Summer Fruit Desserts
Summer's ripe, sweet fruit begs to be made into dessert.
When summer arrives, it brings with it ripe, sweet fruit begging to be made into dessert. Pies, crisps, ice creams, and more—they’re all made better with summer peaches, strawberries, or cherries. We’ve rounded up our favorite summer fruit desserts recipes for you to try out.
Nothing’s better than ice cream on a hot summer day. Our peach ice cream is summer in a bowl, with the juice from macerated peaches adding color and big chunks of peach mixed in. Pairing vanilla ice cream with Grand Marnier-soaked strawberries makes for a grown-up sundae.
The popsicle is summer’s other great frozen treat. Try an ice pop inspired by classic strawberries and cream, made simply with those two ingredients, sugar, and a little lemon juice to make it pop. Or try our creamy strawberry rhubarb yogurt pop sweetened with orange blossom honey.
It’s not summer without a fresh fruit pie cooling off on the windowsill. Blackberry and boysenberry are classic, but we love to make a sweet-tart plum pie with grape jelly. For something a little different, try a pie inspired by peach Melba, with peaches, raspberries, ginger, cinnamon, and peach schnapps.
Strawberries are one of our favorite summer fruits. We like to use them in a bright, rose-colored crisp—rhubarb is poached tender in red wine, sweetened with the strawberries, and covered with a poppy seed crumble. This sweet dessert has just enough puckering tartness.
Find all of these treats in our collection of summer fruit dessert recipes.