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32 Of Our Favourite Summer Pies And Tarts

From fruit-laden pies to decadent, creamy tarts, there's a recipe here for every type of sweet tooth.
Summer pies: Raspberry lattice pie

Was it really summer if you didn't enjoy a single slice of pie? With the abundance of fruit available this month—from cherries to strawberries, blueberries, peaches, nectarines and more—the sky is the limit when it comes to flavour choices right now. Best of all, if the fruit from your last farmer's market visit (or direct order) is getting a little overripe, the very best thing to do with them is to bake them into a pie. Not into fruit pies? We have at least one summer pie recipe (ahem, chilled chocolate pudding pie) that might convince you to turn on the oven.

Classic peach pie

Dig into peach season with the world’s best peach pie. Gooey and sweet, it’s sure to land a spot on your favourite recipe lists. Get this classic peach pie recipe.

Summer pie recipe collection: Peach pie with a slice talent out on mint-green table cloth Photo, Erik Putz.

Sour cherry pie

Summer brings a bounty of fresh fruit, and one of the most treasured is the sour cherry. Also called tart cherries, these ruby-red beauties first appear in July, and their season is fleeting. Unlike sweet cherries, which are often enjoyed straight-up, sour cherries are thin-skinned, brightly coloured and have a unique, zingy flavour that makes them unbeatable for baking—especially in pies. Get our sour cherry pie recipe.

Sour cherry pie with maple leaf cut out, on a red background. Photo, Erik Putz.
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Banana sundae tart

Indulge in the caramelized bananas, flakey pastry and decadent dulce de leche. Get this banana sundae tart recipe.

5-ingredient dessert: Banana sundae tart Photo, Erik Putz.

Blueberry hand pies

Little pockets of blueberry goodness, these pies are perfect for barbecues. Get this blueberry hand pies recipe.

Blueberry hand pies Photo, Erik Putz.

Strawberry-rhubarb pie

Sweet strawberry and tart rhubarb are the perfect summer treat combo. Get this strawberry-rhubarb pie recipe.

strawberry rhubarb pie with a slice missing
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Rhubarb pie

This classic pie comes with a stunning lattice-top (including a step-by-step how-to guide). Get our rhubarb pie recipe.

a classic, lattice-topped rhubarb pie for the best rhubarb pie recipe Photo, Erik Putz.

Best ever coconut cream pie

What makes this classic coconut cream pie the best ever? With coconut baked in the crust, in the custard & sprinkled on top, it's tropical perfection. Get our coconut cream pie recipe.

coconut cream pie Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Lemon-meringue pie

Meringue may look daunting, but our version’s surprisingly simple to make. Just follow these no-fail steps to lemony bliss. Get this lemon-meringue pie recipe.

lemon meringue pie with a slice missing
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Rhubarb hand pies

These hand-held, veggie-filled pies are a great treat when you’re on the go—or when you’re seated securely on the couch after a long day of work. Either way, the tart-sweet pastry is a crowd-pleaser. Get this rhubarb hand pies recipe.

rhubarb hand pies Photo, Erik Putz.

No-bake summer fruit tart

This easy, beautiful and delicious creamy fruit tart is our favourite no-cook summer dessert. Top with your choice of fruit, and dig in! Get this no-bake summer fruit tart recipe.

No bake summer fruit tart Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Very cherry pie

This pie is filled with gooey sweetness. It’s a crowd-pleases, so consider it for your next potluck or picnic. Get this very cherry pie recipe. 

Summer cherries: pie Photo, Roberto Caruso.
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Chocolate pudding-filled pie

Looking for impress your dinner party guests? This luscious, velvety chocolate pie can be made up to 24 hours ahead. Get this chocolate pudding-filled pie recipe.

Chocolate pudding-filled pie Photo, Erik Putz.

Rhubarb custard pie

The creamy custard pairs perfectly with the tartness of the rhubarb. Get this rhubarb custard pie recipe.

Slice of rhubarb custard pie on grey plate Photo, Erik Putz.

Best blueberry pie

Nothing says summer like blueberry pie! Try using an all-butter pastry for your next treat and get that rustic look at home. Get our best blueberry pie recipe. 

Best blueberry pie Photo, Roberto Caruso.
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Vanilla rhubarb pie

Rhubarb often has to share the spotlight with berries or apples. But if you love it as much as we do, let rhubarb own the spotlight. A touch of vanilla and a buttery, show-stopping lattice crust take it over the top right into our dessert hall of fame. And it’s easier than you might think! Get this vanilla rhubarb pie recipe.

