We talk a lot about summer cooking here at Food52. Once the temperatures get high enough to warrant regular backyard dining, we can't help but focus on summer salads, grill-friendly recipes, and cocktails you'll want to sip on under the sun. However, we can't ignore summertime baking staples, either.
In the same way we think of juicy heirloom tomatoes and bubbly spritzes from June through Labor Day, we also think of our favorite warm-weather cakes, pies, and cobblers. Peach, key lime, coconut, strawberry and rhubarb...the list truly could go on, and on, and on, but we'll try our best to spare you an endless scroll. Instead, we'll keep things nice and simple: Here are 20 baking tools and accessories to help you make the perfect summer dessert, whatever that might be (plus a couple of our favorite recipes, too).