Spring Fruit Desserts

Finish a spring meal with a sweet dessert made with fresh in-season fruit.
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Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Anne Burrell's comforting crisp celebrates rhubarb's short season and strawberries at the height of their sweetness. It cooks in just 30 minutes.

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Strawberry Tarts

Ina Garten's gorgeous strawberry tarts are a welcome addition to any springtime gathering. Prepare the tart shells in advance, then add the pastry cream, strawberry wedges and apricot glaze just moments before serving. 

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Strawberry Shortcake

What better way to celebrate spring fruit than with a simple strawberry shortcake? In-season strawberries are so sweet that you won't need much beyond a split shortcake and a spoonful of whipped cream.

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Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Incorporating sugar and butter into this graham cracker crust ensures that the results will be super-crispy. Prebaking it will also help the bottom layer stay nice and crunchy after you add the creamy cheesecake topping.

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Mixed Berry Pavlova

This crisp-on-the-outside, gooey-on-the-inside cloud of meringue is topped with sweetened whipped cream and fresh berries. This showstopping recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

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Baby Strawberry and Honey Pies

Giada De Laurentiis fills these mini pies with a strawberry, honey and orange-zest mixture that celebrates the lively flavors of spring fruit.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry, lemon juice and rhubarb come together in this rustic crumble. Add a dollop of whipped mascarpone topping for an elegant touch.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart

This easy spring tart comes together quickly with the help of frozen puff pastry. Pro tip from Food Network Kitchen: Buy strawberries of roughly the same size so they'll fit together nicely when "shingled" on the tart.

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Joe's "Say Cheese" Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Brighten up a slice of indulgent cheesecake with a spoonful of Trisha Yearwood's fresh strawberry sauce. It's quick, easy and "best served cold from the refrigerator," Trisha advises.

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Rhubarb Crumble

Serve this oat-and-hazelnut-topped rhubarb crumble warm, with freshly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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Strawberry Tartlets

Alex Guarnaschelli fills crisp tartlet shells with a dollop of sour cream before topping them with strawberries tossed in a sugar-lime juice coating. "It's safe to make the tartlet shells and the strawberry mixture in advance," Alex says, "but these are best when eaten right after assembling."

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Slump

The name may be unfamiliar, but a slump is in the family of cooked or stewed fruit with raised dough on top; a cousin to the cobbler, a slump is topped with dumplings instead of biscuits. The effect is like pie, but easier to make.

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Strawberry Cream Parfaits

Giada shows off the freshness of spring fruit with the classic combination of strawberries and cream. Fold coarsely broken meringue cookies into the whipped cream for a bit of crunch, then top each parfait with half a meringue for a playful touch.

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Strawberry Pudding

Alton Brown puts stale potato bread to excellent use by layering macerated strawberries between round slices of the bread, allowing the starch to soak up the vibrant red juices. 

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Neely's Strawberry Pie

Use a store-bought dough to cut down on prep time for this strawberry-filled pie. The sugar will sweeten the filling while a bit of cornstarch keeps it nice and thick.

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Blueberry-Lemon Tart    

Tyler Florence combines two of spring's most-vibrant flavors with this eye-pleasing tart. Simply add blueberries to your prepared tart shell and then pour a zesty homemade lemon custard over them.

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Strawberry Refrigerator Jam

Keep cardamom pods and vanilla beans on hand so that you can make this jam throughout berry season. Simply simmered for 20 minutes, it works best made in small batches like this. Serve it warm over toast or vanilla ice cream, and keep any leftovers in the fridge. And if you have some on hand, stir in a handful of raspberries with the strawberries. 

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Lemon Angel Cakes

Lemons are readily available year-round, but their bright, tangy flavor is especially nice after a spring meal, baked into light, fluffy cakes.

Get the Recipe: Tiny Lemon Angel Cakes with Lemon Confit

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