Red, White and Blue Fruit Desserts to Celebrate the 4th of July

July 2, 2014

You may have seen our recipe for a berry torte and the red, white and blue fruit desserts don't stop there.  There are so many delicious desserts that are suited for celebrating the 4th of July.  Check out some of our favorite patriotic sweets that will add a festive touch to your Independence day barbecue.

Berry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Recipe from Skinny Taste

Even though it's a holiday, you don't want to blow all your calories on dessert.  These skinny cheesecake cupcakes allow you to have dessert and eat it too.  Each cupcake only has 98 calories so you can even splurge on two without feeling guilty.

Fruit Kebabs
Recipe from Family Circle

This may be the easiest dessert EVER!  For these fruit kebabs all you need to do is skewer raspberries and blueberries with mini marshmallows.  You can create a pattern that resembles the American flag like the one in the photo or place all three ingredients on the same skewer.  

Berry Pavlova
Recipe from Forgiving Martha

This dairy-free and gluten-free dessert is perfect for your party guests with dietary restrictions.  This meringue cake is solely made from egg whites and sugar and topped with a coconut cream and fresh berries.

Patriotic Trifles
Recipe from Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

These cute individual trifles are an easy dessert to prepare for a party.  Store bought or homemade angel food cake is layered with whipped cream and raspberries and blueberries.  You can also layer jam for a sweeter dessert while also enhancing the other fruit flavors.

Berry Banana Cream Pie
Recipe from The Secret Life of a Chef's Wife

You can turn any pie or cake into a patriotic dessert by creating a topping modeled after the American flag with berries and cream.  This trick works particularly well with cream pie, like this banana cream pie, and sheet cakes.