I've never understood exactly what the tranlation for the word "pie" is in Latin American Spanish. I've heard pies described as tartas (but sometimes that means cake) and pasteles (which are typically savory, though there's the very sweet cake called pastel de tres leches), and sometimes just as "pie", like the ubiquitous pie de limon.
Dessert pies are not a major tradition in Latin America as they are in the US, but there are many South American desserts that translate well into pie form. And Latin America is renowned for it's huge variety of savory pies, like pastel de choclo, torta de fiambre, and many types of empanadas, which are a lot like hand pies, though usually not sweet.
This collection of pie recipes includes both traditional pies as well some "fusion"-style concoctions - in which the typical North American pie becomes a vehicle for sampling some of the best South American dessert flavors.
This apple pie recipe has all the traditional trappings (cinnamon, granny smith apples, flaky crust) plus a touch of sweetened pineapple and a thin layer of caramel dulce de leche.
South American limes (limones) are extremely tart, which is what makes this pie so delicious and so popular throughout Latin America. Be sure to use either key limes or Mexican limes for this pie, not the larger Persian limes, which are too sweet.
The flavor of passion fruit really shines in this creamy pie, while the mango flavor is more subtle.
Mazamorra morada is a popular Peruvian dessert made from purple corn and fruit. It's normally served as a cold pudding, but it's delicious served warm with flaky pie crust.
This easy ice cream pie has layers of ice cream on a cinnamon graham cookie crust, swirled with fudge and caramel dulce de leche.
Toasted coconut features in both the ice cream filling of this pie as well as the crust.
This type of buttery tart with bananas and meringue is popular in the Latin countries that have some Caribbean influence, like Guyana and Suriname. This recipe can also be prepared as one large tart.
Cooked pineapple adds rich flavor to this pie, piled high with Italian meringue.
Ok, not exactly a pie... but possibly the best recipe on this entire site. These whoopie pies take on the flavor of a South American alfajor cookie, with a creamy caramel dulce de leche filling (and a little North American marshmallow fluff for good measure) sandwiched between cinnamon-spiced chocolate cake "cookies".