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Memorial Day Desserts

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

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Guests just love these yummy white cupcakes that are topped with a cream cheese frosting. The strawberry-blueberry garnish makes them the perfect treat for a patriotic-themed party on Memorial Day or Fourth of July. —Judy Kenninger, Brownsburg, Indiana
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Toffee Ice Cream Pie

Toffee Ice Cream Pie

Toffee Ice Cream Pie

“This is my sister’s recipe, but I modified it to save time in the kitchen. No doubt about it, you’ll want a second serving.” Janell Greisen - San Dimas, California

Fresh Blackberry Pie

Fresh Blackberry Pie

Fresh Blackberry Pie

I grew up on a farm, and we always picked blackberries in early summer and used them to make pies, like this stunner. —Gladys Gibbs, Brush Creek, Tennessee

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

This version may claim roots in Alberta, but the original was said to be dreamed up in a Nanaimo, British Columbia kitchen. They're three delicious layers of Canadian goodness. —Carol Hillier, Calgary, Alberta
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Berries 'n' Cream Torte

Berries 'n' Cream Torte

Berries 'n' Cream Torte

It's so easy to see why this fruity dessert always impresses dinner guests. I sometimes substitute the berries with sliced bananas.—Tina Sawchuk, Ardmore, Alberta

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."

Flag Cake

Flag Cake

Flag Cake

This patriotic-themed cake makes a stunningly delicious centerpiece on any summer celebration table. To honor our troops, pass it along to all your family and friends! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

Favorite Blackberry Cobbler

Favorite Blackberry Cobbler

Favorite Blackberry Cobbler

We grow blackberries on our farm that our family enjoys in pies, jams, jellies and cobblers. I love to pull them out of the freezer in January and make this recipe for blackberry cobbler to enjoy summer's sweetness. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

Cherry Turnovers

Cherry Turnovers

Cherry Turnovers

This cherry turnover recipe is a welcome treat, especially when served warm from the oven. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

Lemon-Lime Bars

Lemon-Lime Bars

Lemon-Lime Bars

I baked these bars for a luncheon on a hot summer day. A gentleman made his way to the kitchen to compliment the cook who made them.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cream Dessert

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cream Dessert

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cream Dessert

A neighbor shared this recipe with me, and I created my own variation using garden-fresh rhubarb and strawberries. The shortbread crust and creamy sweet-tart layers went over big at a family party—not a crumb was left! —Sara Zignego, Hartford, Wisconsin
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