Our 15 Best Summer Pies
Summer is the perfect time to break out your pie pan. A world of fresh fruit is in season, and nothing completes a barbeque quite like a slice of pie. Bake up buttery crusts stuffed with cherries, strawberries, and peaches. Or keep things cool by whipping together a lemon icebox, banana pudding, or chocolate cream pie. You're sure to find a new seasonal favorite in these 15 summer pie recipes.
Old Fashioned Strawberry Pie
Fresh strawberries are the star of this old-fashioned pie recipe. A hint of cinnamon adds depth of flavor, but is nearly undetectable in the finished product.
Homemade Banana Pudding Pie
Combine two favorite summer desserts — banana pudding and pie — in this one delicious recipe. Vanilla wafers act as the sweet crust, which is loaded up with creamy, rich banana pudding and a fluffy meringue.
No-Bake Dark Chocolate Cream Pie
When you're craving pie but don't want to heat up the kitchen, try this no-bake chocolate pie. All it requires is a quick cook on the stovetop then a few hours in the fridge.
Chef John's Peach Pie
This peach pie's top crust design isn't just a feast for the eyes. "Above and beyond beautiful, this lattice design is also very practical," says Chef John. "When you're making pie with something like peaches, the relatively open top allows for lots of moisture to evaporate, which helps prevent the dreaded 'watery-pie syndrome.'"
The key to a perfect cherry pie is enveloping sour cherries in a sweet syrup before baking. The end result has a balanced flavor that will have you coming back for another slice.
Maui Girl's Mango Pie
Mango may not be a common pie filling, but one bite will convince you that it's a worthwhile pairing. Reviewers describe the texture as similar to apple pie, but with a tropical twist.
Creamy Blueberry Pie
This unique twist on blueberry pie doesn't even need a scoop of ice cream for serving, because the creaminess comes from the filling. Blueberries are covered with a thin layer of custard, and finished off with a sprinkling of crunchy streusel for a world of flavors and textures.
Pineapple Meringue Pie
This pie will add tropical flair to your next grill out. Crushed pineapple is the base, making it an easy dessert to bake right out of your pantry.
You can't go through blackberry season without backing up a juicy pie. "Wonderful pie," says SUPERKLUTZ. "My sister-in-law THE pie maker in the family raved and asked me for the recipe."
Lemon Icebox Pie
Five ingredients are all you need to create this impressive pie. Fresh lemon juice and zest create a zingy flavor to counteract the creamy filling.
Coconut Cream Pie
Velvety and rich, coconut cream pie just screams summer! For a contrast of textures, toast a little shredded coconut and sprinkle it atop.
Key Lime Pie
"I am from Florida and have had many Key lime pies when visiting Key West," says MOONMYST17. "This is the most authentic tasting pie I have ever made at home. "
Three Berry Pie
A trio of berries team up to create this incredible fruity pie. "This pie brings back wonderful memories of those found in old-fashioned diner-type family owned restaurants," says naples34102. "The kind you drooled over sitting on the counter under the glass cover."
Coconut (Haupia) and Chocolate Pie
A classic Hawaiian dessert, this pie contains a layer of coconut pudding (haupia) and rich chocolate filling. "This must be the most delectable chocolate haupia pie on Earth," raves Cookaburra.
Fresh No-Bake Fruit Pie
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries make the filling for this pie that's jam-packed with bright flavor and sweetness. Baking Nana says, "We really enjoyed this. A great way to use the bounty of summer fruit and berries."