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.
If you’ve seen my show on Magnolia Network, you will be familiar with this beauty from the pie master, Rachel Swan. Anyone lucky enough to be in Minneapolis should try her pie at Pie & Mighty, but if you don’t you can try my version, with lime curd and berries.
I love pie, all pies, but this blueberry pie stands above the rest. When wild blueberries are baked up in a pie shell, with just a bit of lemon, some sugar and pats of butter, I could eat the whole thing.
It's funny how rather retro American desserts, like the Banana Cream Pie bring back memories of grandmothers and childhoods. I am happy to report this version, inspired by Sarabeth's Bakery, does not disappoint. You have to make one to see how beautifully it cuts and how fantastic it tastes.
There is nothing more beautiful than a perfectly ripe, juicy, smooth, sweet peach, so don't fuss it all up with too much extra stuff. This perfect peach pie with lattice crust is really just peaches, a touch of booze (which is optional) and some raw sugar.
A little dollop of ice cream makes apple pie perfect even on a hot summer day. The all-American dessert can be eaten year-round, and there is just something satisfying about a slice of apple pie on a nice summer day.