No Fourth of July picnic is complete without a festive dessert to round out your spread. Let’s dig into something red, white, and blue, shall we? We took the liberty of choosing our six favorite Fourth of July–themed sweet treats that’ll help you let freedom ring!
If you’re a cobbler fan, this dish will be right up your alley. Taking a fraction of the time and effort needed to create your favorite pie or cobbler, this pandowdy’s magic lies in its simplified steps, like using store-bought puff pastry (cut into stars!) for the “crust” atop the juicy berry mixture of your choice. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream and this rustic dessert from Goodtaste will have your guests twirling sparklers!
What’s more American than a good ol’ apple pie? This recipe from Southern Living couldn’t be simpler, but it’s a classic for a reason. The all-butter pie crust is perfectly flaky, and the filling has a nice balance of tart and sweet apples.
This gluten-free ice-cream pie from Yummy Mummy Kitchen is a texture and flavor bomb! Crunchy, creamy, syrupy, and toasty, this July 4th dessert has you covered for almost any type of craving. Plus, you can easily make this vegan by using vegan-friendly granola and ice cream.
Sorry, these treats are not for kids! These red, white, and blue strawberries from Delish are first soaked in vodka, then dunked in marshmallow fluff and sprinkles for the most patriotic look ever. One bite and you’ll understand why they’re called “firecrackers”!
Be prepared: This is not your grandma’s old-fashioned pie! From Baked and Boozy formerly of Austin, this refreshing pie packs a punch with Maker’s Mark–infused whipped cream that’s piled on top of a sweet and tart blackberry and lemon filling.
Creamy and streaked with the vibrant colors of peak-season blueberries, these lavender-scented ice pops are the perfect summertime treat. Mix up a batch with your family, then throw them in your ice chest for a quick grab-and-go dessert to keep you cool while waiting for the fireworks.