15 Bright and Light Desserts to Welcome Spring

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Spring is here and that means picnics and potlucks are, too! There are so many deliciously sweet spring flavors that we can enjoy in dessert form. From lemon to berry, vanilla to coconut, and pound cake to cobbler... springtime desserts are light, bright, and absolutely delicious. Have some friends over to delight in a spring dessert today!

15 Delightful Spring Desserts to Try:

1. Blueberry Pie Bars

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Summer fresh and dressed for success! Blueberry Pie Bars are a delicious treat for your everyday and special dessert needs. A rolled oat crust is layered with a delicious blueberry filling, with a hint of lemon, and topped with an oat crumble. Made gluten-free (if you would like), Blueberry Pie Bars are filled with everything to love about summer, fresh berries. They are truly the "berry" best!

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2. Best-Ever Strawberry Crisp

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Summertime and the living is easy — and so are the desserts. The Best-Ever Strawberry Crisp comes together in just under 40 minutes, and makes use of one of the best berries of the season for a burst of summertime sweetness. For extra satisfaction, try picking your strawberries for this recipe locally; the Best-Ever Strawberry Crisp deserves the freshest ingredients. Top it with whipped cream or ice cream, and serve it at your next barbecue.

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3. Spring Cobbler

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If you need to awaken your seasonal desserts, we have a breath of fresh air for you! Spring Cobbler is an easy addition that will add in the new life your dessert spread needed. Spring is a busy time, so this recipe will have you in and out of the kitchen before the first tree buds! A zesty, sweet, and lush lemon filling can be found blossoming under the tender earth of a delicate, moist cake that's sure to sprout a new love for tangy lemon flavors. The cheerful chirp of this new Spring Cobbler is a fragrant reminder that something simple can sometimes add new energy to your flowering collection of spring sweets. Spring has definitely sprung! And it's delightful!

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4. Classic Strawberry Pretzel Delight

Classic Strawberry Pretzel Delight

The name's not just for show; this Classic Strawberry Pretzel Delight really is delightful! A crunchy, salty, and brown-sugar-sweetened pretzel crust supports a creamy, tangy, and fluffy cream cheese filling, which would be wonderful just on their own. But it wouldn't be pure joy without the bouncy, summery, ruby-red strawberry topping, complete with plenty of fresh berries! That perfect combination is what makes this Classic Strawberry Pretzel Delight a true marvel. It's a berries-and-cream beauty, just waiting to impress!

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5. Easy Springtime Berry Beignets

Easy Springtime Berry Beignets

Springtime is on the way all over the United States, including in the Big Easy. And that means their signature doughnuts are getting a makeover in time with the season! Easy Springtime Berry Beignets makes the deep-fried, delightful puffs of sweetness and sugar a simple matter of making the dough and letting it turn golden-brown! Sprinkled with a dusting of powdered sugar and the classic spring combination of berries and cream, Easy Springtime Berry Beignets welcome the warmer weather with a burst of color and joy!

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6. Lemon Layer Delight

Lemon Layer Delight

Sunny and refreshing, the Lemon Layer Delight is the perfect summer treat. Layers of graham crackers made tender from soaking in a bright and vibrant lemon pudding, topped with fluffy whipped topping and fresh berries; there is really something to love in each bite of Lemon Layer Delight! There really isn't anything richer or cheerier!

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7. Lemon Meringue Pie

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A delicious dessert for the summer! Lemon Meringue Pie features a creamy custard bursting with sunny lemon flavor that will have you beaming. With a layer of crispy yet fluffy meringue on top, Lemon Meringue Pie looks as impressive as it tastes! Balancing tardiness and sweetness on a buttery crust, this impressive-looking dessert is ready in just 40 minutes!

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8. Lemon Crumble Coffee Cake

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To ensure a bright and sunny morning, you must rise with a slice of this Lemon Crumble Coffee Cake! Your sweetest dreams will come true as you indulge in this moist, zesty, lemon cake that's covered in an even sweeter and tangier lemon crumble topping. Mmm, even when things feel kind of crumby in life, all mornings are made better with Lemon Crumble Coffee Cake!

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9. Coconut Cream Pie

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Coconut Cream Pie has a velvety texture and a bold coconut flavor that evokes warm sand beaches and tropical sunshine. It’s light, smooth, creamy, and refreshing, perfect for summertime parties or springtime gatherings. Coconut Cream Pie might look like fodder for movie mischief, but you’ll agree after just a bite it deserves to be on a plate rather than flying through the air. Although it tastes so good you’ll swear you’re flying!

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10. Cream Cheese Squares

Cream Cheese Squares

There are just some desserts that linger in your memories, and you have to make those treats just a little more often than any others. Cream Cheese Squares are that truly memorable dessert that you are never going to let go of! Just unroll a couple of cans of buttery crescent roll dough, sweeten up some rich cream cheese, and layer on a little cinnamon for that extra bit of love, and you have made the ultimate feel-good dessert. If you love a good cream cheese Danish, Cream Cheese Squares will cure your any-time-of-day craving. Yummy!

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11. Vanilla Pound Cake

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Desserts have come a long way, but there's something truly wholesome about this Vanilla Pound Cake, a cake that has continued into the modern age unaltered since first conceived hundreds of years ago. The cake is rich and moist and buttery, with that tantalizing vanilla fragrance in each bite. It's just the right amount of sweet, making it a brilliant dessert after dinner or a treat for tea time! There's an indulgence that feels rustic and honest with the Vanilla Pound Cake. Help yourself to a slice or two!

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12. 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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13. Strawberry Heaven Cake

Strawberry Heaven Cake

Look up! The Strawberry Heaven Cake is angelically floating down from above. Okay, okay, we know that's not how it really happens, but wouldn't it be a pretty sweet miracle if that's how desserts were delivered to us?! Well, this light and airy cake, brimming with rosy strawberries, tastes like it was literally made in a heavenly kitchen and then came straight through those pearly white gates down to our plates! It's really that divine. And don't get us started on that creamy, sugary glaze poured all over... it's true bliss! You'll hear beautiful choirs of angelic voices as you enjoy a slice of Strawberry Heaven Cake! It deserves all of the glory!

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14. Pistachio Fluff

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For all of our whipped cream lovers out there, we have a dessert for you! Pistachio Fluff takes regular whipped cream to the next level with its smooth, tropical, nutty flavor. Simply eat it with a spoon or enjoy it alongside your favorite desserts! Pistachio Fluff is whipped cream like you’ve never had it before: an emerald and fruity treat unlike any other.

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15. Butter Cookie Banana Pudding

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Y'all! This will be one of the best desserts you will ever make! Butter Cookie Banana Pudding, can you even?! Yum! The buttery, crunchy, soft cookies layered with the to-die-for creamy vanilla pudding and deliciously ripe bananas are as homemade, momma-made-me-do-it, as you can get! This dish is so easy, so worth it, and you just won't find this level of decadence anywhere else! Sorry for all of the exclamation points, but this Butter Cookie Banana Pudding is just too good not to get the point across! You will love this dream team of flavors; we are sure of it! Yum, yum, yum!

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