Memorial Day is a day for family and friends to gather together. As the unofficial start of summer, there are always backyard BBQs or waterfront picnics happening, so picking the right sweet treat to bring or make can get tough. That’s why Wilton put together this list of 7 great desserts, from tangy lemon bars to no-bake cheesecake. These easy to make desserts include recipes that call for fresh fruit and a few that get all decked out in red, white, and blue toppings too! So this Memorial Day, ditch the store bought angel food cake and ice cream sandwiches for these delicious dishes!
KEY LIME COCONUT PIE
Update your classic key lime pie with this twist on an old favorite. This Key Lime Coconut Pie is enhanced with flavors of coconut and cinnamon graham crackers, making it a sweet treat you’ll love to eat. Top your pie with coconut-scented meringue for a refreshing summer dessert that won’t weigh you down.
GRILLED PEACH CAKE
Cooking out on the grill for Memorial Day? Don’t shut down the grill quite yet! This Grilled Peach Cake Recipe makes a delicious dessert for your start-of-summer BBQ. Topped with caramelized grilled peaches, this tasty cake is also topped with a tangy cream cheese icing flavored with toasted pecans. A perfect ending to a traditional BBQ bash, this cake is sure to become a family favorite!
FRESH BERRY TRIFLE
Layers of whipped icing, fresh berries, and yellow cake come together to create this sweet Fresh Berry Trifle that’s perfect for those looking for something light and refreshing. With a touch of patriotic color, this summer dessert is great for Memorial Day picnics and cookouts and can be assembled in little single-serve cups for an easy grab-and-go option.
LEMON LUSH WITH COCONUT AND MACADAMIA NUT CRUST
Your summer BBQ just got a whole lot sweeter! Layers of creamy lemon pudding, sweet cream cheese filling,and a delicious macadamia nut crust combine to make this sweet and summery Lemon Lush dessert. Top your cake with bright yellow sprinkles for a dash of color and texture!
BROWNIE DESSERT PIZZA
Feel better about eating a slice (or two!) of this Brownie Dessert Pizza by topping it with fresh seasonal fruit. The perfect ending to a BBQ or summer picnic, this brownie pizza is a crowd-pleaser every time. The combination of fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries on a bed of whipped cream also gives your dessert a very patriotic look.
Chill out with this delicious No-Bake Cheesecake recipe. Perfect for those hot summer days, this cheesecake sets up in your refrigerator, so there’s no need to turn on the oven. Best of all, you can flavor this cheesecake with any one of our pre-mixed Flavor Kits for a delicious combination every time!
EASY DIY LEMON BARS
When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars! Tangy and sweet, these Easy DIY Lemon Bars are the real deal. Great for outdoor events (since they can sit at room temperature without melting) these lovely lemon bars will be a popular request for every summer get-together!
What’s your favorite Memorial Day dessert? Let us know in the comments below or share a picture on Instagram and tag us @WiltonCakes!