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

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.

Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges

Rating: 3.41 stars
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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.

Rhubarb-Apple-Almond Cobbler

This rhubarb and apple cobbler is perfect for kids to make on Mother's Day: The steps are few and easy to follow, and it is attractive yet requires no real decorating—you just drop the dough over the top, brush on heavy cream, add sliced almonds, and bake.
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Peach Crumble

Rating: 3.18 stars
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For an even sweeter summer, take advantage of the season's perfectly ripe peaches.

Raspberry Cobbler

Berry fine, indeed: The jammy, intensely fruity base of this raspberry cobbler -- which packs in five whole cups of berries -- is balanced by a light, sweet biscuit topping.

Strawberry Cake

Rating: 3.68 stars
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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: 3.22 stars
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This blueberry crisp has a loose and juicy filling. If you would prefer a thicker filling, add an extra teaspoon of cornstarch.

Rhubarb Crisp

Rating: 3.22 stars
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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: 3.58 stars
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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.

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.

Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry lovers, rejoice! The filling for this easy crumble calls for a whopping two pounds of fresh blueberries. Served in bowls with scoops of vanilla ice cream, it's the ultimate summer dessert. If you're making it out of season, feel free to use frozen blueberries.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

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

Creamy, Tangy, and Irresistible: These Are Our Favorite Lemon Bar Recipes

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemon bars. One of Martha’s favorite desserts, lemon bars are a great make-ahead recipe and suited to just about any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a traditional lemon bar or one with a twist, we’ve got you covered.

These Peach Recipes Are the Essence of Summer

The smell of ripe peaches tells you it's summer. Buy them by the basketful, breathe in the peachy air as they ripen in your kitchen, then share them in these mouthwatering recipes. From peach pavlova and peach pops to peach slab pie and sweet and savory salads and salsas, here are the best ways to put the seasonal fruit to good use.

Macerated Berry Topping

Rating: 4.1 stars
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This mix of berries is our preferred finishing touch for summer (so long, cherry on top!).