Summer Fruit Pie and Tart Recipes
Blueberry Slab Pie
One of our favorite things about summer: the riot of fresh fruit to be found at farmers' markets, roadside stands, pick-your-own orchards, or just the local grocery store. Make the most of the season with one of these irresistible pies or tarts.Made in a 10-by-14-inch jelly-roll pan, this big blueberry pie feeds a crowd. Add a finishing touch by brushing the crust with beaten egg and sprinkling with sanding sugar before you put the pie in the oven.
Plum-Blackberry and Peach Raspberry Galettes
A rustic galette makes you feel like a hero, though it's really one of the most forgiving desserts you could possibly put together. Any combination of stone fruit and berries tossed with sugar, butter, and a squeeze of lemon yields delicious results.
With a sunny arrangement of peak peaches, this dessert is summer in a pie plate.
Rustic Cherry Tart with Ricotta and Almonds
Macerating cherries with sugar, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt brings out juices and softens the fruit -- which in turn evens out any inconsistencies in firmness. Scatter them over creamy ricotta and a crisp almond pastry crust. Pass any remaining juices for drizzling.
Blueberry-Ricotta Tart Recipe
Under a beautiful crown of blueberries is a luscious, lightly sweetened ricotta tart. It's a delightful, healthy dessert with a crust made with whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and ground almonds. Get the Blueberry-Ricotta Tart Recipe
Chinese five-spice powder and ground pepper give this down-home pie a hint of sophistication.
Cherry Pie with Almond Crumble
Sour cherries are a time-honored choice for pies -- they lend a lovely tartness that their sweet cousins Bing and Rainier cherries just can't offer.
Blueberry-Cream Cheese Hand Pies
These hand pies travel well, perfect for tucking into picnic baskets or taking to summer barbecue potlucks.
Strawberry-Lemonade Icebox Pie
The meringue topping is just right for the tangy, cool lemon filling (and provides a way to use the whites from the separated eggs).
Peach Crumble Pie
With the buttery pastry crust of a pie and the sweet oat topping of a crisp, this dessert proves you really can have it all!
Fresh raspberries perch atop fudgy ganache filling and a chocolate pastry crust in this surprisingly easy pie.
Apricot Pie with Coconut Crumble
A sweet coconut crumble offsets tart apricot filling in this out-of-the-ordinary summer pie.
Strawberry Icebox Pie
This pie is a real showstopper, with glazed strawberries peeking out from underneath a snowy crown of whipped cream. The sweetness of the graham cracker crust and strawberries is nicely balanced by the bit of tartness from cranberry juice in the glaze.
Plum and Port Crostata
Italian prune plums, a late-summer treat, are ideal for baking. Thai chile imparts a subtle heat to this rich, sweet tart.
Everyday Apricot Tart
A blanket of ripe apricots makes this pudding-filled tart extra alluring.
Summer Fruit Cream Pie
Farm-stand berries are folded into a cinnamon-laced filling that's obscured not with waves of whipped cream but with glistening glazed peaches.
Blueberry and Buttermilk Tart
The crisp, buttery shortbread base gets a surprise crunch from ground almonds. The tangy buttermilk custard that fills the shell is the perfect complement to the abundance of sweet, plump blueberries scattered over the top.
This appealingly rustic free-form tart is easy to make, even for a novice baker. A layer of toasted almond filling intensifies the flavor of the plums.
Almond-Apricot Tart with Whipped Cream
Rings of fresh apricots top the creamy amaretto filling on this tart, creating a gorgeous flowerlike effect.
Sour Cherry Pie
The perfect combination of tart and sweet, this familiar dessert -- crowned with an old-fashioned lattice crust -- evokes an era when every afternoon included pie and coffee.
Berries and Cream Tartlets
Perfect for a party, these individual fresh-fruit desserts are easy to customize with whatever berries look ripe and tempting.
Peach-Raspberry Slab Pie
This great big pie, baked in a jelly-roll pan, serves 16 people. Make the decorative top crust on this juicy peach and raspberry pie by cutting out holes using a 1/2-inch round pastry tip.
Fresh Fig and Almond Crostata
A tender almond filling and a buttery crust, both quickly blended in the food processor, complement delectable figs. The crostata is especially good warm.
Apricot Chiffon Pie
Fluffy, mousselike filling, which tastes of sweet apricots, fills a nutty, press-in cookie crust. Drizzle the pie with fruit puree, and sprinkle with pistachios just before serving.