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red, white, and blue desserts

This 4th of July, impress your guests with a selection of patriotic treats. These colorful and delectable desserts will have them oohing and ahhing in preparation for the fireworks. Just be sure to make enough for seconds!


Summer Berry Trifle

A mix of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries make up this red-white-and-blue-striped creation. You can use any type of berry you like-just make sure you choose the ripest, tastiest ones available.

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Fourth of July Mixed Berry Cobbler

John Barricelli’s oversize red, white, and blue cobbler is designed to feed a Fourth of July party crowd.

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Strawberry Shortbread Tart with Orange-Ricotta Cream

A press-in crust makes this impressive-looking tart a breeze to prepare. Serve slightly chilled.

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Rustic Red Raspberry Turnovers

The only thing better than juicy, in-season berries are rich, buttery pastries made with juicy, in-season berries.

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Mixed Berry Tarts with Lemony Filling

The shells for these tarts can be baked the day before your cookout. All you have to do is fill them with the lemon curd and whipped cream shortly before serving and let your guests pile on the berries.

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Fresh Berry Pavlova

The pavlova may be a classic Australian dessert, but it's slightly concave center is the perfect spot to showcase whipped cream and ripe, brightly colored red and blue berries for the 4th of July.

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Boozy Berry-Topped Tres Leches Cake

Originally a Mexican showstopper, this boozy cake becomes an all-American dessert when you add blueberries to the tequila-spiked whipped cream topped with strawberries and raspberries.

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Fresh 3-Berry Shortcake

Junior's (in glorious New York City) may be famous for their cheesecakes, but their fresh berry "shortcake" is bound to make you famous—at least among friends at your 4th of July bash.

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Blueberry-Vanilla Cream Cheese Pies

These portable pies are like mini blueberry cheesecakes wrapped in puff pastry. Bake them a few hours before your Independence Day gathering, and serve them next to the Rustic Red Raspberry Turnovers for a festive presentation.

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Zabaglione with Summer Fruit

Dress up a simple mix of ripe summer berries with this Italian-inspired custard sauce, spiked with spicy floral Riesling or another white wine.

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Red, White, and Blue Angel Food Cake

For a really spectacular dessert, split homemade angel food cake into three layers, stack with berry-flavored whipped creams, and garnish with fresh berries.

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Lemon-Poppyseed Shortcakes with Summer Berries

These colorful shortcakes are great individual desserts for your guests. They won't be able to resist, even after filling up on burgers and hot dogs.

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Rustic Three-Berry Tart

Here a tender but sturdy crust beautifully marries with ripe, succulent fruit.

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Mixed Berries with Vanilla Bean Syrup

Prefer basic berries, but want a little something extra? A vanilla-bean syrup is a perfect match for this fruit salad.

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Mixed-Berry Pie

Enjoy a jammy filling of cooked blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, topped with whipped cream and fresh berries for bright color.

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Blueberry Pie Parfaits with White Chocolate Cream

This creative spin on the classic blueberry pie is a parfait made from layers of buttery almond-thyme streusel and warm blueberries, topped off with a rich, lemony white-chocolate cream and a sprinkle of chopped white chocolate.

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