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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Potluck Strawberry Trifle

Potluck Strawberry Trifle

Potluck Strawberry Trifle

This recipe is a great way to serve dessert to a crowd. Frozen pound cake, strawberries and whipped topping add to the ease of preparation for this trifle, which is made in a jelly roll pan. —Celia Clark, New Tazewell, Tennessee

Razzy Jazzy Berry Tarts

Razzy Jazzy Berry Tarts

Razzy Jazzy Berry Tarts

I serve these fresh-fruit tarts every July at my family's Independence Day celebration. Sometimes I substitute blackberries with blackberry jam, and I often add slivered almonds to the fillings. —Nicole Chatron, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Red, White and Blueberry Pie

Red, White and Blueberry Pie

Red, White and Blueberry Pie

"This is a wonderful light dessert for a Fourth of July party or other summer get-together. And it's as pretty as it is tasty," says Kimberly McFarland of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Star-Studded Blueberry Pie

Star-Studded Blueberry Pie

Star-Studded Blueberry Pie

Family and friends say this pleasing pie is better than a popular one served at a local restaurant. If desired, use gooseberries for half of the blueberries.

Strawberry & Wine Sorbet

Strawberry & Wine Sorbet

Strawberry & Wine Sorbet

Bright and refreshing, this grown-up treat tastes like you’re biting into a just-picked strawberry. White wine and lemon juice enhance its not-too-sweet flavor. —Donna Lamano, Olathe, Kansas

Summer Celebration Ice Cream Cake

Summer Celebration Ice Cream Cake

Summer Celebration Ice Cream Cake

I wanted to make my youngest son an ice cream cake one year for his summer birthday, as he prefers ice cream to the traditional cake. He picked the flavors and I decided to try my favorite brownie recipe as a crust. It worked! —Krista Frank, Rhododendron, Oregon

Summer Fruit Pizza

Summer Fruit Pizza

Summer Fruit Pizza

I first made this eye-pleasing treat for a church social. Not only were people impressed with the taste, but it was one of the most beautiful desserts there. —Krista Collins, Concord, North Carolina

Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler

This simple-to-make dessert comes together in a jiffy. If you like, you can substitute the blueberry pie filling with other flavors, such as apple or cherry.—Nelda Cronbaugh, Belle Plaine, Iowa

Blueberry Upside-Down Skillet Cake

Blueberry Upside-Down Skillet Cake

Blueberry Upside-Down Skillet Cake

Living in Maine, I am lucky to have an endless amount of wild blueberries. This recipe's similar to a pineapple upside-down cake. It's easy, light and also great with cranberries. —Nettie Moore, Belfast, Maine

Crispy Star Pops

Crispy Star Pops

Crispy Star Pops

These patriotic pops are a hit at our annual Fourth of July get-together. Serve them as an after-picnic dessert. Or slip them into cellophane bags, tie on ribbons and give them as favors.—Colleen Sturma, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

With just a few ingredients, including red, white and blue sprinkles, these sweet frozen treats are sure to make your family ooh and aah!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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