Our Favorite Labor Day Desserts

Whether you’re hosting a big, end-of-summer bash or planning the last backyard barbecue of the summer, these sweet treats are the perfect way to end any cookout.

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Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Pie

Lemonade lovers large and small will love this frozen treat. You'll use cream cheese and condensed milk to make the velvety filling and strawberries and raspberries to infuse it with the fruity flavors of summer.

Get the Recipe: Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Pie

Fresh Peach Cake

Ina layers the local peaches, cinnamon-sugar, sweet cake batter and crunchy chopped pecans for a truly delicious summertime treat.

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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.

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Mini Chocolate-Strawberry Cheesecakes

Treat your family and friends to individual cheesecakes made with a shortbread-almond crust and chocolate filling.

Get the Recipe: Mini Chocolate-Strawberry Cheesecakes

Berries and Cream Ice Cream Cake with Chocolate Chip Cookies

Strawberries get tossed with sugar and bourbon for extra sweetness before they're layered with chocolate chip cookies and ice cream. The hardest part of making this cake? Waiting for it to freeze!

Get the Recipe: Berries and Cream Ice Cream Cake with Chocolate Chip Cookies

Orange Meringue Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a citrus-lover's dream: We worked orange into the cake and the frosting!

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No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Too hot to turn on the oven? Don’t sweat it! These tasty no-bake treats are perfect for your Labor Day cookout.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Hot Dog Cookies

We dare you not to smile at a platter of these mini hot dog lookalikes.

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Cast-Iron Berry Crisp

Michael Symon uses blueberries, strawberries and raspberries to make this fruity and nutty crisp. Top with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream to get all your guests screaming for more!

Get the Recipe: Cast-Iron Berry Crisp

Banana Cream Pie Dip

A ring of caramelized bananas adds a bit of flair to this crustless version of a classic banana cream pie. Scoop it up with vanilla wafer cookies to add some crunch.

Get the Recipe: Banana Cream Pie Dip

Chocolate Slab Ice Cream Sandwiches

Believe it or not, you only need 5 simple ingredients to make these absolutely swoon-worthy frozen treats.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Slab Ice Cream Sandwiches

Blueberry Pie Bars

Inspired by a classic summertime favorite, these dessert bars taste just like a fresh-baked blueberry pie. Better make a double batch!

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Pie Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes

Don't forget to add a scoop of ice cream on top when you're savoring warm strawberries and sweet, buttery shortcake!

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Brownies with Coconut Frosting

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Trisha has a recipe for good, old-fashioned brownies, topped with a crave-worthy coconut frosting.

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Peanut Butter Krispy Rice Squares

Marshmallow cereal treats make the perfect cookout dessert. They’re super simple to whip up, can be made ahead and are easy to customize. Molly adds peanut butter, crushed graham crackers, chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles to hers.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Krispy Rice Squares

Fresh Blackberry Crisp

Late-summer blackberries are juicy and sweet. Turn them into dessert by topping them with a brown sugar crumble and baking to golden-brown perfection.

Get the Recipe: Fresh Blackberry Crisp

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Our favorite way to upgrade this classic frozen treat? Sandwich the ice cream between two fudgy brownies. A few colorful sprinkles around the edges make the perfect finishing touch.

Get the Recipe: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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

Chocolate Chip and Mascarpone Cupcakes

The combination of chocolate and mascarpone cheese creates an unforgettable cupcake. A sweet swirl of creamy ganache (instead of traditional frosting) takes these handheld cakes to the next level.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip and Mascarpone Cupcakes

Strawberry Icebox Cake

The icebox cake is a classic for a reason: it’s the impressive dessert that anyone can make! Just layer, refrigerate and wait!

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Icebox Cake

Warm Grape Cake

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

Get the Recipe: Warm Grape Cake

Grilled Dessert Pizza

When you’re grilling and chilling, this sweet, hazelnut spread-topped pizza makes the perfect dessert. Trisha tops hers with dried tropical fruit but bananas and sliced strawberries would be delicious too.

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Grilled Peach Crumble

You’re already grilling. Why not throw some ripe, summer stone fruit onto the grates and serve up a truly amazing seasonal dessert?

Get the Recipe: Grilled Peach Crumble

Baked Alaska

This can't-miss ice cream cake is topped with a fluffy toasted meringue. (Yum!) And, guess what? Making it is easier than you think.

Get the Recipe: Baked Alaska

Open-Faced Plum Tart

Plums, the delicious summer and early fall treat, shine in this tart, made easy with a store-bought pie crust. For a special touch, sprinkle with sugar right at the end of baking.

Get the Recipe: Open-Faced Plum Tart

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