28 Light Fruit Desserts

When summer fruit is at its sweetest, it doesn't take a lot of work to transform it into one of these delicious, healthy desserts.

Fresh Strawberry Cake

"This cake is amazing, and it's so easy to make! It's moist and delicious, with fresh strawberry flavor."


Peaches with Caramel Whipped Cream

"I mixed the brown sugar with melted butter in a saucepan and drizzled it on the peaches before grilling them. It was heavenly!"


Watermelon Basket Fruit Salad

"This was fun to make! I encourage anyone who tries it to use pumpkin carving equipment to make the job easier."

-Animal Azar

Super-Simple Sorbet

This easy recipe for sorbet can be made with strawberries or any other of your favorite fruits.

Strawberry Shortcake

"This strawberry topping is unbelievable. It pairs so well with the sweet strawberries and light-as-air cake."


Strawberry Horchata Pops

Fresh strawberries are pureed and stirred into homemade horchata to give this classic Mexican drink a summery twist!

Lemon-Raspberry Tiramisu

"This dessert was very good. I served it at a dinner party and everyone really enjoyed it."

-Laureen in B.C.

Fresh Fruit Tart

"This is simple, elegant and really good! Choose the best seasonal fruit when making this tart."


Grilled Pineapple with Rum Sauce

"If you like pineapple upside-down cake, you will love this recipe. It's best served hot with vanilla ice cream."

-Catfish Charlie

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

"This is tasty and refreshing. I love the creamy flavor that the vanilla yogurt adds."

-Delicious as it Looks

Sugar Cookie Crust Fruit Pizza

If pizza were a cookie, this is what you'd get. A light, crisp cookie crust topped with smooth, sweet spread and topped with fresh fruit.

Grilled Apple Sundae

"The pound cake had a great grilled flavor. This is very easy and fun to make!"


Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

"So, I think I ate about 12 of these just now — need I say more?"


Avocado Pie

“This is really good, no matter how it sounds. Cool, refreshing and a bit heartier than Key Lime!”


Old-Fashioned Berry Cobbler

"Berries aren't in season here so I used frozen blueberries. With a dash of vanilla, this is a dessert worth handing down to deserving generations!"


Grilled Honey-Mint Cantaloupe

"This makes a nice light dessert. You must use fresh mint — it really plays a starring role in the recipe!"


Fresh Peach Cobbler

"If I hadn't know this was vegan, I would never have guessed! It tasted great; I too struggled not to eat the whole thing. So delicious!"


Easy & Healthy Banana "Ice Cream"

"With three simple ingredients, no added sugar and no ice cream machine needed, it doesn't get much healthier or easier."


Tropical Mango Salsa

"Very refreshing! I served this with grilled chicken and added a teaspoon of ground ginger to make this salsa more flavorful."


Grilled Strawberries

"Grilling releases the natural sweetness of the berries, and the balsamic vinegar is a great addition!"


Grilled Angel Food Cake with Fresh Fruit

"This dessert is so easy and fun — and with the topping prepared ahead, it's an ideal recipe for entertaining!"

-Mama's Kitchen (Hope)

Fresh Peach Crisp

"I have made this with fresh, frozen and canned peaches; all variations worked well. I added some lemon juice and zest and it made it even better."


Easy Strawberry Pie

"I have been making this pie for years. I always receive compliments on the flavor, and it looks so pretty."


Mango Sorbet

"What a treat! I almost felt guilty eating this, but there was no need, because it's healthy!"


Light & Fresh Peach Cobbler

"This is the perfect recipe to showcase fresh peaches! The cobbler turned out beautifully, and bonus: I can include this in my diet."


Watermelon Sherbet

"This was light, refreshing and beautiful — it's also a great way to use up extra watermelon!"


Strawberry Pudding

"I really loved this strawberry dessert! It's simple to make and very tasty, and it's versatile, too."

-Um Safia

Fruit Sundae Cones

"This is a great, simple way to make plain fruit a bit more appealing. It especially works great for picky little kids."