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!
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.
John Barricelli’s oversize red, white, and blue cobbler is designed to feed a Fourth of July party crowd.
The only thing better than juicy, in-season berries are rich, buttery pastries made with juicy, in-season berries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dress up a simple mix of ripe summer berries with this Italian-inspired custard sauce, spiked with spicy floral Riesling or another white wine.
For a really spectacular dessert, split homemade angel food cake into three layers, stack with berry-flavored whipped creams, and garnish with fresh 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.
Prefer basic berries, but want a little something extra? A vanilla-bean syrup is a perfect match for this fruit salad.
Enjoy a jammy filling of cooked blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, topped with whipped cream and fresh berries for bright color.
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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