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Best Summer Dessert Recipes

Best Summer Dessert Recipes

Summer Dessert Shopping Tips

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Summer Dessert Cooking Tips

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.


Our Best Cookout Desserts

Serve up a tasty treat this summer with our sweetest and most delicious desserts. Pies, cookies, shortcakes, s’mores-inspired treats and more — these recipes are perfect for any cookout.

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Lemon Meringue Bars

Your lemon meringue pie just got squared — into bars, that is. Skip rolling out pie dough with this easy-to-make press-in version, then spread on the meringue and toast it under your broiler.

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

When adding juicy summer fruit (like blueberries) to pies and cobblers, you generally need something to help the fruit coalesce into a sauce. Food Network Kitchen chefs love instant tapioca, as it thickens while fading into the background, letting the fruit shine.

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Ice Cream Cone Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Not all ice cream cones melt in the blazing summer sun. Have fun shaping and rolling the colorful cookie dough so that every slice is super cute.

Boozy Piña Colada Bundt Cake

When a pineapple upside-down cake meets a piña colada, the drunken cake of your dreams becomes a reality. (You're welcome.)

Blueberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

Peanut S'mores Magic Bars

These gooey treats bring the campfire indoors. Toasted marshmallows are the perfect pillowy topper for the ultimate bar packed with chocolate and peanuts.

Strawberry Pie Cake

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Blackberry Cobbler

Trisha's double-decker cobbler layers a blackberry-and-sugar mixture with strips of biscuit-like pastry. "The last time I made this, I didn't have time to make homemade pastry, so I tried store-bought refrigerated roll-out pastry shells and cut them into strips. It worked great!" says Trisha.

Angel Food Cake and Berry Trifle

Individual Key Lime Pies

Cin-ful Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Cream Pie

This creamy chocolatey pie couldn't be easier to make: Just spread chocolate-cream cheese filling into a store-bought cookie crust and dessert is ready in 10 minutes.

White Claw Black Cherry Cupcakes

You can have your favorite drink and eat it too with these fun, party-ready cupcakes. We took boxed red velvet cake mix and added a hefty dose of White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer. Each baked cupcake is then stuffed with oozy, boozy jam to bump up the cherry taste, swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and finished with a cocktail cherry on top!

Alton's Shortcake

Campfire Cookies

What kind of cookie can top a s'more at a cookout? One that is topped with an adorable candy campfire, complete with tiny toasted marshmallows on sticks. Bring a batch of these to your next campout — whether deep in the woods or just in your backyard — and watch the smiles break out among your troop.

Strawberry Cheesecake Galette

This light and springy dessert satisfies the cheesecake lover, but it is a bit easier to make. It's also a great way to use the first strawberries of the season.

S'mores Icebox Cake

The only baking you'll need to do for this icebox cake is a quick broil of the marshmallow topping.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Nutella-Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate-hazelnut spread is cleverly chilled, making it easier to use as a filling for these gooey, molten-center treats. Eat them warm or even cooled — there won't be any left for the cookie jar.

Blueberry Buckle

Brownie Pudding

Ina's 5-star dessert is the perfect combination of crisp brownie edges and a gooey pudding filling.

Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries

S'mores Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter-chocolate blossom cookies are great, but they're even better paired with toasted, gooey marshmallows. Serve these at your next summer get-together, no bonfire required.

Blueberry Fools

Summer Cheesecake Mousse

Your favorite sweet and tangy dessert just got scoopable. We layered this creamy mousse with crushed graham crackers and berry jam in glass jars. As an alternative, spread the mousse on graham crackers and top with fresh berries or your favorite berry jam.

Stone Fruit Pouches

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert. No one will be able to resist the cake "noodles."

Blueberry Crumble with Cornmeal-Almond Topping

Grilled Rhubarb Brown Betty

Individual Strawberry Trifles

Giada's individual trifles are made with amaretto liquor for a kid-friendly version, substitute fruit juice.

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake

Need a treat for a school (wink) or summer gathering? This cake-and-cupcake combo, which comes together easily with the aid of colorful chocolate candies, will go over swimmingly.

Peanut Butter Pie

Rich and creamy peanut butter pie is a cinch to pull together quickly, but plan ahead before dessert it should be refrigerated for at least an hour before serving.

