17 Delicious Warm-Weather Dessert Recipes
From blueberry ice cream sandwiches to a sweet peach crisp, these spectacular sweets are bursting with the flavors of the season.
Sugar-Crusted Pecan Shortcakes with Peaches and Raspberries
These sugar-crusted pecan shortcakes filled with peaches, raspberries, and whipped cream look perfect only until the first bite is taken; then they crumble into a delectable chaos.
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Skillet-Roasted Apricots and Blackberries
Bright apricots and berries meld in an easy, one-pan dish.
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Tart, sour, and just a bit sweet, these creamy parfaits make a refreshing summer dessert.
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British Berry Pudding
For this dessert, traditionally called summer pudding, vary your berries according to what looks best, but always include raspberries.
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Inky berries top a slightly sweet, less crumbly alternative to a classic breakfast muffin.
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White Peach Crisp
By itself or à la mode, this fruity, crispy dessert is a perfect finish to a summer meal.
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Pudding Cakes with Chantilly Cream and Berries
Individual buttermilk pudding cakes with fresh berry sauce and chantilly cream are a graceful endnote to a seasonal meal.
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More decadent than icy, this chocolate delicacy has a sorbet-like quality.
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Blueberry Summer Pudding with Swiss Meringue
Blueberries and bread, pressed together in a ramekin, become a single-serving summer pudding.
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Basbousa Semolina Cake with Lime Syrup and Lime Curd
Basbousa cake is a not-too-sweet semolina confection soaked in lime syrup, often hawked on the streets of Egypt. Cut in rounds, this version is topped with lime curd, whipped cream, and berries.
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Bananas in Lime Juice with Coconut Sorbet and Berries
This simple and delicious dessert can be made up to 24 hours in advance, so it's an easy way to end a meal.
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Burgundy Granita with Berries
Festive and fruity as sangria, this tasty berry treat wakes up tongues—and loosens them!
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Toasted Orange-Scented Pound Cake with Fresh Berry Compote
Although fresh berries work best for this delectable summer cake, you can substitute frozen, thawed strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries—and pretend it's summer all year long.
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Summer Pudding with Rum Whipped Cream
Ina Garten's summer pudding is a disarming and magical concoction of brioche and berries—the ripest, fruitiest tastes of the season. "People devour it," Ina says.
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Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
The all-American tastes of blueberries and graham crackers come together to create a patriotic treat.
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Lemon Crème Fraîche Cake
Top this light, fluffy cake with vanilla ice cream or grapefruit sauce...delish!
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Italian Plum Tart
One slice of this flaky homemade tart and guests will be clamoring for the recipe.
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