Whether you freeze it yourself at the height of its season or simply pick up a bag from the grocery store, frozen fruit works wonderfully as a substitute for fresh in all kinds of pies, tarts, cakes, and crisps. Here are 15 treats featuring summer fruits that you can make and enjoy even in the depths of winter.
Stone Fruit Pie
This recipe was developed by Border Grill chef Mary Sue Milliken, who says “At my restaurant, I use pastry flour for pie crusts, but I commonly find myself without at home, so here I’ve substituted all-purpose flour and cornstarch to achieve the same crispy tenderness. I love freezing fruit at its peak—sliced, sugared, and juicy, with tapioca added—so that a blast of summer is at my fingertips in the dead of winter.” If it’s winter and you haven’t frozen your own stone fruits, you can buy the pre-frozen, bagged versions readily available at most groceries. See the recipe for Stone Fruit Pie »