22 Summer Fruit Pie and Tart Recipes That Are Full of Seasonal Flavor
One of our favorite things about summer is the abundance of fresh berries, peaches, and plums 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 summer fruit pies or tarts.
One of the best parts of summer is the abundance of juicy berries—think blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries—plus stone fruits like peaches, nectarines, and apricots. While these fruits are sweet and delicious eaten out of hand when 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, such as Martha's Sour Cherry Pie, pictured here.
On hot summer days, it may be hard to imagine turning on the oven and baking something. That's why we've created 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 dig into after a long day spent in the sun.
Two holidays are the unofficial start and end of summer—Memorial Day and Labor Day. Celebrate them (and the Fourth of July!) with these Fourth of July Summer Berry Pies. Make a mixed berry filling or make individual pies with separate blue or red berry fillings. Use star-shaped cookie cutters to create a patriotic design in the pie crust topping that shows off your spirit. Each slice will burst with juicy, all-American flavor.
Celebrate the very best flavors of the season with these summer fruit pie and tart recipes.
Peach Chiffon Pie
Cherry-and-Cream-Cheese Hand Pies
Sour cherries are only in season for a few weeks in June, so make use of them in these hand pies. 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.
Sour-Cherry Frangipane Tart
Almond Custard Tart with Strawberries
Rustic Cherry-Apricot Tart
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.
Fourth of July Summer Berry Pies
Pinwheel Cherry Pie
Peach and Blueberry Tart with Cream Cheese Filling
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.
This galette is formed free-hand on a baking sheet, and the hazelnut frangipane holds plump strawberries and apricot wedges in place.
Double-Crust Berry Free-Form Pie
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.
Peach-and-Raspberry Oat Cobbler
Bursting beneath a crumbly oat biscuit topping is the sweetest, jammiest combination of summer peaches and raspberries, tossed simply in cornstarch, lemon juice, and sugar.
Tartlets with Yogurt Pastry Cream and Strawberries
Pear and Sour-Cherry Pie
Use a paring knife to cut out individual slits in the top of the pie crust, which not only provides a peek as to the juicy fruit on the inside, but also allows steam to escape from the pie.
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.
Plum Blackberry Galette
Blueberry-Cream Cheese Hand Pies
Strawberry-Lemonade Icebox Pie
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).
Apricot Pie with Coconut Crumble
A sweet coconut crumble offsets a tart apricot filling in this out-of-the-ordinary summer pie.
Strawberry Icebox Pie
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.