Americana Desserts for Summer ~ from true-blue classics (cherry pie, anyone?) to those ‘only in America‘ specialties, these dessert recipes will take you from July 4th all the way to your last cookout of the summer, American style!
Michigan Sour Cherry Pie ~ The Gourmet Gourmand
It really doesn’t get more classic American than a cherry pie. This lattice-crusted beauty uses sour Michigan cherries ~ if you can find them, sour cherries lend a perfect tartness to a cherry pie that helps balance out a sweet, flaky crust!
This good old Southern peanut butter cake is addictively good ~ and what’s more American than peanuts?
Strawberry Pretzel Icebox Pie ~ House of Nash Eats
Strawberries might just be our national fruit, every one of us consumes over 8 pounds a year!
Sweet Corn Ice Cream ~ Spoon Fork Bacon
The unexpected flavor of sweet corn is a fabulous way to highlight American flavors in a new way this summer. Spoon it over your favorite crisp, or make unique ice cream sandwiches.
Texas Sheet Cake Skillet ~ Life Made Simple
Anything made in a cast iron skillet gets an immediate Americana boost. Love this one.
Peach Cobbler ~ Pinch of Yum
Cobbler goes all the way back to Colonial times…so this dessert has some serious Mayflower cred.
Bursting Blueberry Cardamom Buckle ~ Half Baked Harvest
Buckles are so easy to throw together that the American pioneers baked them along the trail ~ and what better to make them with than the native-to-America blueberry?
Rhubarb may have originally come from across the pond, but I think it’s as American as apple pie.
Key Lime Pie ~ Saving Room for Dessert
The official dessert of Florida, key lime pie is a refreshing classic that’s perfect for any summer gathering.
No Bake S’mores Cake ~ Sally’s Baking Addiction
Sitting around the campfire is a beloved American tradition, and so is cooking up some s’mores.
I’m not sure any other culture has embraced zucchini’s sweet side more than we have, and every summer we gleefully bake up our garden glut.
Easy Blackberry Pie ~ Feast and Farm
The great American pie is as old as the country itself, and blackberry is a summer tradition. We’re the world leader in blackberry production, go USA!
Banana Cream Pie ~ The Recipe Rebel
We Americans are fiercely loyal to our humble desserts, and there’s nothing more homey than a cream pie.
The iconic strawberry short cake becomes perfect for midsummer by swapping out the strawberries for seasonal peaches.
Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie ~ A Family Feast
Proudly invented in America, Toll House pie is a delicious choice all year round.
Surprise your friends with this unexpected Americana dessert ~ Concord grapes are native to North America and grow all over the northern part of the country, especially in states like New York, Michigan, and Washington.