8 Fresh and Easy Spring Desserts to Brighten Your Day

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.

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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.

Easy Spring Desserts to Brighten Your Day | Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp

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.

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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.

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Crepes | Photo by Meredith


Oh là là! do we have more crêpe recipes for you.


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.

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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.

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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 Spring Desserts to Brighten Your Day | Easy Pavlova

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.


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