These fruit desserts showcase all the best ways to make fruit into a sweet treat, from easy strawberry crisp to our award winning peach pie.
Are you a fruit dessert person or a chocolate dessert person? Over here one of us is the fruit dessert person (Alex) and one is the chocoholic (Sonja). But there’s something so special about the fruit of the season: like desserts you only make for a few weeks per year! So here are the best fruit desserts we’ve made, featuring all the bounty of the season: juicy peaches, sweet tart blueberries, tangy cherries, bright red strawberries, and more!
Looking for fruit desserts to wow your friends? This easy fruit crumble can be made with any fruit you like! It’s simple to make, it’s got a healthy spin, and it tastes SO, so good. The filling is like eating pure blueberry (or whatever fruit you choose!). It's truly a stunning recipe you'll make again and again!
This strawberry shortcake recipe: it’s got the “it” factor. It’s those tender biscuits with sweet summer berries you’d imagine relishing on a porch swing in the heat of the day, or savoring on a lazy summer night. It’s something for summer birthdays, July 4, picnics, and cookouts. This one uses buttermilk for tang and richness, and the sweet berries are mixed with a little balsamic vinegar to add a zing.
Here’s a fruit dessert that spells summer for us: blueberry cobbler! This one is everything you need in a sweet treat: the fruit layer bursts forth with pure berry juiciness. The topping is cakey and fluffy, just sweet enough and baked to golden perfection. This is the blueberry cobbler recipe you need!
Here’s a classic recipe that’s one of the top ways to enjoy zingy citrus: this easy lemon bars recipe! This one is my Grandma’s recipe, done up with a few small tweaks to coax out even more flavor. A zingy lemon custard topping layers over a thick shortbread layer, making the best textural contrast of gooey versus crunchy.
Growing up, my family had a massive rhubarb plant in our backyard. Every year my mom would harvest the pink-ish green stalks and make a rhubarb crisp. Here’s a take on that crisp, all about carefree summer days. It just tastes really, really homey and satisfying. Some strawberry rhubarb crisp recipes call for boat-loads of sugar: for this one, there's just enough. It results in a sweet tart crisp that’s seriously nostalgic.
Got a load of ripe, juicy peaches? Here’s the ultimate summer treat: this Peach Galette recipe! Imagine, a filling of tender fruit flavored with brown sugar, nutty browned butter and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. It’s all encased in a flaky, buttery pastry crust. A galette is a rustic tart: the perfect easy alternative to a pie.
Everyone knows that homemade ice cream is the best. And in the case of strawberry ice cream, the results are beyond worth the effort. Try this homemade strawberry ice cream recipe! It’s lusciously creamy, with a pure sweet tart berry flavor interspersed with chunks of red berries.
Here's a simple fruit dessert: Blueberry Pie Bars, aka all the flavors of blueberry pie in handheld form! These are so simple and satisfying! The same dough makes a thick bottom crust and golden buttery crumbles, and the filling is a bright burst of fresh blueberries and lemon juice.
Here’s a favorite fruit dessert that’s simple, healthy, and ultra delicious: chocolate covered bananas! Now, this concept it not new or revolutionary: but it's absolutely perfect for a sweet treat craving. The crunch of a crisp dark chocolate coating around an icy banana makes magic. Store this healthy treat in the freezer anytime a chocolate craving hits.
These apple snickerdoodles are irresistibly soft, with a sweet coating of cinnamon and sugar. Each bite has a burst of sweet tart apple! They take no time to whip up and don’t require any refrigeration of the dough before baking: which means you can sink your teeth into that soft, spiced cookie as soon as possible.
The great thing about this fruit dessert is that it takes about 10 minutes to put together with no advanced planning! Bananas foster is that romantic dessert recipe you think you can only get in a restaurant--but it's actually easy to make at home! The sauce is made with butter, brown sugar, and spices. Then rum is added and lit on fire until it burns off and the sauce becomes thick and buttery!
Here’s a nostalgic dessert that’s easy to whip up and full of bold flavor: this Peach Crumble recipe! Imagine: a layer of juicy, tender peaches seasoned with vanilla and lemon juice. It’s topped with a golden crumble layer spiced with cinnamon and ginger that’s got just the right amount of crispness and irregular crumble pieces.
What’s the most popular rhubarb recipe of them all? Three words: strawberry rhubarb pie. This iconic pie filling is famous for a reason: it’s just that good. Sweet tart stalks of pink rhubarb are the perfect foil for sweet summer berries.
Imagine: creamy, tropical-scented ice cream that requires no ice cream maker or ingredients other than the blackening fruit on your countertop. When you’ve got ripe bananas, this is one of the best ways to use them! It’s a fun recipe for kids that doubles as a grown up treat (especially with mix-ins). Here’s how to make this simple and wholesome banana ice cream recipe!
This crowd-pleasing dessert won over our family and friends recently, so we’re excited to share it today. Try this Old fashioned blackberry cobbler recipe! The topping is sweet and fluffy with a crunchy sugar coating on the top, and it covers a zingy berry layer that’s scented with vanilla and cinnamon.
This crisp is perfect in our book, with sweet tart, juicy red fruit covered in cinnamon-spiced butter crumbles. We also like to add a hint of ground cardamom for some intrigue! Either way, served with homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, it’s next-level good.
There’s something about bright red raspberries that endear us when it comes to frozen treats, and this one is no exception. Try this homemade Raspberry Sorbet recipe! The flavor is an explosion of pure fruit, like taking a bite of 100 raspberries at once. It’s got the best creamy, frosty texture, like a good raspberry gelato.
