Best of the Web: Summer Fruit Desserts

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Best of the Web: Summer Fruit Desserts

Sweet summer berries and stone fruits beg to be baked into pies, crisps, crumbles and more. Here are some of our favorite fruit desserts we’ve seen around the blog world this season — dig in!


Sour Cherry Hand PiesSour Cherry Hand Pies by Brooklyn Supper
These portable pies, with a flaky amaranth crust and simple cherry filling, would be perfect for a picnic.
Plum and Cardamom CrispPlum and Cardamom Crisp by The Broken Bread
We love the presentation of these stone fruit crisps — and the buttery cardamom topping takes it over the top.
Strawberry Crumble with Oats, Hazelnuts and ElderflowerStrawberry Crumble with Oats, Hazelnuts and Elderflower by Cannelle et Vanille
This twist on the traditional crumble stars hazelnut flour for extra nuttiness and elderflower petals for a pretty, aromatic garnish.
Raspberry Rhubarb PieRaspberry Rhubarb Pie by Apt. 2B Baking Co.
Raspberry and rhubarb make a perfect pairing in this simple but gorgeous pie, decorated with a lattice topping.
Rhubarb & Strawberry Quinoa CrumbleRhubarb & Strawberry Quinoa Crumble by Green Kitchen Stories
Quinoa flakes add crunch to this crumble, which has a sweet-tart flavor from a mix of rhubarb, apples and strawberries.
Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream CakeRoasted Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream Cake by Not Without Salt
This cake has a little bit of everything: toasted oats and walnuts, brown butter butterscotch, and strawberries and rhubarb, roasted to concentrate their flavors.
Summer Fruit Pecan CrispSummer Fruit Pecan Crisp by Oh, Ladycakes
Why choose between all of the delicious summer fruits? This nutty crisp has it all — strawberries, blueberries, cherries and nectarines — and since there’s not too much sweetener, the fruit really shines.
Rhubarb Blueberry Apple PieRhubarb Blueberry Apple Pie by The Vanilla Bean Blog
This pie is topped with a whole-wheat crust for extra nutty flavor and texture (and the toasty brown color doesn’t hurt, either).
Berry Cobbler with Oat DumplingsBerry Cobbler with Oat Dumplings by Turntable Kitchen
Here, soft, plump berries meet tender biscuits made with oat flour and maple syrup to create a beautiful cross between a crisp and a cobbler.
Strawberry Raspberry CrostataStrawberry Raspberry Crostata by Joy the Baker
This crostata has a thick, flaky buttermilk crust and a sweet berry filling that makes it a wonderful finale to just about any summer gathering.
Summer Sangria Berry CrumbleSummer Sangria Berry Crumble by How Sweet It Is
The only thing better than drinking sangria? Eating it in this dessert, filled with crunchy goodness.
Nectarine, Blueberry and Buckwheat CakeNectarine, Blueberry and Buckwheat Cake by London Bakes
This gluten-free cake works for breakfast or dessert — and with its sweet, sticky fruit and nutty crumb, you’ll want it for both.
Blueberry Dutch BabyBlueberry Dutch Baby by Baking by Kendra
This golden brown oven pancake is filled with juicy blueberries, with an extra hit of flavor from cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
Coconut and Raspberry FlanCoconut and Raspberry Flan by Bakers Royale
Instead of a layer of caramel, this flan features a raspberry glaze and a topping of fresh berries.
Triple Berry Kahlua Crisp with Double the CrumbleTriple Berry Kahlua Crisp with Double the Crumble by Half Baked Harvest
We all know the crumble is the best part — why not double up? Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries spiked with a splash of kahlua make this dessert extra special.
Apricot Custard Pie with Cardamom Crumble CrustApricot Custard Pie with Cardamom Crumble Crust by The Bojon Gourmet
Tender fruits nestle in a tangy custard filling with a buttery oat crumble crust in this inventive pie.
Rhubarb Curd with Pie Crust Crumble and Vanilla MeringuesRhubarb Curd with Pie Crust Crumble and Vanilla Meringues by Hummingbird High
Here’s a deconstructed version of a rhubarb pie, starring tart, creamy rhubarb curd and buttery pie crumbs, accompanied by foamy vanilla meringues.
Apricot Strawberry Grilled CrispApricot Strawberry Grilled Crisp by Edible Perspective
This fruity crisp is baked on the grill — perfect for a summer cookout! Bonus: it takes 10 minutes to throw together.
Rustic Red Velvet Cake Layered with BerriesRustic Red Velvet Cake Layered with Berries by The White on Rice Couple
We love this gorgeous twist on the traditional red velvet cake, with layers of cream cheese frosting and fresh berries.


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Top images from The Vanilla Bean Blog, The Broken Bread, Edible Perspective, Green Kitchen Stories, Oh, Ladycakes, The Bojon Gourmet, Joy the Baker, Baking by Kendra, and The White on Rice Couple.

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