In our experience, you’re either a chocolate dessert person or firmly on team fruit. And while we have nothing against a decadently fudgy treat, when the produce is in season, why not embrace it? When the weather's warm, we crave fresh berries, juicy peaches, tart cherries (we wait all summer for the chance to make sour cherry pie), tender apricots and sweet corn. As things cool down, our sights turn to figs, blood oranges, grapefruit and allllll the apples. From skillet peach cobbler to Meyer lemon loaf cake, here are 65 easy fruit desserts to make in every season.

RELATED: 18 Summer Desserts That Don’t Require an Oven

Summer Fruit Desserts

1. Cherry Slab Pie

A slab pie is just like a regular pie, but made in a baking sheet. (And if you ask us, the crust-to-filling ratio makes it slightly superior.)

Get the recipe

2. Cherry Clafoutis

Want to seem fancy without a ton of effort? Make this classic French dessert but tell no one it took you less than an hour.

Get the recipe

3. Blackberry-Raspberry Skillet Cobbler

When summer berries are ripe for the picking, you don’t need to get complicated with dessert.

Get the recipe

4. Lemon-Berry Sheet Pan Trifle

If the word “trifle” sounds totally stuffy, it’s because you’ve never tried our modernized, sheet-pan version.

Get the recipe

5. Puff Pastry Plum and Thyme Galette

Why bake a pie in a pan when you could go free-form? Plus, you can toss in any fruit your heart desires (we’re partial to juicy, sweet-tart plums).

Get the recipe

6. Blackberry Plum Upside-Down Cake

On first bite, this upside-down cake might remind you of a PB&J. (That’s because the batter is made with whole-wheat flour for a hint of nutty flavor.)

Get the recipe

7. Easy Cherry Skillet Cake

If you don’t want to pit a bunch of cherries, pick up some blueberries from the farmers market instead.

Get the recipe

8. Mini Apricot Meringue Pies

Fluffy meringue is too tasty to be relegated to citrus desserts only. We’re making these cuties as soon as apricots are in season.

Get the recipe

9. Honey-Peach Semifreddo

Semifreddo is an Italian treat that’s similar to ice cream, but lucky for you, there’s no special equipment required to make it at home.

Get the recipe

10. Peaches-and-Cream Ice Pops

When the weather is above 70 degrees, you can pretty much guarantee we’re craving (or eating) an ice pop. And while you could wait around for the ice cream truck, making your own is so much more fun.

Get the recipe

11. Apricot and Frangipane Cake

This elegant cake calls for less than ten ingredients, and the almond meal base is naturally gluten-free.

Get the recipe

12. Blueberry, Blackberry and Raspberry Soufflés

Behold, the ultimate “choose your own adventure” dessert—make raspberry, blueberry, blackberry or all three. (You can even use frozen fruit to make these beyond the summer months.)

Get the recipe

13. Skillet Peach Cobbler

This calls for a few scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Get the recipe

RELATED: 35 Fresh Peach Recipes to Try This Summer

14. Poached Apricots and Peaches with Toasted Almonds

This simple, light summer dessert has alfresco written all over it. If you need us, we’ll be eating one outside.

Get the recipe

15. Cantaloupe-Mint Sorbet

Few things are more refreshing than a slice of ripe summer melon. This cantaloupe sorbet is one of the easiest desserts you can make.

Get the recipe

RELATED: How to Pick a Cantaloupe That’s Sweet, Ripe and Ready to Eat

16. Glazed Blueberry Cake

This cake would make a mighty fine breakfast, too (you know, if you happen to have leftovers).

Get the recipe

17. Gluten-Free Pistachio Apricot Tart

Why should gluten eaters have all the fun? This gluten-free pistachio apricot tart is just as sweet, tangy and satisfying as the real deal. (It’s really damn photogenic, too.)

Get the recipe

18. Berry Galette

Any ripe berries will make this galette shine—we like to use a mix of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries to keep things interesting.

Get the recipe

19. Bite-Size Almond Raspberry Spoon Cakes

Lightly sweet and bursting with almond flavor, these almond raspberry cake bites can be whipped up by hand using just a whisk and a single bowl.

Get the recipe

20. One-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

Just freeze a cubed watermelon until it’s solid, blend it into a smooth puree, pack the puree into a pan and then freeze again. Before you know it, the sorbet is ready to scoop and enjoy.

Get the recipe

21. Lemon-Raspberry Whoopie Pies

When you're on the hunt for a confection that's bound to impress, look no further. These cakey lemon cookies are filled with fresh raspberries and sweet-tart raspberry cream.

