10 Deliciously Fresh Berry Desserts (Recipes)

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By Cooking Panda

Get your fresh berries while you can! Many of those antioxidant-rich, tart, juicy fruits are in season during the warmer months, so enjoy them!

As the weather continues heating up, and the flowers keep blooming, spring is the perfect time to whip up a delicious dessert using brightly colored berries. From cakes to pies and everything in between, here are some fabulous treats you should make as soon as possible:

1. Easy Blueberry Pie

Keep this classic on hand for when you need it. It won’t let you down. P.S.: You can use whatever kind of berry you want.

2. Lemon-Basil Custard Pie with Red Berries

Scrumptious, fresh and bright. If you can’t find lemon basil, feel free to substitute regular basil and add a teaspoon of lemon zest.

3. Blueberry Slab Pie

You don’t even need a pie tin to make pie! This is particularly great recipe to use if you’re serving a bunch of people. A bulk pie, if you will.

4. Raspberry Rhubarb Galette

A galette is basically an easier way to make pie, in case you were wondering. You get to use store-bought pastry, so you don’t need to spend ages kneading your dough and making a big floury mess. You can use this same recipe with any pie filling you like.

5. Peach and Blueberry Pie

Blueberries and peaches play nicely together in this outstanding pie that gets topped with a decadent, buttery crumb topping. Peaches aren’t quite in season yet, so if you’re having trouble getting your hands on fresh ones, frozen or canned ones work fine, though keep in mind you’ll want to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe if you use peaches packed in syrup.

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6. No-Bake Mixed Berry Pie

“Phew, I’ve been working all day on this!” *Wipes brow.* *Only spent a few minutes on it*

7. No-Churn Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

WOW. If you’re feeling lazy, you can totally use a can of blueberry pie filling, or even a jar of preserves, and pretend you made everything from scratch. No one will know!

8. Strawberry Rhubarb Bourbon Cobbler with Ginger Oat Scones

Whoa, so much flavor in one dish! The trick to getting just-right flavor? Roast your fruit/whiskey filling separately before you top it with the delicious, sweet candied-ginger cobblestones.

9. Blueberry Hand Pies

Why is it that miniature pies taste better? They’re also cool, because you can make only a few if needed, and they even freeze well.

10. Berry Pie Cookies

Not only does this eliminate the need to pick between two of the best desserts ever, it also combines the best of both worlds for one super-cookie (or super-pie?), because teamwork is important. And cute.

Featured Photo Credit: elizaraxi/Flickr

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