Our Juiciest Summer Recipes

June 20, 2011

From mouth-puckering lemons and limes to dribble-down-your-chin watermelons and peaches, we can't get enough of lush summertime fruits.

Orange Meringue PieMango Tarte TatinStrawberry CobblerCucumber Ginger LimemadeBlackberry ParfaitBlackberry Freezer JamPeach CrispWatermelon Agua Fresca SpritzerPoached Pineapple SundaeMango FoolMelon Rum PunchLime RefresherCoconut Shortcakes with Mango, Kiwi and RaspberriesBlueberry GranitaPeach Raspberry CobblerEnglish Summer PuddingCherries JubileeFrozen Lemon Yogurt
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.
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.
A bubbly berry cobbler makes us wonder where the vanilla-bean ice cream is hiding.
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.
A crumble of lemon cookies layered with tart vanilla yogurt and blackberries in their own syrup weighs in at only 290 calories per parfait .
Capture the taste of juicy blackberries at their peak, then savor the flavor all year long with this fantastic freezer jam.
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.
Natural agave nectar sweetens this juicy agua fresca cooled by watermelon ice cubes; seltzer adds a fizz factor for extra oomph.
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.
This dreamy confection only looks indulgent, weighing in at only 350 calories per serving.
Careful—this juicy melon punch packs a kick...one you almost don't notice with each dangerously delicious sip.
Serve this fizzy lime mocktail to the designated drivers and non-drinkers at your next summer gathering.
A touch of the tropics sweetens this ginger-infused dessert.
A grown-up icee of sorts, our Blueberry Granita is also packed with antioxidants and healthy Vitamin C.
The hallmark flavors of a classic Peach Melba (peaches and raspberries) double the juicy-fruit in this crusty cobbler.
A jumble of juicy summer berries and rich brioche are the star ingredients in this surprisingly simple molded pudding .
A creation of the great Escoffier for Queen Victoria, Cherries Jubilee is sublimely simple, but dashingly prepared. The cherries are first flambéed in kirsch.
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.
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.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.A bubbly   berry cobbler  makes us wonder where the vanilla-bean ice cream is hiding.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.A crumble of lemon cookies layered with tart vanilla yogurt and blackberries in their own syrup weighs in at only 290 calories per  parfait .Capture the taste of juicy blackberries at their peak, then savor the flavor all year long with this fantastic   freezer jam.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.Natural agave nectar sweetens this juicy   agua fresca  cooled by watermelon ice cubes; seltzer adds a fizz factor for extra oomph.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.This dreamy   confection  only looks indulgent, weighing in at only 350 calories per serving.Careful—this juicy   melon punch  packs a kick...one you almost don't notice with each dangerously delicious sip.Serve this fizzy   lime mocktail  to the designated drivers and non-drinkers at your next summer gathering.A touch of the tropics sweetens this ginger-infused   dessert.A grown-up icee of sorts, our   Blueberry Granita  is also packed with antioxidants and healthy Vitamin C.The hallmark flavors of a classic Peach Melba (peaches and raspberries) double the juicy-fruit in this crusty   cobbler.A jumble of juicy summer berries and rich brioche are the star ingredients in this surprisingly simple molded   pudding .A creation of the great Escoffier for Queen Victoria,   Cherries Jubilee  is sublimely simple, but dashingly prepared. The cherries are first flambéed in kirsch.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.
Mark Boughton/Teresa BlackburnMark Boughton/Teresa Blackburn
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