Grandma's Favorite Summer Pies

Southern Buttermilk Pie

Fred Hardy II; Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall; Props Stylist: Christina Brockman

If you think of pie as a fall dessert, we're here to change your mind. Summertime is always filled with many pie-worthy occasions, and Grandma's favorite summer pies are perfect for any party. These easy summer pies, including plenty of no-bake recipes, have long been favorites of Southern grandmothers.

From Lemon Icebox Pie to Chess Pie to No-Bake Strawberry Pie and more, these are Grandma's favorite summer pies to serve all season long.

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Lemon Icebox Pie

Southern Living Lemon Icebox Pie

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

Whether you use a store-bought crust or make a homemade one like Grandma, you can't mess up this Lemon Icebox Pie. The filling calls for just six ingredients.

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No-Bake Strawberry Pie

No-Bake Strawberry Pie
Joy Howard

This pie gets its pretty pink color(and plenty of flavor) from real strawberries.

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Southern Buttermilk Pie

Southern Buttermilk Pie

Fred Hardy II; Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall; Props Stylist: Christina Brockman

Buttermilk pie is the perfect base for fresh summer berries like strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

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Heavenly Key Lime Pie

Heavenly Key Lime Pie

Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Whether Grandma makes this pie with Key limes or regular limes, it's always a summertime favorite.

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Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Grandmas know apple pie isn't just for serving in the fall. It's just as fitting for summer as long as you serve it with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

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Chess Pie

Classic Chess Pie

Jen Causey, Prop Stylist: Christina Daley, Food Stylist: Ana Kelly

The sweet custard for classic chess pie is made with just a handful of ingredients, most of which Grandma probably always has in the pantry.

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Stone Fruit Lattice Slab Pie

Stone Fruit Lattice-Topped Slab Pie
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen

Slab pies ensure that there's enough slices for a larger crowd.

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Atlantic Beach Pie

atlantic beach pie in a blue pie plate


Saltine crackers are a staple in the pantries of Southern grandmothers, and this recipe turns them into the crust for what some have called the easiest pie ever.

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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

Grandma knows chocolate and peanut butter are an iconic dessert duo, and this icebox pie is refreshing to the last bite.

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Easy Peach Pie

peach pie on a table with a bowl of peach pie with an ice cream sccop
Ann Taylor Pittman/Southern Living

This easy peach pie recipe is the best way to make the most of fresh peaches, whether Grandma grew them or you picked them up at the local market.

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Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie

Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie
Jennifer Davick

Grandma is no stranger to desserts that are made with strawberries and pretzels.

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Millionaire Pie

Southern Living Millionaire Pie in a pie plate to serve

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

The best summertime desserts are those that will wow a crowd without requiring you to turn on the oven and this pie will do just that.

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Chocolate Silk Pie

Southern Living Chocolate Silk Pie in a pie pan ready to serve

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

Plenty of whipped cream gives chocolate a lightened-up flavor for summer.

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Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie
Southern Living

While it's not absolutely necessary, we recommend topping this pie with toasted coconut just like Grandma always does.

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Best-Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

Best-Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

Southern Living

Homemade meringue perfectly complements lemon pie filling.

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