31 Quick Summer Pie Recipes

Summer is all about easy, and these pies are perfect make-ahead treats.

Key Lime-Buttermilk Icebox Pie
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Food Styling: Erin Merhar; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

These fun pies are the perfect make-ahead treat for backyard barbecues and cookouts. It may be hot outside, but that doesn't mean ice cream is the only choice for a delectable dessert. Grab a slice of crumb-crust pie, and settle in for the summer. Here are some easy recipes for refreshing takes on classic Southern desserts

The Mixed Stone-Fruit Pie is an excellent choice for a quick sweet treat thanks to its no-cook filling. For a simple Southern delight, spend a few minutes in the kitchen preparing a Peach Divinity Icebox Pie or a Praline Key Lime Pie. Summer days in the South may be steamy, but our recipes for quick and easy icebox pies will have you chilling all season long.

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This Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie Has Us Daydreaming For Summer

The sweet filling for this icebox pie falls between ice cream and mousse, so it cuts into silky slices and melts in your mouth. The whipped cream topping becomes foamier after adding more granulated sugar and takes about an hour to firm up in the freezer. Serve with lightly sweetened, sliced strawberries.

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Lemon-Buttermilk Icebox Pie with Lemon-Blueberry Topping

Lemon-Buttermilk Icebox Pie
Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

This crowd-pleasing classic dessert shows us why icebox pies are a busy cook's best friend. In 20 minutes, this Graham Cracker Crust fills with the zesty flavoring of lemon juice, buttermilk, and sweetened condensed milk. The five-ingredient Lemon-Blueberry Topping pairs perfectly with this pie.

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Mixed Stone-Fruit Pie

Mixed Stone-Fruit Pie
Alison Miksch

A no-cook filling makes a dreamy base for an icebox pie piled with freshly cut fruit. Plan and leave at least 12 hours to chill in the refrigerator. Choose your favorite stone fruits to top this pie.

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Peach Divinity Icebox Pie

Peach Divinity Icebox Pie
Hector Sanchez

This pie combines two of the South's favorite flavors: fresh peaches and fluffy, creamy divinity candy. Thinly sliced peaches and peach preserves, folded in with Sweetened Whipped Cream, help assemble this classic summer treat. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and even more peach slices.

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Key Lime-Buttermilk Icebox Pie

Key Lime-Buttermilk Icebox Pie
Hector Sanchez; Food Styling: Erin Merhar; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Whisk up a bowl of nearly instant filling, pour it into a foolproof crumb crust, and pop it in the freezer. Allow at least four to six hours for the pie to chill properly. Top with Sweetened Whipped Cream for this new twist on a classic dessert.

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Strawberry-Lemon-Buttermilk Icebox Pie

Pink Lemonade Icebox Cake
Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Strawberry and lemon are a classic summer pairing. From the satiny sheen of the filling to the mounds of fresh fruit piled on top, there is much beauty in an icebox pie, but none more than its sheer simplicity. Wait until you are ready to serve to top the pie with the strawberry mixture.

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Mango-Lemon-Buttermilk Icebox Pie

Chocolate Icebox Pie
Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

This icebox dessert is simple, sweet, and perfect on warm summer nights. Crushed saltine crackers form the base for this tropical pie. Zesty lemon and mango are a perfect pairing to create this light, indulgent treat.

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Praline Key Lime Pie

Praline Key Lime Pie
Jennifer Davick

This chilled, creamy pie is the dessert equivalent of a swimming hole—so refreshing you can't help but dive in. Garnish with lime slices and lime zest curls, if desired. Plus, a pie that only requires a half hour of active cooking time is perfect for busy summer nights.

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Rebecca's Black Bottom Icebox Pie

Rebecca's Black Bottom Icebox Pie
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas

This pie might be the best chocolate dessert with a rich, creamy filling and melt-in-your-mouth crust. Bittersweet chocolate and dark rum combine to form a decadent filling in this chocolate wafer crust. Garnish with whipped cream and shaved bittersweet chocolate.

