Summer Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie | ZoeBakes by Zoe Francois

Why should fall and winter get all the pie fun? Yes, pie is the perfect dessert for a holiday gathering, but let’s not forget about all the wonderful summer pie filling fruits, like strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. You’ll find all these in this collection of summer pie recipes, because nothing caps off a wonderful summer meal or gathering like a slice of pie made with some freshly picked summer berries.

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Peach Desserts

Three peaches cut in half

Peaches are such a beautiful, unique fruit. You never mistake peach flavor for something else, as there is just something about the juicy sweetness that is so obviously a peach. It’s fitting that peach season coincides with summer, because the fruit is bright, floral and fun, and to celebrate these tasty treats I put together a list of my favorite peach desserts. Each recipe showcases the peach flavor in its own way, and you’ll find pies, ice cream and so much more.

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Strawberry Desserts

Strawberry season is nearly upon us and I can hardly wait to get my hands on those perfectly sweet ruby red berries and make some amazing strawberry desserts. The first couple months of summer are perfect for taking a trip to a farm with pick-your-own strawberries. It’s the perfect weekend outing with kids for frolicking through the rows of plants followed by bringing your little treasures home to make some amazing desserts (and sampling a few sweet berries along the way).

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Tropical Desserts

Mango Curd Tart with fresh mango, berries | Tropical Desserts
Mango Curd Tart

I love tropical desserts because of the sweet, tart flavors. Key lime pie, for example, is one of my favorite desserts and I seek it out whenever I can. Plus, tropical fruits are vibrant and colorful, which makes for a gorgeous serving plate. I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite tropical desserts below and you’ll also find resources for where to buy tropical fruit if you can’t get it locally. If you are reading this in the winter, these desserts will give you the feeling of someplace warm, and if you are somewhere bright and sunny, they’ll pair perfectly with the weather.

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