This list of fruit desserts for summer 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.
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 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.
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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.
Best Desserts 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 summer dessert recipes 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 summer 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 summer 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 summer dessert recipes with fruit that you should also try and you can browse them below!
Summer Fruit Desserts To Make This Year
While it can be a struggle to get my kids to eat fruit, the one thing I can always count on them to eat is fruit desserts! Especially in summer! If you're looking for some fun recipes to try this year, check out this awesome list of fruity sweet treats.
Best Ever Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe
This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is my go-to fruit dessert for parties and potlucks!
Best Ever Strawberry Jello Angel Food Cake Dessert Recipe
This easy strawberry dessert is my most pinned recipe and is the summer my mom used to make for us when we were kids. SO tasty!
Churro Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
Every good summer party has a fruit dip! This Churro version is my favorite!
Fig Dessert Recipe with Breyers
These caramelized figs are the perfect sweet and fruit topping for ice cream.
4 Ingredient Mini No Bake Cheesecakes
Cheesecake is always a favorite and not having to bake is the best! Topped with fresh fruit, you've got the perfect summer dessert!
Homemade Fresh Fruit Popsicles
What is there not to love about a popsicle? They're cool, refreshing and they bring back fun childhood memories and now you can make them yourself with fresh fruit! YUM!
Best Ever Southern Peach Cobbler (With Video)
Peach cobbler is the perfect dessert comfort food. Make sure you have some vanilla ice cream on hand for this one!
Raspberry White Chocolate Popsicles
Oh, I love the look of these Raspberry White Chocolate Popsicles. Can you say tasty summer treat? This is a great way to have a chocolate dessert during warm months!
Paleo Strawberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Not all summer desserts need to be cold. These Strawberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies will fit in with your paleo diet too!
Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake
Is it cheesecake or is it a creamsicle? This Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake will quench all your cravings.
3 Ingredient Pineapple Dessert
There is just something very summer about pineapple, isn’t there? This Easy Pineapple Dessert will be the perfect warm weather treat.
Easy Strawberry Pie (Like Frisch's and Shoney's)
Strawberry Pie, check. Easy Strawberry Pie, double check! Who else wants to start making this ASAP?
Warm peaches and strawberry ice cream is such a tasty combination, you will wonder why you haven’t made these Baked Peaches before!
Light Mango Coconut Panna Cotta
Some of summer’s favorite flavors come together in this Mango Coconut Panna Cotta! Have you made Panna Cotta before? It's pretty easy!
Easy 3 Ingredient Pineapple Sorbet
I just love when a delicious recipe doesn’t require a whole mess of ingredients. This Pineapple Sorbet requires just 3!
Almond Raspberry Ricotta Parfaits
Everyone loves parfaits! This Almond Raspberry Ricotta Parfait is a great fruit dessert when the weather warms up.
Strawberry Slab Pie
Strawberry Pie is just a great way to welcome summer, isn’t it? This one looks tasty and seems way easier than making pie crust!
Fresh and Fruity Tapioca Pudding Parfaits
Another great parfait recipe! This Fresh and Fruity Tapioca Pudding Parfait recipe puts a new spin on it and feels nostalgic at the same time.
Low Carb Crustless Cheesecake with Blueberries
If you are looking to keep your dessert low carb, this Crustless Cheesecake is for you! This one is perfect for the blueberry lover!
Individual Miniature Cheesecakes
These individual sized cherry cheesecakes are the perfect tasty treat to serve at your next barbecue!
Easy Strawberry Cake Roll
This dessert tastes even more amazing than it looks! This Strawberry Cake Roll is like a really grown up sophisticated version of Strawberry Shortcake. But it's still easy!
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.
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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.
SHERI SILVER says
Thank you so much for including my white chocolate raspberry popsicles in your round up! :)
Chris @ Celebrations At Home says
I love to make my berry trifle, which can be made with store-bought pound cake or angel food cake.
Amy Anderson says
I like fruit pies! These look delicious too - I'll take any fruit dessert really!
laura londergan says
this looks insanely delish. Cookies are good and ice cream is my fave though!
So easy & cute!
Sugar cookie pizza is absolutely one of my favorite things!! I never thought about how perfect it is for the 4th!!
Sara @ Mom Endeavors says
Followed! My favorite summer desserts are anything cool & fruity! :)
Laurel (@abubblylife) says
Following... my favorite dessert is fruit bruschetta :)
Carrie Harris says
Trifles and pavlovas are my fave...so easy and delicious!
Carla S says
I follow on pinterest and my favorite fruit dessert is key lime pie. It tastes much better made from scratch versus store made.
I love strawberry shortcake! Or blueberry muffin cookies!
I follow on Pinterest and I love strawberry shortcake.
Jessie C. says
I follow on Pinterest and favorite is blueberry pie.
I'm following Give Bakery Because on Pinterest! My favorite fruit dessert is Summer Pudding! It is British, but I love it, using freshest raspberries, blueberries, currants, cook them for a few minutes with sugar. Line white bread in a bowl and put the berries in, top with more bread. Put a plate over it to weight it down a little and refrigerate overnight. Then turn upside down to serve. It can be fancier, but even plain as this it is yummy!
This looks amazing! Love the colors. From time to time I grab fresh fruit, whip cream and angel food cake bowls (usually found near the produce) and make myself some pretty treats.