing beats it!

  15. Raspberry or Banana Cream.

  16. RHUBARB!!!!! 🙂

  17. My favorite is cherry or apple!

  18. My favorite pies are pumpkin and apple! I do love pecan pie too!! It is truly hard to pick only one. I loved your great pumpkin pie. I made that pie this past Christmas for the first time. It really was the best pumpkin pie I have ever had!!

  19. I would say strawberry pie… imagine the gooey tangy sweet strawberries with a nice crust and some vanilla whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top! <3

  20. Apple!

  21. Such a hard decision! I would have to say classic Apple pie! 

  22. Peanut Butter!!!!!!! No Bake PB pies are the PERFECT summer treat!!! Chocolate and PB and extra peanuts (or Reeses Pieces or crushed Reeses PB Cups or ALL THE THING) on top is heaven.

  23. Peach Cream Pie!!

  24. Pecan Pie!!

  25. Pecan pie is always delicious!

  26. Cherry Pie. 🙂

  27. My favorite pie is just a good old fashioned apple pie with vanilla ice cream! Mmmm mm good!

  28. I love almost all pies out there, but There is something about the classic applie pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream that i just love. It’s a classic for a reason i guess

  29. Hello from England. Apple pie……no wait pecan pie…..nope definitely apple…..I think 😉 with lots of hot custard yummy! 

  30. Pecan pie!!

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