17 Summer Fruit Desserts
Satisfy your sweet tooth with recipes that feature summer’s freshest fruit!
This quick and delicious classic calls for fresh nectarines, peaches and whipped cream. Try it tonight!
There’s no shortage of fresh peaches and raspberries where I live. I use the fruit I grow to bake up this sweet and special fruit tart.— Mary Ann Rempel, Southold, New York
This recipe is “down-home” baking at its best, and it really represents all regions of the country! It’s won blue ribbons at county fairs and cookie contests in several states! This treat is easy to make, and it’s perfect for potluck suppers, bake sales, lunch boxes or just plain snacking. —Jill Moritz, Irvine, California
We Northeasterners have been baking this pie since the 18th century. Settlers would’ve used little wild blueberries and topped it with cream. I do, too. —Nancy O’Connell, Biddeford, Maine
Our family loves this pretty, tasty dessert. It uses convenient pie filling, so you can make it in no time—and it takes mere minutes to heat in the microwave. —Laurie Todd, Columbus, Mississippi
You can use any type of stone fruit in this pie. I love combining white peaches with sour cherries! —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
You’ve had peach pie and strawberry pie, and maybe even peach-strawberry pie. But throw in some garden-fresh basil and you’re in for a real treat. Trust me. —Lindsay Sprunk, Noblesville, Indiana
“What a flavor!” That’s what I hear most often after folks try this pie I invented one day when I didn’t have enough peaches to fill the crust. —Sue Thumma, Shepherd, Michigan
My Aunt Anne, who is a great cook, gave me a taste of this golden upside-down cake and I couldn’t believe how delicious it was. Apricots give it an elegant twist from traditional pineapple versions. —Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta
I grew up on a farm, and we always picked fruits in early summer and used them to make desserts. This blackberry pie is a real stunner. —Gladys Gibbs, Brush Creek, Tennessee
This creamy pie gets dressed up with berries to make a showstopping display at any Fourth of July party or summer get-together. It’s as pretty as it is tasty! —Kimberly McFarland, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Brimming with fresh cherries and topped with a crunchy streusel, this tempting tart is a great way to end dinner on a sweet note. It’s fast to fix, looks elegant and tastes delicious. —Marion Lee, Mount Hope, Ontario