Summer brings with it an abundance of sweet fruits that are begging to be turned into pies, tarts, crisps, and cobblers. With so many choices, it’s hard to know where to start, but we’ve got 8 great recipes that will help you do just that.
This is my new go-to peach pie recipe and pie crust. It turned out perfect!! I’ve had issues with other crust recipes- it usually comes out crumbly and too flaky, but the egg and vinegar make this crust perfectly flaky and flexible. Much more easy to handle. Like others said, keep the sugar on the low end—the tartness from the peaches goes perfectly with the nutmeg and cinnamon. Loved it!–Maggie
This recipe was as easy as it was delicious. I added sweet cherries on top of the apricots and think it made the galette not only look very pretty but added to its deliciousness.–Betty
Summer Fruit Pie FAQs
What’s the difference between a fruit pie, tart, crisp, crumble, and cobbler?
Regardless of what you choose to bake, they all involve the magical combination of crust or dough and a fruit filling. Pies and tarts generally have a bottom (and sometimes top) crust made from flour and fat, while crisps and crumbles have a topping made from some combination of flour, oats, spices, and fat, but usually don’t have a bottom crust. Cobblers use a fruit filling that’s topped with biscuit dough.
Although not as common, other similar desserts include slumps, grunts, buckles, and sonkers. Slumps, grunts, and sonkers are similar to cobblers in that they are made with a biscuit-like topping over a fruit filling, while buckles are more cake-like.
Is there a basic fruit filling recipe I can follow for any summer fruit pie?
While each recipe is slightly different, all pie fillings follow a similar formula. For making a pie filling with whatever summer fruit you’ve got on hand, check out this recipe for stovetop fruit pie filling.
How should fruit pies be stored?
Fruit pies, tarts, and crisps will keep well at room temperature, loosely covered for up to 2 days. For longer storage, cover and place in the refrigerator, for up to 2 days more.