As the days grow lighter and warmer, our cravings change from hibernation comfort food to the freshest, brightest flavors of springtime. Here are some of our favorite easy spring desserts for brunches, parties, and just because.
This recipe for strawberry shortcake makes one big shareable cake to layer and slice into servings. To make individual cakes, just bake the batter in a muffin pan. You'll want to reduce the baking time, of course.
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These top-rated lemon bars take a mere seven ingredients to make, and you probably have most of them in your cupboard already.
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Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries have been BFFs since forever. You'll love them in this super easy baked crumble. Serve warm with cream or vanilla ice cream, and taste the bliss.
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4. Apricot Pie
When fresh apricots show up at your market, grab a bagful and turn them into pie. My oh my.
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These French confections might look fancy, but they're as easy to make as ultra thin pancakes. The batter takes only six everyday ingredients, and then you get to dress them up anyway you like. Try wrapping them around fruit, topping them with whipped cream, and drizzling with chocolate sauce.
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A ready-made pie crust puts this easy but impressive berry-packed pie on the fast track to your dessert plate.
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These lemony cake-like cookies are like little bites of sunshine. Baking note: Many reviewers recommend reducing the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
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8. Easy Pavlova
Make this the year you master a new cooking technique. For example, learn how easy it is to make meringue. After all, it's only whipped sweetened egg whites. Baked low and slow, it turns into a fluffy cloud of melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. Top with tart lemon curd to make a nest for the season's prettiest fruit.
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Speaking of Dessert
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• Check out our whole collection of spring dessert recipes.