Fresh Summer Dessert Recipes

Summer dessert recipes made from sweet, in-season fruit like peaches, watermelon, cherries or blueberries, from your favorite Food Network chefs.

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Blueberry Pie

In honor of summer berry season, serve our delicious version of the classic blueberry pie. We use maple syrup to sweeten up the pie, then tuck the berries into a buttery homemade crust.

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Fresh Peach Cake

Ina adds two layers of peaches amid the coffee cake-like batter to make this dish, which is equally delicious for breakfast or a cookout.

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Peach Pie

Turn fresh peaches into peach pie, complete with a homemade crust; this recipe from Food Network Magazine makes it easy.

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Blueberry Crisp

Pour a pecan-filled crumb topping over fresh blueberries and bake until bubbling.

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Chocolate-Raspberry Pavlova

Perch lots of tart fresh raspberries and whipped cream atop Nigella's fluffy chocolate Pavlova. This dessert is easy to make — check out Nigella's step-by-step instructions to learn how.

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Peach and Blueberry Pizza

Guy makes pizza on his outdoor wood-fired oven at least once a week in the summer; his kids are "pizza-eating machines." This is how the Fieri's do it, dessert-style.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Ina dresses up a classic combination with a buttery oat topping and orange zest and juice.

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Chocolate-Zucchini Cake

Add zucchini to chocolate cake batter then cover the finished cake with a chocolate glaze.

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Eton Mess

Fresh raspberries shine in Ina's simple summer take on the parfait. Layer barely cooked, framboise liqueur-infused berries with fresh whipped cream and crushed meringues.

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Sweet Cherry Pie

Dark, sweet Bing cherries shine in this simple pie wrapped up in a buttery homemade crust.

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Tropical Watermelon Sorbet

Giada's watermelon-pineapple sorbet is kid-friendly, but to spike it for the grownups, add a shot of rum.

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Strawberry Shortcake

Fill a homemade cake with fresh summer berries and whipped cream.

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Buttermilk Panna Cotta With Cherries

Panna cotta means "cooked cream" in Italian -- it's a silky, eggless custard; this version from Food Network Magazine is made with buttermilk for a rich, tangy flavor, and topped with a compote made from in-season cherries.

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