Get the recipe

22. Blackberry Panna Cotta Tartlets

Instead of being stuffed with pastry cream, these tiny shortbread shells are filled with blackberry panna cotta, an Italian dessert made from sweetened cream and gelatin. That means you won't have to fuss with your stand mixer to make them.

Get the recipe

23. Coconut Popsicles Recipe

Cool off with a creamy coconut pops that only requires five ingredients and a stint in the freezer. Go the extra mile by adding a layer of tangy fruit jam to the top of each mold for a colorful finishing touch. (We like raspberry.)

Get the recipe

24. No-Bake Berry Tiramisu

In the words of Paulette Bonafonté, this beauty looks like the Fourth of July. As if it wasn't summery enough already, thanks to the fresh berries and raspberry jam, you won't even need to turn on the oven to pull it off.

Get the recipe

25. Watermelon-Kiwi Ice Pops

The only difficult step here is waiting for them to freeze before digging in. And they couldn't be simpler to make, since they only call for fruit and sugar. (BTW, we've got your back if you need help cubing the watermelon.)

Get the recipe

26. Cherry Pie Bars

Nostalgic, shareable and ready in 45 minutes—that's a dessert after our own heart. These pie bars actually aren't pie at all, though; they're more like extra buttery pound cake stuffed with cherry pie filling.

Get the recipe

27. Grilled Angel Food Cake with Blueberry Sauce

Tell the burgers and dogs to take a seat—tonight, we're tossing slabs of store-bought cake on the grill. No one will guess that the smoky, light-as-air treat wasn't homemade, especially once it's drenched in fresh blueberry sauce and whipped cream.

Get the recipe

28. No-Bake Cheesecake with Raspberry Compote

Press-in graham cracker crust? Check. Egg-free cheesecake filling? Check. The easiest two-ingredient raspberry sauce of all time? You bet.

Get the recipe

29. Sweet Corn Doughnut Holes

Did you know that corn is actually a vegetable, fruit and whole grain? Whatever you want to call it, its sweet flavor is synonymous with summer. See for yourself with these sugary doughnut holes filled to the brim with sweet corn cream.

Get the recipe

30. Blueberry Crumble Pie

Aka the best of both worlds. Picture a traditional pie crust filled with lemon-kissed blueberries, topped with a streusel-like topping made from oats, brown sugar and a whole stick of butter.

Get the recipe

Fall Fruit Desserts

31. Fig Tarte Tatin

It all comes together in a single skillet; the most work you’ll have to do is slice some figs and the results are sticky-sweet caramelized fruit cradled in a blanket of crisp pastry. You’ve got nothing to lose.

Get the recipe

32. Vegan and Gluten-Free Apple Blackberry Crumble Tart

The dough gets mixed in one bowl and pressed into the tart pan by hand, so there’s no need to knead or roll—so simple.

Get the recipe

33. Apple Tart with Soft-Pretzel Crust

OK, the pretzel-like crust on this beauty takes a little extra effort, but it will be worth it when you completely bowl over your dinner guests.

Get the recipe

34. Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies

You say “mini dessert” and we say “we’ll take the whole batch.”

Get the recipe

35. Rosé Poached Pears with Ginger and Vanilla

Whoever said rosé season ended after Labor Day was oh so wrong, and these poached pears are proof.

Get the recipe

36. Sourdough Doughnuts with Concord Grape Glaze

You can make the fruit glaze using any juice, but Concord grape has a beautiful color and a tart flavor that pairs wonderfully with the soft doughnuts.

Get the recipe

37. Baked Pears with Maple Syrup and Almond Crumble

They’re easy and elegant, and they come together in just 35 minutes. (Psst: This one works with apples, too.)

Get the recipe

38. Brown-Sugar Pear Puff Pastries

These pretty pastries make an excellent breakfast treat paired with a cup of coffee, but you can also turn them into a full-fledged dessert with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle of caramel sauce.

Get the recipe

Winter Fruit Desserts

39. Citrus Shortcake

Shortcake is just another word for dessert biscuits, so of course we’re on board. Use just one type of citrus, or go all out with a mélange.

Get the recipe

40. Ombré Citrus Upside-Down Cake

It’s part cake, part of work of art. We almost don’t want to take a slice, it’s so beautiful. Just kidding.

Get the recipe

41. Kumquat Upside-Down Cake

Never tasted a kumquat before? They’re tart and a little bitter on their own, but a little butter and sugar transform them into something magical.

