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21 Fruit Desserts for Summer You’ll Want to Make Now


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.

Berry Basil Dessert Bruschetta with Sugar Cookies fruit dessert on a white serving platter.
Let’s make a delicious fruit dessert for summer.

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.

Related Post: Fruit Bruschetta Sugar Cookies

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. 

Collage of summer desserts with fruit.

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.

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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More Dessert Round Ups

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.

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  1. Thank you so much for including my white chocolate raspberry popsicles in your round up! :)

  2. I like fruit pies! These look delicious too – I’ll take any fruit dessert really!

  3. Sugar cookie pizza is absolutely one of my favorite things!! I never thought about how perfect it is for the 4th!!

  4. I follow on pinterest and my favorite fruit dessert is key lime pie. It tastes much better made from scratch versus store made.

  5. I love strawberry shortcake! Or blueberry muffin cookies!

  6. I follow on Pinterest and I love strawberry shortcake.

  7. Jessie C. says:

    I follow on Pinterest and favorite is blueberry pie.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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