The beginning of spring means that things are just starting to bloom again. And luckily, that means that berries will soon be in season! And what do you want to do with those berries? Make berry desserts, of course. There's nothing that beats fresh berries on some ice cream, in a cheesecake, or in a cobbler. Blueberries and strawberries are in season first, followed by raspberries, and then finally blackberries. But no matter what berries you use, we have found some of the best berry dessert recipes out there. We'll turn you into a fruit dessert person by the end of the article!
10 Incredible Berry Desserts That Taste Just Like Spring
If you can't stop dreaming of light, fruity desserts, we have found 10 berry recipes that will make your heart sing. When fresh berries are trending, you can get into the kitchen and start baking. Grab a fork and keep reading!
1. Mixed Berry Hand Pies
If you wish Pop-Tarts could be a dessert, these mixed berry hand pies are the answer to all of your prayers. You need two prepared buttery pie crusts, along with fresh blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Mix the berries with some coarse sugar, lemon juice, and some cornstarch, put them all together and you've got the perfect handheld berry dessert. If you really want to save time, you could even use raspberry jam instead of making the mixed berry compote.
Get the recipe here from Carrie's Experimental Kitchen.
2. Berry Brownie with Red Wine Ganache
If you can't bear the thought of a dessert without chocolate, don't worry — we've got you covered with the perfect dessert, made even better with the addition of fresh fruit on top. Oh yeah, and a red wine chocolate ganache too, to bring the flavors out even more. This has a brownie base, topped with red wine ganache, and then topped with delicious fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. You'll feel elegant as soon as you take a bite!
Get the recipe here from Yes to Yolks.
3. Angel Food Berry Trifle
Do you like angel food cake topped with berries and whipped cream? This recipe takes those elements to the next level! This comes together with pudding, whipped topping, berries, and pieces of angel food cake layered in a large glass bowl. You could probably use pound cake here too if you want! It's like the world's fanciest parfait.
Get the recipe here from Gluesticks.
4. Easy Blueberry Cheesecake
Cheesecakes can be a fuss to deal with, but this one comes together easily and doesn't need a water bath in the oven! With a graham cracker crust and a base made from cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and fresh blueberries, you'll forget that blueberry pies even exist. Oh, you add even MORE blueberries in a compote on top of the cheesecake after it's done baking!
Get the recipe here from The Loopy Whisk.
5. Blackberry Cobbler Bars
Everyone's favorite summer dessert is a blackberry cobbler, but what if you could make an easier version that you can eat with your hands? Enter these blackberry cobbler bars. The same dough is used for the base as it is for the topping, so all you need after that are fresh blackberries. But if you want to eat it with a fork and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, we won't stop you.
Get the recipe here from The View from Great Island.
6. Very Berry Dessert Lasagna
Hey, there's no oven required for this summertime-themed dessert. The crust is made from Golden Oreos, there is a strawberry layer, a cheesecake layer, and a blueberry layer, and is then topped with white chocolate, fresh berries, and Cool Whip. The layers hold up with gelatin, and the flavor is out of this world. You know you need more dessert lasagna in your life.
Get the recipe here from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts.
7. Fresh Raspberry Crisp
This raspberry dessert is as delicious as it is simple, only needing a yummy brown sugar streusel-like topping baked over slightly thickened raspberries. This would taste great with ice cream, or a dollop of whipped cream on top as well. You won't want to leave even a crumb of this behind!
Get the recipe here from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
8. Mixed Berry Sherbet
Psst: guess what... this sherbet recipe only contains two ingredients, and you can make the entire thing in your blender or food processor. All you need is a can of sweetened condensed milk and some frozen mixed berries, and then after you blend it together, you park it in the freezer for about four hours and serve. You can make it dairy-free by replacing the sweetened condensed milk with cream of coconut. It's already naturally gluten-free, too! Either way, it's so easy and so good.
Get the recipe here from The Toasty Kitchen.
9. Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake
If you're in the know, then you're already aware that strawberry and rhubarb go together like peanut butter and jelly. The emergence of rhubarb and strawberries is a sure sign that warmer weather is upon us. The recipe comes together easily, but packs a lot of flavor from the fresh strawberries and rhubarb. If you thought strawberry shortcakes were the best strawberry dessert, your mind will be changed after trying this cake.
Get the recipe here from A Pretty Life.
10. Berry Bread Pudding
A bread pudding is lowkey one of the ideal ways to showcase berry season: tons of fresh berries find their way into a silky, smooth bread pudding. It also comes together quite easily, especially if you get a fresh loaf of brioche or challah from the bakery, and the berry flavors are even stronger when you add some berry liqueur to the mix. This is the perfect recipe to bring to a brunch!
Get the recipe here from Lemon Blossoms.