We firmly believe in pie for every occasion. Give us a long weekend, a picnic, or an irrational number, and we'll dust off our ceramic plates in a heartbeat. Come summer, however, there's something especially glorious about our flaky friends: Piled high with juicy berries and slivers of stone fruit, pie tastes like a gift from the season itself, all wrapped up in a butter crust.

So, with the dog days upon us, we rounded up our favorite sweet and savory pastries for your next picnic, for your family reunion, or for any old day summer day — just because. Bake a pie for dessert tonight, and in the morning, eat it right out of the fridge. It will be the breakfast of champions.

Lazy Mary's lemon tart by dymnyno

Heirloom tomato and lemon mascarpone tart by nannydeb

Martha Stewart's slab pie by Genius Recipes

White peach and lemon thyme galette by vvvanessa

Anne Dimock's straight-up rhubarb pie by Genius Recipes

Savory plum tart by JackieK

Rhubarb and apple hand pies by Yossy Arefi

Rustic beet tart and wilted greens by fatgirleating

Rose Levy Beranbaum's fresh blueberry pie by Genius Recipes

Perfect coconut cream pie by em-i-lis

Lattice-top peach and blueberry pie with rye crust by Yossy Arefi

Hand pies and lattice-top pie photos by Yossy Arefi; all other photos by James Ransom

This article originally appeared on Food52.com: 11 sweet and savory pies for summer

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