I have the best easy dessert for you to make! This Fruit Bruschetta, using store-bought sugar cookies, is my favorite dessert to make for parties or potlucks!
With fresh berries, bits of basil and whipped cream, this is a full-on dessert bruschetta. With a sugar cookie base, this yummy recipe is always a crowd-pleaser.
It looks fancy but takes very little effort. If you’re looking for delicious fruit desserts for summer, you’re going to love this semi-homemade recipe!
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Fruit Bruschetta is a thing and it’s awesome
Fruit desserts are my favorite! I mean, don’t get me wrong, chocolate is super awesome too. But fruit desserts are my jam, especially during the warm months.
This Sugar Cookie Fruit Bruschetta recipe is super tasty and so EASY to make!
It starts off with a store-bought sugar cookie base and then gets even more radical with fresh berries and touch of whipped cream.
The prep is quick, the finished dessert is super pretty and this is the perfect thing to take to a potluck or block party! With it’s red, white and blue color it’s perfect for Memorial Day and Fourth of July.
People will think you slaved away on these when really you were kind of lazy. And I embrace lazy.
And by lazy, I mean I just don’t love to spend more time on things then I really need to.
How to Make Dessert Bruschetta
I also love that you don’t really need any serving utensils for this and they are super easy to grab. Finger foods keep things simple and are great for mingling.
The fresh ingredients and the sweet cookie create a delightful summer dessert idea.
- Store-bought sugar cookies
- fresh strawberries
- fresh basil leaves
- whipped cream
These are the berries I decided to use for this yummy dessert bruschetta. But you can use any!
I think the slightly tart sweetness of fresh berries works really well with the sweet and crunchy sugar cookies. I could see things like kiwi working well, but fruits like watermelon and apple don’t seem like the best choices.
But it’s up to you. I’m not the fruit police.
Of course, you can make your own sugar cookies. But have I mentioned I’m lazy?
Also, why mess with a good thing. The grocery store knows how to make cookies too. And they’re quite good, in fact. And they hold their shape better than homemade.
And you can swap out the basil for something else too. Mint would be delicious. And also rosemary. YUM!!!!!
Fresh herbs are always a great pairing for fresh berries and sort of make people think you are all gourmet and stuff.
- Clean the fresh berries and rinse your basil.
- Chop the strawberries and put them in a bowl.
- Add blueberries to the same bowl.
I decided to keep the blueberries whole for their color and have you seen the insides of a blueberry? It’s quite off-putting. It makes me think of zombies. Which is not super appetizing in terms of dessert presentation.
Zombie guts on a cookie. So not Pinterest worthy. But for Halloween maybe… Zombie Guts Fruit Bruschetta has a nice ring to it.
- Cut your herbs and add to the berries.
- Give the berry mixture a quick mix.
- Top your sugar cookies with whipped cream
- Add a TBSP of the herbed berry mixture to each.
I decided to chiffonade my basil because I’m fancy like that. It also looks really nice. But you can use herb sheers or just chop it however you feel like.
Again, I use store-bought whipped cream because I like that it comes with its own decorative tip. It’s easy to create a pretty little swirl on top of each cookie.
If you want to make your own, you can, you’ll just need to make sure it’s pretty stiff before you plop it onto the cookie.
If these are going to sit out at all, though, you might want to let guests add the whipped cream themselves as it can melt. These could easily be set out as a “station” so people could make them as they want them.
For a do-it-yourself bar, I would put the bowl of berries on top of a bowl of ice and keep the whipped cream in a wine chiller. Then set out the cookies on a cute platter and a spoon and your job is done. Boom.
God Bless America, am I right?! I love the colors in this easy dessert idea. And the best part is that they didn’t take hardly any time at all! Thank you, store-bought cookies and Mother Nature!
While chopping the fruit and herbs does take a minute to do, it is far less work than cooking something completely from scratch.
Also, I didn’t have to turn the oven on so my house doesn’t heat up. Just another reason why this berry and herb fruit bruschetta is a great summer dessert.
There are so many things you can do to jazz up store-bought sugar cookies. And I love that they are inexpensive and delicious.
I’ve used them to make really cute DIY cookie decorating kits and turned some sweet rolls into a thank you gift.
You totally want to eat some of this dessert bruschetta sugar cookies right now, don’t you?
With an easy treat like these, I don’t freak out when someone asks me to bring a dish to a party. Knowing I don’t have to do a ton of work beforehand takes the stress off!
More Fruit Desserts Ideas
- Strawberry Jello Angel Food Cake Dessert: This no-bake cake idea is full of strawberry flavor and is a nostalgic favorite of my family.
- Angel Food Cake with Gingered Peaches: Take a break from strawberries and serve this layered angel food cake dessert with gingered peaches instead.
- Roasted Figs Ice Cream Topping: Roasted figs get caramelized and delicious making them the perfect sweet topping for ice cream.
- Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Brown Sugar Caramel Topping from Honest and Truly
- Easy Fruit Tart from Eat Picks
- Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza from Mom Generations
Or check out all my quick and easy desserts right here.
Printable Recipe for Fruit Bruschetta on Sugar Cookies
Berry Basil Dessert Bruschetta
- One container of store-bought sugar cookies
- One pint of fresh strawberries chopped
- One container fresh blueberries
- A few leaves of basil chopped or chiffonade(ed) :)
- Whipped cream optional (just do it)
- Rinse berries.
- Chop strawberries to roughly the same size as the whole blueberries.
- Chiffonade or chop your basil.
- Add chopped strawberries, blueberries and basil to a bowl and toss together gently.
- Lay out the sugar cookies flat on a plate.
- Top each sugar cookie with 1-2 tablespoons of berry mixture.
- Top with whipped cream.
- Eat and enjoy.
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How good does this Berry Basil Sugar Cookie Dessert Bruschetta look?! And it tastes amazing too!
Make this delicious fruit bruschetta with sugar cookies for your next party or anytime you want a fresh, fruit dessert.