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Summer Lovin’: Our Best Seasonal Desserts

Bushels of berries, peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums, and more beckon at the market. Buy them all and soak up the sun in these bejeweled desserts.

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Ice cream might get a lot of attention as summer’s most popular dessert – it’s cooling and irresistible, after all – but we’ve got a few desserts that might be even better. Our summer desserts are light yet sweet, filled with nutrient-dense ingredients to offer you well-rounded nutritional benefits while still satisfying your sweet tooth.

Each one of the following recipes is made to be enjoyed out under the summer sun. From chilled treats that’ll cool you down to single-serve desserts that are cookout- and long weekend-ready, these sweet recipes utilize seasonal ingredients and reinvent classic warm weather foods you know and love. You’re going to want to make them part of your summertime traditions once you give them a try!

Seasonal summer desserts

Banana-Cashew Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie
(Photo: Rob Fiocca)

This creamy, cool pie is the perfect way to use up those ripe bananas sitting on your counter. Get the recipe here.

Individual Nectarine and Raspberry Trifles

Individual Nectarine and Raspberry Trifles
(Photo: Rob Fiocca)

This perfectly-sized gluten-free dessert is ready for all of your summer cookouts, with just the right balance of fresh seasonal fruit, perfectly dense cake, and mascarpone filling. Get the recipe here.

Summer Fruit Pavlova

Summer Fruit Pavlova Dessert
(Photo: Rob Fiocca)

With a mix of fresh berries and stone fruits atop light, airy meringue, this just might be the ultimate summer dessert.  Get the recipe here.

Peach and Goat Cheese Tarts

Peach and Goat Cheese Tarts
(Photo: Rob Fiocca)

These summery stone fruit tarts are a treat that’s both sweet and savory. Get the recipe here.