Fruit Salad with Limoncello

S'mores Cookie Crumble Bars

Berry Trifle

Classic S'mores

Diner-Style Strawberry Shortcake

Blackberry-White Chocolate Fool with Toasted Hazelnuts

As in the traditional English recipe, Bobby uses a mixture of pureed blackberries and whipped heavy cream as the base for his "fool," but he adds white chocolate and crème de cassis, a liqueur made with blackcurrants, to deliver even more decadence.

Stars and Stripes Piñata Cookies

Give these patriotic cookies a shake to see the tiny red, white and blue stars inside the candy windows.

Crab Cupcakes

Make a splash with these crab cupcakes that are secretly a cinch to pull together thanks to store-bought cookies and colorful gummies.

Mini Taco S'mores

Brush flour tortillas with a buttery cinnamon-sugar mixture and prepare to wow guests. These little taco s'mores are super easy to make, thanks to a muffin tin, but they taste just like you went the campfire route.

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

The marbled effect in this Americana-inspired dessert is easier to achieve than it looks — simply alternate scoops of colored cheesecake batter and let a wooden skewer do the rest!

Muffin Tin Strawberry Pies

Muffin tins are so versatile — you can even use one to make mini fruit pies. Cute fluted rounds of baked pie dough stand in for a traditional double crust.

Campfire Skillet Cookie

Bring the great outdoors inside and let everyone relax around this skillet cookie.

Open-Faced Plum Tart

Classic Lemon Bars

Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Upside-Down Cake

Enjoy a slice of the classic pineapple upside-down cake or pick one of the other fun fruits &mdash or go ahead and try them all. We know we wouldn't be able to resist!

Doughnut Grills

This is the ultimate edible craft project for a barbecue: Chocolate doughnuts and piped chocolate turn into adorable mini grills decorated with all the usual cook-out fare &mdash only made from candy!

Peach and Raspberry Cobbler

Marcela's Strawberry Meringue Cake (Mostachon)

Marcela's summery dessert starts with a meringue-cake base, then moves up to a cream cheese frosting and is eventually crowned by fresh, plump strawberries.

Fireworks Cheesecake

Boom! A chocolate cake-bottomed no-bake cheesecake gets a splashy treatment thanks to some seriously clever (and easy) decorating tricks.

S'moreos

Say good-bye to graham crackers and make your s'mores with a new kid in town: the chocolate sandwich cookie! It's the perfect place to house a toasted, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate. And thanks to your broiler, you can say farewell to the campfire too.

Banana Bread Ice Cream Layer Cake

Bored of banana bread? Give your classic recipe a refresh with a layer of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream &ndash just in time for summer!

White Claw Lime Cupcakes

These boozy, semi-scratch cupcakes are loaded with citrus flavor, thanks to a generous pour of White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer. We upped the ante by adding a spiked lemon curd filling, and topped each cupcake with a dollop of vanilla frosting for a grown-up treat.

Deep Dish Peach Pie

This pie slices beautifully and has a delicious peach filling, but the real star is the crust: crisp, crunchy and perfectly sweet.

Pull-Apart Pool Cupcake Cake

It's everybody into the pool for this fun summer dessert that requires little more than box cake mix, frosting and colorful supermarket candy.

Jiggly Aquarium Pops

Make a splash at your next summer cookout with these pushable jelly treats filled with gummy fish, licorice seaweed and crunchy candy gravel.

Doughnut Hole Crabs

Combine your favorite red candies and leftover doughnut holes to create fun treat that's almost too cute to eat!

Seashore Cheesecake

Make a splash at your next cookout with this adorable beach-scene cheesecake.

Beach Day Cookies

Reminiscing about a wonderful day in the sun? Come inside and build these scenic sandcastle cookies to celebrate beach days all summer long.

Mini Watermelon Cake Cups

Frozen pound cake, vanilla frosting and melted white chocolate team up to make an adorable summer treat for a barbecue or pool party. No baking necessary!

Strawberry-Blackberry Summer Trifle

Blackberry Summer Pudding

Sweet and Crispy Spiced Bread and Berries

Grilled S'mores Cake

Grilled Bananas With Mexican Chocolate Sauce

When bananas doused in cinnamon-sugar grace the grill, the exterior caramelizes in the most decadent way.

Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Blueberry Delight

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

Individual No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes

Apple-Raspberry Crumble with Oat-Walnut Topping

Plum-Nectarine-Blackberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Pistachio Topping

Caramel Apple Grilled Mini Monkey Breads

Monkey bread couldn't be easier with store-bought biscuit dough. We made this recipe so you can take it on the go to your next backyard cookout or tailgate party and then pop it on the grill while everyone is eating. By the time they're ready for a sweet treat, it will be done!

