Slice of Summer Pies. Peach, Banana Cream, Key Lime

Make Cream Pies the go- to -Summer Dessert with these three Easy-to-Make Summer Cream Pie Recipes.  Fresh Peaches & Cream, Lemon Cream and Caramel Banana Cream Pie are baked with a crumb crust, custard type filling, fresh whipped cream and seasonal summer fruits as garnishes. What makes this trio of pies so special you might ask…  easy fillings, summer favorite flavors and you get to decide the crumb for the crust with the Versatile Crumb Crust Recipes

Easy to Make Summer Cream Pies

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Caramel Banana Cream Pie, Peaches & Cream Pie and Lemon Cream Cheese Pie

This is the Caramel Banana Cream Pie with Vanilla Wafer Cookie Crust.

Inside the pie is a layer of caramel sauce, dulce de leche, then layered with bananas, topped with french vanilla pudding and whipped cream.  Garnished with Mini Vanilla Wafers and sliced bananas.  Serve this pie well chilled for pretty slices.  Tap on photos for recipes.  xo

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Peaches & Cream Pie with Butter Pecan Cookie Crust

A peachy custard made with peach preserves in a cream cheese custard lines a butter pecan cookie crust. Sliced fresh peaches garnish the top of the pie.  Center of pie is piled high with fresh whipped cream and mint leaves. Served chilled for pretty slices.  Tap on photo for recipe.

Lemon Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Another great summer dessert is the Lemon Cream Pie.   A lemon custard filling lines a graham cracker crust and baked 12 minutes, During the pie chill time, cream cheese and lemon curd are mixed together and spread over cooled crust. Sweetened home made fresh whipped cream is spread over the lemon curd cheese mixture and garnished with fresh dollops and lemon slices when ready to serve.  Easy-as-pie to make and take, very creamy and refreshing lemony tart pie for your family and friends.  Tap on photo for recipe.

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Pie Tips:

  • To make a pretty presentation bake your pies in deep dish tart shells.
  • Chill the filling after baking at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Use Heavy Whipping Cream to make the whipped cream, chill bowl and beaters before making for best results.
  • Garnish pies right before serving.
  • All pies should be kept covered and refrigerated.
  • Caramel Banana Cream Pie has best flavor if made one day prior to event, just don’t garnish until ready to serve.  If you like a really sweet pie this is it, if you don’t want a sweet pie, omit the caramel.

Versatile Crumb Crust

 Versatile Crust Recipe 

Using the back of a measuring cup pressing the crumbs to the sides and bottom of pan will make the crust solid in appearance and bake more evenly.  You will like it. xo


Easy to Make Summer Pies-Versatile Crust Recipe

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Crust recipe has basic ingredients and procedure in making, You can use cookies, grahams, biscotti, even crackers.  If you use shortbread cookies, you should reduce the butter and sugar content by 2 tablespoons.  Shortbread cookies are butter and sugar filled cookies and would be to “wet” for a crust if you don’t reduce the recipe.

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 1-9" pie crust 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American



1½ cups ground graham crackers*

¼ cup granulated sugar

6 tablespoons melted butter

¼ teaspoon salt


In food processor process crackers into crumbs, add melted butter and salt. Process to combine. Lightly spray 9” pie plate or deep-dish tart pan with cooking spray covering bottom and sides of dish. Bake or chill crust as recipe directs. For 10 “ pie crust add ½ cup crumbs to recipe + 2 Tablespoons sugar and 2 additional tablespoons melted butter.

* Make it Yours: Substituting graham crackers for gingersnaps, vanilla wafers, buttery crackers, or chocolate sandwich cookies. No matter the crumb the recipe is the same.



  • Chill the crust while making the pie filling if cream pies are baked.
  • This recipe is for cream pies or canned fruit type pies only.
  • Press crumbs on sides of tart shell first then the press the bottom crumbs.
  • Use the bottom of a small measuring cup to help press the the crust in the pan.
  • Best crumb results use a food processor with steel blade.

*If you use buttery shortbread cookies, you should reduce the butter and sugar content in recipe by 2 tablespoons.  Shortbread cookies are butter and sugar delicious cookies. Making a crust with these cookies makes the pie sweet and buttery, but if you use too much butter/sugar the crust will not hold up well, it will be too wet to form into tart pan or pie shell.

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Make these pies and let me know how you liked them.  You might have a summer favorite mine is the Lemon Cream Cheese.  Its the lemon curd in the cream cheese layer that makes it over the top delicious and creamy.  YUM!

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