Festive 4th of July Desserts
Cherry Flag Pie
Recipe: Cherry Flag Pie
If you’re going to make pie for the 4th of July, it has to be this Cherry Flag Pie. You’re stars and stripes don’t have to be perfect. This pie gets better with imperfections.
Cornmeal Cookie Berry Shortcakes
Recipe: Cornmeal Cookie Berry Shortcakes
These shortcakes are filled with cream cheese whipped cream and macerated berries that are perfect for the season. Use a star-shaped cookie-cutter and save the extra stars to server with the shortcakes.
Red Velvet Ice-Cream Cake
Recipe: Red Velvet Ice-Cream Cake
What’s the perfect cake for a summer party? An ice cream cake. This Red-velvet cake has a center layer with ice cream that will keep things cool as you celebrate the 4th of July. We used a naked frosting technique and topped it with a pile of berries to keep it simple, but feel free to take things up a notch to impress your guests.
Red, White, and Blueberry-Filled Cupcakes
These might look like basic cupcakes, but they’re filled with a delicious blueberry surprise. Get a little more festive and top with fresh berries and a fun star or flag topper.
Fourth of July Confetti Roulade
Recipe: Fourth of July Confetti Roulade
Throw some festive red, white, and blue sprinkles into the batter of this tasty roulade for a patriotic dessert. Don’t forget to top it with extra sprinkles!
Blueberry Cobbler with Sugared Star Shortcakes
Make a shortcut version of blueberry cobbler by spooning the blueberry mixture over refrigerated biscuits cut into star shapes.
Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream Cake
Our patriotic spin on ice-cream cake is the coolest dessert of summer.
Recipe: Flag Cake
Turn a basic sheet cake into a festive desert with a few strawberries and blueberries.
Frosted Sugar-’n’-Spice Cookies
Recipe: Frosted Sugar-’n’-Spice Cookies
Get your kids to help you decorate these warm spice-filled cookies with their favorite color of sprinkles.
Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler with Cream Cheese Ice Cream
Chewy Red, White, and Blue Cookies
Filled with oats, peanut butter, and chocolate, these fun cookies are sure to disappear quickly at your patriotic celebration.
Berries with Tequila Cream
Recipe: Berries with Tequila Cream
For an elegant, adult dessert, top fresh summer berries with this tequila-infused, custard-like cream. Serve in dessert goblets with a sprig of mint.