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July 4th Desserts

Sweeten up your holiday with recipes for brownies, pies, ice cream treats, fruit salad and adorable partriotic red, white and blue cakes, cookies and more.

Berry Gelatin Mold

Berry Gelatin Mold

Berry Gelatin Mold

This refreshing gelatin mold is delicious and always a big hit! For a patriotic buffet, I add a scoop of frozen whipped topping, then place a fancy-cut strawberry and a sprinkling of blueberries for festive, red-white-and-blue color. —Anne Marie Papineau, Hanover, Connecticut

Jumbleberry Crumble

Jumbleberry Crumble

Jumbleberry Crumble

Recalls Mary Ann Dell in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania: "A friend brought this delicious, down-home dessert to church and was kind enough to give out the recipe. Everyone enjoyed it so much and just showered her with compliments! It’s especially wonderful served warm or with a dollop of creamy whipped topping."

Chunky Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies

Chunky Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies

Chunky Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies

This is a great-tasting cookie. Children love them, and my husband and I like to take them when we go hiking.
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Crunchy Peach-Blueberry Crisp

Crunchy Peach-Blueberry Crisp

Crunchy Peach-Blueberry Crisp

"A friend of mine gave me this recipe. To make it healthier, I cut down a bit on the butter in the topping and substituted fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt." -Lillian Charves of New Bern, North Carolina

Raspberry Swirl Frozen Dessert

Raspberry Swirl Frozen Dessert

Raspberry Swirl Frozen Dessert

Rich, creamy and delicious describe this raspberry treat. It's so luscious it's worth the time it takes to make it. —Karen Suderman, Sugar Land, Texas

Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

Say a sweet ‘ciao’ to summer with this light and airy Italian treat! Serve in pretty glasses garnished with wedges of cantaloupe or mint sprigs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Strawberry Almond Bars

Strawberry Almond Bars

Strawberry Almond Bars

I like these versatile bars because they’re made from ingredients I almost always have on hand. Sometimes I substitute apricot or peach preserves for the strawberry.

Pineapple-Blueberry Gelatin Salad

Pineapple-Blueberry Gelatin Salad

Pineapple-Blueberry Gelatin Salad

My husband has a green thumb, and our blueberry bushes are proof of his fruitful endeavors. This is one of our family’s favorite blueberry dishes.

Raspberry Patch Cream Pie

Raspberry Patch Cream Pie

Raspberry Patch Cream Pie

Our family loves raspberries, and this pie keeps the flavor and firmness of the berries intact. The combination of the berry-gelatin and cream cheese layers keeps everyone coming back for seconds. —Allison Anderson Raymond, Washington

Banana Split Dessert for 2

Banana Split Dessert for 2

Banana Split Dessert for 2

Got a minute? Then you’ve got a fun, fast dessert with these dressed up, store-bought ice cream sandwiches from Ruthann Gregg of Prescott Valley, Arizona!

Raspberry Lemonade Pie

Raspberry Lemonade Pie

Raspberry Lemonade Pie

For a sweet summer treat, serve this pie at your next get-together. It is so simple and quick.—Sue Stewart, Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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