Summer is the season for fruit piesgooey, bubbling-over, sweet-tart summer fruit pies. I make it my task to create a perfect piecrust and fill it with yummy, seasonal fruit.
My favorites are peach and blueberry because aside from being so thoroughly delicious, the fruit is abundant and cheap. The best summer fruitsstrawberry, rhubarb, blueberry, sour cherry, nectarine, peachjust happen to make the best fruit pies.
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For the thickener, I prefer cornstarch because as the cooked fruit and juices gel, the filling becomes completely clear, as opposed to flour, which thickens a bit and becomes cloudy. This way, the fruit looks like little gems. The amount of thickener required changes with each fruit due to the varying juiciness of each.