One of my favorite things about summer is shopping at the outdoor farmer’s markets that overfloweth with local fruit, of every color of the rainbow. The majority of the fruit I place into my resuable Chico bag finds its way to my to my mouth the minute it has ripened.
This summer, juicy ruby red strawberries have adorned numerous nighttime bowls of cereal; apricots and peaches are sliced, stuck in a Tupperware, and enjoyed with creamy almond butter and hemp seeds at my desk for mid-morning snacks; and freshly-picked blueberries from Dad find their way into salads and weekend breakfasts.
While mother nature’s summer bounty is sweet enough to enjoy as is, there are many seasonal occasions that deserve dessert. And, by occasion, I simply mean something as casual as a mother-daughter weekend when mom’s bringing over the ice cream maker (yippie!).
I used Foodie.com to collect a dozen fruit-filled recipes that highlight summer’s gems, including healthier Gluten-Free Cherry Blondies and buttered-up Gingered Peach & blackberry cobbler, there is something for everyone and every occasion — from birthday parties to potlucks, outdoor BBQs, showers, family get-togethers, and the like.
Check out 12 Fruity Summer Desserts
What’s your favorite summer dessert?
I love my mama’s Chocolate Strawberry Scone Cake with fresh whipped cream!
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Foodie.com. As always, opinions are my own.