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Fruit Pizza

Cheeseburger Cake

Berried Treasure

Instant Parfait

Blueberry Pie

Banana Cream Pudding

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Red, White and Blue Meringues

These red, white and blue meringues are easy to make and use a clever decorating trick: Paint lines of food coloring gel up the sides of a pastry bag before filling it with meringue, and each cookie comes out striped as you pipe it. You can use this same trick with frosting for cupcakes.

Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pops

Kids will love these super-cool bite-sized pops. Don't surprised if they ask for more than one!

Grandma Monette's Cherry Jam Tart

This elegant tart is Melissa's Ten Dollar Dinners-style take on a recipe from her husband's French grandmother. Instead of using fresh cherries, which can be pricey, Melissa uses good-quality jam.

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Warm Plums with Gelato

Almond Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Cherry Clafoutis

Tiki Cocktail Cake

Cherry and Peach Galette

Marshmallow S'mores Pops

Lemon Raspberry S'mores

Cherry Clafoutis

Root Beer Tiramisu

Here's everyone's favorite Italian dessert reimagined with a flavor profile that's purely American. Like a root beer float sent to finishing school, this sweet will completely delight.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Summer Pie Minis

When it&rsquos too hot to use the oven but don&rsquot want to miss out on dessert? Try these mini no-bake fruit pies &ndash held together by a nut-based crust.

Grilled Crispy Treat S’Mores

Take the favorite fireside treat to the next level &mdash instead of sandwiching your s&rsquomores between graham crackers, use gooey marshmallow cereal treats. These are on the larger side for easier grilling. The best part is you can make them ahead and unpack them at your campsite when your fire is ready to go. And if the weather isn&rsquot cooperating, these can also be made indoors, with a grill pan.


Best Summer Dessert Recipes

Satisfy your warm-weather cravings with fruit-filled desserts, no-bake treats and frozen summer sweets.

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Frozen Yogurt Coconut Pops

Made with coconut-infused yogurt and a blend of in-season fruits like peaches and strawberries, these striped treats are topped with coconut flakes for a final tropical touch and unique texture.

Double Chocolate Pudding Pie

The combination of a crunchy, buttery graham cracker crust with velvety-smooth cocoa and bittersweet chocolate pudding is so satisfying that you won't even notice the filling is made with 1% milk.

Rice Pudding

Lighten up rice pudding for summer with vanilla soy milk, but add some extra creaminess at the end with spoonfuls of sweetened condensed milk.

Peach-Blackberry Pie

Summer's most-iconic stone fruit gets paired with plump, juicy blackberries in Bobby Flay's subtly spiced, mile-high pie. Inside you'll find an abundance of sweet, juicy fruit.

Milk Chocolate Banana Pudding

Layer bananas, wafers and milk chocolate pastry cream for a richer take on the classic pudding dish. Top the beautifully layered dish with curled chocolate shavings for an elegant finish.

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Cream

Speedy shortcake that doesn't sacrifice flavor? Kelsey makes it possible with thick-cut store-bought pound cake darkened on the grill, glazed strawberries and a tart lemony cream for sandwiching in between.

Mango-Strawberry Crumble

Sometimes sweet flavors are best balanced by tangy ones in summer fruit desserts, and sometimes sweet is meant to be doubled, as is the case with this vibrant strawberry and mango crumble. The fruits' contrasting colors and textures make for a dish that tastes as cheerfully indulgent as it appears.

Berry Trifle

Assemble this elegant dessert in less than one hour. Best part? No oven required!

Blueberry Pie

Alex Guarnaschelli uses a combination of butter and shortening in her crust to achieve maximum flakiness, and a mixture of fresh berries and jam provide a bounty of blueberry flavor.

Perfect No-Cook Cheesecake

Chill out with a no-bake cheesecake crowned with citrus zest.

Stone Fruit Pouches

For a gourmet campfire dessert, pour a brandy-and lime-infused mixture of apricots and plums over a bed of crushed gingersnaps, then cook in aluminum pouches over hot coals for 10 minutes. It’s a fun and fruity dessert that’s ready in a (ginger) snap.

