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Summer Fruit Desserts

Fresh fruits make summer desserts sensational!

Summer berries, cherries, and peaches--with so much fresh fruit available, each month offers the chance to create something deliciously different.




Strawberry Season

With warm weather comes the ripening of aromatic, bright red strawberries.

  • On hot summer days, homemade strawberry ice cream is both refreshing and fun.
  • Marinated strawberries in balsamic vinegar create a surprisingly delicious and sophisticated dessert.
  • Strawberry shortcake, which originated from the Native Americans who baked crushed strawberries into a cornmeal cake, is a favorite dessert to round out a light summer meal.
  • Simplest yet, strawberries are famously delicious with fresh cream.


A Bowl of Cherries


By July, cherries and blueberries are ready to be picked. The time is right for cobblers, crisps, and the classic French clafouti, which combines cherries and cream. Tart cherries such as Montmorency are excellent for baking, but can be challenging to find fresh as they do not ship well. Sweet cherries, such as Bing and Rainier, are grown in the Northwest and Michigan and are plentiful this time of year.

Fresh blueberry pie is another welcome dessert at the end of a summer meal. Wild blueberries are smaller and more flavorful than the plumper ones grown on local farms.


Just Peachy


Summer peaches are juicy and aromatic. When baked, they soften into sweet syrup that is too good to miss. Peach cobblers and crisps are homey and delicious, and faster to prepare than pies. And if it's too hot in the kitchen, keep that ice cream maker on hand for frosty scoops of fruit ice cream or sorbet.


Dog Days of Summer Desserts


Raspberries, plums, and blackberries are also peaking in late summer.

Comments
Jul. 27, 2009 6:52 am
Thanks for the easy reference. Looks good!
 
allison 
Jul. 30, 2009 5:47 pm
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Festus 
Aug. 27, 2009 11:19 pm
..these recipes are just amazing.I am definitely going to try out one of these tantalizing summer delights.Thanks for the good work.
 
May 11, 2010 9:55 am
Thanks for a list of summer fruit desserts!
 
Jul. 9, 2010 5:09 pm
I just made kung pao chicken it was delicious! Know im craving something sweet, I will try one of these
 
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Blossom 
May 18, 2011 12:28 pm
My mouth is watering right at this moment. I am going to try most of them for the summer.
 
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Jody 
Jul. 20, 2011 4:31 am
We're havin' a heatwave and a birthday celebration this weekend. One (or two) of these desserts will be perfect. No oven!
 
Linda54494 
Jun. 20, 2012 8:29 am
I am sure my daughter and I will be making some of these pies and freezing unbaked then bake in oven when we want a pie that way our fruit will not spoil.
 
jeanne 
Jun. 22, 2013 9:29 am
great idea about freezing the pies!!!
 
Cindy Kessler 
Jul. 7, 2013 1:21 pm
Does anyone out there have a real good recipe for frozen peach smoothie not sure what to use with the freshly frozen peaches, that were real ripe when we froze them. This is such great place to find real good recipes, quick. thanks
 
 
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