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Zesty Lemon Pie

Zesty Lemon Pie
Jennifer Davick

Impress your guests or family with the goodness of classic lemon icebox pie. This recipe features a from-scratch buttery crust, lemony-rich baked filling, and homemade whipped cream. This made-for-summer dessert is bright and bursting with flavor.

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Strawberry Lemonade Pie

Strawberry Lemonade Pie
Micah A. Leal

Store-bought ingredients help this refreshing pie assemble quickly. The combination of strawberry and lemon is a bright, sweet, and zesty mixture made from chopped strawberries and frozen lemonade concentrate. This flavorful treat is as beautiful as it is delicious.

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No-Bake Lemon Icebox Pie

No-Bake Lemon Icebox Pie
Photography: Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling: Margaret Monroe Dickey, Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hilegas

This no-bake pie couldn't be simpler. This bright and refreshing pie, with an old-school graham cracker crust, has just the right amount of tangy and zesty flavoring. To help the pie hold, firmly press the mixture into the crust.

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Fudge Pie

Fudge Pie
Iain Bagwell

Use your favorite store-bought or homemade pie crust and fill it with a simple, decadent chocolate mixture. The chocolate mixture adds chopped pecans for a fudgy pie that resembles a Thanksgiving pecan pie. This recipe is as simple as mixing, pouring, and chilling.

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Piña Colada Icebox Pie

Slice of Piña Colada Pie on a Plate with Some on a Fork

Simply Recipes / Mark Beahm

This creamy pineapple pie, topped with lightly toasted shaved coconut, pineapple wedges, fresh pineapple, and mint sprigs, is one sweet slice of down-home delicious. Pecan shortbread cookies add a double dose of richness to the buttery crust. Pulsing cookies in a food processor is a quick way to create crumbs. If you don't have a food processor, gently crush cookies with a rolling pin or mallet.

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Banana Pudding Pie

Peanut Butter and Banana Pudding Pie

Darcy Lenz

Pie doesn't get much easier or better than this tasty twist on banana pudding. Once you try our speedy version of homemade custard, you'll never make instant pudding again. If you're a big fan of vanilla wafers, pick up an extra box and tuck a few into the meringue before baking. For party-pretty slices, dip the knife blade in cold water or lightly coat it with vegetable cooking spray.

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Strawberry Icebox Cake

Strawberry Icebox Cake
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Homemade has never been so simple. Start by beating the whipping cream, jam, and vanilla until combined. Next, pour the pie filling into a chocolate wafer cookie crust. Decorate with fresh strawberries.

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Icebox Cheesecake

Crumb-crusted cheesecake topped with fresh berries
Allrecipes

A summery mix of fresh-picked berries adds a sweet burst of flavor to this versatile cheesecake pie. Create a new twist by pairing the filling with a chocolate or pretzel crust. Mascarpone cheese can substitute for cream cheese, and you can customize toppings to your preferences. Any choice is a good one! When you're ready to serve, use a sharp, thin-bladed knife to cut through the filling and crust, then insert a pie server underneath each slice and lift from the pan.

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Cheesecake Tarts

Cheesecake Tarts
Van Chaplin

We lightened up one of our favorite cheesecake recipes for a delicious (and guilt-free) summer indulgence. Instead of baking the batter in a spring-form pan, we used a set of four-inch tart pans with removable bottoms. Fresh nectarines and a colorful medley of berries add the finishing touch.

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Watermelon Pie

Watermelon Pie
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

A chilled dessert made out of watermelon screams a summertime snack. The heavy cream and mascarpone cheese mixture are thicker than traditionally whipped mixtures, so it won't melt as quickly in the summer heat. This dessert is charmingly retro.

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Atlantic Beach Pie

atlantic beach pie in a blue pie plate

CREDIT: GREG DUPREE; FOOD STYLING: CHELSEA ZIMMER; PROP STYLING: AUDREY DAVIS

This lemon-lime pie is ideal for sweltering summer days. It combines the best flavors of lemon and Key Lime pie into this smooth, silky, and zesty dessert. The Saltine cracker crust adds a hint of saltiness to balance the sweetness in the whipped cream.

