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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.

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This luscious cake is really versatile for all-year fun. I've changed the design on top to a heart for Valentine's, a pumpkin for autumn and a tree for Christmas. —Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma
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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

Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler

This simple slow-cooked dessert comes together in a jiffy. If you like, you can substitute apple or cherry pie filling for the blueberry. —Nelda Cronbaugh, Belle Plaine, Iowa

4 Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

4 Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

4 Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

No ice cream maker is needed to make this easy, 4-ingredient sorbet from Kory Figura of Waverly, Iowa. She does report one problem, however. "We couldn't keep enough watermelon in the house to keep up with the demand!"
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Contest-Winning Raspberry Cream Pie

Contest-Winning Raspberry Cream Pie

Contest-Winning Raspberry Cream Pie

This recipe is delicious with either fresh-picked or frozen raspberries. That means you can make it year-round. One bite of raspberry pie will instantly turn winter to summer. —Julie Price, Nashville, Tennessee

Banana-Split Brownies

Banana-Split Brownies

Banana-Split Brownies

How's this for a dish—all the joy of a banana split without the mess. Everything in my recipe fits into one pan of delectable brownie bars. —Connee Sheckler, Chestertown, Maryland

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas

Purchased sugar cookies make a sweet "crust" for these colorful fruit pizzas. Make them throughout the year with a variety of fresh and canned fruits. —Marge Hodel, Roanoke, Illinois

Pretzel Sparklers

Pretzel Sparklers

Pretzel Sparklers

"These irresistible treats are simple enough for kids to make, and they sell well at bazaars," says Renee Schwebach of Dumont, Minnesota. "You can use different candy sprinkles to reflect other holiday themes."

Peanut Butter S'mores

Peanut Butter S'mores

Peanut Butter S'mores

I turn to this recipe when I need something fun and easy for dessert. It's a decadent take on classic campfire s'mores. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Ladyfinger Ice Cream Cake

Ladyfinger Ice Cream Cake

Ladyfinger Ice Cream Cake

No one will believe you didn’t fuss when you bring out this show-stopping cake. On a hot summer day, it will melt all resistance to dessert—one cool, creamy slice at a time. —Barbara McCalley, Allison Park, Pennsylvania

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Everyone gets a kick out of this fun take on the trendy cake. Take a shortcut and use packaged cream cheese frosting for the filling. —Judi Dexheimer, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Young and old alike will get a kick out of our cute cupcakes. The red colored cake and white frosting make them a perfect patriotic treat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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