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8 Easy Raspberry Desserts to Sweeten Your Summer

It's kind of magical what a handful of juicy red raspberries can do to brighten up any dessert. So, when fresh raspberry season hits -- and the prices become downright affordable -- who can blame you for going a little overboard with these jewel-toned beauties? Here are 8 easy, impressive ways to get your fill of fresh raspberry desserts all summer long.

1. Key Lime and Raspberry Pies in Jars

So cute and portable! These should definitely be your go-to picnic dessert for the season. Just stash a few in a cooler and get out there.

Key Lime and Raspberry Pies in Jars

Photo by MariaTheSoaper

2. Raspberry Cup Cakes

These no-bake frozen mini cheesecakes are perfect for cooling off a sweltering summer evening.

Raspberry Cup Cakes

Photo by OkinawanPrincess

3. Raspberry Almond Coffeecake

Suitable for breakfast or dessert, this super-easy cake features a layer of fresh raspberry purée in the middle.

Raspberry Almond Coffeecake

Photo by lutzflcat

4. Fresh Raspberry Sauce

Spoon this gorgeous fruit sauce over ice cream, cheesecake, chocolate cake, angel food cake, and anything else you want to transform into the most heavenly dessert. Or just eat it by the spoonful. No judgement here.

5. Summer Fresh Raspberry Pie

Want to make friends and influence people? Bring this gorgeous pie to a party and watch what happens.

Summer Fresh Raspberry Pie

Photo by sandij

6. Wild Raspberry Sherbet

The recipe calls for wild raspberries that you pick yourself, but no one's going to know if you use raspberries from the store. Right?

Wild Raspberry Sherbet


7. Righteous Raspberry Brownies

Soft in the center and crusty on the top, these raspberry-filled brownies are rich, satifying, and incredibly easy to make.

Righteous Raspberry Brownies

Photo by Elvira Silva

8.Raspberry and Blueberry Cobbler

You can use any combination of berries in this easy-to-make cobbler. For example, the recipe title specifies raspberries and blueberries, but this photo shows raspberries and blackberries. It's all good.

Raspberry and Blueberry Cobbler

Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!

Must read: This simple trick keeps berries fresher longer.

More Summer Dessert Ideas

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Vanessa Greaves

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