Bring On The Pies – 5 Classics To Cool Down With This Summer

Every season has its own delicious dishes and treats. Summer pairs well with pies – especially those made from ripe fruits. Here are some classics baking and pastry students can whip up:

1. Peach pie

Summer is the perfect time to pick delectable seasonal fruit, including peaches. Put your bounty into your creations by adding these sweet findings into your pies. First, make your crust by combining and whisking flour, sugar, salt, butter and water until you can form the batter into a ring on the side of a pie dish. While the oven is heating to 375 degrees, make the filling by mixing the peaches with granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and bourbon – for taste, according to Saveur magazine. Cover the inside of the pie with your additional crust. Bake the pie for a little over an hour, until the top is golden brown.

2. Rhubarb pie

Grandma’s favorite pie features the mysterious rhubarb. What exactly is it? Rhubarb is a vegetable, but is often combined with fruit to give it a sweeter profile, making it a great ingredient for pie.

Feel free to utilize the same recipe as for the peach pie for the crust, gathering the dough to form an open disk into which you can add the filling. Sugar, cinnamon, butter, flour and 5 cups of sliced rhubarb are all you’ll need for the inside layer of the pie, according to The New York Times.

“Key lime pie says ‘Cool for the summer.'”

3. Key lime pie

If there’s one summer dessert that says “Cool for the summer,” it’s key lime. The pie, named for the specific fruit found in the Florida Keys, is often topped with whipped cream. Baking and pastry students will need juice from around 25 key limes as well as lime zest, sweetened condensed milk and eggs to make a delectable filling. To make a crust that’s a little different than usual, add crushed chocolate graham crackers and ground almonds to the normal mixture, according to Food & Wine magazine. This will add some extra texture to the pie.

4. Strawberry pretzel pie

You may have seen a similar creation in your youth, known as strawberry jello salad. Now you can enjoy the treat in pie form.

Take crushed pretzel sticks, melted butter and light brown sugar to make the crust. Use strawberries, sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese and strawberry gelatin to make the filling, according to Southern Living. Don’t forget the whipped cream!

5. Lemon supreme pie

Experiment with another kind of citrus by trying lime’s sibling: lemon. For this dessert, you’ll need to make two different fillings. The first – the lemon filling – will require one-half cup lemon juice, mixed with granulated sugar, cornstarch, salt, water, butter and grated lemon peel while the second – the cream cheese filling – combines confectioners’ sugar, whipped topping, lemon juice and cream cheese.

Baking and pastry students will want to ensure the lemon filling goes on top of the cream cheese mixture. Be sure to refrigerate the pie overnight and serve cool, Taste of Home recommended.

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