18 Summery Pies To Make All Season

18 Summery Pies To Make All Season



Is there anything better than a pie? It's probably the most versatile food group, and there's nothing we don't want surrounded in pie crust. If you've got tons of summer fruit, like peaches or blueberries, a pie is the perfect way to enjoy them. And if you prefer to go the savory route, try making our savory, flaky tomato pie. Here are our very favorite summer pie recipes.

Is there anything better than a pie? It’s probably the most versatile food group, and there’s nothing we don’t want surrounded in pie crust. If you’ve got tons of summer fruit, like peaches or blueberries, a pie is the perfect way to enjoy them. And if you prefer to go the savory route, try making our savory, flaky tomato pie. Here are our very favorite summer pie recipes. (Brian Klutch/)

If working with extremely ripe and juicy fruit, you might need a bit more cornstarch to adequately thicken the filling of this pie—add up to 2 additional tablespoons. The same recipe and technique can be used with just about any summer fruit. Try a combination of berries, peaches, apricots, or black cherries; you can also add flavorings, such as a teaspoon of almond extract, or liqueur. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/blackberry-plum-lattice-pie-recipe">Blackberry-Plum Lattice Pie</a>

If working with extremely ripe and juicy fruit, you might need a bit more cornstarch to adequately thicken the filling of this pie—add up to 2 additional tablespoons. The same recipe and technique can be used with just about any summer fruit. Try a combination of berries, peaches, apricots, or black cherries; you can also add flavorings, such as a teaspoon of almond extract, or liqueur. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/blackberry-plum-lattice-pie-recipe”>Blackberry-Plum Lattice Pie</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

In Alaska, wild blueberries (also called Kyani berries) are picked in the summer and frozen for use during the winter, especially in pies. Get the recipe for <a  href="https://www.saveur.com/story/recipes/nell-huffmans-blueberry-pie/">Nell Huffman's Blueberry Pie</a>

In Alaska, wild blueberries (also called Kyani berries) are picked in the summer and frozen for use during the winter, especially in pies. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/story/recipes/nell-huffmans-blueberry-pie/”>Nell Huffman’s Blueberry Pie</a> (Kat Craddock/)

This celebratory pie is only as good as the quality of your ingredients: look for a premium ice cream and top-shelf liquor. English-style digestive biscuits have a distinctive wholemeal texture with a buttery richness and an undertone of brown sugar. Get the recipe for <a   href="https://www.saveur.com/story/recipes/lalla-rookh-pie/">Lalla Rookh Pie</a>

This celebratory pie is only as good as the quality of your ingredients: look for a premium ice cream and top-shelf liquor. English-style digestive biscuits have a distinctive wholemeal texture with a buttery richness and an undertone of brown sugar. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/story/recipes/lalla-rookh-pie/”>Lalla Rookh Pie</a> (Kat Craddock/)

A classic double crust blankets ripe peaches and sweet-tart raspberries in this summer pie. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/peach-raspberry-pie-recipe/">Peach-Raspberry Pie</a>

A classic double crust blankets ripe peaches and sweet-tart raspberries in this summer pie. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/peach-raspberry-pie-recipe/”>Peach-Raspberry Pie</a> (Thomas Payne/)

Sweet nectarines and tiny wild huckleberries, which are native to the northwestern U.S. and western Canada, are the perfect partners in this summer fruit pie. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/nectarine-and-huckleberry-pie-recipe/">Nectarine and Huckleberry Pie</a>

Sweet nectarines and tiny wild huckleberries, which are native to the northwestern U.S. and western Canada, are the perfect partners in this summer fruit pie. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/nectarine-and-huckleberry-pie-recipe/”>Nectarine and Huckleberry Pie</a> (Kyle Johnson/)

Bourbon, cinnamon, and nutmeg add warmth to this bright summer peach pie from SAVEUR Food Editor Ben Mims. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/summer-peach-pie-recipe">Summer Peach Pie</a>

Bourbon, cinnamon, and nutmeg add warmth to this bright summer peach pie from SAVEUR Food Editor Ben Mims. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/summer-peach-pie-recipe”>Summer Peach Pie</a> (Farideh Sadeghin/)

Inspired by his neighbor Olivia Pattison's recipe, chef Chris Fischer uses tapioca in the filling of this pie because it thickens the juicy berry mixture without imparting its own flavor or becoming gummy. Minute tapioca pearls are easy to find in grocery stores, but if you like, substitute an equal amount of cornstarch. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/black-and-blue-berry-pie-recipe/">Black and Blue Berry Pie</a>

Inspired by his neighbor Olivia Pattison’s recipe, chef Chris Fischer uses tapioca in the filling of this pie because it thickens the juicy berry mixture without imparting its own flavor or becoming gummy. Minute tapioca pearls are easy to find in grocery stores, but if you like, substitute an equal amount of cornstarch. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/black-and-blue-berry-pie-recipe/”>Black and Blue Berry Pie</a> (Elizabeth Cecil/)

Buttery pastry perfectly offsets sour cherries’ puckery, sweet-tart punch in this summer party-ready pie. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/sour-cherry-pie-recipe/">Sour Cherry Pie</a>

Buttery pastry perfectly offsets sour cherries’ puckery, sweet-tart punch in this summer party-ready pie. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/sour-cherry-pie-recipe/”>Sour Cherry Pie</a> (Brian Klutch/)