When it’s the season for it, there’s nothing we love more than baking with rhubarb! Here’s our latest in a string of nostalgic treats: this easy Rhubarb Bars recipe! It’s like rhubarb crisp, in handheld form. The hot pink jammy filling is intensely sweet tart, slathered over a brown sugar crust and topped with buttery crumbles.
The crown jewel of any raspberry recipe is the mighty pie! Meet this incredible Raspberry Pie recipe, simple and classic with just the right berry flavor. The filing is thick and jammy, sweet tart and enhanced with a little lemon zest for brightness. It’s all encased in a fluffy, all-butter pastry crust that’s baked to a golden brown.
Here’s a dessert that’s fast, easy, massively flavorful and pleases everyone: Mango Sorbet! It’s irresistibly creamy and frosty, with a pure honey-sweet tropical mango essence and a pop of lime on the finish. It’s so refreshing, and there’s almost no one who will turn this down!
Wow. That’s what we hope you’ll say when you taste this perfect strawberry crumble recipe! There’s the strawberry filling, scented with orange zest and vanilla until the berries pop. There’s the crunchy crumble topping, hearty and homey with oats and walnuts. This fruit dessert is simple, but all together it makes a true symphony of flavor: far greater than the sum of its parts.
Introducing…Grandma’s Old Fashioned apple dumplings recipe! Yes, this really is Grandma’s recipe: we worked with Alex’s mom to adapt her famous fall favorite for your home kitchen. Tender, cozy-spiced apples are baked up in a flaky pasty crust with a spiced brown sugar syrup.
Here’s a fun, nostalgic recipe that’s 100% more delicious to make homemade: Orange Sherbet! This creamy, citrusy puree is frosty and pure, with none of the sickly sweet or artificial flavor the purchased variety can have. Its zesty Creamsicle flavor tastes like so much more than the sum of its parts: and yet it’s beyond simple to make at home.
Here’s a fruit dessert you need in your baking repertoire: Cherry Cobbler! Sweet cherries make a juicy sweet layer scented with cinnamon. Layer that with an easy batter that takes no time to whip up and bakes into a golden, fluffy topping.
Introducing…the best-ever fresh Strawberry Pie! It highlights the summery ripe berry flavor, perfectly sweet tart with a delicious hint of cinnamon. The flavor is almost beyond words, with juicy fruit and a crumbly crust.
If you love fruity ice cream, here’s the flavor that’s stolen our hearts: blueberry ice cream! It’s sweet and creamy, with a pure fruit flavor that tastes like an elevated version of this humble berry. Mix up a homemade batch and it stays creamy in the freezer for weeks!
Here’s an easy fruit dessert that’s impressively irresistible every time: Chocolate Covered Strawberries! It might seem easier to buy this popular treat. But they’re so simple to make at home! This recipe shows you how to make perfectly chocolate dipped strawberries, where the crunch of the crisp chocolate yields to the sweet tart tender fruit inside.
Need another fruit dessert with apples? Try this Baked Apples recipe! It’s like a short-cut apple crumble, but lighter, easier and tastier. Stuff the sweet tart fruit with oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and allspice, then bake until sweet and tender. The tart tang of the apple against the spiced crumbles is a bit of a revelation!
Is there a more quintessential fruit dessert than blueberry pie? There’s no better way to use a load of fresh berries than baking them into this classic pastry. This blueberry pie recipe is something special: it’s got a luscious, thick berry filling and a golden, buttery lattice-topped crust.
Here’s a simple summer dessert that’s easy but impressive: Strawberry Sorbet! The flavor is like taking a bite of 100 strawberries at once: sweet, pure, and tangy. The frosty texture is like an Italian strawberry gelato: cold and creamy, with just the right robust vibrancy to each bite.
Moving on to some fruit desserts with apples! This apple crisp recipe with oats is absolutely classic, harnessing all that cozy nostalgia of the season. The crumble topping is the ideal texture: crispy but not crunchy, and buttery but not soft. The fruit layer below will make your heart sing: cinnamon, a hint of ginger and allspice set off just a hint of orange and lemon zest.
Here’s an easy frozen dessert that will have citrus lovers shouting from the rooftops: homemade Lime Sherbet! Make it homemade with real limes and it’s transcendental: creamy and unbelievably zesty, with a pure flavor that easily trumps any store-bought variety.
Want an easier fruit dessert? Look no further than these sauteed apples! There’s no baking necessary, and no advanced preparation. Just slice up some apples, saute them in butter and spices, and bam! Eat it warm topped with vanilla ice cream, and there’s really not much better. In fact, why even make apple crisp or apple pie at all?
What’s better than a sweet berry crisp on a summer evening? Here’s our best nostalgic Blackberry Crisp recipe, aka the Blackberry Crumble! It’s just sweet enough, filled with sweet berries with a hint of orange and vanilla, and a crunchy oat crumble topping. Even better: you can make it with fresh or frozen berries!
Here's a classic fruit dessert: blueberry cake! This one is a round cake, fluffy and moist, and it’s topped with a layer of purple-blue ripe blueberries. It’s lightly sweet and has a hint of lemon. Made with olive oil, Greek yogurt and applesauce, it tastes light and fresh instead of indulgent. This means you could serve it as a blueberry breakfast cake, or turn around and serve it for dessert with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
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Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease an 8-inch pie plate or a cast-iron skillet.
Make the filling: In a large bowl, toss together the fruit, vanilla, lemon juice, arrowroot and salt until well coated. Transfer the filling to the prepared pie plate.
Make the topping: Wipe out the bowl, then chop the butter into small pieces and add it to the bowl, with the oats, coconut sugar, almond flour, vanilla, and salt. Pinch it all together with your fingertips until it forms a shaggy, sandy dough. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the filling.
Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the filling bubbles and the topping is golden brown. Allow to cool at least 15 minutes.