With berries, cherries and other fruits coming into season, dessert has never tasted so sweet. Now is the best time to bake a pie, churn a batch of ice cream, or whip up a cobbler — here’s a roundup of our favorite spring recipes to get you started.
|Tangy Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie
Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb are perfect partners in this brightly colored pie, which begs to be eaten outside. Bookmark it for your next outdoor gathering.
This simple dessert takes almost no time to prep, so it’s a wonderful last-minute dessert when you have unexpected company. In the summer, substitute peaches and plums — almost all fruits will work.
This rustic dessert has a flaky, nutty, biscuitlike topping and lots of sweet, juicy fruit. Packed with berries, nuts and whole grains, it’s a healthy choice.
|Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream
Showcase intensely sweet strawberries from your farmers’ market in this simple ice cream, which is rich, creamy and full of fresh flavor.
|Toasty Almond-Cherry Turnovers
Cherries have a hint of almond flavor, which intensifies when you pair them with the nuts in these flaky turnovers. The little pockets make great hand-held snacks, too.
|Meyer Lemon Pots de Creme with Raspberry Sauce
The last of winter’s sweet-tart Meyer lemons are perfect for flavoring pots de creme, these silky baked custards. With a simple raspberry topping, this is a great dessert for bridging the seasons.
Rhubarb and strawberry may be the classic pairing, but here, fresh ginger gives tangy rhubarb a completely new character. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is pretty much a requirement.
|Apricot and Almond Galette
Almonds bring nuttiness and sweetness to this open-faced tart of rich, tender pastry and plump, fragrant apricots. It’s as beautiful as it is delicious.
Featured Recipe: Three-Berry Cobbler