Apple Who? These 13 Summer Fruit Pies, Tarts And Galettes Are The Real American Dream

Jun 8, 2023

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We love summer for two reasons: the weather and the fruit.

From peaches and plums to berries and nectarines, there’s no shortage of fresh, ripe, juicy fruit waiting to be devoured. And what better way to enjoy it than by popping that fruit into a pie crust and pairing it with some vanilla ice cream—we’d be lying if we said that we haven’t started dreaming about it.

So, to indulge our cravings and get you inspired for the season ahead, we’ve rounded up 13 of our favorite fruit-filled desserts—from pies and tarts to galettes and crostatas. Check them out below.


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Bourbon Peach Pie

For decadent, midsummer indulgence, it doesn’t get better than this bourbon-laced peach pie.

Peaches reach their flavor peak from mid-June through the end of August, which means every bite is drenched in tangy, sweet, drippy stone fruit. The fruit mingles with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of bourbon, making each bite more indulgent than the last.

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Summer Berry Galette

If you’ve never had a galette, they’re basically a rustic, free-form pie that’s topped with your choice of filling (seasonal fruit galettes are the most common), and then the edges are folded over to create a sort of open-top tart.

They’re flaky, buttery and jammy—and a great option if you’re wanting the same combo of flavors you’d get from pie, but with much less work.

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Rustic Raspberry Tart with Irish Butter Crust

Raspberries are the star of the show in this buttery, flaky and downright delicious tart recipe.

The crust is almost identical to the galette above (with the addition of an egg yolk), and the filling is so simple—just raspberries, sugar and cornstarch! We wouldn’t be surprised if this one becomes a staple all season long.

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Lemon Meringue Pie

Does it get more classic than a lemon meringue pie? Nah, we didn’t think so.

Because when you can get layers of tangy, sugared lemon blanketed under a silky, creamy meringue, it calls for the old adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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Triple Coconut Cream Pie

If you’re looking to whisk your taste buds away on a tropical taste-cation (yeah, we did that), then look no further than this dreamy, creamy triple coconut pie.

Using shredded coconut in the crust, the filling and as a topping, this recipe is a coconut lover’s dream. Serve oceanside for true tropical indulgence.

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Nectarine and Raspberry Galette

The beauty of galettes is that they can be filled with any fruit your heart desires, which makes them perfect for summer baking—there’s lots to choose from!

We especially like this recipe because it utilizes two of our favorite summer fruits—nectarines and raspberries—in a flaky, buttery crust that is pure bliss.

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Lemon Coconut Tart with Vanilla Bean Crème Fraîche and Candied Lemons

For a refreshing and delicately coconut-y treat, give this vanilla-laced tart a try!

The coconut offers a sweet and silky base for the lemon, which injects a welcomed brightness into the layers of vanilla, coconut and sugar. Candied lemons pair seamlessly with the crème fraîche, and it’s all tied together with a sprinkle of toasted coconut.

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Plum Galette

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: stone fruits are the fruit of summer.

And this jammy galette recipe proves just how true that is. Ripe plums are dusted with sugar, creating a tangy and sweet fruit layer that’s equal parts refreshing and indulgent. It’s then encased in a buttery, flaky crust that’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for a dessert that’s peak summer.

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Peach Crostata

If plums aren’t your jam (yes, more fruit puns!), try this peach version instead.

Crostata is the Italian name for a galette, which makes customizing this recipe a breeze. Once you’ve nailed down the dough and shaping your galette or crostata, experiment with fillings. From apples to berries to, you guessed it, stone fruit, there are endless possibilities for this elegant yet simple offering.

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Lattice Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

If the combo of tart rhubarb and sweet, juicy strawberries doesn’t immediately make you think of hot summer days spent by the water, we’re not sure what will.

But, we would bet that after one bite of this summer-soaked fruit pie—with its layers of sugared fruit and vanilla enveloped in a buttery crust—and you’ll wish it could be summer all the time.

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Fig and Raspberry Tart with Honey

What happens when you take sweet, succulent figs and tart, juicy raspberries and place them on a layer of silky, creamy, decadent mascarpone cheese, and then drizzle it all with warm, sticky honey? You get this indulgent and endlessly impressive tart.

And sure, tarts aren’t technically pies, but they are made with the same flaky, buttery crust that we know and love.

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Sweet Cherry Hand Pies

We love a grab-and-go dessert, especially when it means we can carry on with our sunny adventures and still indulge our sweet tooth.

Which is why we love these jammy, flaky hand pies!

If you’ve never made shortcrust pastry before, it might take a few tries to perfect it. But once you do, you’ll want to snack on these cherry-filled treats all summer long.

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Classic French Fruit Tart

If you’re baking for a crowd and looking to impress, this classic fruit tart will get the job done.

Made with three types of berries, this tart recipe boasts a mouthwatering combo of jammy fruit atop a silky-sweet vanilla cream and a buttery, crumbly crust. It pairs perfectly with after-dinner conversation and vanilla ice cream.

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