Sublime Summer Desserts with Seasonal Fruits

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Strawberries, peaches, and cherries — oh my! Summertime offers a short window of ripened bliss, when local fruit is fresh, cheap, and abundant. There is nothing sweeter than going to your local farmer’s market and picking up fresh tomatoes or towing the family for fresh picked blueberries. Fresh fruit also means that dessert just got a lot healthier! From simple deserts, to dessert pizza (who doesn’t like pizza?), to easy no-bake recipes we’ve gathered our favorite summer desserts that never fail to thrill.

No-Bake Berry Treats

Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries are the trifecta of summer desserts, not to mention strawberries and cherries. Curb sweet tooth cravings with these delicious and cute no-bake raspberry cheesecake pots. Individually-sized these creamy mock-cheesecake delights are easy to make for a party or picnic, as they are prepared in mason jars. Simply whip cream cheese, sugar, heavy cream, and lemon juice to make a cheesecake batter and layer in a mason jar alternating between graham crackers, fresh raspberries, and raspberry jam. Refrigerate for two hours and voila — perfection is served. For a more decadent raspberry dish, we love this chocolate-raspberry trifle. Layer sliced pound cake drizzled in dark rum and coffee with chocolate pudding, fresh cream, chocolate shavings, and fresh raspberries for a stunning dish that is sure to impress at your next gathering. But don’t forget the beloved blueberry. For an energy-packed, refreshing snack that the whole family will enjoy we love this easy vegan and gluten-free take on blueberry macaroons. First, combine shredded coconut, frozen blueberries, oat flour, coconut oil, and maple syrup in a food processor. Next, blend in a food processor, scoop using an ice cream scooper, shape into mounds, and freeze. For those with a sweet tooth, dip balls into melted chocolate.

Grilled Fruit

Delicious dessert can be as easy as throwing fruit on the grill. Elevate peaches by halving them and grilling them until gorgeous grill marks appear. Then top with cinnamon-sugar butter and mint leaves for a simple dessert that is sure to delight. A take on deconstructed pie, this Grilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp can easily be made on the grill and is sublime topped with vanilla ice cream. Combine rhubarb with strawberries over the grill until gooey and enjoy topped with crushed shortbread cookies. This recipe is perfect for nights spent outdoors around the fire pit with friends and family.

Dessert Pizza

Dessert pizza combines the joys of pizza with an unexpected sweet twist. Preheating quickly to 700°F, the Lynx Napoli Oven makes it effortless to create gourmet dessert pizzas with flaky, buttery crust right in your own home. The Alfresco pizza oven is another perfect pizza maker and preheats in just 15 minutes! Bake the crust in the oven and spread with a family favorite such as Nutella, or creamy mascarpone. Then top with your favorite seasonal fruits from your local CSA. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and viola— dessert is served! The queen of delectable desserts, Martha Stewart makes a yummy dessert pizza topped with sweet cream cheese, strawberry preserves, and fresh mint leaves! Just be sure to make extra for leftovers!

H&H Appliance Center  offers endless options to not only whip up amazing seasonal desserts, but also has the latest appliances for crafting delicious recipes for years to come. Visit us at our showroom today to speak to an expert!

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