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Memorial Day Desserts

Sweeten up your celebrations with America's favorite seasonal (and patriotic) pies, shortcakes, cookies and more!

Moist Blueberry Pound Cake

Moist Blueberry Pound Cake

Moist Blueberry Pound Cake

A lemony glaze tops off the old-fashioned flavor of this mouthwatering blueberry cake from Maxine Pierce in Biloxi, Mississippi. Folks will have a hard time believing it’s low-sugar and low-fat!

Ruby Razz Dessert Squares

Ruby Razz Dessert Squares

Ruby Razz Dessert Squares

Pauline Murray relies on rhubarb and frozen raspberries for these yummy, crimson treats. "I replaced the fresh raspberries that were originally called for with the frozen variety so that I could decrease the sugar in the fruit mixture," explains the Cleveland, Ohio baker. "The squares are perfect any time of year."

Blueberry Cheese Torte

Blueberry Cheese Torte

Blueberry Cheese Torte

Blueberries are plentiful here in the Northwest. I keep my freezer stocked so I can make this torte any time of year.
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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

Cherry Crunch Ice Cream

Cherry Crunch Ice Cream

Cherry Crunch Ice Cream

I received this wonderful recipe many years ago from a friend. The creamy custard-style ice cream has a mild cherry flavor with a fun oat crunch. It takes some time to make, but it's worth the extra effort! -Dorothy Koshinski, Decatur, Illinois

Berries with Banana Cream

Berries with Banana Cream

Berries with Banana Cream

This yummy dessert from Kari Caven of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is just the thing for spring! The airy banana-orange cream and a hint of spice nicely complement the fresh berries.

Strawberry Cream Tarts

Strawberry Cream Tarts

Strawberry Cream Tarts

Dainty tarts filled with custard and fruit are fantastic for brunch. The recipe comes from our Test Kitchen. For a prettier presentation, remove the foil tins before serving. To do so, invert each shell when cool and carefully remove the foil.

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.

Berry Sour Cream Cake

Berry Sour Cream Cake

Berry Sour Cream Cake

Add this delightful dessert from our Test Kitchen to your Memorial Day menu. The moist white cake is laden with colorful raspberries and blue berries and drizzled with a sweet glaze.

Rhubarb Terrine with Raspberry Sauce

Rhubarb Terrine with Raspberry Sauce

Rhubarb Terrine with Raspberry Sauce

I'm a retired home economist who loves to make desserts and share them with family and friends. To easily cut this dessert, first dip a sharp knife in warm water, dry it, then slice. —Lucile Cline, Wichita, Kansas

Strawberry Cookies

Strawberry Cookies

Strawberry Cookies

My family finds these fruity cookies to be a light treat in summer. I sometimes use lemon cake mix in place of the strawberry. —Nancy Shelton, Boaz, Kentucky
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