Top 10 Patriotic Desserts
Show off your stripes with these patriotic desserts. From star-spangled cupcakes to a jiggling red, white and blue salad, these recipes are the perfect pick for Memorial Day, 4th of July-or any day in the ol' USA.
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Red, White and Blue DessertI changed a recipe I found and ended up with this rich, fresh-tasting dessert. Decorated to resemble a flag, it's perfect for the Fourth of July or any other patriotic occasion. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
This dessert is a great way to celebrate the start of summer—as are these Memorial Day BBQ recipes.
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Juicy Raspberry PieThis pie is packed with sweet raspberry flavor and looks stunning to boot. Have some fun with the top crust and cut out star shapes for a festive look. —Karen Berner, New Canaan, Connecticut
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Crispy Star PopsThese 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
If you’re looking for our best patriotic bars, check out our collection of 4th of July bars.
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Red, White 'n' Blue SaladOur striking "flag" salad drew plenty of attention at our Independence Day party. The shimmering stripes are formed with distinctive gelatin layers. It makes you want to salute before spooning some up! —Laurie Neverman, Green Bay, Wisconsin
This salad is a great addition to your Memorial Day cookout.
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Five-Star BrowniesThere's a bit of my state's history behind these brownies' name and shape. In 1990, when I entered them at our state fair, Kansas was celebrating the 100th birthday of a famous native son, Dwight Eisenhower. In fact, that occasion was the theme of the fair. So I renamed my brownies, in honor of the rank he'd achieved as a general and cut them out with a star cookie cutter. They ended up winning a blue ribbon! —Pam Buerki Rogers, Victoria, Kansas
If you like these festive five-star brownies, you’ll love these 4th of July cookies.
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Patriotic Ice Cream CupcakesThese frosty cupcakes are practically a fireworks display on their own. The little treats feature red velvet cake, blue moon ice cream, a creamy white topping and star-spangled sprinkles. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Discover our easy 4th of July desserts.
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Red, White & Blue Berry TrifleThis luscious trifle tastes best if made the day before serving. Keep additional berries on hand for decoration. —Kaia McShane, Munster, Indiana
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Patriotic DessertI took this patriotic dessert to a luncheon and came home with dozens of requests for the recipe! It was quite a success. People told me it looked as good as it tasted. —Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma
If you like this all-American dessert, you’ll love these red, white and blue desserts.
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Berry White Ice PopsNothing says summer like an ice pop. Kids and adults alike love this fruit-filled version. —Sharon Guinta, Stamford, Connecticut
Before indulging in dessert, try one of these Memorial Day sandwiches for your main meal.
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Grandma's Star CookiesMy husband's grandma would make these butter cutouts only with a star cookie cutter. I use various shapes for celebrations throughout the year. —Jenny Brown, West Lafayette, Indiana
Originally Published: April 14, 2017