Summer Pies, Tarts, and Crostatas: 19 Recipes to Put on Your Bucket List

Pies, tarts, and crostatas can be part of your summer plans with these recipes!


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Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie

When you think of summer recipes, you likely picture grilled meat, potato salad, and corn on the cob. But what about recipes for baked goods? From the classic cherry pie to smooth and tasty blueberry tarts, summer is a time to flex your culinary skills and learn how to bake an assortment of items. You'll enjoy the challenge of trying a new technique or style of baking, and you'll especially love digging into a serving of a homemade baked item. After all, isn't that what bucket lists are for?

This collection of Summer Pies, Tarts, and Crostatas: 19 Recipes to Put on Your Bucket List is just what you need to keep in mind when shopping at your favorite farmers market or selecting fresh produce from your yard. From savory dishes that are perfect for a leisurely brunch with friends to delightful fruit or cream pie desserts, this collection of recipes will be just what you need this summer. If you're planning to try something new this season, then this selection of recipes is it!

Summer Pie Recipes for Any Occasion

Bourbon Peach Pie with Vanilla Bean Gelato

If you're looking for delightful and light pies to serve when the weather heats up, then this selection of summer pie recipes won't disappoint. These recipes are rich and satisfying, with many of the following recipes incorporating fresh and in-season fruit in the ingredients. You'll love making these delightful dessert pie recipes the next time you host a party or invite the neighbors over for an impromptu get-together. This list also includes cream pie recipes, which are chilled in the refrigerator until you're ready to eat for a truly refreshing dessert on a hot summer day. Although these summer pie recipes are perfect on their own, you can take them to the next level by serving them with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream or a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt.

Summer Tart Recipes for Brunch or Dessert

Blueberry Cream Cheese Tart

It's one thing to bake a cake or a plate of brownies for a get-together, but if you really want to add a show-stopper to your next meal with family and friends, then these tart recipes will be just what you need. From a savory tart filled with cheese to tarts that use in-season fruit as a companion to creamy fillings, the following recipes in this section can be served at any meal and are sure to delight the crowd. The open-faced baked item is also a great way to showcase the vibrant colors and hues of fresh ingredients, adding an interesting dimension to any table. 

Easy Crostata Recipes for Summer

Ricotta, Raspberry and Chocolate Crostata

If you're looking for a baked good recipe that's a bit more free-form, then the crostata is for you. Renowned throughout Italy, the crostata is a delightful way to bake a dessert that's just as impressive — and delicious — as a pie or tart, and will result in a dessert that everyone is sure to remember. The following crostata recipes are all easy to make and make the use of summer fruit in the best way possible, giving you the opportunity to show off your baking skills. You'll love serving up these rustic and easy summer recipes at a cookout or other casual event with family and friends. 

What is your favorite summer recipe for pies, tarts, or crostatas?

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Hi everyone! My name is Megan Horst-Hatch, and I am the site editor of Let's get the conversation started! My favorite summer pie recipe is DEFINITELY blueberry pie! I love blueberries in just about anything, but nothing beats a homemade blueberry pie. What's your favorite? Please share below.


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