4th of July Dessert

Whether you're planning a noon backyard bash or a pre-fireworks party, our Fourth of July desserts will make your event special. Whip up a red, white, and blue pie, or choose from our many other Fourth of July favorites for surefire crowd-pleasing desserts.

Smokehouse Ice Cream

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This yummy dessert has a rich, faintly smoky flavor courtesy of wood-smoked bacon mixed into the custard.

Blueberry-Cherry Buckle

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This buckle, named for the crumbly (or buckling) streusel topping, has a layer of fresh fruit peeking out of the middle of the cake batter.

Grilled Skillet Peach Pie

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The peaches are grilled then made into a filling for this fresh fruit pie. Serve it for dessert on a summer evening.

Red, White, and Blue Tart

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With ready-to-roll sugar cookie dough, fresh fruits, and lemon-cream filling, this dessert is quick to make.

Cookie-Fruit Crisp

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This fruit crisp recipe is crowned with rounds of cookie dough kneaded in graham cracker crumbs. Powdered sugar icing is drizzled over the entire dessert for a finishing touch.

Marsala Poached Pears with Spiced Creme Fraiche

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Slow cooker desserts are the best stress-free option for dinner parties. This poached pear only gets sweeter when topped with a spoonful of cool creme fraiche on top.

Mini S'mores

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Total: 15 mins

Mixed-Berry Tiramisu Cake

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To make this dessert even more tiramisu-like, sprinkle a bit of espresso powder on top along with the cocoa powder.

Firecracker Party Cake

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This pretty, patriotic party cake will draw more eyes than the fireworks!

Lemon-Meringue Beehives

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Your kids can help fill the cooled meringues with a little lemon curd and berries.

Rhubarb-Pineapple Crumble

Better Homes and Gardens

Irresistible! A ginger-spiced crumb topping completes a luscious fruit dessert.

Wiggler Jigglers

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Cut these colorful wiggly gelatin snacks in many different shapes. Kids will love them!

Double Cherry Slab Pie

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A combination of frozen and dried cherries make this fruit pie possible any day of the year. Feel free to substitute fresh for frozen when available!

Berry Flag Tart

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Think of this patriotic berry tart as a more showy take on a lattice-topped berry pie.

Raspberry-Hazelnut Meringue Torte

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What a spectacular way to end a meal! The fantastic combination of fresh raspberries and hazelnuts add a light flavor to the crowd-pleasing meringue crust of this dessert.

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

To celebrate the homey, garden-to-table nature of this simple cake, serve it warm from the oven.

Fruit Compote

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While this slow cooker crumble tastes incredible with its oat topping, the compote would also be lovely mixed into oatmeal or yogurt.

4th of July Dessert  Recipes: Take your pick!
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