8 Sweet and (Sorta) Healthy Summer Fruit Desserts

Peaches, blackberries, plums, oh my! Embrace summer's beautiful, fruity bounty with these irresistible and easy desserts.

1

Caramel Plum Galette

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With a filling of fresh summer plums and an easy anise-scented caramel, this free-form pie couldn’t be simpler or more delicious. Really pressed for time? Just sub in a store-bought pie crust.

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2

White Wine and Apricot Granita

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Sophisticated and simple, this granita takes in-season fruit and glams it up with wine and honey. Try it as a make-ahead treat for a dinner party with friends.

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3

No Churn Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

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Roasting the strawberries releases some of the excess moisture and concentrates the flavor of the fruit. No ice cream maker required.

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4

Cherry Nectarine Crisp with Cornmeal and Coconut

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This delicious crisp is naturally gluten-free and vegan. Feel free to swap in other fruit—blueberries and raspberries are especially nice—if cherries are hard to find.

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5

Rolled Blackberry and Cream Cake

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This simple cake looks impressive, but the components are forgiving—feel free to swap out the blackberries for any ripe, summer fruit that you have on hand.

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6

Chocolate Raspberry Skillet Cake

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Graham flour is a coarsely ground type of whole-wheat flour that adds a pleasant texture and a nutty flavor to this tender breakfast cake. But if you can’t find it, use whole wheat flour. The texture won’t be exactly the same but the cake will still be delicious.

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7

Gluten Free Hazelnut Plum Muffins

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These beauties are made with hazelnut meal, a gluten-free flour that is available online or in the baking section of a well-stocked supermarket.  Or, you can also make your own—just process skinned hazelnuts in a food processor until finely ground—or substitute with an equal amount of almond flour.

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8

Peaches and Cream Tart

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Photo by Samantha Seneviratne

Cool and creamy and packed with juicy fruit, this simple custard tart highlights fresh peaches as the peak of the season.

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