A summer pie is a food item that can be made by combining (in order) a pie dish, pastry dough, a strawberry, a watermelon, and a cooking apple, and then by cooking the raw summer pie on a stove, on a range, or by using the Bake Pie spell. Level 95 Cooking is required both to make the raw summer pie and to bake the pie, and 260 experience is granted for each pie successfully cooked.
Per pie, summer pies heal up to 22 hitpoints, boost Agility temporarily by 5 levels, and restore 20% energy. Each pie has two bites, so each bite restores up to 11 hitpoints and gives 10% run energy. After eating the summer pie, a pie dish will remain. The Agility boost from a summer pie does not stack with the boost of an agility potion.
The summer pie can be obtained from another player, from Elite clue scrolls, from Dragon implings, killing Cerberus and Commander Zilyana, or one can make it themselves with the appropriate cooking level.
While sharks may be eaten 1 per 1.8 seconds, summer pies may be eaten 1 bite per 0.6 seconds, which means that continuously eating summer pies can restore 33 hitpoints for every 20 hitpoints restored in the same time continuously eating sharks.
Summer pies can be great food for training Agility due to their high life points restoration and Agility level boost. For example, at the Brimhaven Agility Arena, there are dart obstacles that temporarily lower a player’s Agility level by 2 if failed. Eating a slice of the pie will restore some of the player’s Agility level without having to wait for it to return to normal. Summer pies are also very useful when fighting the Chaos Elemental, since players are able to eat them very quickly and leave behind pie dishes, preventing the elemental from unequipping their armour. It is also useful during quests which require high Agility levels such as Regicide and the Underground Pass.
Summer pies may also be used to boost agility to use an Agility shortcut that cannot be used at a player’s base Agility level. However, some shortcuts or obstacles do not allow the use of a boost to pass. For example, some areas such as the Ape Atoll Course may not be accessed if a player’s base level does not meet the requirement; the game will state “Your Agility boost won’t help you here.” Similarly, Saradomin’s Encampment in the God Wars Dungeon requires 70 Agility, without boosts, to pass.
Summer pies may be cooked on a range. They can be burnt even with 99 cooking; burnt pies do nothing but may be emptied to receive the pie dish back.
However, summer pies are usually cooked with Bake Pie spell because the Bake Pie spell is faster than regular cooking, gives 60 Magic experience per cast, and guarantees no burning. If the Bake Pie spell is not going to be used, it would be best for the player to sell the raw summer pies and cook sharks instead. Approximately 1700 pies may be cooked per hour using Bake Pie.
This is a combination of the above two activities, and creates a profit of 383 coins per pie.
However, keep in mind that the above two activities are quite distinct (one is a no-experience money method and one is an expensive way to get fast experience), so it does not necessarily make sense to do both activities. However, using this method can still create a profit with the use of the Bake Pie spell.