Labor Day Desserts

Try Food Network's dessert recipes for the long holiday weekend, including whoopie pies, trifles and tarts.
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Blueberry Cheesecake Galette

Try this alternative to cheesecake made with flaky pastry dough, sweet cream cheese and bursting blueberries for a Labor Day dessert that can be sliced and served to a crowd.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Cheesecake Galette

Fresh Peach Cake

Ina uses peaches and eggs from a local farm to make her cake, which is delicious served warm. She layers the fresh peaches, cinnamon sugar and batter, and tops it off with crunchy chopped pecans.

Get the Recipe: Fresh Peach Cake

Fresh Blackberry Crisp

Food Network Kitchen chefs combine flour, brown sugar and butter to make a sweet, crumbly topping for juicy late-summer blackberries. 

Get the Recipe: Fresh Blackberry Crisp

Whoopie Pies

Enjoy more time with your guests by making these small pies ahead of time; store them tightly in a sealed container for up to one week.

Get the Recipe: Whoopie Pie

Chocolate Chip and Mascarpone Cupcakes

A combination of chocolate and mascarpone cheese creates unforgettable cupcakes that are easy to make: Top them with a ganache instead of frosting and you've got a chocolate lover's delight.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip and Mascarpone Cupcakes

Warm Grape Cake

Golden raisins and red grapes speckle the inside of Alex's moist cake. A honey, ginger and grape topping adds the perfect amount of sweetness with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

Get the Recipe: Warm Grape Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes

Don't forget a scoop of ice cream on top of warm strawberries and buttery shortcake for a classic Labor Day dessert.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes

Brownies with Coconut Frosting

Trisha Yearwood cooks up these nostalgic brownies that are topped with a buttery coconut frosting.

Get the Recipe: Brownies with Coconut Frosting

Baked Alaska

This can't-miss ice cream cake is topped with a fluffy meringue, and it's easier than it looks.

Get the Recipe: Baked Alaska

Open-Faced Plum Tart

Plums, the delicious summer and early fall treat, shine in this tart, made with a store-bought pie crust that's sprinkled with sugar right at the end.

Get the Recipe: Open-Faced Plum Tart

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