Fruit Dessert Recipes

Tarts, pies, homemade ice cream, parfaits…fruit is the crowning jewel on all these delectable desserts. We also have breakfast pastries, berry-stuffed crepes, and Dutch pancakes finished with spoonfuls of seasonal fruit.

Staff Picks

Peach Crumble

Rating: 3 stars 786
For an even sweeter summer, take advantage of the season's perfectly ripe peaches.

Strawberry Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 733
A buttery-vanilla batter is the base of a cake that brims with a pound of strawberries. We promise that you'll want to eat this berry dessert all summer long.

Blueberry Crisp

Rating: 3 stars 982
This blueberry crisp has a loose and juicy filling. If you prefer something thicker, add an extra teaspoon of cornstarch.

Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges

Rating: 3.5 stars 286
This grown-up fruit dessert borrows flavors from margaritas. Tequila and Triple Sec infuse the watermelon slices, which also get a spray of lime juice and a sprinkling of coarse salt. The longer the watermelon soaks, the more flavorful it becomes -- one more reason to save any leftover slices.

Caramelized Skillet Peaches

Deliciously caramelized and juicy peaches with a hint of cinnamon and bourbon (or rum) make the dreamiest ice cream topping. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 505.

Rhubarb Crisp

Rating: 3 stars 348
Rhubarb is a vegetable, though the stalks are typically used in jams and desserts; its tart flavor makes it the perfect companion for strawberries.

Apple Crisp

Rating: 3.5 stars 1715
One of the definitive desserts of fall, apple crisp is easy and economical. Test kitchen tip: Empire, Gala, or Braeburn apples are especially good in this recipe.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Strawberries and rhubarb are summer's best friends -- cook them up together in this quintessential dessert.

Rhubarb Raspberry Crisp

Rating: 3.5 stars 117
Rhubarb is delicious paired with sweet fruits such as raspberries -- or strawberries or peaches -- to temper its tartness.

Cardamom-Scented Peach-Apricot Cobblers

These single servings of peach cobbler have some exciting surprises under their drop-biscuit tops: cardamom and allspice. While the spices work to perfume each and every bite, sliced apricots bring a touch of acidity which helps to make every bite more delicious than the last.

Crumble Topping

Rating: 3.5 stars 172
Use this sweet, buttery crumble topping on Rhubarb Pie or any other fruit pie in place of a top crust.

Apricot-Almond Cobbler

Rating: 3.5 stars 91
A cobbler is a fruit dessert with a thick top layer of crust. In this version of the classic, spiced apricot wedges are arranged atop a toasted-almond batter. Baking puffs up the cake, so only bits of fruit peek through.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Apricot Cobbler

A cup of strawberries adds intrigue to this party-ready summer cobbler, but feel free to use all apricots and let the stone fruit shine on its own.