11 Iconic Summer Desserts

August 16, 2013

When it's fall, winter, or spring, we long for summer. We dream of those warm nights where it stays light outside until 10pm. We yearn for the crunch of our first sweet ear of fresh corn. We want to feel the kiss of sunlight on our skin at all hours. And we crave the bubbling, fruity, crispy desserts that are so typical of summer. When we envision summer, we picture these. Sweets that celebrate the season's juicy treasures are iconic in their own right. Summer may be coming to an end, but it's not over until the last peach falls, so grab one (or five) and try a recipe from below.

More: Check out our S'mores collection in Provisions to arm yourself for summer's greatest fireside dessert.

Peach Tart by amanda

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Peach Tart


Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches by fiveandspice

raspberry ice cream sandwich


Cherry Snow Cone by Mrslarkin

cherry snow cone 


Tender Yellow Cake by sdebrango

Tender Yellow Cake


James Beard's Strawberry Shortcakes by Genius Recipes

stawberry shortcake


Banana Pudding by merrill

Banana Pudding


Berry Summer Pudding by merrill

Berry Summer pudding


Two-Tone Fudgesicles by merrill



Magic Shell by MarianBull

Magic shell


"Cuppa Cuppa Sticka" Peach and Blueberry Cobbler by kate

cuppa cuppa


Southern Peach Crumble by sarah buttenwieser

peach crumble

 Photos by James Ransom, Sarah Shatz, William Brinson

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