14 Fruity Desserts You'll Want All Year Long

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Whether it be a special meal, a weeknight dinner, or a sweet tooth craving, this list of 14 Fruity Desserts You'll Want All Year Long is here to help showcase all the light, fruity, and delicious dessert flavors you crave in a sweet after-dinner treat! From lemons to strawberries, to pineapples to peaches — the options are delightful AND endless if you're craving a fruity dessert.

1. Fruit Cocktail Cake

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Ok, just being honest here... there isn't a funeral dinner or church social supper that this cake hasn't seen and it certainly holds a special place in the Cake Hall of Fame (we just made that up, but if there was such a thing, this little gem would certainly be in it)! Fruit Cocktail Cake is a staple that never gets old and never disappoints. Loaded with a brown sugar-flaky coconut topping, this fruit-ladened, moist, delicious cake is baked and then topped with an unbelievably tasty, sweet coconut-filled sauce. There isn't a gathering around that doesn't deserve this Fruit Cocktail Cake treat. So, make this blast from the past delight for your next dessert. It will definitely have you saying hallelujah, and there's nothing fruity about that!

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2. Piña Colada Icebox Cake

Pina Colada Icebox Cake

If you like piña coladas, we have the dessert for you (we don't advise getting caught in the rain with this though, that would end horribly)! Piña Colada Icebox Cake has the tropical, fruity beauty that makes the cocktail such a classic: tangy pineapple and refreshing coconut with a rum, coconut, and vanilla pudding and even coconut-soaked graham crackers softened to form the base of the cake! It has delicious piña colada flavors all the way down, and you don't even need to turn on the oven! Grab a slice of Piña Colada Icebox Cake and escape!

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3. Cobbler Bites

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If you're pining for something sweet and fruity, but you don't have a lot of time, these raspberry Cobbler Bites will be the perfect answer for your sweet tooth craving. How can you go wrong when you pair mini cakes with juicy raspberries (believe us, it's worth repeating) baked right in for a splendid burst of fresh-from-the-patch flavor? Served warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (or both), Cobbler Bites will be your new go-to when you need a tasty dessert fast! They're a fruity bite-size wonder that just taste so good!

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4. Tropical Farm Bread

Tropical Farm Bread

This delicious Tropical Farm Bread, inspired by the yummy and fruity piña colada, is a unique twist on traditional zucchini bread. It's packed with shredded zucchini, chunks of juicy pineapple, and a hint of coconut. The bread is also spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, adding depth and warmth to the flavor profile. The bread is then finished with a delicious glaze made from cream of coconut and confectioners' sugar, creating a creamy and sweet topping that perfectly complements the flavors of the bread. The result is a moist and flavorful bread that's perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a midday snack. Serve Tropical Farm Bread warm or at room temperature, and let it transport you to your tropical paradise!

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5. No-Bake Strawberry Delight

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Whether it's spring or summer, it's always a good opportunity to enjoy the sunshine brightness of strawberries. No-Bake Strawberry Delight takes that sweet and tart berry flavor and transforms it into a refreshing dessert. Creamy, fruity, and filled with marshmallows, this treat has a beautiful pink color to go along with its summery taste and cooling texture. No-Bake Strawberry Delight is easy to make ahead for patio dinners or garden parties; plus, everyone you share it with will fall head over heels with it.

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6. Dessert Nachos

Dessert Nachos

Dessert Nachos have the same scoopable sensationalism of their savory cousins, but with sweetness instead! The tortilla chips are coated in cinnamon sugar and butter to invoke the delight of churros and then topped with ice cream because, what dessert is complete without ice cream? Everything gets piled around a tart, fruity, and sugary berry salsa and drizzled with a homemade chocolate sauce. If you love Taco Tuesdays, then Dessert Nachos are how you bring the evening to its most incredible conclusion!

