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.
If you’re looking for my Berry Bruschetta post that used to be on this page, I moved it. Use the link in the next paragraph.
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 on this one.
The store-bought cookies help keep this sweet treat quick to put together but the bright fruit flavors make this something you’ll want to make next time you have company over.
Fruit Desserts to Make for Summer
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 most 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 (although you can make dump cake in the crockpot too).
This dump cake 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!
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 (like I do with my Baked Bananas) 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 or frosty cocktail!
- 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!
If you’re looking to add some delicious fruit desserts to your summer days, these yummy recipes are just what you’re looking for.
This round-up post for summer fruit desserts was originally posted in June of 2014! I’ve updated it with even more dessert ideas to curb your sweet tooth through the whole season.