A cloudlike, almond-scented pastry cream surrounds the plums in this buttery tart. Use red plums—they’ll have the richest flavor when baked.
Recipe: Plum Frangipane Tart
The beauty of this ice cream pie isn't just that it's amazingly decadent (and therefore a guaranteed crowd-pleaser), but that it can also be made days in advance and then hauled out of the freezer just moments before serving. Party desserts don't get any better than that!
Just 4 ingredients, some skewers, and a little chilling time are all you need to create these gorgeous and decadent fresh fruit pops.
Rose water brings out the floral quality in nectarines (who knew they’re in the same botanical family?). For the creamiest texture, serve this the same day it’s made.
Recipe: Nectarine Rose Gelato
Use any size of mini-tart pan you like for these sweet little tarts. If you have leftover dough, you can always roll it out, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, cut into shapes, and bake into that childhood comfort, piecrust cookies.
Recipe: Berry Tartlets
Peden & Munk
A crazy-good combination, and it takes just a few minutes to put together.
Flecks of thyme give the crust of this tart a savory spark. It brings out the lush juiciness of the peaches.
Recipe: Brown Sugar Peach and Thyme Tart
Use this cocktail-popsicle as inspiration to turn your favorite libation into an adult dessert.
Recipe: Margarita "Poptails"
Peden & Munk
Staffers still smile when they talk about sampling what may be the most luscious fruit pie ever to come through our Test Kitchen.
Recipe: Anjou Bakery’s Marionberry Pie
Photo by Yunhee Kim
Ice cream? Yes. In pie form? YES! Laced with apricots, this recipe is a surefire summer party pleaser.
A simple, elegant dessert that highlights a mix of stone fruits.
Velvety mango purée makes these popsicles seem extra-indulgent, although each has only a splash of coconut milk.
Recipe: Mango Coconut Pops
This ice cream has a delicate flavor; if you prefer a deeper taste, substitute a darker honey. Anne Walker and Sam Mogannam, the couple behind Bi-Rite Creamery and Bi-Rite Market, pick the figs from a tree in their garden, drizzle them with honey from their hives, and roast them in their outdoor wood-burning oven. They’re also delicious over vanilla ice cream.
Looking to cap off your barbecue with a lighter dessert? Look no further than this easy-to-prepare dish, which puts a fun spin on fruit salad.