Show your patriotic spirit this holiday with these All-American red, white, and blue recipes.
Easy Berry Tart
This vibrant and impressive dessert literally couldn’t get any easier.
Mixed Berry Cream Pie with Double Chocolate Crust
Brushing red currant jelly onto the berries makes them shine, like those fruit tarts you see in bakeries. If you can't find red currant jelly, use strawberry jelly (don't subsitute jam or preserves).
These dainty little tarts have an unusual depth of character, thanks to their graham-cracker-like crusts.
Red Velvet-Berry CobblerTop this festive treat with scoops of homemade Cream Cheese Ice Cream for a cool summery twist on the classic Southern layer cake.
Star Berry CobblersThese individual cobblers are full of your favorite berries and are topped with homemade biscuits! Use July 4th themed cookie cutters to cut the biscuits into festive shapes.
Red, White and Blue Ice PopsCelebrate red, white, and blue all summer long with these patriotic ice pops. The secret ingredient is a blue sports drink, along with cranberry juice and lemonade. They’re easy enough for the kids to make themselves.
White Balsamic-Marinated Berries with Sweet Buttermilk Curd
This creamy dessert is a mix of sweet, tart, and tangy sensations. Honey granules are available at specialty markets or online at amazon.com. You can double this recipe to serve a larger crowd. Use 2 bowls to freeze the buttermilk, and thaw simultaneously in 2 colanders. There is a considerable amount of whey once the buttermilk thaws. Don't toss it all; Doug Flicker recommends using it for an added boost in smoothies or adding it to cream soups and sauces for a tangy touch of acidity.
Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream CakeCelebrate the 4th of July with a sweet salute! This patriotic spin on ice-cream cake is the coolest dessert of the summer!
Celebration CupcakesMake your cupcakes red, white, and blue with the use of red and blue food coloring. Decorate with red and blue sprinkles, and, if you're feeling particularly patriotic, Star Cookies on a stick.
Stovetop Summer Fruit Crisp
Traditional? No. Delicious? Oh, yes. This quick-fix take hits all the highlights of a classic berry crisp--syrupy-sweet fruit, crisp topping, and cool cream--in a fraction of the time.
American Flag Cheesecake BarsShow your pride by flying the flag and also serving it for dessert. Betsy Ross would be proud.
Red, White, and Blue Layer CakeThis colorful layered cake plays in the patriotic colors of the Fourth of July.
Star-Spangled SundaesSure, you can make sundaes out of almost anything, but when you’re going for a patriotic theme, choose red, white and blue sprinkles, candy and ice cream. And don’t forget the cherry on top.
All-Star Berry TartRich pastry cream provides the white and raspberries and blueberries in the shape of a star are the red and blue in this colorful holiday dessert. It’s a super-easy recipe that’s sure to impress your guests.
Smoked Cherry BombsPetite phyllo parcels are stuffed with a creamy almond filling and topped off with dye-free smoked cherries. Serve these at a patriotic barbecue and let freedom ring!
Berry Cream TartSpread a sweet cream cheese filling over a refrigerated pie crust and top with fresh berries. Unfurl your creative spirit as you arrange the berries on the tart.
Red, White, and Blue CupcakesThis is a real dandy. It would be a great addition to your July 4th celebration spread. The amusing effect of the swirled frosting can be duplicated using any colors for any occasion, but we think it's very necessary for July 4th!
Blueberry Cobbler with Sugared Star ShortcakesTake a shortcut and use refrigerated biscuits for the star-shaped shortcakes. If you want to be really technical about including red with the white and the blue, toss in some fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries.
Red, White and Blue ParfaitsMake a creamy vanilla pudding and layer it with cherry or strawberry gelatin and blueberries for a super-easy make-ahead dessert.
Betsy Ross MartiniThese adorable martinis are just begging to be served at your next Fourth of July celebration, so raise your glass to Betsy and thank your lucky stars for the USA!
Blueberry Fool with RaspberriesNo, we’re not talking about the politicians. In the culinary world, a fool is an old-fashioned dessert made of cooked, pureed fruit that’s strained and folded into whipped cream. Here, the blueberry fool is layered with raspberries and plain whipped cream for a colorful dessert.
Red, White, and Blue PopsKeep the layers distinct by fully freezing each one before adding the next.
Red, White, and Blue CakeSlice a red velvet cake into four layers and fill with whipped cream and berries for a dessert that's worthy of fireworks.
Stars-and-Stripes Cherry PieLet your inner pastry chef shine as you cut stars and stripes from refrigerated pie crusts to make a patriotic pie.
Citrus-Berry ParfaitThis sundae-style recipe is elegant and simple, with silky Greek yogurt and plenty of antioxidant-rich blackberries and blueberries.
Red, White, and Blue Toasted Oat Scones
If you have trouble finding dried blueberries, swap in additional dried cherries or another tender dried fruit. Toasted nuts would also make a dandy substitution and provide textural contrast.