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24 Fresh Ideas For Fruit-Based Desserts

Chocolate is overrated anyway.

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1. Deep-Dish Cherry Pie

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.
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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

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

3. Strawberry Shortcake

Perfect for a summer birthday. How-to here.
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Perfect for a summer birthday. How-to here.

4. James Beard's Strawberry Shortcakes

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

5. Roasted Banana Paletas

So cool. 😎 Get the recipe here.
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So cool. 😎 Get the recipe here.

6. Black Raspberry Ice Cream

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

7. Cherry Almond Crumb Cake

Raise your hands, cherry fanatics. Recipe here.
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Raise your hands, cherry fanatics. Recipe here.

8. Fresh Blueberry Pie

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

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

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.
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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

Easiest ice cream ever. Recipe here.
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Easiest ice cream ever. Recipe here.

11. Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Bananas

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

12. The River Café's Strawberry Sorbet

(LOL, the name rhymes.) Recipe here.
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(LOL, the name rhymes.) Recipe here.

13. Blueberry and Rye Slab Pie

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

14. Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

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

15. Blackberry Pie With Hazelnut Crumb Crust

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

16. No-Cook Blackberry-Lemon Ice Cream

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

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

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

19. White Peach and Lemon Thyme Galette

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

20. Late Summer Trifle

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

21. Plum Tart

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

22. Nigella Lawson's Strawberry Streusel Cake

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.
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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

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

24. Pavlova With Boozy Blueberry Sauce

Cheers! Get the recipe here.
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For more fruit dessert recipes, hop over to Food52.

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