Every summer you tell yourself you are going to turn that basket of berries or juicy peaches into a glorious dessert. Well, in case you need a little inspiration here are seven great summer fruit desserts to get you started. Whether you want to make a quick cobbler to serve with ice cream, a towering strawberry shortcake or an elegant Peach Melba, here's a guide to turning summer fruit into mouthwatering desserts:
Quick Apricot Cake
Turn fresh, canned or dried apricots into a delectable dessert for your next cookout. Try making this quick apricot cake with a creamy fruit filling - it's just heavenly with an espresso.
Peaches, raspberries and vanilla ice cream...what's not to love about a classic Peach Melba? The tang of the raspberries pais perfectly with the sweetness of peach in this quick and easy summer fruit dessert.
A crunchy oat topping makes this blueberry cobbler a killer dessert to serve in the summer. This comforting cobbler is great served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and coffee on the side.
Lemons are availabe year round but it's in the summer when they are front and center, especially when used to make scrumptious desserts like lemon bars. Make a double batch because these disappear fast!
Everyone's favorite summer fruit dessert gets a gourmet spin thanks to three layers of cake, freshly whipped cream and sliced strawberries. This strawberry shortcake is sure to impress.
Colorful fruit skewers are an easy summer dessert that takes only 15 minutes to make. We love the combination of pineapple, banana, strawberry and kiwi with the dark chocolate dipping sauce.
Give classic rice pudding a tropical twist by making it with coconut milk. Garnish this yummy sweet and sticky rice with fresh mango slices for an easy summer treat.
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