Take Advantage of Seasonal Produce With These Fresh Fruit Desserts

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20 Fruit Dessert Recipes To Make All Year LongCaitlin Bensel


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As much as we love decadent chocolate desserts, there’s nothing like a fresh fruit treat to tickle your sweet tooth! Before you know it, the farmers' market will be filled with spring and summer fruits, so you can finally make these seasonal fruit desserts. Here, you’ll find a variety of irresistible fruit dessert recipes that are sure to brighten your table. We’re talking strawberries, peaches, cherries, and blueberries baked to perfection within crumbly crusts and bars! Whether you're craving a classic berry cobbler or a unique fruit-infused cake, there's something sweet on this list for every occasion and palate. And although you can’t beat the flavor that fresh fruit brings to the table, you can make most of these fruit dessert recipes at any time of the year using frozen fruit as well!

If you're looking to impress your guests with something special at a Mother’s Day brunch, garden tea party, or summer soirée, try a fancy fruit tart, homemade blueberry bars, or a creamy key lime cheesecake. Or, if you’re simply looking to keep things easy-breezy, try one of our no-bake desserts, like our strawberry icebox cake or homemade dole whip. Of course, we also have plenty of recipes you can make in a flash for a fun weeknight treat, like rainbow fruit skewers, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a juicy fruit salad. No matter what you choose, these fruit dessert recipes are sure to freshen things up!

Blueberry Bars

This simple sweet starts and ends with a streusel-inspired dough that serves as both the crust and topping. Buttery, crumbly, and bursting with blueberry flavor, it's one of the best ways to fulfill your berry cravings!

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Caitlin Bensel

Strawberry Icebox Cake

Spring and strawberries go together like fall and pumpkin—and this easy icebox cake, layered with graham crackers, cream, and berries, is living proof! Plus, you can make it the night before so that when it's time for dessert, all you have to do is pull it from the fridge and serve.

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Caitlin Bensel

Fruit Tart

Adorned with a medley of bright berries (or any seasonal fruit you'd like), this beautiful fruit tart is as vibrant as a bouquet of fresh flowers! Featuring a creamy filling and crisp crust, this tart is both elegant and easy to make.

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Caitlin Bensel

Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce

The only thing better than fresh fruit is when it's topped with a crumble, baked to a crisp, and covered in creamy maple sauce! Believe us when we tell you this sweet treat is peachy keen.

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Danielle Daly

Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Packed with a myriad of fresh fruit and sprinkled doughnut holes, these rainbow fruit skewers double as breakfast and dessert!

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Hector Manuel Sanchez

Lemon Tart

Chock full of tangy lemon curd filling, this lemon tart is like sunshine in a slice! It's simple, fresh, and perfect for spring and summer.

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Will Dickey

Cherry Dump Cake

Craving a slice of cherry pie minus the hard work? Try this easy cherry dump cake to get your fruity fix! As the name suggests, all you need to do is dump pie filling, cubed butter, and cake mix into a pan and bake.

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Caitlin Bensel

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

If you're looking for a simple and sweet fruit dessert, why not whip up a batch of chocolate-covered strawberries? They only require two ingredients and come together in less than ten minutes!

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Will Dickey

Fruit Pizza

The closest you can get to tasting a rainbow is diving into a slice of this colorful fruit pizza! It features a buttery cookie crust, fluffy marshmallow frosting, and an assortment of fresh fruit.

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Caitlin Bensel

Piña Colada Cake

If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, make this tropical poke cake! Pineapple cake gets soaked in sweet coconut cream and rum and topped with a fluffy coconut and pineapple pudding for a fantastic blend of flavors reminiscent of your favorite summer cocktail.

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Caitlin Bensel

Tropical Fruit Galette

Forget a vacation—this fresh fruit galette will transport you to the tropics instantly! It's so easy to make as it calls for store-bought pie crusts, spruced up with a secret layer of chopped coconut flakes and macadamia nuts.

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Caitlin Bensel

Key Lime Cheesecake

Inspired by the vibrant, creamy flavors of key lime pie, this zesty cheesecake is a delightful fusion of two beloved desserts. It captures the sweet and tangy essence of key lime pie while boasting the rich, fluffy texture of a classic cheesecake.

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Caitlin Bensel

Blackberry Cobbler

Ree's blackberry cobbler is bursting with juicy berries and so easy to make! Swap the blackberries for blueberries, peaches, or cherries if you desire, and serve it with a scoop of ice cream.

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Ralph Smith

Lemon Bars

When life gives you lemons, make Ree's lovely lemon bars! The buttery, cookie-like crust and sprinkle of powdered sugar at the end make for the perfect balance of tart and sweet.

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Con Poulos

Homemade Dole Whip

If you tend to crave a refreshing frozen treat as soon as the weather warms up, you'll want to add this homemade dole whip to your list! It's light, creamy, and full of pineapple flavor.

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Will Dickey

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

For a light, lemony dessert, try these citrus-packed shortbread cookies! The shortbread simply melts in your mouth, and the sweet-tart lemon glaze adds a delicious finishing touch.

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C.W. Newell

Fruit Salad with Grapefruit-Vanilla Syrup

Featuring seasonal pink and red fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, and grapefruit, this fruit salad is ideal for any spring gathering. Grapefruit-vanilla syrup and thinly sliced mint only add to its refreshing appeal!

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Con Poulos

Banana Cream Pie

If you go bananas for the creamy yellow fruit, you must try this banana cream pie. (Just don't tell Ree!) It features a homemade pie crust, thinly sliced bananas, a creamy vanilla custard filling, and lots of whipped cream!

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Caitlin Bensel

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

Inspired by the unmistakeably delicious Good Humor ice cream bars, these frozen strawberry treats are a nod to nostalgia! They're easier to make than you think, cleverly using only five store-bought ingredients.

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Caitlin Bensel

Irish Apple Cake

Although it has Irish in the name, this warm apple cake topped with creamy custard sauce can be enjoyed at any time of the year, even beyond St. Patrick's Day! With its irresistible streusel topping and cinnamon flavor, it's reminiscent of a classic coffee cake but with the subtly sweet addition of tart apple slices.

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C.W. Newell

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