3 of 36 Con Poulos
The perfect summer treat for those who don’t like to bake: Mix berries in sugar and lime juice, then whip up some coconut cream.
4 of 36 James Baigrie
For a twist on a favorite campfire treat, add fresh raspberries to stacks of graham crackers, toasted marshmallows, and chocolate squares.
5 of 36 James Baigrie
This summer classic comes together in three steps: Toss fresh blackberries into a baking dish, sprinkle with sugar, and top with pancake batter.
6 of 36 Maria Robledo
Fresh cut strawberries meld with scoops of mango sorbet and strawberry ice cream; gingersnap crumbs add a tasty crunch.
7 of 36 Ditte Isager
Rhubarb meets strawberry for a glorious pie that walks the line between sweet and tart.
8 of 36 Christopher Baker
An easy concoction of mashed raspberries, sugar, and whipped cream makes a light ender for a summer meal.
9 of 36 James Baigrie
Creamy vanilla ice cream gets a drizzle of warm sauce made with fresh blueberries.
10 of 36 Katherine Wolkoff
A light cake with a layer of fresh berries has a deliciously nutty pecan crumble up top.
11 of 36 Sang An
Refreshing and so effortless: Pour pureed raspberries and raspberry juice into paper cups and freeze until firm.
12 of 36 Quentin Bacon
Whipped cream tops fresh strawberries tossed with Grand Marnier–spiked simple syrup.
13 of 36 Con Poulos
Lemon zest gives just a bit of zing to a cream cheese mixture spread over puff pastry. The crowning glory: blueberries sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar.
14 of 36 John Kernick
Raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries are sandwiched colorfully between flaky biscuits.
16 of 36 Susie Cushner
A dulce de leche drizzle adds a dash of Latin flavor to roasted apricots and pecans.
17 of 36 Christopher Baker
Nectarines brushed with honey and lemon juice sweeten under a warm broiler. The result: the perfect guilt-free indulgence.
18 of 36 Mikkel Vang
Nothing says summer like fresh peaches, adding their delicate flavor here to an inventive variation on the ice cream float.
19 of 36 Con Poulos
Easy but impressive, this dessert starts with fresh peaches, then layers on an almond-and-oat mixture, all baked to golden perfection.
20 of 36 Lisa Cohen
Juicy summer plums are the perfect complement to a creamy polenta cake rich with butter, milk, and honey.
21 of 36 Yunhee Kim
No more than five minutes of prep time goes into these fruit-and–ice cream parfaits.
22 of 36 David Prince
Sprinkle toasted coconut shavings over a scoop of vanilla ice cream served with honey-poached apricots.
23 of 36 Lisa Cohen
A hearty, easy-to-make tart brims with fresh peaches spiced with ginger and nutmeg.
24 of 36 Andre Baranowski
Don’t reserve your grill for the usual suspects: Ripe peaches are delicious dusted with sugar and ginger, then grilled until golden brown.
25 of 36 Katherine Wolkoff
A pared-down version of a baked Alaska makes fruit, not cake, the star. What’s the surprise? That it’s so elegant-looking but so very easy.
26 of 36 Con Poulos
Who doesn’t love the magic of an upside-down cake? This one features plum wedges drenched in syrupy pan juices and a rich sour-cream cake.
27 of 36 Con Poulos
Nectarines are poached in an intoxicating blend of cinnamon, honey, vanilla, and sparkling wine.
28 of 36 Christopher Baker
Ripe plums bake with a delicious mix of brown sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts (or pecans, if you prefer).
29 of 36 Mikkel Vang
Peaches and cream, a classic combination if ever there was one, is a summer mainstay.
32 of 36 Quentin Bacon
Layers of ladyfingers, cream, toasted almonds, and brandy-sautéed cherries are made even sweeter with a sprinkle of dark chocolate shavings.
34 of 36 Quentin Bacon
Taste the tropics in an old-school mold of fresh pureed mangoes and coconut cream, served frozen.
35 of 36 Sang An