In Season: 12 Summer Berry Dessert Recipes We Can’t Get Enough Of

Jun 13, 2023

summer dessert recipes with berries

In our home state of Washington, you can walk a mile in any direction, and you’re bound to stumble into some berry bushes.

Whether they be raspberry, huckleberry or the lesser known “salmonberry,” this little corner of the country is home to a bountiful array of berries. In fact, in 2020 alone, Washington state farmers produced a whopping 166 million pounds of blueberries!

So yeah, we love our berries around here—and we love whipping up delightful and delicious desserts with them, too.

We’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite berry-filled desserts, each with its own burst of jammy, tart and juicy flavor. Check them out below.


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Classic Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is to summer what pumpkin pie is to fall: quintessential.

It’s light, airy, flaky and buttery and bursting with pops of juicy, peak-of-season strawberries wrapped in a delicate layer of homemade whipped cream. Sheer summery bliss.

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Blueberry Lemon Hand Pies

For a summertime dessert on-the-go, reach for these blueberry and lemon hand pies.

While the pastry dough might take a bit of time to master, the blueberry filling is simple—a mouthwatering mixture of fresh blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla and almond extracts—and tastes like a homemade jam.

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Summer Fruit Oatmeal Crisp

Listen: if we could eat one dessert all summer, it might just be this one.

It’s simple, packed with fresh fruit (6 cups of berries, y’all) and is absolutely delicious served warm atop a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s summer in all the best ways.

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Strawberry Mascarpone Tartlets with Rhubarb Glaze

Okay, so this one is technically a brunch recipe, but with layers of sweet mascarpone and fresh, sugared rhubarb and strawberries, we think it works just as well for after-dinner indulgence.

If shredded phyllo dough, or kataifi, is hard to find, you can swap for regular phyllo dough and tear it yourself.

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Yogurt Panna Cotta with Honey and Blackberries

This one takes a bit of prep, but trust us—it’s absolutely worth it.

The panna cotta is made ahead of time and left to firm up in the refrigerator for about 2–3 hours. Once the panna cotta is set, top with blueberries and a drizzle of honey. The result? A silky, creamy, jammy, berry-filled dessert that’s pure indulgence.

Chef’s Tip: To make this year-round when fresh berries are harder to find, use frozen! Simply drizzle with honey and roast in the oven until the juice is thick and reduced.

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Strawberry Soufflés with Cointreau Whipped Cream

Oh, the soufflé.

A decadent but utterly frustrating dessert that’s bested even the most veteran of chefs. But once you do master this finicky dish, the possibilities are endless!

This strawberry laced version is a wonderful variation on the classic dessert. It utilizes fresh strawberries for a light, airy and wonderfully refreshing batter. Homemade Cointreau cream offers a sweet and delicately citrusy topping that’s almost as heavenly as the soufflé itself.

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Rhubarb Raspberry Rye Crumble

Sure, summer is undoubtedly the season of berries, but rhubarb is the cult favorite of summertime produce (IYKYK).

And this recipe lets rhubarb’s tart, tangy, bright red star shine. The simple yet wholly satisfying topping offers a nutty complement to the juice from the berries and rhubarb, while the layers of almonds, vanilla, cardamom and rye make this feel as warm and welcoming as late summer sunsets.

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summer dessert recipes with berries

Summer Berry Cobbler

We love this recipe for two reasons: fresh berries and the cast iron skillet.

And while the love for the berries might seem obvious, making this in a cast iron skillet gives this recipe the versatility to pair with all kinds of outdoor summer adventures.

From camping to cookouts to everything in between, as long as you have heat, you can whip up this tangy, tantalizing dessert in no time.

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Yogurt Cake with Fresh Berries

The best thing about this yogurt cake? It can be enjoyed morning or night!

Delicious with a cup of coffee or with a dollop of homemade whipped cream, this recipe will have you reaching for seconds—and probably thirds.

Plus, you can experiment with different fruits depending on the season, making this a year-round treat that’s sure to please.

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Strawberry Bourbon Cobbler

Yes, we love cobblers. But can you blame us?

Warm, flaky, buttery biscuits layered atop candied, bourbon-soaked strawberries—seriously, this one is pure bliss.

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Grilled Pound Cake with Strawberries and Cream

What’s better than pound cake? Warm, toasted pound cake topped with strawberries and homemade whipped cream.

And sure, the beginning of that last line sounded like the lead in to a hilarious joke (yes, we agree, we are funny), but trust us when we say there is nothing funny about diving into this decadent dessert. Every bite is seriously delicious.

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Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler

It should come as no surprise that we rounded out this list with a recipe that combines two very classic summer desserts: strawberry shortcake and cobbler.

But really, with crisp, crumbly shortcakes atop sugared, ripe strawberries, this twist on two classics is a winner all around. Enjoy warm with vanilla ice cream and good friends.

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