Tri-Berry Trifle

Tiffani Thiessen blends whipped cream, creme fraiche and pudding mix, then layers the decadent mixture with fresh fruit and cubed cake.

Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops

There's no margarita mix employed in the creation of these ice pops, just freshly squeezed lime juice, the necessary liquors and pureed strawberries.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Alton Brown's lemon pie recipe perfectly straddles the sweet-sour scale, making this a must-try take on the classic pie. For perfectly bronzed meringue, take the pie out of the oven a few minutes early and use a blowtorch.

Strawberry Galette

The strawberry filling in this lovely ruby-red rustic tart isn't overly sweet and is studded with lightly toasted ground almonds for an unexpected (but certainly welcome) crunch.

Grilled Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches

Make over everyone's favorite baked good for summer by grilling buttermilk-based banana bread and then filling the halves with the ice cream flavor of your choice. This banana bread recipe is particularly flavorful since the bananas have first been roasted to enhance their natural sweetness.

Mint Chip Ice Cream

A teaspoon of potent peppermint oil is all it takes to infuse this rich and creamy ice cream with refreshing mint flavor (oh, and a handful of mint-chocolate candies never hurts).

Peach Almond Crumble

The almond and peach combo in this dessert is a real winner, but you could easily substitute apples (or any fruit of your choice) in this flour-free crumble recipe — just make sure to adjust the baking time accordingly.

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie Pops

Sugar Cookie Crust Fruit Pizza

Chuck's Berry Crumble

Chocolate Ice Cream

Alton has definitely got the scoop on this cold classic: A blend of heavy cream and half-and-half gives his recipe dense creaminess, while the cocoa-to-sugar ratio provides rich chocolatey flavor.

Louie and Pete's Peach Crisp

For an extra punch of peach flavor in your buttery oat crisp, toss the fruit in a splash of peach schnapps.

Peach and Raspberry Shortcake

Forget strawberries. Homemade peach-raspberry jam is a game-changing addition to this summery cream-filled shortcake.

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Grilled pineapple is great, but it reaches celebratory heights when drizzled with a satiny Nutella-cream sauce. Double the decadence with spoonfuls of vanilla-laced mascarpone and a scattering of toasted hazelnuts.

Cast-Iron Blueberry Cobbler

Cooking your cobbler in a cast-iron pot gives this dessert crispy, caramelized edges and a chewy, gooey berry-filled center.

Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Icebox Cake

Grilled French Toast with Strawberries and Rosemary

Grilling strawberries in foil packets softens, rather than chars, the sweet fruit. When cooked with balsamic, orange zest and rosemary, they take on savory flavors — though they're still sweet enough to transform grilled challah slices into a french toast dessert.

S'mores Pudding Pie

Sangria Ice Pops

Turn the classic drink into cooling ice pops composed of red wine, three fruit juices and chopped fresh fruits. Freeze the mixture until it's solid for a take on red wine that suits the sultry summer months.

"Old Fashioned"-Inspired Cherry Pie

Nadia's cherry pie is inspired by a retro cocktail called an Old Fashioned that’s made with tart red cherries, raw sugar, bourbon and a touch of orange bitters.


12 Desserts Packed With Fresh Summer Fruit

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I’m thankful to pie for being a year-round treat. While its outer layer can vary from a flaky and crispy crust to a buttery graham cracker one, the base is just the canvas for any filling imaginable, from fluffy ice cream to rich chocolate. But come summer, when farmers markets are overflowing with perfectly ripe, sweet, and tart fruit, I want nothing more than to fill my pie base with all the berries and stone fruit I can get my hands on.

Thanks to Stella, I’ve learned a thing or two about pie, from blind-baking a crust and combatting a soggy base to creating beautiful lattice and herringbone patterns. I’ve also come to know the flavors of pie in its various shapes and forms, like galettes, crisps, and cobblers. When it comes to baking fruit pies and their variations, ratios are crucial. Too much sugar and you’ll end up with runny fruit and a soggy crust too much starch will leave you with a gloppy filling. So long as you measure out your ingredients accurately (we recommend utilizing a kitchen scale) and use the right pan, bright, fruity, and crispy summer pies, galettes, and more can be in your future—just be sure to serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate pairing. From classics like blueberry pie and blackberry cobbler to a no-bake strawberry pie and an elegant cherry clafoutis, these are our favorite pie variations to show off the best of our summer fruit.


31 Pineapple Desserts That Will Take You To The Tropics

This must be just like living in paradise. And I don't wanna go home.

