Our Juiciest Summer Recipes

on June 20, 2011
Mark Boughton/Teresa Blackburn

Orange Meringue Pie

A seasonal spin on a classic summer dessert, Orange Meringue Pie is so good, you'll be tempted to eat it (as we have) for breakfast.

Mango Tarte Tatin

Legend has it the topsy-turvy tarte tatin was the happy accident of a French inn-owner who inadvertantly transposed her tart with her apples. The sugary buttery top caramelized, the tart turned out, and voila: A fancy-schmancy upside-down cake was born. Our sweet spin subs juicy mangoes and convenient puff pastry.

Strawberry Cobbler

A bubbly berry cobbler makes us wonder where the vanilla-bean ice cream is hiding.

Cucumber Ginger Limemade

Cooling Cucumber Ginger Limeade is a perfect pick-me-up on sizzling hot summer days. For an after-five version, add a splash of Pimm's No. 1 Cup liqueur.

Blackberry Parfait

A crumble of lemon cookies layered with tart vanilla yogurt and blackberries in their own syrup weighs in at only 290 calories per parfait .

Blackberry Freezer Jam

Capture the taste of juicy blackberries at their peak, then savor the flavor all year long with this fantastic freezer jam.

Peach Crisp

You're only three ingredients away from one of the juiciest, most delicious and stupefyingly easiest desserts ever made. But hurry—fresh summer peaches are the key ingredient.

Watermelon Agua Fresca Spritzer

Natural agave nectar sweetens this juicy agua fresca cooled by watermelon ice cubes; seltzer adds a fizz factor for extra oomph.

Poached Pineapple Sundae

This indulgent sundae will make you hunger for seconds: Fresh cut pineapple is first poached in honey-laced rosehip tea then served over creamy vanilla yogurt.

Mango Fool

This dreamy confection only looks indulgent, weighing in at only 350 calories per serving.

Melon Rum Punch

Careful—this juicy melon punch packs a kick...one you almost don't notice with each dangerously delicious sip.

Lime Refresher

Serve this fizzy lime mocktail to the designated drivers and non-drinkers at your next summer gathering.

Coconut Shortcakes with Mango, Kiwi and Raspberries

A touch of the tropics sweetens this ginger-infused dessert.

Blueberry Granita

A grown-up icee of sorts, our Blueberry Granita is also packed with antioxidants and healthy Vitamin C.

Peach Raspberry Cobbler

The hallmark flavors of a classic Peach Melba (peaches and raspberries) double the juicy-fruit in this crusty cobbler.

Mark Boughton/Teresa Blackburn

English Summer Pudding

A jumble of juicy summer berries and rich brioche are the star ingredients in this surprisingly simple molded pudding .

Cherries Jubilee

A creation of the great Escoffier for Queen Victoria, Cherries Jubilee is sublimely simple, but dashingly prepared. The cherries are first flambéed in kirsch.

Frozen Lemon Yogurt

The dessert your diet has been dying to meet: Frozen Lemon Yogurt , with only 300 calories and next to nothing fat grams per serving. Double the dose of juiciness with a toss of plump fresh blackberries.

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