Many fruit pies require a double crust, but if you’re making a lattice top you’ll have leftovers. Freeze that leftover pie crust in a bag and toss extras in there each and every time you have a pie. When there’s enough thaw in the refrigerator and make another pie.
Baking in Summer
Turning the oven on to do some baking on a hot day is the last thing many of us want to do. The idea of making the house even hotter never feels wise or good even if we get pie in the end.
Choose to bake pies in the cooler evenings rather than midday. Choose cloudy or rainy days to turn on the oven. Work with mother nature and the temperatures not against.
The great thing about this collection of easy summer pies is that it allows you to try different recipes based on the abundance of fruits throughout the summer season.
How to Serve
A slice of pie is a complete dessert. One can never go wrong by simply serving it that way alongside some kind of tasty drink hot or cold.
For parties or potlucks, an assortment of different fruit pies can be lovely.
A scoop of ice cream is always welcome on a hot summer day and even more so when it’s on a slice of homemade pie.
Whipped cream – especially if freshly made – always makes pie feel like a decadent dessert.
Pie for breakfast with a cup of coffee is a great option.
Summer Pie Recipes
Choose local fruits whenever possible for the freshest and most flavorful pies. Definitely pick your own either through foraging or you-pick farms when you can. Buy from the farmer's market or from community members when picking your own isn't an option.
Those juicy and sweet summer berries make for amazing pies. Pick your favorites and choose a below from the list. In most cases, one berry can easily be substituted for another so use your favorite.
This blueberry pie recipe is the perfect dessert for any occasion! Super flaky, golden brown, and dripping with both the tartness and sweetness of the blueberry pie filling, this dessert will have the whole family begging for seconds!
This Saskatoon berry pie filling and sauce is cooked ahead, on the stove top, allowing time for the berries to soften and the flavors to merge, giving your pie a richer, thicker and tastier filling! The hint of almond extract also lends a delicious depth of flavor that's unlike any other Saskatoon berry pie out there!
This Rustic Blackberry and Blueberry Galette Recipe is made with fresh blackberries, juicy plump blueberries, and hints of fresh rosemary all baked in a golden buttery crust. Dust with powdered sugar and serve your own Blueberry Galette with vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream.
Take your pie on the go with these sour cherry hand pies - all the flavor of an old-fashioned pie in a portable package.
Peach and Nectarine Pies
Sweet and juicy fresh peaches are bits of summer gold and pies made from them often feel old-fashioned and comforting like no other pie. And don't forget nectarines are just fuzzless peaches and make for great pie, too!
This made-from-scratch peach pie features a taste of summer with every slice. Make your own crust or take a shortcut and buy one from the grocery store. Either way this homemade pie is the best of the summer season!
Caramelized Peach Custard Tarte Tatin is a combination of sticky caramel, sweet peaches, and delicious pastry cream. All on a crisp buttery pastry base, for a wonderful twist to heavenly French tarte tatins.
This fresh nectarine pie has a tender, flaky crust filled with sweet nectarines and topped with a delicious almond crumb topping. Serve with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream for the perfect summer dessert!