Packable Summer Picnic Desserts

Food Network's easy-to-pack desserts will make the perfect sweet ending for your summer picnic.

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Cherry-Pistachio Tea Cakes

These cherry-pistachio tea cakes are champion travelers. Bake them the morning before your picnic so they'll have plenty of time to cool before you have to pack them up. Dust them with powdered sugar right before serving.

Get the Recipe: Cherry-Pistachio Tea Cakes

Peach-Almond Upside-Down Cake

Ground almonds add sturdy structure to this classic upside-down cake, so it packs up like a dream. After baking, unmold it onto a plate, let cool, then cover and carry.

Get the Recipe: Peach-Almond Upside-Down Cake

Blackberry Summer Pudding

Summer pudding is a classic British dessert that showcases the bright flavors of fresh summer fruit. Make it the day before (or the morning of) your picnic, and then transport it in its container. Unmold it at the party, top with whipped cream and enjoy.

Get the Recipe: Blackberry Summer Pudding

Cherry Hand Pies

Hand pies compress everything you love about pie into a compact, neat package. Save the powdered sugar for just before serving and you're good to go.

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Strawberry Pie Cake

This best-of-both-worlds dessert combines the looks of pie with the portability of cake. For extra transport ease, bake it in an aluminum pie tin so there's nothing to bring home afterward.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Pie Cake

Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a baked French custard usually filled with summer fruit. It's perfect for parties and, once baked and cooled, is sturdy enough to hit the road. Wrap it well and garnish with powdered sugar at the table.

Get the Recipe: Cherry Clafoutis

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