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8 Fresh and Easy Spring Desserts to Brighten Your Day

Easy spring desserts.

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.

1. Strawberry Shortcake

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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Strawberry Shortcake | Photo by Pam Ziegler Lutz

Find more recipes for luscious strawberry shortcake.

2. The Best Lemon Bars

These top-rated lemon bars take a mere seven ingredients to make, and you probably have most of them in your cupboard already.


Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars | Photo by Meredith

Enjoy our whole collection of lemon bar recipes.

3. Rhubarb Strawberry Crunch

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.



Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp | Photo by Meredith

We have even more recipes for rhubarb crisps and crumbles for you to explore.

4. Apricot Pie

When fresh apricots show up at your market, grab a bagful and turn them into pie. My oh my.



Apricot Pie | Photo by Obadiah

Learn tips and techniques to make the best pies.

5. Dessert Crêpes

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.



Crepes | Photo by Meredith

Get easy tips to make the best crêpes.

6. Strawberry Pie II

A ready-made pie crust puts this easy but impressive berry-packed pie on the fast track to your dessert plate.



Strawberry Pie | Photo by Meredith

Check out our irresistible collection of strawberry pie recipes.

7. Lemon Pound Cake Cookies

These lemony cake-like cookies are like little bites of sunshine. Baking note: Many reviewers recommend reducing the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.



Lemon Pound Cake Cookies | Photo by Rainbow Jewels

Here are 8 quick cookie recipes anyone can make.

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.



Easy Pavlova | Photo by Meredith

Get more tips to make gorgeous pavlovas.

Speaking of Dessert

• You're going to want to bookmark these 12 deceptively easy strawberry desserts.
• Love strawberries? Here are 11 beautiful cakes to make with fresh strawberries.
• Check out our whole collection of spring dessert recipes.

About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).