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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.

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Cake & Berry Campfire Cobbler

Cake & Berry Campfire Cobbler

Cake & Berry Campfire Cobbler

This warm cobbler is one of our favorite ways to end a busy day of fishing, hiking, swimming or rafting. Many times, Mom tops each serving with a scoop of ice cream. —June Dress, Boise, Idaho

Cookies 'n' Cream Berry Desserts

Cookies 'n' Cream Berry Desserts

Cookies 'n' Cream Berry Desserts

This sweet berry dessert makes an especially pretty final course in the spring. With berries, a creamy topping and a sprinkle of meringue cookies, it always earns praise. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Tie-Dyed Cupcakes

Tie-Dyed Cupcakes

Tie-Dyed Cupcakes

Take a trip back to the sixties with these sweetly psychedelic cupcakes. Each is a simple white cake, but tinting the batter all the colors of the rainbow makes them funky and fun!— Gwyndolyn Wilkerson, Kyle, Texas
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Soft Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Soft Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Soft Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

These soft cookies are a favorite of relatives and friends. When I double the recipe and take them to work, they always disappear.

Best Ever Fresh Strawberry Pie

Best Ever Fresh Strawberry Pie

Best Ever Fresh Strawberry Pie

Next time you get a pint or two of perfectly ripe strawberries, make my favorite pie. It combines fresh berries and a lemony cream cheese layer. If you’re in a hurry, use a pre-made pie shell. —Janet Leach, Granger, Washington

Honey-Rum Grilled Bananas

Honey-Rum Grilled Bananas

Honey-Rum Grilled Bananas

These grilled bananas are the perfect dessert following a cookout. My family was skeptical at first, but everyone tried the recipe and they all agreed it was delicious. I use coconut rum from the Bahamas. —Lori Wendt, Mahomet, Illinois

Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Young and old alike will get a kick out of our cute cupcakes. The red colored cake and white frosting make them a perfect patriotic treat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Pineapple Cheese Torte

Pineapple Cheese Torte

Pineapple Cheese Torte

This light and yummy pineapple dessert looks prettiest when it's garnished with fresh strawberries. I serve this cool dessert at summer picnics or family get-togethers. It's a hit anytime of year! — Diane Bradley, Sparta, Michigan

Raspberry Pie Squares

Raspberry Pie Squares

Raspberry Pie Squares

Making pie for a crowd may seem impossible, but not when you turn to this crowd-pleasing recipe! The sweet-tart raspberry filling pairs well with a flaky homemade pastry. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Strawberry Ice Cream Dessert

Strawberry Ice Cream Dessert

Strawberry Ice Cream Dessert

This pretty, refreshing treat has been served many times at our church showers. We just love it.—Teresa Ryherd, Fairbank, Iowa

Three-Berry Lemon Trifle

Three-Berry Lemon Trifle

Three-Berry Lemon Trifle

"This special recipe was given to me by a friend," Ilene Doty writes from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. "By using some low-fat convenience items, I lightened it up with beautiful results."
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