A pie tree is a type of pastry-producing tree found in Xanth.


Pie trees are called such because the most common variety of pastry that grows on a pie tree are pies, but other pastries such as danishes and pot pies are known to grow on the plant known as a pie tree. Pastries are commonly harvested from pie trees by Xanthians as a convenience food while they travel. A healthy pie that is ready to be eaten will be hot and steaming.1 Some pie trees produce a single kind of pie while others are multi-flavor trees2 and produce a variety of types of pie.

There are many varieties that can grow on a pie tree, including:

  • Banana cream
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate
  • Crabapple
  • Custard
  • Gooseberry
  • Grayberry
  • Greenberry
  • Humble
  • Key lime
  • Lemon meringue
  • Mun danish
  • Papaya
  • Peach
  • Pecan
  • Pepperpot
  • Pineapple
  • Pizza
  • Popcorn
  • Potluck
  • Purpleberry
  • Redberry
  • Shoe-fly
  • Vanilla
  • Watermelon
  • Yellowberry


  1. Man from Mundania, Chapter 1
  2. Man from Mundania, Chapter 8