Americana Desserts for Summer

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!

Michigan Cherry Pie



Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake

This good old Southern peanut butter cake is addictively good ~ and what’s more American than peanuts?

A piece of old fashioned peanut butter cake with fork



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!

Strawberry Pretzel icebox Pie



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.

Sweet Corn Ice Cream



Texas Sheet Cake Skillet ~ Life Made Simple

Anything made in a cast iron skillet gets an immediate Americana boost. Love this one.

Texas Sheet Cake Skillet



Peach Cobbler ~ Pinch of Yum

Cobbler goes all the way back to Colonial times…so this dessert has some serious Mayflower cred.

Peach Cobbler



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?

Bursting Blueberry Cardamom Buckle



Rhubarb Crumble Tart

Rhubarb may have originally come from across the pond, but I think it’s as American as apple pie.

Rhubarb Shortbread Crumble Tart with pie server



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.

Key Lime Pie



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.

No Bake S'Mores Cake



Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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.

Zucchini Sheet Cake



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!

Easy Blackberry Pie



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.

Banana Cream Pie


Peach Short Cake

The iconic strawberry short cake becomes perfect for midsummer by swapping out the strawberries for seasonal peaches.

Fresh Peach Short Cake



Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie ~ A Family Feast

Proudly invented in America, Toll House pie is a delicious choice all year round.

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie



Concord Grape Frozen Yogurt

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.

Concord Grape Frozen Yogurt is healthy, vibrant, and refreshing! |


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  • Reply
    Jessica de Koster
    September 21, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Just so Yumm!!! Im from the Netherlands & obsessed with all the american delight both people & food!?

  • Reply
    June 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Yum!! I can’t wait to try them all but especially the blueberry cardamom crumble cake! Thank you!

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    2 sisters recipes
    June 23, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Wow this is a wonderful round up of classic desserts! I will have get these on our list to make! Have a great Sunday!! 🙂

  • Reply
    June 23, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Wow what an amazing roundup! I want to make each and every recipe. Your Peanut Butter Cake is going to be first on my list 🙂 Happy summer!

    • Reply
      June 23, 2019 at 8:03 am

      It’s gonna be a tasty summer 🙂

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