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30+ Summer Dessert Recipes

Summer is heeeere! Okay, only almost, but I want you to be prepared! Baking may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about summertime activities (unless you’re me), but you’ll never go to a cookout, barbeque, or picnic without desserts! Here’s a roundup of 30+ Summer Dessert Recipes to keep things sweet all summer long!

Summer desserts

With so many fruits to work with in summer, it’s easy to keep things light, refreshing, and seasonal! Being me, I of course have a couple decadent additions to the classic desserts you may expect. There’s even a few no-bake or nearly no-bake recipes in there for the really scorching days!

I’ve broken my best 30+ Summer Dessert Recipes into the following categories:

  • Pies
  • Tarts
  • Cakes
  • Cheesecakes
  • And More!

Summer Pie Recipes

Deciding what desserts to have during the Summer is “easy as pie!” You really can’t go wrong with these fruit-filled and creamy treats! Pro tip: try the Blackberry Cream Pie frozen!

Blackberry Cream Pie
A classic graham cracker crust filled with light-as-air blackberry cream, topped with fresh vanilla bean whipped cream and blackberries!
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Ginger Peach Biscuit Pie
This Ginger Peach Biscuit Pie is filled with fresh peaches and ginger, and topped with slightly sweet cornmeal biscuits! This pie is just barely sweet, and perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
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Coconut Mocha Pie
This Coconut Mocha Pie has a toasted coconut pastry crust filled with dark chocolate custard, topped with dalgona coffee swirled with whipped coconut cream! It's toasted coconut meets a mochaccino and I am HERE for it!!
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Nectarine & Blueberry Pie
Sweet and spiced nectarines and blueberries in an all-butter crust! Late summer goodness in all its glory! You can't go wrong! 
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Blackberry Vanilla Pies
Fresh blackberries meet vanilla sugar in a flaky pastry crust. You need these this summer!
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Chocolate Cherry Pie
This Chocolate Cherry Pie has juicy, fresh cherries and chopped dark chocolate in a crisp, flaky chocolate pie crust! I think the two-tone lattice gives it a little pizazz, too! 🙂
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Blackberry Lemon Meringue Pie
This Blackberry Lemon Meringue Pie has a classic pastry crust filled with whipped blackberry ganache and homemade lemon curd, all topped with a *mountain* of toasted honey meringue!
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Blackberry Lemon Meringue Pie
Blackberry Lavender Brownie Pie
The crust of this beauty is a fudgy brownie swirled with blackberry jam. The filling is a lavender-infused dark chocolate icebox pie, all topped with blackberry meringue. The flavors and textures are outstanding!
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Summer Tart Recipes

I had so many pie and tart recipes for this roundup that I had to put them in separate categories! So similar to pie, but with that extra bit of fancy! For more frozen goodies for those extra hot days, serve the Blueberry Curd Tart and Coconut Pineapple Tart straight from the freezer!

Blueberry Curd Tart
This Blueberry Curd Tart is a sweet pastry crust filled with homemade blueberry curd! You'll fall in love with both the flavor and that gorgeous color!!
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Blueberry Curd Tart
Breakfast Fruit Tart
A slightly sweet oatmeal crust filled with yogurt and topped with fresh fruit. Good for brunch or anytime. 🙂
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Classic Fruit Tart
This tart belongs on your table (and in your belly) this summer! Orange-scented sweet pastry filled with vanilla bean pastry cream and topped with fresh fruit.
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No-Bake Chocolate, Coconut, and Almond Tart
Easy, no-bake, gluten free, and seriously delicious! An almond and coconut crust filled with chocolate ganache and topped with fresh berries and chopped almonds.
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Peach Rose Tart
This Peach Rose Tart has a sweet pastry crust filled with homemade pastry cream and topped with fresh peaches! Taking the time to make rosettes from the sliced peaches results in a showstopper dessert!!
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Strawberry Almond Tartlets
These Strawberry Almond Tartlets have sweet vanilla almond crusts filled with velvety smooth strawberry curd and topped with toasted meringue!
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Strawberry Almond Tartlets
Coconut Pineapple Tart
This Coconut Pineapple Tart has a coconut crust filled with homemade pineapple curd! Topped with pineapple "flowers", this tart is a tropical dream!
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Coconut Pineapple Tart
Strawberry Peach Tart
A sweet pastry crust filled with strawberry vanilla bean pastry cream and topped with fresh strawberries and peaches. Summer on a plate!
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Strawberry Peach Tart
Vanilla Plum Tart
This Vanilla Plum Tart is a sweet pastry crust filled with fresh plums and vanilla sugar! Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
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Summer Cake Recipes

