10 Fourth of July Desserts: A Star-Spangled Salute

on June 14, 2011
Photo by Mark Boughton/Styling by Teresa Blackburn

Texas Sheetcake

A true American original and perennially favorite crowd pleaser, our version of Texas Sheet Cake substitutes a buttery caramel pecan cooked icing for the chocolate-pecan frosting classically called for.

Photo by Mark Boughton/Styling by Teresa Blackburn

Rustic Apple Pie

Desserts don't get any more American than apple pie. Our double-crust rendition is made in a springform pie for easy handling and beautiful presentation.

Photo by Mark Boughton/Styling by Teresa Blackburn

Flower Pot Cakes

Make something special for young ones at your July 4 bash. These charming cakes are winsome and perfectly proportioned for the pint-sized crowd.

Photo by Mark Boughton/Styling by Teresa Blackburn

Black Bottom Pie

A classic confection by any definition, a no-cook Black Bottom Piecomes together in a flash and wows a crowd every time.

Blueberry Pie with Walnut Crust

Truly more of a cobbler than a pie, this summery dessert presents as beautifully as it eats.

Photo by Mark Boughton/Styling by Teresa Blackburn

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

The sweetness of the strawberries cuts the tartness of the rhubarb in this simple but delicious pie.

Photo by Mark Boughton/Styling by Teresa Blackburn

Tennessee Whiskey Cake

Tennessee whiskey and sorghum molasses give this moist cake a depth of flavor and a dense crumb.

Photo by Mark Boughton/Styling by Teresa Blackburn

Blackberry Cake

Just seven simple ingredients plus a blend of spices makes our Blackberry Cake an easy-bake dessert indeed. Pair it with a scoop of peach ice cream or lemon gelato.

Photo by Mark Boughton

Peach Shortcake

A little peach brandy makes the peachy filling pop in this simple summer dessert

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