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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.

Grilled Peaches and Berries

Grilled Peaches and Berries

Grilled Peaches and Berries

Simple ingredients brown sugar, butter and lemon juice release the flavors of the peaches and blueberries when they are grilled in a foil pouch. Cleanup couldn't be easier for this recipe from Sharon W. Bickett of Chester, South Carolina.

Black Cherry Sherbet

Black Cherry Sherbet

Black Cherry Sherbet

"When making this yummy recipe with the kids, I use a sugar substitute and caffeine-free black cherry soda-for obvious reasons!" Emily Evans, Roselle, IL

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
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Berry Cheese Torte

Berry Cheese Torte

Berry Cheese Torte

We love this torte for the Fourth of July, or really any summer gathering when berries are abundant. It looks fancy, but is really easy to prepare. —Deborah Hitchcock, Granite Falls, Washington

America's Birthday Cake

America's Birthday Cake

America's Birthday Cake

My birthday is July 3, so we celebrate it along with America's birthday. I created this yummy cake as a way to serve a red, white and blue cake for both occasions. We top each piece with a birthday candle and everyone blows out the candle to celebrate both birthdays. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Lemon Blueberry Shortcakes

Lemon Blueberry Shortcakes

Lemon Blueberry Shortcakes

Who wouldn't smile if this dessert was placed in front of them? Cute, lemony and chilled, this is the perfect summer's day treat! —Jackie Pressinger, Stuart, Florida

Classic Crisp Sugar Cookies

Classic Crisp Sugar Cookies

Classic Crisp Sugar Cookies

Bring back fond memories of baking with mom by whipping up a batch of these classic treats. Simple, yet satisfying, they're a surefire way to create your own memorable baking moments.

Grilled Peach Crisps

Grilled Peach Crisps

Grilled Peach Crisps

Most of the fat and sugar is eliminated from this grilled version of peach cobbler. A perfect finish to a summer barbecue, this dessert always impresses our guests. —Michelle Sandoval, Escalon, California

Uncle Sam's Crispy Treat Cake

Uncle Sam's Crispy Treat Cake

Uncle Sam's Crispy Treat Cake

Kids and adults will enjoy decorating this patriotic treat as well as eating it! I had fun creating the recipe and made sure it was easy to do and very delicious. —Annie Rundle, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Deep Dish Georgia Peach Pie

Deep Dish Georgia Peach Pie

Deep Dish Georgia Peach Pie

Pairs well with Gallo Family Vineyards, GFV Twin Valley Moscato.

Frozen Peach Yogurt

Frozen Peach Yogurt

Frozen Peach Yogurt

With its fresh and sweet flavor, you’ll be glad that each bite of this cool and creamy treat delivers bone-building benefits! Gaudrey_GA, Taste of Home on-line community
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