Fresh fruit is my favorite! And while I love delicious desserts, no matter what time of year, I like my summer treats to be full of fruit! When it's in season, it's even sweeter than usual making it an ideal ingredient for tasty recipes.
This list of fruit desserts is excellent for all your warm-weather get-togethers and parties! There are no limits to what you can create with fruit and you're really going to love these easy dessert ideas.
Fruit Desserts to Make for Summer
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This Berry Basil Dessert Bruschetta with Sugar Cookies is one of my favorite fruit desserts to make in summer. It's simple to put together for my family as the perfect end to a Sunday dinner. But it's also so easy to make for a crowd. I moved the recipe to its own page so I could share even more summery desserts with fruit.
The store-bought cookies help keep this quick to put together but the bright fruit flavors make this something you'll want to make next time you have company over.
Some of the desserts on this list are baked. Some use fresh fruit. No matter what you are looking for, you're sure to find something that looks delish!
It's easy to browse through these desserts with fruit and figure out how to modify them to fit your family's tastes and the ingredients you can easily find in your local stores.
Growing up our summers were spent running around the neighborhood, swimming and eating tasty treats that my mom or the other neighborhood moms made. I'm sure they made all kinds of things, but the easy fruit desserts are what I can clearly remember.
This Strawberry, Jello Angel Food Cake dessert was one my mom made. Friends that I had back then still bring up this fluffy pink dessert! (It's also my mom popular recipe BY FAR!)
My go-to dessert with fruit is this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake even though it requires an oven. I gladly heat up my house to eat this dessert. This one is also great if you need to bring a dessert with you somewhere. (Also, my second favorite post! My readers like the sweets almost as much as I do!)
But there are a ton of other amazing and refreshing fruit desserts that you should also try and you can browse them below!
While I do my best to try to eat healthily, I much prefer to get my fruit servings in, in the form of dessert. :)
From their fresh state to oven-baked, these seasonal fruits are the perfect way to lighten up your desserts. I don't necessarily mean fewer calories, I just mean not super heavy like a butter cake or something like that.
More Easy Ways to Use Fruit in Your Sweets
- Roast them, add a little butter and spices and then top with ice cream.
- Pan Fry to help the fruit caramelize and top it with Cool Whip.
- Cut it up and freeze it. Eat the chunks or add them to a smoothie.
- Make a simple Creme Anglaise to drizzle over the top of your fresh fruit in a bowl.
- Make a simple fruit salad with a honey lime glaze.
- Use it to make an easy dump cake!
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