Easy Summer Desserts: 15 Southern Dessert Recipes

By: Natalie Taylor, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com

Peach Cobbler Crumb Bars

The summer season is known for its food as well as its warm weather. In the summer, fresh fruit abounds, which is why we've assembled this collection Easy Summer Desserts: 15 Southern Dessert Recipes. Our collection contains a variety of fruity recipes for your summer eating pleasure. We've included Summer Cobblers and Crisps, Summer Dessert Bars, and No-Bake Summer Desserts, so you will be able to find something to make and enjoy on this list. Whether you're in the mood for a simple cobbler, lemon bars, or a refreshing no-bake dessert, we have something for you. So take your pick of these easy summer desserts and enjoy the fruits of summer today!


If your favorite part of summer is enjoying the fresh produce, our varied list of summery recipes will not disappoint. Our Summer Cobblers and Crisps are made with such fruits as nectarines, peaches, strawberries, and raspberries. No matter your preference, you are sure to find something to love on this list. For delicious dessert bars, try the Classic Lemon Bars for a dependable stand-by recipe, but if you're feeling a little more adventurous, you should try the Amazing Blood Orange Dessert Bars. But no matter your choice, these bars make the perfect sweet treat for summer. If the summer heat is getting to you, have no fear. Our no-bake desserts will be there to save the day! These easy recipes are all refreshing ways to enjoy something light and fruity. If a cool and creamy dessert is calling your name, the Heavenly Peaches and Cream Ice Cream will hit the spot.


Celebrate the flavors of summer today with one of these easy dessert recipes!

Easy Summer Desserts: 15 Southern Dessert Recipes

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Craving more fruit dessert recipes? Check out our free, downloadable eCookbook, Fantastic Fruit Dessert Recipes: 8 Southern Recipes for Dessert!


Summer Cobblers and Crisps

Here you will find the best fruits summer has to offer baked up with a sweet cobbler topping. Whether you have cherries, blueberries, nectarines, strawberries, raspberries, or peaches on hand, these recipes will bring out the best flavors of your favorite fruit. These delicious cobblers and crisps are best served with vanilla ice cream for the perfect summer treat.

Scrumptious Strawberry CobblerCan't-Miss Blueberry Crisp

Summer Dessert Bars

These dessert bars are almost too pretty to eat, but you don't want to miss out on their amazing flavor. Lemon or blood orange bars are the perfect way to enjoy some sweet citrus flavors. The Totally Delicious Berry Crumble bars are topped with a sweet crumble that only enhances the delicious berries. If peaches are the reason you look forward to summer, we recommend that you sample the Peach Cobbler Bars or the Peach Melba Bars. You'll be glad you did!

Totally Delicious Berry CrumblePeach Melba Bars


If you liked these dessert bars, be sure to take a look at our collection of 14 Indulgent and Delectable Dessert Bar Recipes: Easy Southern Recipes for Dessert.


Summer No-Bake Desserts

For those hot summer days when you just can't bear the thought of turning on the oven, these no-bake desserts will transport you to creamy dessert heaven. For a creamy citrus dessert, the 4-Ingredient Key Lime Cheesecake Parfaits or the Luscious No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bars will satisfy your dessert craving. No-Bake Strawberry Mousse is so easy to make that you will want to make it all year long. You can always use frozen fruit instead!  If creamy dessert isn't your style, the Strawberry Rhubarb Jello is a cool treat that is easy to whip up.

No-Bake Strawberry MousseLuscious No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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