Get the recipe

42. Broiled Citrus Ricotta Toast

Toast for dessert? Yes, especially if it’s brioche bread slathered in cinnamon-sugar butter and ricotta, then topped with honey-broiled citrus and sea salt. (Yum.)

Get the recipe

43. Lemon Pie with Blueberry Meringue

The light-as-air topping gets its lilac hue from freeze-dried blueberries, which you can find at Trader Joe’s. (And yes, you can use another freeze-dried fruit in their place.)

Get the recipe

44. Ruby Red Grapefruit Panna Cotta

You only need six ingredients to pull off this citrusy showstopper. The toughest part? Not eating them all in one sitting.

Get the recipe

45. Orange and Chocolate Brioche Tarts

According to recipe developer and pie queen Erin McDowell, anything that has a crust is a pie—hence these brioche babies.

Get the recipe

46. Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake

This is what we like to call sunshine in a cake. Meyer lemons are in season during the winter, but if you can’t find them, standard lemons work too.

Get the recipe

47. Lemon Curd with Whipped Cream

This tart curd will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks and happens to be endlessly versatile. Pour it into a tart crust, spoon it onto pound cake or serve it solo with a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

Get the recipe

48. Grapefruit Meringue Stacks

These whimsical stacks only appear fussy and fancy. Once you’ve made the main components (meringue cookies and grapefruit curd), they’re actually very simple to master.

Get the recipe

49. Lemon Meringue Cookies

If a lemon meringue pie and a sugar cookie had a (very delicious) baby, these cookies would be it.

Get the recipe

50. Muffin-Tin Lemon Meringue Tarts

As it turns out, your muffin tin can do more than, well, make muffins. These lil’ tarts look like something from a bakery, but you deserve all the credit.

Get the recipe

51. Blood Orange Eton Mess

What is it about blood oranges that’s so—dare we say—sexy? These parfaits have all the right textures: soft, creamy, crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth.

Get the recipe

Spring Fruit Desserts

52. Pineapple and Ginger Upside-Down Cake

Fun fact: Pineapples might make you think of summer, but they’re actually in-season in spring.

Get the recipe

53. Grilled Pineapple Split Sundae with Cherry Sauce

Take it from us: If you’ve already busted out the grill for dinner, it’s worth keeping those coals glowing a little longer.

Get the recipe

RELATED: 20 Refreshing Fruit Pops to Make All Summer Long

54. Hummingbird Cupcakes with Pineapple ‘Flowers’

In our humble opinion, a batch of cupcakes trumps a bouquet of flowers every time.

Get the recipe

55. Strawberry Pie with Strawberry Crust

The secret to this impressive, pretty-in-pink dessert is freeze-dried strawberries. (What can we say? We love baking with freeze-dried fruit.)

Get the recipe

56. Strawberry Sponge Cake

We’d eat that strawberry glaze by the spoonful, just saying.

Get the recipe

57. Strawberry, Cardamom and Pistachio Pavlova Bites

These tiny bites are spiced with a hint of cardamom for a je ne sais quoi factor that will have you going back for more.

Get the recipe

58. Sheet-Pan Strawberry Shortcake with Black Pepper, Whipped Honey Ricotta and Togarashi

The addition of black pepper is unexpected, but so delicious paired with sweet berries.

Get the recipe

59. Cheater’s Mini Rhubarb Galettes

Shhh, these mini rhubarb tarts start with store-bought puff pastry. Genius.

Get the recipe

60. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

A cupcake a day keeps the—wait, you mean that’s not how the saying goes? News to us…

Get the recipe

61. Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Whipped Cream

They’re just as fun to make as they are to eat.

Get the recipe

62. Strawberry-Mango Hawaiian Shave Ice

It’s like a snow cone for adults (and you don’t need a special machine to make it).

Get the recipe

RELATED: 21 Sweet and Savory Recipes for Mango Season

63. Coconut Rice Pudding with Rhubarb Compote

FYI, rhubarb is not just for pie. Here, sweet, creamy rice pudding complements the tart fruit compote quite nicely.

Get the recipe

64. Cheater’s Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Cups

Need dessert pronto? These cupcakes are ready in 35 minutes. (No one would ever guess that they actually start with vegan boxed cake mix.)

Get the recipe

65. Mini Strawberry Ice Cream Pies

If you don’t have mini pie pans (although you should consider getting a few, because they’re adorable), ramekins will work too. Roasting the strawberries concentrates their sweetness, so even if you make this with imperfect fruit, it will turn out delish.

Get the recipe

RELATED: 72 Easy Summer Desserts to Devour from Now Until Labor Day

For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.

From Around The Web