17 Summer Fruit Desserts To Chase Away Your Winter Blues

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Winter has overstayed its welcome with cheek-nipping frosts and never-ending grey skies. Stage a delicious rebellion with these 17 summer fruit desserts that’ll give you a one-way ticket out of this seasonal slump.

Southern blueberry cobbler in a dish

These desserts are like sunshine on a plate, ready to banish those winter blues with every sweet, bite. Winter blues, prepare to meet your fruity demise!

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Blueberry Cobbler

Chill-busting and berry-bursting, this blueberry cobbler brings a spoonful of summer to your palate with every biscuit-topped bite. Who needs a ticket to the tropics when you’ve got this blueberry bonanza to transport you? Winter gloom doesn’t stand a chance against this berrylicious charm.
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Icebox Cake

Icebox cake with raspberries, blueberries and strawberries on a pink plate.
Icebox Cake. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

This fridge-friendly dessert stacks up sweet memories of sun-kissed days with its cool layers of berries and whipped cream. Kick back and let this cake do the hard work of chilling, while you reminisce about summer fun.
Get the Recipe: Icebox Cake

Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Blueberry Upside Down Cake. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

With a flip of the pan, this cake brings summer’s sweetness to the forefront, banishing winter with every blueberry-topped bite. It’s a berry rebellion against the cold, bringing brightness to your dessert plate and day.
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Classic Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake bar squares topped with sliced strawberries.
Classic Cheesecake Bars. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

These handheld delights are a one-way ticket to your summertime happy place, with their berry-topped, graham cracker goodness. They’re like portable rays of sunshine, no sunscreen required.
Get the Recipe: Classic Cheesecake Bars

Blackberry Galette

Blackberry galette topped with whipped cream.
Blackberry Galette. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

This galette’s as easy as a summer breeze, with blackberries that remind you of sunny fields and simpler times. Pair it with a steaming mug of coffee and let your mind wander to warm berry patches.
Get the Recipe: Blackberry Galette

Peach Upside Down Cake

Peach upside down cake on a plate with a fork next to it.
Peach Upside Down Cake. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Flip your mood along with this peachy keen cake that’s dripping with the essence of summer orchards. Each slice whispers a sweet promise of sunny days to come.
Get the Recipe: Peach Upside Down Cake

Strawberry Roll Cake

Cake roll filled with strawberries and whipped cream with sliced berries on top.
Strawberry Roll Cake. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

This cake rolls up the essence of summer in a sweet, cream-filled embrace, perfect for dessert dreaming. Winter blues will roll out of town with every berry-swirled slice.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Roll Cake

Lazy Peach Cobbler

Plate with peach cobbler and a blue napkin.
Lazy Peach Cobbler. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

This cobbler’s as laid-back as a hammock in July, bringing you the taste of summer without the effort. Whether the peaches are fresh, frozen, or canned, they’re serving up sunshine on a plate.
Get the Recipe: Lazy Peach Cobbler

Strawberry Scones

Strawberry scones on a plate with coffee on the side.
Strawberry Scones. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

These scones are your ticket to a summer brunch, with each berry-packed bite whisking you away to a sun-drenched patio. They’re the perfect partner for your morning coffee and daydreams of endless strawberry fields forever.
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Blueberry Galette

Blueberry galette topped with whipped cream.
Blueberry Galette. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Chase away the chill by baking up a storm with this blueberry galette, a rustic reminder of clear, blue skies. In just 30 minutes, you can be biting into a piece of summer, no matter what the thermometer says.
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Galette

Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Chocolate cheesecake stuffed strawberries sprinkled with chocolate shavings and arranged on a cutting board.
Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

These no-bake delights pack a double punch of chocolate and cheesecake in a fresh strawberry package. Forget the frost outside; these treats are all about the sweet taste of summer love.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Peach Crostata

top view of sliced crostata
Peach Crostata. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

This crostata is as easygoing as a cloudless summer day, with peaches that’ll make you pine for picnics and outdoor feasts. Wrapped in a flaky crust, it’s a warm reminder of the joys of summer, served up slice by slice.
Get the Recipe: Peach Crostata

Blueberry Swiss Roll Cake

A slice of blueberry roll cake on a plate.
Blueberry Swiss Roll Cake. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Roll out the red carpet for summer with this blueberry-packed sponge that’s as delightful as a twilight twirl on the porch. It’s the berry answer to your cold-weather prayers, all wrapped up in a sweet spiral.
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Swiss Roll Cake

Mini Cheesecake Parfaits

Cheesecake parfaits in shot glasses with blueberries and strawberries for a red white and blue dessert.
Mini Cheesecake Parfaits. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Layering cheesecake and berries in a glass, these mini parfaits are like summer captured in cup form. Each spoonful is a reminder that the sun will shine again. They’re the adorable, spoonable versions of your favorite summer fling.
Get the Recipe: Mini Cheesecake Parfaits

Blueberry Cheesecake

Slice of blueberry cheesecake on a plate.
Blueberry Cheesecake. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Dive fork-first into this blueberry cheesecake and let the rich, fruity flavors do the heavy lifting against the winter chill. It’s a creamy, dreamy nod to those lazy, hazy days of summer.
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Cheesecake

Mini Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Berries

Mini pavlova filled with lemon curd and topped with berries.
Mini Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Berries. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

These mini pavlovas are the berry essence of summer, captured in a cloud of meringue and dolloped with the freshest fruits. When the sky is more gray’ than blue, these bites are here to add a splash of summer to your life.
Get the Recipe: Mini Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Berries

Blueberry Peach Crisp

Blueberry peach crisp on a white plate.
Blueberry Peach Crisp. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Wrap yourself in a blanket and let this blueberry peach crisp take you back to the carefree days spent wandering the farmers’ market. It’s a simple, fruity fix for when you’re snowed in and dreaming of sun-kissed cheeks.
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Peach Crisp

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