Berries Are Back! Make One of These Amazing Tarts and Pies

Berries are a presence in the supermarket year-round, but anticipation for the summer berry season is still a thing. Turning those warm-weather strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries into tarts and pies is the highlight of our cooking calendar—here are five recipes we love. Serve any one of them still warm, with a scoop of ice cream or a soft, vanilla-scented clump of whipped cream, and leave the memory of the cold months—and bad-season berries—behind.

MIXED BERRY & ANISE PIE

In small amounts, anise lends a slight licorice-y perfume that brings out the floral quality of the berries. Get the recipe>>

RUSTIC BLUEBERRY TART

This rustic, delicious tart makes the most of blueberries. The dough comes together fast, so you can have a juicy, bubbling tart on the table in about an hour. Get the recipe>>

EASY RASPBERRY TART

Use a single sheet of parchment for rolling and baking the crust—no fussy, failure-fraught transfer of dough from counter to tart pan. Get the recipe>>

STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB PIE WITH SOUR CREAM CRUST

Sweet strawberries and tangy rhubarb bring out the best in each other. The crust is rich from sour cream, putting a luxurious frame around simple, seasonal fruit. Get the recipe>>

STRAWBERRY TART WITH CITRUS PASTRY CREAM

This tart looks impressive, but you won’t need a whole day to put it together. Strawberries make a simple pattern on top of a delicious vanilla-citrus pastry cream. Get the recipe>>

Photos by Chris Rochelle