When we think of pies, it is easy to think of pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, and a host of other delicious winter pies that we love to tuck into on a cold winter’s evening.
However, there are tons of summer pie recipes that also deserve to be mentioned when we talk about pies. As comforting and warming as pies can be during the colder months, they can also be light and refreshing during the summer months.
In this article, we have compiled a list of 28 delicious summer pie recipes that you just have to try. We have included both sweet and savory pies to suit all tastes and occasions.
This easy summer pie recipe is the perfect summer dessert to round off a family BBQ in the setting summer sun. The fruit that is used in this pie is completely seasonal which means that it will be super sweet and fresh.
You can choose to lay the fruit out in the beautiful pattern used in the photos for this recipe, or you can add a more rustic look by mixing the fruit together and scattering it over the top of the pie.
If you are looking for a summer pie that makes the perfect savory meal for the whole family, this summer veg blanket pie recipe could be just what you need.
Aside from the delicious, fresh vegetables that provide this pie with incredible nutritional value, the flavors that create this dish are stunning.
Using harissa, lemon, saffron, and yogurt with the flaky filo pastry build a layered but light flavor profile that makes this dish perfect for hot summer days.
Another great savory summer pie option is this delicious summer tomato pie that brings out the best in these small red fruits. The fresh, seasonal tomatoes really are the stars of this dish, providing their signature tangy flavor.
The addition of cheddar and mozzarella cheese on the top of this pie makes it feel a bit like a pizza pie. This can be a great side dish or a vegetarian main.
Summer berry pie sounds like the sort of pie that you would find inside the pages of a fairytale or romantic novel. However, it is completely real and just as beautiful and delicious as it sounds.
The types of berries that you use for this pie can be left completely up to you and your preference.
If you want to live out your fairytale or Disney princess dreams, you could even go foraging for the berries yourself if you live somewhere rural.
Although a crustless pie is technically a frittata, we couldn’t resist including this delicious crustless summer zucchini pie in this list.
Because this pie doesn’t have a crust, it is lower in carbohydrates and calories than most other pies on this list which is great if you are trying to watch what you are eating without sacrificing flavor.
It also means that this dish is lighter than most pies which can be just what you want on those hot, sticky, summer days.
Another beautiful sweet summer pie recipe is this endless summer peach pie dish.
If you live somewhere that produces a bountiful amount of peaches in the summer, this could be just what you need to make the most of them and avoid waste.
Not only are the flavors of this pie incredibly fitting for summer but the color that the peaches turn when they are cooked is reminiscent of summer sunsets that you can enjoy with friends and family.
If you are looking for a delicious, nutritious, and light summer savory pie that is perfect for feeding the whole family, look no further.
This summer fish pie recipe is the perfect evening meal that won’t feel too heavy on your stomach in the warm weather.
The best thing is that this pie can be made with frozen fish pie mix to save you time and effort in a hot kitchen when you could be outside enjoying yourself.
This summer vegetable open pie is one of our all-time favorites on this list. The flavors are extremely fresh and the summer vegetables used are refreshing and light. However, what steals the show with this pie is its rustic look.
The pastry is gently folded over the edges of the filling to keep everything in place. Because this recipe doesn’t use a pie tin, the shape will be unique each time you make it.
If you like your food to look homemade, this is for you.
If you live somewhere where mangos are abundant during the summer months, this summer mango pie could be just what you are looking for. Mango is one of the most versatile summer fruits available.
You can make it into smoothies, and juices, eat it as a snack or even turn it into sorbet. However, if you find yourself overwhelmed with mangoes in the summer months, you might get bored of these options.
This mango pie could be the answer to that.
Squash is a food that we tend to associate with the colder, winter months. As the same can be said for most pies, a summer squash pie works really well.
Summer squashes tend to be smaller and softer than winter squashes such as butternut squash. This makes them perfect for making light and nutritious meals that the whole family will enjoy.
The best thing about this recipe is that you can use any type of summer squash that you have to hand.
If you have a particular penchant for raspberries when the weather warms up, this summer fresh raspberry pie could be what you have been looking for.
If you live near a pick-your-own-fruit farm that grows raspberries, you could pick the fruit fresh on the day that you make the pie to get the most out of the sweet flavors and the beautiful red-pink coloring.
This pink summer pie recipe, sometimes known as chiffon pie, feels like something out of a Disney movie or a Barbie Dream House kitchen.
The soft pink of the filling almost looks too good to be true and if you have anyone who loves pink in your family, they are sure to love this. The flavor of the pie is strawberry, made from jello flavoring.
This pie makes a great summer treat for the little ones in your family, and the big ones too.
If you want more of a visual challenge in the kitchen and the idea of a rustic-looking pie fills you with dread, this could be right up your alley.
This summer vegetable pesto rose tart is packed full of nutritious, seasonal vegetables that are full of flavor.
The pesto helps to bring all the vegetables together with its signature taste. However, the star of the show with this pie is the positioning of the ingredients in the form of rose petals. You might need to practice this one a few times.
This summer berry pie is similar to the one we mentioned earlier in this article. However, the addition of the whipped cream swirls just elevates this dish enough to be included too.
You can add whipped cream swirls around the outside of the pie like in the images in the recipe, this can help with portioning the pie.
However, you could also choose to pipe the swirls so that they completely cover the top of the pie for a more decadent treat. Simply top the swirls with a fresh berry or two.