These pineapple dessert recipes will take you there.

Proof that syrup improves literally everything.

Say "aloha" to your go-to summer dessert.

Cool down&mdashwhile transporting to the tropics&mdashwith layers of buttery graham cracker crust, pineapple, and whipped cream cheese.


Healthy Summer Desserts

Get the most out of fresh summer fruit and your favorite seasonal ingredients with these healthy dessert recipes that won't weigh you down.

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Layered Watermelon Ice Pops

Nothing says summer quite like slices of watermelon and frozen ice pops, so put the two together for a summery, layered treat. When avocado is sweetened and pureed, it freezes up just like ice cream, making it the perfect ingredient for the green watermelon rind layer.

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Fruit Pops

Ree Drummond creates these refreshing ice pops by adding a pureed mango and simple syrup mixture to the bottom of her ice pop molds and freezing. Then she pours a strawberry mixture to the halfway mark. For the striped effect, repeat with another layer of mango and strawberry.

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Macerated strawberries meet rum, Greek yogurt, vanilla and citrus flavors in the Neelys' bright and flavorful homemade frozen yogurt. Be sure to place your ice cream maker insert into the freezer a full 24 hours before preparing the frozen treat.


GLAZED LEMON ZUCCHINI BREAD

I often say zucchini grows like weeds in our garden! So I’m always trying out new recipes for this versatile veggie!

I found zucchini gold with this pretty and so so moist and delicious dessert! I sometimes cheat and eat it for breakfast with a cup of coffee. It’s that good!


39 Perfect Peach Dessert Recipes

You can't eat peach cobbler every day of the week (if you want to take that as a challenge, be our guest) but, luckily, the world of peach desserts extends far and wide. There are the other buttery pastries: your pies, your galettes, your crisps and shortcakes. But scroll through our favorite peach desserts for yet more uses for this sweet and juicy summer wonder, whether that's in cool and creamy confections like ice creams and frozen yogurts, old-fashioned favorites like parfaits, or delicacies like panna cottas. Plus: not one but several cobbler recipes, so you'll never get bored.


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Brûléed Banana Splits With Cashew Caramel Corn

This banana split recipe is so good. You&rsquoll start by caramelizing bananas in a nonstick skillet, which allows them to develop a delicious, sugary crust without using any fat. The result is a golden-brown slice of heaven, all topped off with ice cream and a sprinkling of salty-sweet caramel corn. For a dinner party, serve the bananas, ice cream, and caramel corn family style and let everyone build their own sundaes.


20 Summer Fruit Desserts You Can Make with Five Ingredients (Or Less!)

The perfect way to end a warm summer day is with a deliciously fruity dessert. With juicy peaches, sweet strawberries, and fragrant melons all ripe for the picking, it's no wonder that they're the main attraction in a number of our favorite treats. Whether paired with cheese and honey or tucked into a tart, we have a variety of fruit-forward dessert recipes that require minimal ingredients but deliver big in terms of taste.

Sometimes the simplest dishes are the tastiest, and that's exactly the approach we like to take when it comes to summertime dessert. With fewer ingredients and steps, more focus is put on the fruit, like in our Strawberries with Créme Fraîche and Sugar, pictured here. All of the ingredients for this delicious treat are in the name of the recipe. Similarly, with only five minutes of prep and five ingredients, our Tea-Scented Melons are an invigorating option soaked in jasmine green tea, honey, mint leaves, and warm water for a floral and fruity delight. The ultimate easy to make recipe, Pound Cake with Peaches and Cream, uses store-bought pound cake that gets sliced into three even pieces to create layers. It's filled with sugared peaches and whipped cream.

If you prefer your dessert to be a little savory, a little sweet, then our Honeyed Fig and Melon with Blue Cheese and Almonds is an ideal combination that's simply mouthwatering. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and satiates a number of cravings.

Few things are as satisfying during the summer than cold, melt-in-your-mouth iced treats, and you can't go wrong with our healthy No Churn Raspberry Frozen Yogurt. The recipe calls for Greek yogurt instead of cream, which adds a delightful tang. For a unique twist on frozen desserts, try our Lemon-Raspberry Semifreddo or Peach Melba Spoom, the latter of which consists of a frozen meringue layered with fruit.

And there's more where these ideas came from. Ahead, our best summer fruit desserts featuring five (or fewer!) ingredients.