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18 delicious fruity dessert recipes

Striking the perfect balance of sweet and wholesome, we love these fruity treats.

By Amy Valm

18 delicious fruity dessert recipes

Photo: Andrew Grinton

18 amazing fruity desserts

Campfire Bananas

Fire up the BBQ or stick a grill over the fire because these foil-wrapped bananas are what it’s at. Soft on the inside with melted marshmallow and chocolate, what’s not to love? Get the recipe: Campfire Bananas

grilled bananas with chocolate and marshmallowPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Frozen Bananas

Here’s your new favourite recipe: Frozen bananans are dunked in chocolate then dredged through your kid’s fave topping. May we suggest crushed nuts, coconut, or—our favourite—corn flake cereal? Genius. Get the recipe: Frozen Bananas

bananas on sticks dunked in chocolate with sprinklesPhoto: Erik Putz

Strawberry Shortcake

Enlist the kids to help assemble these strawberry-shortcake-marshmallows skewers, but supervise them with the chocolate drizzle. They obviously have zero chill when it comes to that (and who can blame them?). Get the recipe: Strawberry Shortcake

Skewers with grilled cake, strawberries and marshmallowsPhoto: Erik Putz

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sweet little raspberries are all tucked up into this silky ice cream centre. With that kind of filling, will anyone care if you use boxed batter for your brownie base? Not likely. Get the recipe: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

A brownie surrounding ice cream on a white platePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Kiwi Yogurt Cups

Dress up plain Greek yogurt with colourful fruit in these fun Kiwi-Yogurt Cups. Honey sweetens the deal, so it’s a dessert-breakfast hybrid. Get the recipe: Kiwi Yogurt Cups

cup with layers of yogurt and kiwisPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Frozen Fruity Yogurt

Skip the fancy froyo spot and make your own frozen yogurt with bananas, mango and strawberries—it’s essentially a smoothie in a cone. Get the recipe: Frozen Fruity Yogurt

two waffle cones with peach-coloured frozen yogurt

Strawberry Wafflecake

Intimidated by multi-tiered cakes? Don’t be. This one is literally your weekend breakfast stacked high. Get the recipe: Strawberry Wafflecake

stack of waffles with whipped cream and sliced strawberriesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Mini Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce

Let them eat cake. Cheesecake, that is. These teeny morsels look impressive at parties, but they’re real simple. Get the recipe: Mini Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce

cherry cheesecakePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Lemon-Strawberry Mug Cake

A soft, spongy, not-too-sweet cake that takes a two-minute spin in the microwave? Yup. (Now tell the kids to go make it for you.) Get the recipe: Lemon-Strawberry Mug Cake

two mugs with cake baked insidePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Fresh Strawberry Refrigerator Pie

This quick and easy refrigerator pie makes the most of sweet fresh strawberries. It’s easy enough to pull together, but practice your patience because this baby takes its time chilling out in the fridge to set. Get the recipe: Fresh Strawberry Refrigerator Pie

plate of fresh strawberry pie in a graham cracker piePhoto: Andrew Grinton

Fruity Rocket Pops

This supercool update on old-school Rocket Pops is all fruit, no weird additives like the processed pops of our childhood. Get the recipe: Fruity Rocket Pops

homemade rocket popsiclesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Blueberry Hand Pies

Think how cool you’ll look on Instagram with these cute little portable pies. They’re just right for camping adventures and road trips!. Get the recipe: Blueberry Hand Pies

folded pastry with blueberry fillingPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Roasted Rhubarb and Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Parfait

It’s a sad reality that rhubarb season is so short. Good thing you can bag and freeze it to make deliciously tart desserts like this year ’round. Get the recipe: Roasted Rhubarb and Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Parfait

cup with ice cream and rhubarb parfaitPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Best-Ever Applesauce Cake

This ready-in-a-pinch cake isn’t too sweet (in fact, there’s no refined sugar in it!) and is studded with soft pieces of apple. That means you can stuff it in your face for breakfast. Get the recipe: Best-Ever Applesauce Cake

pan of apple cake

Apple-Berry Brown Betty

Our recipe calls for frozen berries, but feel free to sub in that motherload of gems you picked while trying to make enduring family memories with your clan. If you identify as an over-achiever, try topping this hot bubbling beauty with a scoop of our easy homemade ice cream. Get the recipe: Apple-Berry Brown Betty

bowl of apple and berry crisp with dollop of vanilla ice cream on topPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Roasted Vanilla Pears

Vanilla bean, brown sugar and melted butter glaze these pretty pear halves. Sold yet? Try them cold over Greek yogurt to cut the sweet. Get the recipe: Roasted Vanilla Pears

roasted pears with vanilla beansPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Strawberry Rhubarb Crostata

Crostata is a bit easier to work with than fussy pie crust. Plus, it’s got cream cheese mixed right up in the dough. Good things are happening with this dessert. Get the recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Crostata

open-faced strawberry-rhubarb pie

Double Lemon Bars

Prepare yourself for a shower of compliments when you bring these babies to the party. They’re sweet, tart, creamy and really damn good. Get the recipe: Double Lemon Bars

squares of lemon bars on parchment paper with candied lemon on top

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