A couple of weeks ago I was re-watching the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou.” There’s a scene where one of the characters steals a pie from a window. I always thought that was a strange place to store pie. Everyone knows that the only place a pie belongs is in your pie hole.
With spring winding down and summer getting ready to kick-in it’s time to look for some amazing pie recipes to keep your pie hole filled. Here is a roundup of my favorite pie recipes you can enjoy this summer.
1. Classic Lemon Meringue Pie
The lemon meringue pie is a classic summer time pie. The tartness of the lemons pairs perfectly with the toasty-sweetness of the meringue.
Cookbook author and food blogger Sally McKenney says one of the keys to making a lemon meringue pie is to put the meringue on the pie while the filling is still warm in order to prevent separation.
2. Classic Key Lime Pie
Key lime pie originated in Florida in the early 20th century. Early recipes for this dish did not call for baking, so it’s thought that Key lime pie may have been invented by sponge divers who didn’t have access to ovens when they were out at sea.
This version is from Danielle at Live Well Bake Often. Her recipe suggests using bottled Key Lime juice. We recommend Nelly & Joe’s Key Lime Juice.
3. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
One of my favorite family activities is picking strawberries with my kids. When we’ve come home with a bunch we’ll whip up this pie from Mel at Mel’s Kitchen Café. The sweet strawberries paired with the tart rhubarb is the perfect contrast.
4. Peach Pie
There is a local bakery near the ClipDish office that brings up peach pies from Georgia. For some reason it makes me think of the movie Smokey and the Bandit. Nothing tastes more like summer then a warm slice of peach pie topped with a scoop (or three) of vanilla bean ice cream. If I miss the annual peach pie run I’m making this recipe that I clipped from Kristyn at Lil’ Luna.
5. Cherry Pie
As a child of the 80s I can’t think of the phrase Cherry Pie without invoking the terrible hair metal band Warrant. It’s so bad that it nearly ruined the actual pie for me. Ok, not really.
No summer barbecue is complete without a slice of cherry pie. In my mind this is the summertime pie. Clip this simple cherry pie from Lauren at Tastes Better From Scratch . You can be made with either canned or fresh cherries but obviously fresh cherries in the summer is way better.
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