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12 Summer Potluck Desserts Sure to Disappear Fast

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Photo by Mackenzie Schieck

You're going to be so popular this summer!

When you take any one of these summer potluck desserts to your gathering, you'll want to bring copies of the recipe with you—like, a tall stack. Because you will get requests. From fruit crisps, cobblers, and pies to decadent chocolate desserts, all are sure to disappear quickly and make you a very popular potluck goer.

Related: 5 tips to organize an easy summer potluck.

1. Ginger Rhubarb Crisp

"An outstanding recipe," says Kathryn "The combination of rhubarb and fresh ginger was a hit at my church's picnic. I garnished with strips of fresh ginger, so it looked as good as it tasted."

Related: Get more crisps and crumbles recipes.

ginger rhubarb crisp
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2. Peach Pie the Old Fashioned Two Crust Way

"This is the most delicious peach pie recipe out there," says Laura M, who's also done some fruit experimentation: "I sometimes make this pie with three cups of peaches and two cups of blueberries, but you can really make it with any fruit combination. Just make sure to adjust the sugar accordingly if you use something sour. It's a winner—people will beg at your feet for more."

Related: Learn how to peel fresh peaches.

VIDEO: Peach Pie the Old Fashioned Two Crust Way

3. Lemon Lush

"This is a definite family request at our holiday get-togethers and all our summer picnics," says MANOPA. "It tastes just like a cool and creamy version of lemon meringue pie, but better."

lemon lush
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4. Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

"I made this once for an office potluck, and now I'm asked to bring it every time," says MANDT2. "Many complimented how great the fresh strawberries tasted, and quite a few compared it to a really good strawberry shortcake."

Related: Get recipes for 12 deceptively easy strawberry desserts.

VIDEO: Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

5. S'mores Brownies

"I made these for the 4th of July and our guests couldn't devour them quick enough," says Shelley Rose Peters. Shelly also had some great tips that were echoed by other reviewers: "Next time I'll bake the brownie a little longer before topping it with the s'mores mixture, and cover it with foil to avoid too much darkening of graham crackers and marshmallows. I will definitely bake it again in the future. It would be a great dessert to take to a potluck."

Related: 10 s'mores desserts for s'mores fanatics only.

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6. Blueberry Crumb Bars

"I made these bars several times, most recently for a bridal shower and they were a big hit," says Barbara M. And she shared a tip that other reviewers also recommended: "I used real butter instead of the shortening and it made a HUGE difference in the taste. Delicious!"

Related: Try 9 easy desserts made with fresh summer blueberries.

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7. Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake

"I made this for 30 people and everyone loved them," says Buck & Suzy's Kitchen. "It's super flaky, and not too sweet—just right. The strawberry juices soaked in a little, and OMG, so good!!"

Related: These 12 beautiful cakes are made with fresh strawberries.

VIDEO: Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake

8. Best Brownies

"I doubled the recipe and made a 9x13 pan of these brownies for a party, and everybody loved them," says Mama Cass. "These are neither 'cake' brownies nor 'fudge' brownies—they fall somewhere in between."

Related: Try 10 deliciously creative brownie recipes.

best brownies
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9. Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

MommyFromSeattle describes these as pretty much perfect in every way: "Buttery, moist, crunchy, and sweet. Not dry or crumbly at all, and SOOOO easy to make," she says. MommyFromSeattle recommends doubling the recipe: "These disappear fast! And one tip—if using cold jelly, warm it up about 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave. This will make spreading much easier!"

VIDEO: Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

10. Toffee Nut Cookies

"I made this recipe exactly as it says and they turned out great," says jay_cray. "I cut them into long rectangles because they are very rich and a small cookie is enough for one person. Sort of reminded me of a chocolate covered shortbread cookie. One pan made so many cookies! I will be using this recipe again."

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11. Baron's Blackberry Cobbler

"This is terrific!! Easy and fun—I love to bake," says Linda. All my friends asked for the recipe before they left."

Related: See our entire collection of fruit cobbler recipes.

VIDEO: Baron's Blackberry Cobbler

12. Creamy Orange Cake

"This cake was awesome! Everyone loved it and I've had multiple requests to make it again," says THEJAKES. "I also shared the recipe with a friend and it was a big hit at her party, too. I did follow the advice of the other reviewers and used the Duncan Hines Butter White cake with 1-1/2 tsp of orange extract in the batter."

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More: See our entire collection of summer dessert recipes.

About Mackenzie Schieck

Writer and photographer obsessed with lattes, Mexican food, and stuff that’s funny.