Two individual blueberry pies on on a wooden table with forks beside them.
Stacy Cramp
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Blueberry Pie

This traditional blueberry pie recipe brings out the sweet and refreshing taste of blueberries and isn’t overpowered by the texture that can come from using too many thickeners. Serve with a tall glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
A hexagonal rhubarb pie with a lattice top crust on a pink linen cloth with a pie server resting beside the pie.
Andrew Scrivani
2 of 16

Rhubarb Pie

This simple, classic rhubarb pie can be made using fresh or frozen rhubarb. Either way, it will incite memories of grandma.
A whole cherry pie with a lattice crust on a baking sheet on a wood table.
David Leite
3 of 16

Sweet Cherry Pie

For some people—er, me—apple pie is a favorite. For others, it’s unquestionably cherry that rocks their world. I get asked every weekend at the Pitchfork Pie Stand if I have cherry pie. My response is a quick one: “Who’s going to pit all those cherries?!” But cherry pie is bred deeply in the American DNA, and for that, and its bright and cheery appearance, there is a place for it when offering gifts of healing to others.
A baked plum crumble pie with a serving cut from it and a knife on the table beside it.
Staci Valentine
4 of 16

Plum Crumble Pie

This plum crumble pie is made a traditional pastry crust, a bubbling fruit filling, and an easy crumble topping. An easy summer dessert.
A bluebarb pie with one slice missing and two forks resting beside the pie.
Izy Hossack
5 of 16

Bluebarb Pie

As well as fresh blueberries I have added dried blueberries to the mixture, which absorb some of the liquid as the pie bakes, plumping them back up.
A cooked apricot galette on a piece of parchment paper with a metal spatula beside it.
Leela Cyd
6 of 16

Apricot Galette

With an apricot galette, you have the best of summer—a ripe, sweet fruit that speaks for itself, needing very little added sugar and a light, buttery crust that's fuss-free.
A white bowl with a little bit of stovetop fruit pie filling in the bottom and a spoon resting inside.
Andrew Scrivani
7 of 16

Stovetop Fruit Pie Filling

This stovetop fruit pie filling is easy as can be to make with whatever fruit you happen to have on hand or is in season along with sugar, cornstarch, orange zest, nutmeg, and lemon juice.
Five hand pies on a parchment-lined baking sheet with a spatula lifting one off.
Andrew Scrivani
8 of 16

Hand Pies

These hand pies are easy to make and satisfy your cravings by swapping in whatever you want for the filling. Apple. Peach. Cherry. Chocolate. Nutella. Surprise us. Surprise yourself.
A peach and crème fraîche pie sitting on a window sill with a pitcher nearby.
Yunhee Kim
9 of 16

Peach and Crème Fraîche Pie

Martha Stewart's peach pie is pretty much summer on a plate. Fresh peaches and luscious crème fraîche are heaped in a pastry crust and baked until juicy, soft, and oh so sweet.
A rhubarb brown sugar pie cut into 7 wedges with one slice missing.
Kristin Teig
10 of 16

Rhubarb Brown Sugar Pie

This rhubarb brown sugar pie marries a sweet-tart rhubarb and brown sugar filling with a tender, flaky butter crust. The result is pie perfection.
A white peach crostata--slices of white peaches in a circle of dough folded over on the edges sitting a sheet of parchment.
Sheri Giblin
11 of 16

White Peach Crostata

This white peach crostata is made from ripe white peaches, sugar, and lemon–all of which is wrapped in a buttery pie crust. It’s a simple, rustic, and easy summer dessert that makes good use of stone fruit. Try plums and nectarines, too.
A whole strawberry ice cream pie in a fluted tart pan.
Johnny Miller
12 of 16

Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

This strawberry ice cream pie is an easy summer dessert made with a crunchy walnut crust, strawberry ice cream, fresh strawberries, and a rich balsamic drizzle.
A baked fresh peach pie with three slices missing.
Jennifer Martiné
13 of 16

Fresh Peach Pie

Peach season is fleeting, but this fresh peach pie is so delicious that you should slip it into your summer any way you can. Fresh peaches, a hint of cinnamon, and a tender vinegar pie crust takes advatage of those gorgeous stone-fruits.
8 crescent-shape blueberry fried pies with Meyer lemon drizzle sauce nearby all on a piece of slate
Time, Inc.
14 of 16

Blueberry Hand Pies

The leftover filling is great on pancakes, waffles, or ice cream.
A slice of strawberry rhubarb pie on a green plate with a scoop of ice cream and a fork on the side.
France Ruffenach
15 of 16

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Ginger Crumb Topping

Use the best, freshest ingredients available to add extra flavor to this twist on the classic strawberry-rhubarb pie.
A raspberry crostata--a rustic tart with the crust folded over a filling of raspberries--on a sheet of parchment.
Christina Lane
16 of 16

Raspberry Crostata

This raspberry crostata is made with fresh raspberries and an easy peasy pie crust that’s folded over the fruit. Simple, rustic, and fast. The perfect dessert when it’s just the two of you.

About David Leite

I count myself lucky to have received three James Beard Awards for my writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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