We've rounded up our favorite dessert recipes for Labor Day celebrations. Browse through this collection and find the perfect sweet treat for your dessert table.
Mason Jar Cherry PiesThese adorable personal-sized cherry pies will be the star of your Labor Day gathering.
Grilled Pound Cake with Brandied Red Plums
When plums are at their juiciest best, they're great in a quick dessert. If you don't already have the grill going, just broil or toast the pound cake until golden.
All-Star Berry TartFill a tart shell with a rich pastry cream and arrange fresh berries on the top in a star shape for a dessert that's perfect for patriotic holidays.
Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice CreamYummy Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream has flecks of real vanilla, thanks to the use of vanilla bean.
Deep-Dish Strawberry Ice Dream PieThe filling for our killer pie is somewhere between ice cream and mousse--a creamy concoction that's ridiculously easy to make.
Chewy BrowniesThis thin brownie makes killer ice-cream sandwiches. They also freeze well in a zip-top freezer bag and will slip into a small space in your cooler.
These dainty little tarts have an unusual depth of character, thanks to their graham-cracker-like crusts.
Grilled Dessert PizzaWhile the grill is still hot, throw on Grilled Dessert Pizza for a sweet ending to your cookout.
Key Lime Ice Cream PieHomemade Key lime ice cream and a graham cracker pie crust combine to make a tangy and delicious frozen treat. Keep this pie in the freezer so you'll always have a cool treat waiting when an unexpected visitor drops in.
Our Most Popular Cookies Ever
These 6-ingredient, flourless cookies are a dream! It doesn't get any easier, and according to our reviewers, any more delicious.
Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes
Grandma had it right all along. Make this classic dessert for a refreshing treat when strawberries are in season.
Berry Cream TartFill a tart crust with a sweet cream cheese mixture and top with fresh berries for an easy and impressive dessert that's perfect for summer entertaining.
Peachy Peach Ice CreamVery ripe peaches are the flavor secret to this simple ice cream.
Chocolate Crème-Filled Sandwich CookiesWhip up your favorite chocolate sandwich cookies for your Labor Day dessert spread.
Pineapple Satay with Coconut CaramelPineapple holds up to skewering, doesn’t fall apart on the grill, and makes an elegant, surprising dessert—especially when drizzled with a simple-to-make caramel sauce. You’ll need 16 wooden skewers for this recipe.
Grand Old Flag CakeCelebrate any Labor Day with this festive, fruit-covered chocolate cake. It's sure to stand out at even the most festive picnic.
Peach Cobbler Ice CreamHere's a delicious ice-cream recipe that has all the flavors of traditional peach cobbler and doesn't require an ice-cream maker.
Blueberry-Lemon Zest Ice Cream
If you like creamy, fruity ice cream with a little bit of zing, you'll love this ice cream dish.
Classic Fudge-Walnut Brownies
These melt-in-your-mouth brownies get their intense richness from cocoa, melted chocolate, and chocolate chunks.
The Ultimate S'moreUsing homemade graham crackers and marshmallows make these the Ultimate S'mores.
Stone Fruit Eton Mess
This fruit-filled yogurt dessert topped with cookie crumbs is a tasty and healthy treat.
Sweet Summer Strawberry Tart
After finding a fly in her bottle of Mouton Cadet Rouge, chef and cookbook author Joanne Weir, then 24, had the gumption to mail the insect to the wine's maker, Château Mouton Rothschild, one of the top wineries in the world. In response to her complaint, she received an invitation to lunch at the château. She booked a flight immediately. This recipe is her re-creation of the day's finale--a tart "topped with a silky smooth kirsch pastry cream and crowned with perfectly glazed, ripe red strawberries."
Choose firm apples with sweet-tart flavor, such as Pink Lady or Honeycrisp; in our tests, Fuji and Granny Smith fell apart.
Maple-Peach Milk Shake
Blend maple syrup, peaches, low-fat frozen yogurt, and low-fat milk to make this flavorfull milkshake.
Pumpkin-Honey-Beer Bread Pudding with Apple Brandy-Caramel Sauce
Use Pumpkin-Honey-Beer Bread to make this flavorfull fall dessert.