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Tropical Coconut-Citrus Pie

Tropical Coconut-Citrus Pie
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Giulietta Pinna; Food Styling: Ali Ramee

This tropical cake is the ultimate summer dessert. Coconut and citrus pair perfectly in this light and zesty treat, filled with cream cheese and marshmallow creme that resembles ambrosia. Garnish with citrus cut into triangles for a beautiful presentation.

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Cherries-and-Cream Icebox Cake

Cherries-and-Cream Icebox Cake
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner

This icebox cake is the perfect substitute when it's too hot to turn on the oven to bake a cherry pie. It layers graham crackers, whipped filling, and cherry preserves in a beautiful, no-bake presentation. Chill for at least eight hours, so the graham crackers are soft enough to cut through with a knife.

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Key Lime Icebox Cake

Key Lime Icebox Cake
Hector M Sanchez

Graham crackers help assemble this version of Key Lime pie quickly as the store-bought crackers cover the bottom of the tray. Spoon the custard mixture over the crackers and repeat three times. Freeze for at least eight hours and cover with whipping topping.

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Caramel Pecan Icebox Cake

Caramel Pecan Icebox Cake
Joy Howard

Delicious chocolate wafers, toasted pecans, and prepared caramel create this layered pie. Like pecan cluster cookies, this treat is best when prepared a day in advance. Preparing the icebox cake this way helps the chocolate wafers to absorb all the flavoring.

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Icebox Pie

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Icebox Pie
Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Ruth Blackburn, Prop Stylist Christine Keely

Whether serving a large crowd or only your family, ice box pies make it easy to dish up everyone's favorite frozen treat. This version pairs chocolate and peanut butter for a classic combination. Even better, this impressive-looking pie only requires 20 minutes of active cooking.

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Chocolate Icebox Pie

Chocolate Icebox Pie
Jennifer Davick

This ultra-decadent chocolate pie recipe features a rich homemade pie filling topped with whipped cream and a light dusting of cocoa. Almond extract adds a cherry-like flavoring to this chocolate mousse. Use additional toasted sliced almonds as a garnish.

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Strawberry-Banana Pudding Icebox Cake

Strawberry-Banana Pudding Icebox Cake
Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Hadas Smirnoff

This layered treat pairs fresh strawberries with bananas and crumbled graham crackers. Remove the frozen pie using plastic wrap as the handles. Use a large chef's knife to cut the pie into the desired number of slices, and serve immediately.

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Creamy Peach Icebox Cake

Creamy Peach Icebox Cake
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Torie Cox

It only takes seven ingredients to make this show-stopping summertime favorite. While it only takes 20 minutes to assemble, this icebox cake is best when it has enough time to chill—at least eight hours. Layers of cool and creamy ice cream, sweet pound cake, and juicy summer fruit perfectly combine into this treat on a hot summer evening.

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Millionaire Pie

Millionaire Pie
Micah A. Leal

Crushed pineapple, sweetened coconut, maraschino cherries, and pecans combine in this sweet and creamy pie. This tropical pie is as beautiful as it is delicious. After chilling in the graham cracker crust, garnish with additional whipped topping, coconut, cherries, and pecans.

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No-Bake Banana Split Pie

slice of banana split ice cream pie topped with whipped cream and maraschino cherry
Meredith Food Studios

Serve a slice of this nostalgic, no-bake dessert filled with all your favorite fruits and toppings. Like a banana split, this treat uses chocolate wafers for the crust and can be customized to include any fruit or nuts you prefer. After 15 minutes of preparation and proper chill time, this refreshing dessert will serve a slice of creamy deliciousness to any who tries it.

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S'mores Pie

S'more Pie
Erin Brocklehurst

S'mores are a summertime classic. Instead of roasting marshmallows by a fire, this pie brings together all your favorite s'more flavorings in a graham cracker crust. Leave plenty of time for this pie to chill, and garnish it with chocolate shavings when it's time to serve.

Pair these refreshing, no-bake desserts with any 33 Refreshing Drinks You'll Want to Sip All Summer Long.

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