9 Dessert Recipes That'll Make You Savor Every Last Bite of Summer
The end of summer is unfortunately upon us. And what better way to close out bikini season than to indulge in a smorgasbord of mouthwatering desserts that you may or may not have sworn off for months? Here, we rounded up our favorite sweet recipes—from berry tarts to blueberry lemon mousse cake—that are worth every calorie and carb, because you deserve it.
STRAWBERRY AND ALMOND TART
Strawberry season is almost over, which means it’s time to start simmering these beauties into sauces, muddling them in cocktails, and baking them into freshly made dough and crusts, ASAP. Take a page from food blogger and author Béatrice Peltre’s book—literally—with this simple strawberry and almond tart. Get the recipe here.
Clafoutis with Fresh Cherries
For one of the easiest desserts ever, try whipping up the clafoutis with fresh cherries from Plated: Weeknight Dinners, Weekend Feasts, and Everything in Between by Elana Karp and Suzanne Dumaine. "Clafoutis is a cross between a giant fluffy pancake and a French crêpe, filled with fresh cherries," they write. "Not too sweet, it can be served any time of day." Get the recipe here.
BLUEBERRY LEMON MOUSSE CAKE WITH SCENTED GERANIUM FLOWERS
RAW RASPBERRY TARTLETS IN MASON JAR LIDS
Pear, Ginger, and Thyme Tarte Tatin
STRAWBERRY JAM CHEESECAKE BARS WITH BUCKWHEAT-ALMOND CRUST
S'MORE SWIRL PIE
Deliciously sweet and gooey, this creative adaptation of the nostalgic dessert conjures up happy memories of lakeside bonfires at summer camp. Plus, it only requires five ingredients and can be made using a microwave and an oven. Pro tip: Refrigerate it overnight for an extra fudgy consistency. Get the recipe here.