Category Archives: Taste of Summer

Keep the Taste of Summer All Year with These Dessert Recipes

Summer is ending, but its incredible flavors are not. Holding onto summer is made easy by utilizing the fruits of the season. Though nothing beats that fresh, from the farm flavor, frozen fruits can also do the trick when holding onto summer throughout the entire year. So, what were the flavors of this season and how can they be used in simple recipes?

Peach Crisp

Much like fall’s beloved apple crisp, this recipe follows the same concept. Juicy peaches, simple syrup, crispy crumbs, and melted butter make for the perfect after dinner treat. Do not forget the vanilla ice cream!

Alcoholic Chocolate Cherry Pie

The name alone is pretty fun, but the recipe is even better. Light rum, plump cherries, and dark chocolate work together to fill a flaky crust with the perfect summer dessert. If the flavor of rum does not do the trick for you, consider swapping it for brandy or even vodka.

Blueberry Crisp

The very symbol of summer should be a blueberry, right? Mix this fruit with some sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and butter for a treat that tastes like summer and warms you through the colder months.

Plum Tart

Layers of flaky crust pair perfectly with the succulent taste of plums. This recipe allows you to get creative in terms of a drizzle on top. Perhaps you will opt for a vanilla or chocolate glaze, or a fruity syrup. Whatever you choose, few things can ruin the flavor of this elegant tart.

Peach and Goat Cheese Napoleons

This recipe is simple: Roast some peaches in the oven with butter, fill them with goat cheese, and stack them on top of each other to create something that resembles a mini layer cake. The flavors are surreal, seemingly savory yet sweet, and perfect for dessert, a snack, or even a light lunch. Add walnuts or pistachios between the layers or on top for a crunchy surprise.

Strawberries and Dip

Whip cream cheese with sugar, wash ripe strawberries, pulverize graham crackers into crumbs, and melt some chocolate to create a small dessert buffet line in less than thirty minutes.