When strawberries are in season I support strawberry shortcake in all forms and this recipe is quite possibly the easiest strawberry shortcake ever.
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A super easy, no-bake strawberry shortcake.
Turning over-ripe peaches and slightly tart plums come together to make the perfect end of summer pie.
As peaches recede at the end of the summer season and plums come on strong as we inch towards fall, this pie was designed to bridge the seasonal gap. The two flavors compliment each other perfectly, and make the most of the last of the peaches.
On Monday, we'll spend all day by our grill, even using it to make dessert. Want to do the same? Here are 6 sweet possibilities.
In my hunt for regional delights I've explored everything from Brown Bettys to Cobblers, but one pie-like dessert that has long intrigued me is an Appalachian treat known as a Sonker.
Soft buttermilk panna cotta is cradled in a crisp, all-butter crust and topped with blackberries. To not make one before summer's end seems just criminal.
Crisps, crumbles, and cobblers are a great, easy way to showcase summer fruit. Check out these 12 recipes that we love.
These chunky campfire cookies include all your summer s'mores ingredients: chopped up Hershey's bars, graham crackers, and marshmallows.
It's been a great season for peaches. We're eating a lot plain, but we're also maximizing their flavor in dessert. Here are 12 recipes that are worthy of your sweetest fruit.
Fresh summer peaches with candied ginger under a crisp brown sugar crumb topping.
Commonly found in savory applications, evergreen-scented fresh rosemary melds beautifully with ripe summer figs and sultry honey in this easy yet lovely cake.
With so many possibilities for fillings and never enough weekends for making pies, I've taken to mixing and matching berries to create great flavor combinations. It's like killing a couple of birds with a single, delicious stone.
Mix whatever fresh berries you have in this delicious pie.
As pleasing as watermelon is as a palate cleanser or side dish, when it comes to dessert, I want something a little more substantial. So to get a pretty look but more of a sugary dessert wallop, I've created my own idealized version of watermelon, in cake form.
Made with sour cream and boasting an achingly delicate crumb, the cake is tinted pink and then studded with mini chocolate chips for "seeds". The finished cake is frosted with pink and green icing to bring home the watermelon effect.
Once baked, the berries sink into the cake and burst, becoming a built-in layer of fresh jam, while the crumble melts and crisps into a cookie-like crust that provides wonderful textural contrast. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or at room temperature with a cup of steaming coffee in the morning.
This cake is rich and tangy with mascarpone cheese, spiked with sweet white wine. Once baked, the berries sink into the cake and burst, becoming a built-in layer of fresh jam, while the crumble melts and crisps into a cookie-like crust that provides wonderful textural contrast. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or at room temperature with a cup of steaming coffee in the morning.
Berry crisps. Boozy ice cream sandwiches. Spicy s'mores. No, we don't need fireworks to get excited for the 4th—we're pretty amped up for dessert. So whether you're celebrating by the ocean, pool, or grill, here are 15 summery desserts to end your meal.
After Memorial Day, there are unsaid certain rules: wear white, drink iced coffee, and only turn on the oven when necessary. That's why we love icebox cakes.