Rhubarb pie recipe: Blue background with rhubarb pie with one slice cut out, and a served slice on a side plate with vanilla ice cream Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Strawberry sheet pan pie

Flaky pastry and sweet, in-season strawberries make this rectangular pie irresistible (and easy). Get this strawberry sheet pan pie recipe.

Strawberry sheet pan pie Photo, Erik Putz.

Peach crumble pie

Crumble or pie? Why not try both? This peach crumble pie is topped with a crunchy texture, and it’s oh-so-easy to make. Get this peach crumble pie recipe.

Peach crumble pie Photo, Roberto Caruso.
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Banana-caramel cream pie

Creamy, with hits of caramel and crunchy chocolate toffee, this over-the-top pie is nothing short of spectacular. Get this banana-caramel cream pie recipe.

32 Of Our Favourite Summer Pies And Tarts Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Classic lemon tart

Tart and tangy but still deliciously sweet, this impressive dessert is creamy, delicate and so simple. Get this classic lemon tart recipe.

Classic lemon tart Photo, Angus Fergusson.

Raspberry pie

The all-shortening crust is supremely flaky but subdued in flavour, which lets the tart raspberry filling shine. Get this raspberry pie recipe.

Raspberry Pie Photo, Roberto Caruso.
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Shortcut blueberry pie

While blueberries are best eaten fresh, few people can resist the allure of a blueberry pie. This one delivers all the taste with half the work, so it’s perfect for a beginner baker or time-pressed pastry pro. Get this shortcut blueberry pie recipe.

While blueberries are best eaten fresh, few people can resist the allure of a blueberry pie. This one delivers all the taste with half the work, so it's perfect for a beginner baker or time-pressed pastry pro.

Raspberry cream tart

This pretty pastry pie is packed with fresh raspberries and will be sure to impress guests. Get this raspberry cream tart recipe.

This pretty pastry pie is packed with fresh raspberries and will be sure to impress guests. Photo, James Tse.

Perfect Portuguese tarts

Imagine a flaky, buttery shell oozing warm vanilla custard. These traditional bite-sized treats are totally doable and utterly irresistible. Get this perfect Portugese tarts recipe.

32 Of Our Favourite Summer Pies And Tarts Photo, Roberto Caruso.
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Very berry galette

Show off the season’s juiciest gems in this gorgeous free-form galette. Rustic and elegant, it’s the perfect summer dessert—any way you slice it! Get this berry galette recipe.

Very berry galette. Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Citrus meringue tarts

This bright, citrusy tart can also be made with lemons or limes. Get this citrus meringue tarts recipe.

Citrus meringue tarts

Almond and plum tart

Tangy plums are nestled in a melt-in-your-mouth almond filling on a no-fail shortbread crust, making this tart the perfect end to dinner. Get this almond and plum tart recipe.

Tangy plums nestled in a melt-in-your-mouth almond filling on a no-fail shortbread crust? This tart is perfect for after-dinner lingering. Photo, Andreas Trauttmansdorff.
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Salted caramel and chocolate tart

It will be love at first bite when you taste the rich chocolate ganache, gooey caramel, buttery crust and delicate sprinkling of pink salt that make up this sinfully good dessert. Get this salted caramel and chocolate tart recipe.

Salted caramel and chocolate tart Photo, Erik Putz.

Strawberry Galette

No pie plate required. This free-form pie is a rustic dessert you can fill with a variety of berries – but we’re making a date with this version before strawberry season ends. Get this strawberry galette recipe.

A strawberry galette—strawberries topping a rustic free-form pie crust—on a cooling rack next to a vintage cake server. The galette is on a marble counter, next to it are two fresh strawberries and a jar of strawberry jam with a spoon in it (Photo: Roberto Caruso)

Ballymaloe almond tarts with raspberries

These are wonderful with a cup of tea or as a little after-dinner sweet. Top with berries or soft fruit. Get this Ballymaloe almond tart with raspberries recipe.

Ballymaloe almond tarts with raspberries Photo, Sian Richards.
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Berry tartlets with jumbleberry jam

Say hello to delicious small-batch preserves that take just minutes to make! Our jumbleberry jam makes perfectly delicious bite-sized tartlets for an after-dinner treat. Get this berry tartlets with jumbleberry jam recipe.

Jumbleberry jam tarts Photo, Roberto Caruso.

White chocolate tart with berries

This palate-pleasing dessert can be made a day ahead. Top with fresh berries before serving. Get this white chocolate tart with berries recipe.

32 Of Our Favourite Summer Pies And Tarts Photo, Jean Longpre.

Pina Colada pie

This cold treat has true island flavour: Vanilla ice cream is splashed with rum, studded with pineapple chunks and packed into a toasted coconut-cookie crust. Get this piña colada pie recipe.

32 Of Our Favourite Summer Pies And Tarts

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