Recipe Roundup: Red, White & Blue Desserts

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Recipe Roundup: Red, White & Blue Desserts

The 4th of July is just around the corner! Celebrate the red, white and blue with festive pies, cakes, ice creams and other beautiful, delicious desserts, like this Pavlova with Lime Curd and Berries. Here are some of our favorites all-American sweets to get you inspired!


Very Berry Ice Cream CakeVery Berry Ice Cream Cake
This summer dessert is so impressive that no one will guess how easy it is to make. Rosy-hued ice cream and a topping of fresh mixed berries make it extra festive. 
Buttermilk Tartlets with Fresh BerriesButtermilk Tartlets with Fresh Berries
Tangy buttermilk is tempered by the richness of egg yolks and cream in these miniature tarts. The lemon-kissed tartlets make a perfect base for the juicy, vibrant berries.
Baked NYC Cherry CrispBaked NYC Cherry Crisp
Here Matt Lewis, co-founder of the popular Brooklyn-based bakery and café called Baked, shares his recipe for a sensational summer dessert. It’s hard to imagine you’ll have any leftovers, but if you do, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Vanilla-Berry Frozen YogurtVanilla-Berry Frozen Yogurt
High-quality yogurt enhanced with just the right amount of sweetener and vanilla extract provides the base for this summery delight. Instead of spooning berries on top, the berries are crushed and then swirled into the yogurt to spread their fruity flavor throughout.
Strawberry Cornmeal ShortcakeStrawberry Cornmeal Shortcake
Here, juicy, slightly-sugared strawberries are piled high on buttery shortcake made from cornmeal and cream for a twist on the classic.
Lemon-Blueberry Drizzle CakeLemon-Blueberry Drizzle Cake
This extra-lemony cake has a triple dose of lemon flavor: zest in the batter, syrup that you brush on while the cake is still warm, and a sweet glaze drizzled over the top. Dotted with blueberries, it’s beautifully colorful for a summer party. 
Three-Berry CobblerThree-Berry Cobbler
This cobbler shows how to use less butter in the topping by replacing part of it with buttermilk and other leaner ingredients. Halving instead of slicing the strawberries preserves their texture in the warm, comforting filling.
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese FrostingRed Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Red velvet cake has just a hint of cocoa and a deep red crumb. True to tradition, these party-worthy cupcakes are topped with rich cream cheese frosting and are embellished with a sprinkle of toasted sugared pecans.
Ricotta Cheesecake with Strawberry SauceRicotta Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce
Use a good-quality ricotta for this cheesecake, and make sure to process it well so there are no lumps. You’ll be rewarded with a deliciously light and creamy cake.
Raspberry Swirl Ice CreamRaspberry Swirl Ice Cream
Use our vanilla ice cream starter to create this sweet treat, swirled with fresh raspberry puree. It’s a great way to give summer berries the attention they deserve.
Pain d'Epices Pound Cake with Cassis Butter and BerriesPain d’Epices Pound Cake with Cassis Butter and Berries
Cassis syrup and 
quatre épices—a classic French spice blend composed of ground white pepper, cloves, nutmeg and ginger—give this pound cake a rich, warm spice flavor that pairs deliciously with the fresh berry topping.
Latticed Cherry PieLatticed Cherry Pie
Rich, ripe cherries peek out from under a beautiful lattice top in this festive summer pie.
Individual Blueberry-Lemon CakesIndividual Blueberry-Lemon Cakes
Baked in mini Weck jars, these blue-and-white layered desserts are perfect for picnics.
Blueberry Hand PiesBlueberry Hand Pies
These nostalgic individual pies are bursting with delicious blueberry juice.
Raspberry-Mascarpone Parfaits with AmarettiRaspberry-Mascarpone Parfaits with Amaretti
Amaretti are delicate Italian cookies with a bitter almond flavor. Light and airy, they add delicious crunch when layered with mascarpone cheese and fresh raspberries.
Wine-Spiked Berries with RicottaWine-Spiked Berries with Ricotta
Berries are elevated to a heady level in this elegant, and adult-only, dessert that is light and healthy with a touch of richness. You can prepare the red wine syrup and ricotta mixture in advance and assemble the components just before serving.
Raspberry-Rhubarb PandowdyRaspberry-Rhubarb Pandowdy
This rustic dessert has a flaky, nutty, biscuitlike topping and lots of sweet, juicy fruit. Here, we feature raspberry and rhubarb, but you can add any berries you like — just adjust the sugar to taste.
Blueberry-Vanilla Panna CottaBlueberry-Vanilla Panna Cotta
Here, creamy panna cotta provides a sweet foundation for fresh blueberries, accented by flecks of vanilla bean.
Strawberry ShortcakesStrawberry Shortcakes
Don’t be shy with the whipped cream when making these treats. Fresh summer strawberries make all the difference in flavor.
Berry TrifleBerry Trifle
Although seemingly elaborate, trifle is quick to assemble when you use store-bought pound cake. Mascarpone cheese folded into sweetened whipped cream adds a layer of rich, silky indulgence. 
Strawberry MillefeuilleStrawberry Millefeuille
This twist on the classic millefeuille showcases juicy strawberries, sweetened whipped cream and prepared puff pastry, so it’s a breeze to prepare.
Sweet Corn Ice Cream with Blackberry SauceSweet Corn Ice Cream with Blackberry Sauce
The natural sweetness of freshly harvested corn combines with cream to create an unusual—but delicious—ice cream. With a drizzle of fresh blackberry sauce that’s a fruity counterpoint to the rich ice cream, this cooling dessert captures summer in a bowl.
Tangy Rhubarb-Strawberry PieTangy Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie
Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb are perfect partners in this summer pie. Serve it with a big scoop of your favorite ice cream. 


5 comments about “Recipe Roundup: Red, White & Blue Desserts

  1. Clara lee Beasley

    Am I imagining crusty meringue, lemon curd and fresh sweet berries? looks luscious! Clara

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