25 Summer Fruit Pie and Tart Recipes That Are Bursting with Seasonal Flavor

coconut-lime-crumble blueberry pie sliced and plated
Photo: Paola + Murray

Celebrate the season's fresh berries, cherries, apricots, peaches, and plums with these irresistible desserts.

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fruit filled bowls on matching platter
Paola + Murray

One of the best parts of summer is the abundance of juicy berries—think blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries—and stone fruits like peaches, plums, nectarines, and apricots. While these fruits are delicious eaten out of hand fresh from an orchard or farmers' market, they're even more spectacular when tossed with sugar, lemon juice, and a little cornstarch and baked between two layers of flaky pie crust. Our summer fruit pie and tart recipes highlight the very best of the season's produce.

On hot summer days, it may be hard to imagine turning on the oven and baking. That's why we've included several no-bake, freezer-friendly pies. Start with our Peach Chiffon Pie, which uses two pounds of chopped fresh peaches; it only takes half an hour to prepare, but needs to chill for at least four hours so it's the perfect make-ahead dessert for your next family dinner. Or try our light and bright Strawberry-Lemonade Icebox Pie; it's just the thing we want to enjoy a slice of after a long day spent in the sun.

Other summer fruit pies and tarts make use of store-bought puff pastry to get you to dessert faster. Use the flaky puff pastry as the frame for an ombré arrangement of slices of different types of plums, as in our Plum Tart. Or let the frozen puff pastry be the crust for hand pies made with a filling of sweet cherries and cream cheese.

Don't forget about oh-so-easy freeform galettes—no pie dish needed, just a baking sheet. We've got recipes for an Apricot-and-Strawberry Galette and a Plum Blackberry Galette, because if there is anything better than a summer fruit pie or tart made with the choicest berries or stone fruits, it's one made with both berries and stone fruits!

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Plum Tart

plum tart with gradient effect
Paola + Murray

When you stumble upon specialty plums like mirabelles or greengages, or else have a basket of red or black ones or even pluots, a puff-pastry crust is all the canvas you need to make this showpiece.

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Coconut-Lime-Crumble Blueberry Pie

coconut-lime-crumble blueberry pie sliced and plated
Paola + Murray

Blueberry pie is an iconic summer dessert, but consider this recipe a slight update on a classic. A squeeze of lime and pinch of allspice give a zesty kick to the jammy filling. Finishing with a coconut-lime crumble adds tropical punch and more texture. Want to take it up another notch? The lattice version that's a variation on the crumble pie recipe isn't much harder than braiding your hair.

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Chocolate-Mousse Tart with Fresh Berries

chocolate-mousse tart with fresh berries
Paola + Murray

Sometimes the best thing to do with ripe berries is leave them alone. Here, a gluten-free almond crust cradles dark-chocolate mousse to form a dramatic backdrop for bright raspberries. If you spot good blackberries or golden raspberries at the farmers' market instead? Be our guest.

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Strawberry-Lemonade Angel Pie

strawberry-lemonade angel pie topped with fresh strawberries
Paola + Murray

This gorgeous strawberry, cream, and meringue confection resembles a pavlova, but the meringue base omits vinegar and cornstarch and is baked in a pie dish so it sets into a pretty shell. The filling is quick-cooked strawberries with some gelatin; a generous pour of lemon juice, whipped cream, and fresh berries finish it off.

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Double-Crusted Jam Tart

double-crusted jam tart topped with finely ground berries
Paola + Murray

Imagine the beloved breakfast treat of your childhood, but enveloped in a tender crust, filled with ripe fruit from the farmers' market—and the size of the toaster itself. Though this one may look advanced, it's really just jam spooned between two layers of rolled-out crust. It's also endlessly variable: Any fruit or flavor goes.

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Rustic Cherry-Apricot Tart

Santa Rosa Plum Margaritas
Lauren Ross

Rustic, low maintenance, and loaded with juicy summer fruits (fresh sweet cherries and apricots), this tart is as easy as a summer breeze. The tart crust—which can be made in advance—is made in a food processor with flour, cornmeal, sugar, and butter.

