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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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Star-Studded Blueberry Pie

Star-Studded Blueberry Pie

Star-Studded Blueberry Pie

Family and friends say this patriotic pie is better than a local favorite from one of our best neighborhood restaurants. Sometimes, I switch things up and use gooseberries for half of the blueberries. —Nancy Barker, Silverton, Oregon

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

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
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Berry Pie

Berry Pie

Berry Pie

The recipe for this pie was sent to us by a women who dined with us and said her aunt had a recipe that we should use. It's one of our most popular desserts!—Dawn Mangan, Bismarck, Missouri

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.

Chocolate Chip Pie

Chocolate Chip Pie

Chocolate Chip Pie

Comments field editor Ellen Benninger of Greenville, Pennsylvania, "This dessert delights chocolate lovers and carries very well to a picnic."

Chewy Fruit Cookies

Chewy Fruit Cookies

Chewy Fruit Cookies

This recipe, given to me by a friend years ago, was one I used to save just for Christmas. But friends and family began to request them regularly, and now I buy extra candied cherries when they go on sale in December so I can make the treats all year long.

Chocolate Nut Brownies

Chocolate Nut Brownies

Chocolate Nut Brownies

"THESE BROWNIES were enjoyed by everyone at our family's Fourth of July picnic. Mama always said that they didn't need frosting because they were the richest brownies around! I think she was right.

Cinnamon Blueberry Crumble

Cinnamon Blueberry Crumble

Cinnamon Blueberry Crumble

Lori Sulewski RINGOES, NEW JERSEY This is my favorite blueberry recipe. Its unique cookie topping tastes delicious with the warm berry filling.

Crispy Star Pops

Crispy Star Pops

Crispy Star Pops

These 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

Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

With just a few ingredients, including red, white and blue sprinkles, these sweet frozen treats are sure to make your family ooh and aah!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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