Memorial Day Dessert Recipes

Make red, white and blue fruit desserts from Food Network the stars of your Memorial Day celebration.

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Strawberry Country Cake

Ina Garten flavors this impressive country cake with sour cream and the zest from lemon and orange. Spread generous spoonfuls of whipped cream between the cake layers and on top before adding fresh strawberries for a decorative picnic table centerpiece.

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Cheesecake Tart with Berries

A pecan crust, cheesecake filling and loads of fresh berries make this tart a showstopping Memorial Day treat.

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Classic Strawberry Shortcake

These classic shortcakes made with not-too-sweet biscuits are a great way to kick off strawberry season.

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Red, White and Blue Fruit Cups

Rachael Ray's 10-minute dessert is chock-full of fresh fruit: strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.

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Patriotic Berry Trifle

Use store-bought angel food cake to cut down on the prep time for Sunny Anderson's colorful trifle.

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Cherry Pie Cookie Bars

It only takes 15 minutes of measuring and mixing to get a batch of these cherry bars into the oven. Then comes the hard part of the recipe: waiting until they’re baked so that you can eat them!

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Frozen Lemonade Pie

Use frozen lemonade as the filling for this berry-topped pie.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crostata

Like a pie (but easier) this free-form fruit dessert is the perfect addition to any Memorial Day cookout dessert spread.

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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

Add cocoa powder to your shortcake recipe and give these traditional summer favorites a chocolatey flair.

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Fast and Fruity Ice Cream

The easiest way to make ice cream if you don’t have a machine? Toss some frozen fruit and Greek yogurt into your food processor and combine until smooth and easy to scoop.

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Mixed Berry Cobbler

Bake frozen mixed berries into a better-for-you summertime cobbler, complete with a whole-wheat topping made with low-fat buttermilk.

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Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

You'll use vanilla and strawberry ice cream to make the creamy filling for this frozen take on classic strawberry shortcake.

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Whipped Cheesecakes with Pistachio Crust

These pretty, layered fruit and cheesecake cups are a breeze to make – just be sure to mix them up in advance so that they have time to chill completely.

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Plum-Nectarine Crumble With Hazelnuts

To make the juicy filling for this refreshing fruit crumble, combine sliced nectarines with succulent plums, tart lemon juice, flour and sugar.

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Vanilla Ice Cream with Honey

Use vanilla beans, split lengthwise and scraped, to get the best flavor from Ted Allen's homemade ice cream. Top it with fresh berries for patriotic red, white and blue flair.

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Tres Leches Cake with Berries

Fluffy whipped cream and fresh berries are the perfect way to dress up sweet tres leches cake for your cookout.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Gently swirl strawberry jam into uncooked cheesecake using a wooden skewer for a colorful (and tasty) treat. Use dollops of blueberry jam too for the full red, white and blue!

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Dump Cakes

All you need to make one of Ree’s Dump Cakes is a box of cake mix, canned fruit, butter – and whipped cream, for serving.

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Mini Rosewater Trifles with Cardamom Cream

Blueberries, raspberries and an easy-to-make cardamom whipped cream give these individual-size trifles their patriotic colors.

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Black Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Decadent black raspberry ice cream gets housed between buttery lemon sugar cookies to make these yummy ice cream sandwiches.

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