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Peach Chiffon Pie

peach chiffon pie
Marcus Nilsson

This no-bake, freezer-friendly pie starts with a simple crust made from crushed gingersnap cookies and butter. It's topped with a thickened peach filling made from two pounds of fruit, gelatin, lemon juice, sugar, and basil.

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Cherry-and-Cream-Cheese Hand Pies

cherry and cream-cheese hand pies
Kate Mathis

Sour cherries are only in season for a few weeks in June, so make these hand pies quick. Puff pastry is rolled and cut into eight rectangles; each piece is topped with a scoop of coconut cream cheese, followed by a thickened sour cherry mixture, folded in half, crimped, and baked.

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Berry Tartlets

three berry tartlets
Gentl and Hyers

A combination of juicy mixed berries sprinkled over a bright Orange-Vanilla Pastry Cream tastes like sunshine. The tart shell is made with our light and crisp pâte sucrée.

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Sour-Cherry Frangipane Tart

sour-cherry frangipane tart topped with powdered sugar
Mikkel Vang

The almond flour crust is just the start of what makes this seasonal tart recipe so extraordinary. The creamy filling—made with eggs, heavy cream, sugar, almond extract, and almond flour—is topped with fresh sour cherries and baked for a seasonal spin.

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Almond Custard Tart with Strawberries

almond strawberry tart
Bryan Gardner

How sweet it is! This dairy-free dessert has a vanilla custard filling made with almond milk and topped with sliced almonds and strawberries. The tart shell is a little different, too—it's made from rolled oats, coconut oil, sugar, and flour.

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Fourth of July Summer Berry Pies

Raymond Hom

Show off your stars and stripes with these festive berry pies—the decorations are made using cookie cutters.

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Peach and Blueberry Tart with Cream Cheese Filling

peach and blueberry tart with cream cheese filling
Paola + Murray

Fresh peach slices and juicy blueberries top a light, fluffy filling made with cream cheese, sugar, and lemon zest and juice. The crust for this easy-going pie can be made in advance, which saves even more prep time.

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Apricot-and-Strawberry Galette

apricot and strawberry galette
Kate Mathis

This galette is formed free-hand on a baking sheet, and the hazelnut frangipane holds plump strawberries and apricot wedges in place.

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Double-Crust Berry Free-Form Pie

Randy Harris

If you love the ease and rustic nature of a galette but love flaky, buttery pie crust, then this berry pie is for you. A mixed berry filling is packed between two layers of crust that are formed free-hand on a baking sheet.

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Tartlets with Yogurt Pastry Cream and Strawberries

Strawberry Tart with Yogurt Pastry Cream
Christopher Testani

End your dinner party on a sweet note with these individual desserts. The tartlets are easy to put together, they're made with store-bought all-butter puff pastry.

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Blueberry Slab Pie


Made in a jelly-roll pan, this big blueberry pie feeds a crowd. The finishing touch of brushing the crust with a beaten egg and sprinkling with sanding sugar before baking, which gives the final product a golden brown appearance.

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Pinwheel Cherry Pie

pinwheel cherry pie
Jonathan Lovekin

An upgrade on basic cherry pie, this delicious dessert features a spiralized pie crust topping. Individual strips of pie crust are twirled and twisted in a concentric circle, which creates a pinwheel effect when baked.

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Plum Blackberry Galette


A galette is 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.

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Blueberry-Cream Cheese Hand Pies

Johnny Miller

These summer hand pies travel well, perfect for tucking into picnic baskets or taking to backyard cookouts. Make the pie dough in advance so you can put these desserts together quickly.

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Strawberry-Lemonade Icebox Pie

Con Poulos

Kids and adults alike will love this pink lemonade-inspired summer pie recipe. The meringue topping is just right for the tangy, cool lemon filling (and provides a way to use the whites from the separated eggs).

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Apricot Pie with Coconut Crumble

Con Poulos

A sweet coconut crumble offsets a tart apricot filling in this out-of-the-ordinary summer pie.

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Strawberry Icebox Pie


This pie is a real showstopper, complete 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.

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Berries and Cream Tartlets


Perfect for a party, these individual fresh-fruit desserts are easy to customize with whatever berries look ripe and tempting at the market.

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