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Nothing says summer, or a summer dinner party, more than a delicious, home-baked pie. It is definitely a required dessert at any good BBQ, especially July 4th — (and this is coming from an Aussie, who has attended precisely two 4th of July barbecues in her life, so obviously, I know what I’m talking about).
Pies are a great American dessert staple, and while the popularity of apple pies generally tends to peak in the fall, (after every man and their dog has gone apple picking at Applewood orchard), summer is the perfect time to bake pies of the berry variety. Boysenberries, blueberries and raspberries are all in season throughout the middle of the year, making summer the best season to utilize the delicious fruit as much as possible. So, this 4th of July make sure to bake a berry pie (and that rhymes, so it has to be a good idea…right?).