Nothing says summer like an apple pie with vanilla ice cream on top. If you don’t like apple pie, you’re in luck because there are quite a few pie recipes that only require a few ingredients. You can turn your pie into a masterpiece with cutouts from dough and swirls in whipped cream and chocolate.
Fresh blueberries and a little sugar go well together in a dessert that features a flaky crust. Cut out a few stars from the dough that you have left over to put on top of the pie as it bakes. Layer the stars for a rustic look, or stand the stars up for a 3D appearance. This is a dessert that is delicious for a 4th of July celebration.
If you want a refreshing flavor, then combine sliced peaches, a drizzle of honey and some cream in a pie shell. The juice from the peaches will soak into the cream, giving it a silky texture. Fresh peaches work best instead of those in a can, and you want to use the juiciest peaches possible. Children will enjoy a cookies and cream pie with a chocolate crust, whipped cream, and cheesecake mix and crushed cookie pieces. Get a little creative by trying different kinds of cookies instead of chocolate.
An easy pie recipe that takes minutes to prepare is one made with lemonade. Use a shortbread crust for this recipe so that it holds up to the lemonade. Pour the tart drink into the pie crust, and let if sit in the freezer for about an hour or until it’s set so that it can be cut. Try the pie using different kinds of summer beverages to find one that you like.