11 Sweet and Savory Pies for Summer

July  9, 2014

We firmly believe in pie for every occasion. Give us a long weekend, a picnic, or an irrational number, and we’ll dust off our ceramic plates in a heartbeat. Come summer, however, there's something especially glorious about our flaky friends: Piled high with juicy berries and slivers of stone fruit, pie tastes like a gift from the season itself, all wrapped up in a butter crust. 

More: The secret to perfect pie crust, every time? Get it drunk.  

So, with the dog days upon us, we rounded up our favorite sweet and savory pastries for your next picnic, for your family reunion, or for any old day summer day -- just because. Bake a pie for dessert tonight, and in the morning, eat it right out of the fridge. It will be the breakfast of champions

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Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart by dymnyno

Classic Lemon Tart on Food52


Heirloom Tomato and Lemon Mascarpone Tart by nannydeb 

Heirloom Tomato and Lemon Mascarpone Tart on Foodd52


Martha Stewart's Slab Pie by Genius Recipes

Easy slab pie by Martha Stewart on Food52


White Peach and Lemon Thyme Galette by vvvanessa

Rustic Peach Galette on Food52


Anne Dimock's Straight-Up Rhubarb Pie by Genius Recipes

Anne Dimock's Straight-Up Rhubarb Pie on Food52


Savory Plum Tart by JackieK

Savory Plum Tart with Herbs on Food52


Rhubarb and Apple Hand Pies by Yossy Arefi

Rhubarb and Apple Hand Pies on Food52


Rustic Beet Tart and Wilted Greens by fatgirleating 

Rustic Beet Tart with Wilted Greens and Puff Pastry on Food52


Rose Levy Beranbaum's Fresh Blueberry Pie by Genius Recipes 

Rose Levy Beranbaum's Blueberry Pie on Food52


Perfect Coconut Cream Pie by em-i-lis

Perfect Coconut Cream Pie on Food52


Lattice-Top Peach and Blueberry Pie with Rye Crust by Yossy Arefi

Lattice-Top Peach and Blueberry Pie on Food52

Hand pies and lattice-top pie photos by Yossy Arefi; all other photos by James Ransom

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1 Comment

Marian B. July 9, 2014
Out of any season, every, pie season is my favorite.