Phoebe Lawless of Scratch Bakery in Durham, North Carolina makes cream pies all summer long that incorporate different fruits as they become available. This recipe works just as well with strawberries, peaches, cherries, or whatever is in peak season. It's also a great way to use fruit that is just beyond its usability, whether bruised or overly ripe. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/blackberry-cream-pie-toasted-oat-and-sesame-crumb-crust-recipe/">Blackberry Cream Pie with Toasted Oat and Sesame Crumb Crust</a>

Phoebe Lawless of Scratch Bakery in Durham, North Carolina makes cream pies all summer long that incorporate different fruits as they become available. This recipe works just as well with strawberries, peaches, cherries, or whatever is in peak season. It’s also a great way to use fruit that is just beyond its usability, whether bruised or overly ripe. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/blackberry-cream-pie-toasted-oat-and-sesame-crumb-crust-recipe/”>Blackberry Cream Pie with Toasted Oat and Sesame Crumb Crust</a> (Farideh Sadeghin/)

Shakers, descendants of an 18th-century Christian ascetic movement, believe that when you eat, you should "shaker your plate"—finish every last crumb. That's easy to do when you're having a slice of this sweet-tart, sunny pie—a specialty of the Ohio branch of the Shaker community—with its flaky, buttery crust and marmalade-like citrus filling. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Shaker-Lemon-Pie/">Shaker Lemon Pie</a>

Shakers, descendants of an 18th-century Christian ascetic movement, believe that when you eat, you should “shaker your plate”—finish every last crumb. That’s easy to do when you’re having a slice of this sweet-tart, sunny pie—a specialty of the Ohio branch of the Shaker community—with its flaky, buttery crust and marmalade-like citrus filling. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Shaker-Lemon-Pie/”>Shaker Lemon Pie</a> (Andre Baranowski/)

This unusual Santa Claus melon tart makes for the perfect summer dessert. A bright melon curd fills an almond crust, topped with fresh slices of the fruit. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/santa-claus-melon-tart-recipe/">Santa Claus Melon Tart</a>

This unusual Santa Claus melon tart makes for the perfect summer dessert. A bright melon curd fills an almond crust, topped with fresh slices of the fruit. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/santa-claus-melon-tart-recipe/”>Santa Claus Melon Tart</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

Tangy, buttery, and bursting with tomato flavor. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/southern-tomato-pie-recipe/">Southern Tomato Pie</a>

Tangy, buttery, and bursting with tomato flavor. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/southern-tomato-pie-recipe/”>Southern Tomato Pie</a> (Tim Robison/)

This nearly forgotten recipe comes to us from the beloved Ships Diner in Los Angeles that closed in 1995. The whipped cream filling doesn't require any cooking—no custard here—while some slices of banana and toasted almond add texture and flavor. A fast, easy-to-make pie from a bygone era that deserves a comeback. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/easy-french-banana-cream-pie-recipe">Classic French Banana Cream Pie</a>

This nearly forgotten recipe comes to us from the beloved Ships Diner in Los Angeles that closed in 1995. The whipped cream filling doesn’t require any cooking—no custard here—while some slices of banana and toasted almond add texture and flavor. A fast, easy-to-make pie from a bygone era that deserves a comeback. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/easy-french-banana-cream-pie-recipe”>Classic French Banana Cream Pie</a> (Wes Frazer/)

Chef Scott Crawford of the forthcoming Nash Tavern in Raleigh updates the simple Southern custard Thanksgiving pie by adding cacao nibs to the butter crust and sprinkling a nutty cornbread crumble on top. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/chocolate-chess-pie-cornbread-crumble-recipe">Chocolate Chess Pie with Cornbread Crumble</a>

Chef Scott Crawford of the forthcoming Nash Tavern in Raleigh updates the simple Southern custard Thanksgiving pie by adding cacao nibs to the butter crust and sprinkling a nutty cornbread crumble on top. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/chocolate-chess-pie-cornbread-crumble-recipe”>Chocolate Chess Pie with Cornbread Crumble</a> (Joseph De Leo/)

Blackberries or raspberries can be substituted for boysenberries in the filling for this jammy pie. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Boysenberry-Pie/">Boysenberry Pie</a>

Blackberries or raspberries can be substituted for boysenberries in the filling for this jammy pie. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Boysenberry-Pie/”>Boysenberry Pie</a> (James Roper/)

The blackberry filling for this pie is flavored with lemon and nutmeg. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Blackberry-Pie/">Blackberry Pie</a>

The blackberry filling for this pie is flavored with lemon and nutmeg. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Blackberry-Pie/”>Blackberry Pie</a> (Nicole Franzen/)

The signature dessert of the region, gâteau basque is made by sandwiching a layer of jam or sweet pastry cream between two shortbread-like rounds. Cherry preserves are a classic filling—choosing a good-quality jam makes all the difference—and the dough itself resembles a cookie dough, with additional eggs lending a cakier texture. It can also be baked in a 9-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom; just be sure to grease the sides with butter before assembling. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/gateau-basque-french-cherry-recipe">Cherry Gateau Basque</a>

The signature dessert of the region, gâteau basque is made by sandwiching a layer of jam or sweet pastry cream between two shortbread-like rounds. Cherry preserves are a classic filling—choosing a good-quality jam makes all the difference—and the dough itself resembles a cookie dough, with additional eggs lending a cakier texture. It can also be baked in a 9-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom; just be sure to grease the sides with butter before assembling. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/gateau-basque-french-cherry-recipe”>Cherry Gateau Basque</a> (Beth Galton/)

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