You might not think that fruit and decadent desserts go hand and hand at first thought, but this list of recipes will have you second-guessing yourself. From fruit tarts to fruity dessert “sushi,” the options are limitless. Check out this list of 15 desserts featuring fruit!
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1. Passion Fruit Cream Tartlets
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Passion fruit is a unique fruit that is sweet but tangy, giving these Passion Fruit Cream Tartlets by Rosie Newton and Dillon Sivyour a distinctive flavor. These passion fruit tartlets feature a cream made from silken tofu and a gluten-free base made from oats, almonds, coconut, and agave! Lighten up your desserts with these gorgeous tartlets. They are super easy and super delicious!
2. Raw Dragon Fruit Cheesecake Bars
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Sometimes you need to treat yourself to a little dessert. These Raw Dragon Fruit Cheesecake Bars by Jess Hoffman are perfect for stashing in your freezer for whenever you get those cravings for something sweet! The crust of this cheesecake is a raw brownie base and the topping is a mix of dragon fruit and raspberry to give them a tropical feel — not to mention, a beautiful fuschia color!
3. Pears With Brown Sugar, Bourbon, And Millet
This cozy, hot cereal is the perfect accompaniment on a chilly fall or winter morning. The millet has a light, nutty flavor and the walnuts add a hearty crunch to the cereal. And who can go wrong with warm pears dripping with brown sugar, bourbon, and a little vegan butter? Why not make a bowl of Pears With Brown Sugar, Bourbon, And Millet by Rachel Hanawalt and share in some quiet introspection yourself?
4. Blueberry Crisp
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Looking for a fresh and easy dessert? Then look no further, this Blueberry Crisp by Harriet Porterfield is light, gluten-free, easy to prepare and contains just 7 ingredients! Bursting with fresh blueberries and encased in a nutty and buttery pecan oat crust, it’s a magical combination of flavors. Serve with dairy-free vanilla ice cream for a mouthwatering dessert, or enjoy with dairy-free yogurt for a yummy breakfast. A real crowd-pleaser that will be gone before you know it!
5. Peanut Butter Banana Brownies
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6. Summer Berry Cake
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7. Healthier Strawberry Shortcake Bars
These Healthier Strawberry Shortcake Bars by Annie Markowitz are soft, decadent, and super easy to make. The shortcake is dense, moist, and tasty, and the fresh strawberries give these bars the perfect texture and flavor.
8. Blueberry Cheesecake
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This Blueberry Cheesecake by Lena Ksanti is nothing like a regular cheesecake. Instead of using cream cheese and sugar, this cake is made with cashews and flavored with vanilla and lime. It’s like an endless holiday in your mouth!
9. Peach and Raspberry Crumble
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This Peach and Raspberry Crumble by Alejandra Graf is between a dessert and a breakfast. When I prepare lunch, it’s a dessert, but what is left is eaten at breakfast with a spoonful of dairy-free yogurt, coconut and grated lemon zest (if you’re adding citrus peel, go organic please!!!). The combination of peach with raspberries (summer fruit) can charm me! It’s sweet, acidic, fresh … simply perfect. You can use any combination of fruit that you like. The nut mixture and oat combination would be perfect with apple, for example.
10. Strawberry Banana Sorbet
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Today, I hope to brighten your day and lift your spirits with this Strawberry Banana Sorbet by Wendy Irene! Strawberries and bananas are such a classic flavor combination; there is no point in trying to reinvent the wheel. It’s light and delicious; you’ll be transported to sunny skies with every spoonful. Please enjoy this sunshine in a bowl!
11. Strawberry Rose and Berry Lavender Tarts
These Strawberry Rose and Berry Lavender Tarts by Maria Koutsogiannis are the perfect treat for yourself … or your friends, if you feel like sharing. The base of these beautiful tarts are super nutty, filled with hints of coconut, cacao, and dates. The smooth, creamy filling is made from coconut oil blended with coconut oil and a dash of sweetener — and you get two flavors! A sweet strawberry rose filling and a dark, delicious blueberry lavender filling. They’re so easy to make, too!
12. Banana Cream Pie
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Caramelized bananas smothered in creamy homemade vegan pudding sit atop a nutty walnut crust in this Banana Cream Pie by Nicole Dunai. A thick layer of coconut whip cream tops off this delectable summer dessert. Layers of yum on yum on yum compound to make for slices of pure heaven.
13. Strawberry Whipped Cream
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This Strawberry Whipped Cream by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezensek is an easy spring dessert made in 15 minutes using only 4 ingredients. Turning strawberries into a dessert seems almost a sin. They are so good on their own, or just with a serving of coconut yogurt or cream. So combining them into a Vegan Strawberry Whipped Cream to make a light and easy dessert was a no-brainer. The beauty of this recipe is, you’ll only need 10-15 minutes, and 4 ingredients: strawberries, sugar, vegan whipped cream, and coconut yogurt. That’s it! Do try and use fresh strawberries (not frozen) if you can, as this will really bring the full flavor of the dessert.
14. Raw Strawberry and Kiwi Tart
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In this Raw Strawberry and Kiwi Tart by Jessica Meyers Altman, creamy cashew cream sits on a crumbly pecan crust. It’s then decorated with fresh strawberries and kiwis to create a dessert that’s vibrantly colored and picturesque. Although strawberries and kiwis are a winning combination, you can also decorate these with any kind of fruit tart.
15. Watermelon Banana Ice Cream
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They say that if you want to cool your body you should drink something hot, but if you ask me, the only way to beat the heat is by slurping on an ice-cold smoothie (aka ‘nana cream)! I love watermelon, so I couldn’t resist making this yummy Watermelon Banana Ice Cream by Maria Loghin.
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