4th of July Dessert Recipes
Show your Independence-Day spirit with a variety of Fourth of July dessert ideas, like red, white, and blue desserts, tarts, parfaits, fruit salads, berry trifles, a flag cake, a dessert with sparklers, or one of our watermelon treats, or ice cream sandwiche recipes.
Fourth of July Summer Berry PiesThese mini pies are deliciously patriotic when topped with stars and stripes. You can also make one 9-inch pie.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Martha's Sour Cherry PieMartha made this recipe on episode 703 of Martha Bakes. The pie can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.
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Red, White, and Blue DessertsSweeten your Fourth of July celebration with festive red, white, and blue desserts! Packed with vibrant summer berries and made with creamy frostings and fillings, these delicious and patriotic treats are ideal for entertaining.
Three Cheers for the Red, White, and BlueLet your true colors show with these patriotic crafts and recipes that salute our grand old flag.
Red, White, and Blueberry TrifleThis dessert would be right at home at a Fourth of July barbecue. You can substitute sliced fresh strawberries for the raspberries, if you prefer.
Most-Pinned Red, White, and Blue Dessert Recipes
Independence Icebox CakeLayers of vanilla wafers and strawberry whipped cream are topped with fresh berries for a salute to the Fourth of July.
Fruited-Cheesecake FlagStrategically placed berries make this rich, creamy, and indulgent dessert even more memorable. Cut into diminutive squares, the patriotic cake affords guests equal opportunity in their pursuit of the perfect summer sweet.
Red, White, and Blue ParfaitsTwo kinds of smooth gelatin -- red currant and panna cotta, which is made with cream -- are topped with currants and blueberries.
Flag Sheet CakeRecipe
Homestyle Peach Ice CreamThis is the perfect use for soft or overripe fruit.Recipe
Carolynn's Chocolate-Chip CookiesTop off a scoop or two of ice cream with one of these gooey chocolate-chip cookies.Recipe
Flag CakeThis homage to Old Glory is a moist, sour-cream pound cake flavored with a little lemon zest, and lots of cream-cheese frosting -- all topped with an abundance of fresh summer berries.Video
Red White and Blue Star Tart
Be a shining star this Fourth of July with Sarah Carey’s Red, White, and Blue Star Tart. Summer blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries turn this easy ricotta-filled dessert into a patriotic showstopper.Recipe
Wavy Flag CakeGet into the Fourth of July spirit with this festive buttermilk cake. Fresh strawberries and blueberries, amped up with their respective jams, and rich buttercream frosting form the red, white, and blue layers.Recipe
Tartlets with Yogurt Pastry Cream and StrawberriesYogurt puts a new spin on French pastry cream, which is typically made with milk. Much to our delight, the result is brighter in flavor and still delivers that same silky richness. Layer it into a flaky, buttery shell, and then top it with strawberries.Post
Delicious Strawberry Dessert, Perfect for Summer
If you were searching for the perfect summery dessert that is loaded with strawberries -- you've found two!Recipe
Double-Crust Berry Free-Form Pie"This is a big-yield pie for crowds," says food editor Shira Bocar of her free-form dessert, which is twice the size of the average pie; its leftovers are eagerly gobbled up at breakfast the next morning.Post
Star-Spangled Strawberry Cake
Nothing says summer like a patriotic cake adorned with delicious fruits of the season. Here is an easy way to make any cake festive this summer!Video
The Perfect American Flag Sheet CakeThis sheet cake disguised as an American flag makes any dessert table instantly festive!Gallery
Fourth of July Strawberries: 12 Sweet Summer Treats
Is there anything more American than a red, white, and blue color scheme? If you're hosting a Fourth of July party this year, these patriotic desserts are the perfect addition to your table on America's birthday.Video
4th of July Flag Cupcakes
Looking for a fun and festive cupcake decorating idea for the Fourth of July? Sarah Carey makes colorful stars and stripes cupcakes in no time at all. Your friends and family will love these patriotic treats!Gallery
Strawberry Pie: Recipes for Berry Tasty Treats
When fresh berries come into season, it’s all we can do not to gobble them up as is. But save a few for baking -- these sweet treats are worth the wait.Recipe
American Beauty: Cornmeal-Berry Sheet CakeThis cake can be cut into 12 larger pieces (as shown) or 24 smaller ones (as described in step 3). You can also opt to use just one variety of berry, 18 ounces total, instead of a mixture.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Macerated Berry ToppingThis mix of berries is our preferred finishing touch for summer (so long, cherry on top!).Recipe
Blackberry-Oregano PieIf your food processor is not large enough to hold the entire amount of dough, divide the ingredients in half and make the recipe in two batches, then combine the doughs before dividing into thirds.Recipe
Creamy Mango PopsThis is a quick afternoon vegan treat for warm summer days.