If you like a sweet pie for dessert in the summer but aren’t a fan of things being overly sweet, this could be the recipe for you. This Atlantic beach lemon pie uses beautiful fresh lemon juice and zest.
The sweetened condensed milk ensures that this pie isn’t too citrusy or tart so the whole family can enjoy it together. The fresh lemons add a beautiful bite to the pie that keeps it tasting fresh, no matter how hot the weather gets.
This summer garden crustless quiche pie is exactly what it sounds like. It is made from all of the vegetables that you could grow in your garden.
If you don’t have a garden or aren’t green-fingered, buying the vegetables for this pie is fine.
However, if you do have a vegetable patch in your garden, it can be fun to be able to make a pie from all the things that you have grown yourself. It can also be a great way to save some money for your summer vacation.
Another sweet dessert pie that isn’t overly sweet is this kiwi lime pie. This is another great option for anyone who finds berry desserts too sickly sweet. The kiwi, even when it is ripe and in season, has a little bit of a tart kick to it.
This works really well in pies, especially when it is combined with lime. The best thing about this pie is that you can use leftover berries to decorate it and make it even more beautiful.
This free-form summer fruit tart is a little bit like the sweet cousin of the summer vegetable open pie we mentioned above. The recipe doesn’t use a pie tin so you have to form the shape of the pie yourself, hence the free-form name.
This creates a beautifully rustic, homemade pie. Although the free-form look might not be to everyone’s taste, it certainly lets you know how much love went into preparing the dish.
This savory pie is quite different from a lot of the others on this list but the flavors are delicious and the whole family is sure to enjoy this pie.
The late summer vegetable enchilada pie combines all of the vegetables that are in season in the late summer months. This helps you use up any crops that you have left to avoid wasting them.
The pie also features the flavors of enchiladas which feels like the perfect segway into the fall months.
If you are looking for a delicious and easy summer pie to make on those summer days when you just don’t seem to have any time, this could be it.
This summer chicken pot pie galette provides a beautiful, healthy, nutritious meal that the whole family will enjoy.
Although many galettes are sweet, this one is definitely savory and makes a great addition to your weekly meal rotation in the summer.
If the idea of a savory galette unnerves you slightly, this summer fruit galette is here to settle your nerves. This is a much more traditional galette that uses all of the fruits that are most abundantly available during the summer months.
If you wanted to go galette crazy, you could make the chicken pot pie galette for your main dish and serve this summer fruit galette for dessert.
We have already mentioned summer squash pies, however, with this recipe, we think we have found the perfect accompaniments for the squash. Having a pie made with just summer squash is incredibly light and fresh.
However, if you have a busy schedule and kids that play sports, this could be a more substantial option. Adding bacon and mozzarella to your summer squash pie helps to bulk it out more.
If you want a decadent summer dessert that uses seasonal ingredients and requires very little effort, you’re in the right place.
This no-bake cream cheese pie with summer fruit is the perfect way to round out a summer’s afternoon spent in your backyard with your family.
Because this is a no-bake recipe, it leaves you more time to spend with your loved one, perfect for the last few weeks of the summer.
Another vote for summer squash pie becoming a weekly occurrence during the summer comes in the form of this coconut summer squash pie. The addition of coconut to this pie adds another layer of summer vacation vibes to the dish.
Coconut is already heavily associated with summer dishes and drinks, adding it to this savory pie adds another layer of flavor while keeping it light.
If you are looking for the ultimate summer pie recipe that is light but indulgent for those hot summer days spent in the yard or by the pool, this is it.
Not only is this cool and creamy watermelon pie extremely cool and creamy, but it also looks incredible. If you set this on your table to serve to your loved ones, they would stop what they are doing immediately to check it out.
The differences between summer pies really lie in the details. This is another peach pie recipe, however, the latticed top adds another layer of beauty to this pie.
The shades of orange that are produced by the cooked peaches peek through the holes in the lattice. This makes the whole pie look like you are looking at a sunset through a beautiful cottage window.
Sometimes, food is all about the atmosphere.
Another delicious savory pie option is this fish and vegetable pie recipe. The combination of fresh fish and seafood with seasonal vegetables that have been freshly picked makes this a wonderfully light dish.
If you have a vegetable patch or live near a harbor, you could procure your ingredients for this dish only a few hours before you serve it to your loved ones. It doesn’t get much fresher than that.
One fruit that boasts a whole boatload of health benefits is the humble blueberry. With this summer blueberry pie recipe, you can fill your family with antioxidants and nutrients under the guise of a delicious pie.
To make this pie extra decadent, you could make a blueberry whipped cream to swirl on top of each portion. The stunning purple color would complete the dish perfectly.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Summer Pie?
A summer pie is any pie that is made using summer seasonal ingredients. This most often refers to fruits and vegetables that are in season.
However, it can also occasionally refer to the meat that is only in season at certain times of the year such as lamb.
Do You Have To Use Fresh Ingredients For A Summer Pie?
Although the concept of a summer pie involves the use of ingredients that are becoming ripe during the summer months, they don’t always have to be fresh.
If you are gathering your ingredients by growing them in your garden, or by foraging for them, you might have to freeze them. Sometimes we end up with more food than we can reasonably eat before it is likely to spoil.
This is particularly true for fruits and vegetables. If you do end up with too much of a fruit or vegetable, you should freeze it as soon as possible so it retains its freshness.
There are so many different options for summer pie that you can make throughout the season. Whether you prefer savory or sweet pies, there is something for everyone on this list.