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    24 Fresh Ideas For Fruit-Based Desserts

    Chocolate is overrated anyway.

    1. Deep-Dish Cherry Pie

    Mark Weinberg /

    Take a nod from Chicago deep-dish pizza and apply the same tactics to your pie-making. You won't be disappointed. Get the recipe here.

    2. Lattice-Top Peach and Blueberry Pie

    Yossy Arefi /

    For when you want to celebrate pie season in all its glory. Get the recipe here.

    3. Strawberry Shortcake

    Yossy Arefi /

    Perfect for a summer birthday. How-to here.

    4. James Beard's Strawberry Shortcakes

    James Ransom /

    Aaand a mini version, for good measure. Find it here.

    5. Roasted Banana Paletas

    James Ransom /

    So cool. 😎 Get the recipe here.

    6. Black Raspberry Ice Cream

    Mark Weinberg and James Ransom /

    I'll take this over vanilla any day. Recipe here.

    7. Cherry Almond Crumb Cake

    Yossy Arefi /

    Raise your hands, cherry fanatics. Recipe here.

    8. Fresh Blueberry Pie

    James Ransom /

    First stop on the summer pie-tinerary? ^This beautiful thing. Get the recipe here.

    9. Strawberries With Honey and Lime & Lemon-Buttermilk Sherbet

    Armando Rafael /

    Pancakes aren't the only thing worth dousing in syrup, FWIW. Give your strawberries the proper treatment with a honey-lime coating. Get the recipe here.

    10. The Kitchn's One-Ingredient Ice Cream

    James Ransom /

    Easiest ice cream ever. Recipe here.

    11. Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Bananas

    James Ransom /

    A major upgrade to a melting popsicle. Get the recipe here.

    12. The River Café's Strawberry Sorbet

    James Ransom /

    (LOL, the name rhymes.) Recipe here.

    13. Blueberry and Rye Slab Pie

    Yossy Arefi /

    Feeding a crowd? This blueberry slab pie recipe will do the trick — it serves 16.

    14. Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

    James Ransom /

    See ya, Chipwich. Get the recipe for both the sandwich and ice cream here.

    15. Blackberry Pie With Hazelnut Crumb Crust

    Mark Weinberg /

    All-butter pie dough is calling your name. Recipe here.

    16. No-Cook Blackberry-Lemon Ice Cream

    Posie Harwood /

    Too hot to turn on the oven? A no-cook dessert is the best way to keep cool. Get the recipe here.

    17. Apricot and Peach Crumb Pie

    Yossy Arefi /

    This dessert can't decide if it's a crumble or a pie, and I'm not complaining. Get the recipe here.

    18. Lemon, Blackberry, and Poppy Seed Ice Cream

    Ashley Rodriguez /

    Do you just want to jump in that container rn? Because I do. Recipe here.

    19. White Peach and Lemon Thyme Galette

    James Ransom /

    Like pies but really love crust? Try a galette like this one, filled with peaches and lemon.

    20. Late Summer Trifle

    Yossy Arefi /

    Put all your late summer fruits (plums, figs, nectarines, cherries) to work. Get the recipe here.

    21. Plum Tart

    James Ransom /

    Packed with 20 (!) plums. Get the recipe here.

    22. Nigella Lawson's Strawberry Streusel Cake

    Linda Xiao /

    Any cake with jam in it is a good idea. (It's ALSO a good excuse to eat cake for breakfast.) Get the recipe here.

    23. Chocolate-Dipped Cherries

    James Ransom /

    Chocolate-covered strawberries have some competition. Get the recipe for this cherry version here.

    24. Pavlova With Boozy Blueberry Sauce

    Mark Weinberg /

    For more fruit dessert recipes, hop over to Food52.