9 Summer Pies So Easy, You’ll Never Have an Excuse to Not Serve Dessert Again

Two things are true about summer. One, heat and humidity are not the friends of a lot of fussing with rolling pins and blasting ovens. And two, the hot-weather months, with their piles of berries and stone fruit, are peak pie pie time. These 9 recipes aren’t so effortless that you’ll be back by the pool in 20 minutes, but neither will they make you have to spend a sweaty afternoon dusted with flour.

1. Peach Pie with Pecan Streusel

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The pecan streusel topping saves you form having to roll out a top crust (not to mention that it’s just plan delicious). Get our Peach Pie with Pecan Streusel recipe.

2. Chocolate Mousse Pie

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Rich, silken-textured, sweet, and cool—the perfect low-stress, high-return pie for that summer dinner party. Get our Chocolate Mousse Pie recipe.

3. Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie with Sour Cream Crust

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You’ll have to roll a double crust, but the sour cream in the dough makes it less fussy to work with than a standard crust. The tart-sweet filling is picnic perfection. Get our Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie with Sour Cream Crust recipe.

4. Peach Melba Pie

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Vanilla-scented fresh peaches and raspberries bake in the easiest of no-roll, press-in crusts, topped with oatmeal–brown sugar streusel. Get our Peach Melba Pie recipe.

5. Banoconut Pie

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You may not be able to pronounce it without tripping up (same with us), but no matter: this tropically delicious banana and coconut cream pie will transport you to the beach (unless you’re actually on a beach). Get our Banoconut Pie recipe.

6. Blackberry Chiffon Pie

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Smashed fresh blackberries are cooked with sugar and lime, then folded into beaten egg whites and gelatin to form a superlight chiffon filling. With an easy vanilla-wafer crust and whipped cream top, it’s about as chill as a pie can get. Get our Blackberry Chiffon Pie recipe.

7. Espresso Mud Pie

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An easy chocolate-wafer crust, the richest of chocolate ganache fillings, espresso gelato, and silky whipped cream—it all adds up the a seriously sophisticated summer dinner-party pie! Get our Espresso Mud Pie recipe.

8. Chocolate Raspberry Cream Pie

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A press-in graham cracker crust makes this easy, while the raspberry-tinted whipped cream filling, under a fresh raspberry pavement, makes it delicious. Get our Chocolate Raspberry Cream Pie recipe.

9. Rustic Blueberry Tart

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Technically not a pie, but the low-stress fold-over crust method (and the fact that you don’t even need a pie plate) makes this fresh berry charmer irresistible. Get our Rustic Blueberry Tart recipe.

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