Summer cakes mean aaaaall the fruit! From freeze-dried fruit in the cake itself to luxuriously flavored glazes and buttercreams, these are some of my favorite Summer desserts!

Sangria Cake
This Sangria cake has three layers of tender red wine cake with sangria buttercream! The flavors of berries, orange, and red wine make this cake taste like your favorite summer beverage!
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Vanilla Cake with Blackberry Buttercream
This vanilla cake is amazing–soft, fluffy, and flavorful. With the addition of blackberry Swiss meringue buttercream, it's like a dream!
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Strawberry Angel Food Cake
This Strawberry Angel Food Cake is light and fluffy with serious strawberry flavor thanks to freeze-dried berries! Also delicious using blueberries, with the bonus of a showstopping purple color!
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Strawberry Angel Food Cake
Strawberry Lavender Pound Cake
This Strawberry Lavender Pound Cake is so tender thanks to kefir (or buttermilk!), delicately flavored with lavender, and topped with strawberry-vanilla bean glaze! Pound cake perfection!
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Blackberry Cake
This Blackberry Cake has tremendous color and flavor, and is topped with a vanilla bean cream cheese frosting!
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Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake
This Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake has three layers of tender yellow cake with fresh whipped cream and fresh strawberries! I think I could eat this every day, all summer long!
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Summer Cheesecake Recipes

Nothing beats a cool, creamy summer cheesecake! These no-bake cheesecakes are just what you need on a hot Summer day!

No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake
A classic graham cracker crust filled with a creamy, dreamy no-bake lemon cheesecake, topped with fresh whipped cream and berries! ZERO oven time!
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No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake
Vanilla Bean Blondie Cheesecake
This Vanilla Bean Blondie Cheesecake is a creamy, no-bake vanilla bean cheesecake with a funfetti blondie crust and whipped cream!
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More Summer Dessert Recipes!

They may not fit into a category, but these recipes are not to be overlooked! There are a few breakfast options included here, too!

S’mores Sweet Rolls
These S'mores Sweet Rolls are sweet graham rolls with gooey chocolate filling, topped with toasted marshmallow glaze! Who says s'mores aren't breakfast food??
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Peach Streusel Scones
Rich, moist scones filled with fresh peaches, topped with the delightful crunch of brown sugar streusel, and drizzled with a vanilla bean glaze!
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Peach Streusel Scones
Strawberry Shortcake Cream Puffs
Luscious cream puffs filled with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries, dusted with powdered sugar!
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strawberry shortcake cream puffs
Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
As the name suggests, this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread has double the chocolate, so it also doubles the chances your kids think they're having cake for breakfast (eh….they might be…).
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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
S’mores Sandwich Cookies
These S'mores Sandwich Cookies are soft, chewy graham cookies with dark chocolate ganache and toasted homemade marshmallow cream! (*Drool*)
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Snickers Ice Cream Sandwiches
These Snickers Ice Cream Sandwiches have chocolate ice cream and homemade caramel and chocolate sauces sandwiched between two Snickers cookies. In a word: heaven.
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So there you have it! 30+ Summer Dessert Recipes to keep your Summer extra sweet! I’m looking forward to my baking plans for this summer and growing this recipe list!

(Updated 6/7/2021)

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