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7. Peach Betty

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In the annals of skillet desserts, few can match the luscious delectability of the Peach Betty. Sweet, floral, and jammy caramelized peaches are baked with a crumbly, cinnamon-infused topping that will delight anyone who takes even the smallest of bites. Served alongside creamy vanilla ice cream, Peach Betty is a rich and fruity treat that only takes 45 minutes to bake up! This is a Southern sensation you'll become obsessed with snacking on and sharing!

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8. Black Forest Tart

Black Forest Tart

Black Forest Tart is proof that some flavor combinations work even outside of their original dessert. Instead of a cake, Black Forest Tart serves up a crumbly, buttery chocolate cookie crust, the perfect platform for an ethereally light and creamy chocolate filling and a bold, bright cherry topping. The tartness and fruitiness of the cherries contrast with the richness of the chocolate for a wonderful balance of flavors, which keeps you coming back for more. You'll never miss the flavor-forest-for-the-trees with this treat!

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9. Pineapple Angel Dessert

Pineapple Angel Dessert

This heavenly golden treat looks like the sun breaking through the clouds, and if you're in a bad mood, it will turn that mood around in a second! Pineapple Angel Dessert is an ethereally light and creamy treat, with layers of vanilla-pineapple pudding between tender angel food cake. It's tropical, zesty, sweet, and rich all at once; the perfect platform for your favorite summer fruits. Pineapple Angel Dessert is the halo of desserts!

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10. Fruit-Bottom Cake

Fruit-Bottom Cake

We've all heard of fruit-at-the-bottom yogurt, but what about Fruit-Bottom Cake? That opens up a whole new world of dessert possibilities! A tender, fluffy vanilla cake covers a layer of jammy, floral peaches, and bright, summery blueberries, so all that wonderful fruit flavor soaks into the cake! Plus, it's topped with a candied pecan crust with notes of warm cinnamon and smoky brown sugar! There's just so much to love about Fruit-Bottom Cake, you'll be amazed it can all fit on your fork!

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11. Summery Dessert Pizza

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Pizza is perfect for every meal–dinner, breakfast, lunch, dessert... wait, dessert? Yep, Summery Dessert Pizza makes it possible for pizza to enter the final course category! It has all the characteristics of a savory pizza but with a sweet, summer-time twist! Like a crispy, vanilla cookie crust that's smothered with a creamy, rich "sauce." You can't forget the toppings! Rather than pepperoni and cheese, your teeth will be sinking into all your favorite fruits that are even better than usual because they're coated in a sugary citrus glaze to add even more sweetness. See? This Summer Dessert Pizza qualifies for the beloved sweet course and is sure to steal a "pizza" your heart!

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12. Jackie Kennedy's Strawberry Compote

Jackie Kennedy's Strawberry Compote

Jackie Kennedy: style icon, socialite, and remarkably great cook, it turns out! She could wow people with her meals, and then dazzle them with dessert, especially when she made Jackie Kennedy's Strawberry Compote! The sweet, ruby-red, summery fruit is roasted until jammy, with only a few little additions to enhance the sweetness and the bold flavor. Served over vanilla ice cream, Jackie Kennedy's Strawberry Compote is a simple, yet elegant, treat that will have your guests feeling high-class!

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13. Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Bars

These Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Bars are designed to melt in your mouth while the pounds just melt off you! To do this, it replaces the sugar with a Monk fruit sweetener which has no calories. That's right, these tangy, zesty, citrusy sweet treats can be eaten guilt free! At just 35 minutes, they're also quick and quite easy to make, making them an excellent go-to dessert whenever you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Bars have the skinny on good taste and losing weight!

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14. Two-Spoon Banana Split

Two-Spoon Banana Split

It's time to have some sweet fun with your special someone thanks to Two-Spoon Banana Split! This deliciously sweet and decadent dessert is the perfect way to cap off any romantic dinner. The creamy ice cream, sweet bananas, gooey chocolate sauce, and fruity strawberry syrup will have you both swooning. And the best part? You can share it rom-com style with two spoons! Two-Spoon Banana Split will allow you to indulge in a little sweetness and make all your hopeless romantic dreams come true!

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