PART OF Summer Grilling

26 Best Desserts for Labor Day Cookouts

Finish the season with a little something sweet for Labor Day. From cakes and fruit salads to pies and popsicles, you'll find all the treats you need for an end-of-summer cookout.

Peach Cobbler

"Excellent! The nutmeg and cinnamon spices were a wonderful combination with the peaches. This dessert is not like regular Peach Cobblers: no crumb mixture on the top. It is delicious; fluffy and light."


Citrus Spritz Pops

Take your favorite summer cocktail on the go with these Aperol spritz popsicles. They’re refreshing and just as easy to make as the classic drink.

Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Pie

Add an American touch to your Labor Day celebration with this tricolored dessert featuring blueberry and strawberry ice creams with whipped cream and a graham cracker crust.

Julia Child's Cherry Clafoutis

"It's supposed to be eggy. It's clafoutis. That all being said, it is wonderful. I have made it many times and it's always delicious. I like the idea of using fresh plums, so that will be my next one!"

-Deborah H.

Island Pineapple Coconut JellO Shots

"I made this for a get-together recently and this is by far the best combo I've made ever! I never would have thought of this on my own..."


State Fair Funnel Cake

"Now this was just fun! Fantastic recipe... It tasted like I was at the fair. The kids went nuts over them and were begging for more!"


Fresh Blueberry Cobbler

"Yummy! This was my first time making blueberry cobbler. I was hesitant at first seeing how thin the batter looked in the pan, but I went ahead and followed the directions. It was delicious. The batter poofs up. The blueberries sank into the batter nicely, with some on top, some in the middle and some on the bottom."

-Nicole S.

Five-Minute Ice Cream

"I had 10 kids do this as a birthday party activity and it turned out great. I do recommend doing it outside as the kids weren't always paying attention and got salt water everywhere from bag leaks. I didn't try the different ones to check out the texture, but they all set and the kids had no complaints."


Deep-Fried Oreos

"I tried this a few years ago, and what I found worked even better is if you refrigerate the batter for 30 minutes before you use it with the Oreos. It gives a nice consistent and thick coating."

-Erik W.

Lemon Raspberry Tiramisu

"This came together nicely! We really enjoyed the addition of the marsala wine, it gives it great flavor. This is also a great recipe to make with kids, they loved stacking the lady fingers!"


Watermelon Basket Fruit Salad

"It not only looked great, it tasted even better. Great for a party."


Pool Party Ice Cream Cake

"Such a creative decoration method for this ice cream cake! I loved the flavor of the Oreos with the vanilla ice cream, and the sprinkles made it so fun. The Kit-Kats around the edge were genius for making the cake look like a pool."

-Izy Hossack

Alton Brown's Fudgesicles

"I froze these all summer long for my family. When I ran out of my plastic molds, I either used paper cups and popsicle sticks or froze them in ice cube trays, then just wrapped them in a paper towel to hand to the kids. Either way they were happy! Great flavor and so refreshing when it's hot and sticky out!"


Arnold Palmer Bars

"Definitely winners in my books! The lemon flavor is present but the acidity isn’t too strong thanks to the addition of the tea."

-Izy Hossack

Watermelon Popsicles

"Oh these are great! Delicious and cute! My kids of course loved them, but my husband and I did as well!"


Wonderful Apricot Cobbler

"A family favorite! This cobbler has a wonderful crunchy crumb topping, with a delicious bubbly apricot center."


Easy Plum Pie

"Loved the cinnamon flavor with the plums. Loved the texture too—the plums were soft and tender but firm enough to hold together well. Aside from making the pie crust, it took no time at all to prepare."


Frozen Lemonade Pie

"Love this recipe! I make it several times during the summer. Try serving the pie somewhat frozen. We really prefer it that way. So refreshing!"


Grilled Peaches with Whipped Cream & Caramel

"So yummy! Served with ice cream and caramel sauce. Delicious and will definitely make again. I think next time some roasted pecans or some butter pecan ice cream would go perfectly!"


Chocolate Chip Cookie Chaco Tacos

Feeling nostalgic for the now-discontinued chaco taco? Try one of these ice cream sandwich tacos! With Mexican cinnamon ice cream in the center, this is a treat no ice cream truck can match.

Bananas Foster Ice Cream Cake

"Excellent dessert! I simplified it by making the cake in a 9x13 Pyrex dish, mixing the bananas, butter and caramel as instructed. Cutting a slice of cake for each plate, I put a big scoop of softened ice cream, then topped with the banana mixture, sprinkled on pecans and drizzled the caramel topping on it. Very easy and delicious!"


Grilled Apple Sundae

"Yummy! Everyone in my family gobbled it down! The apple mixture was easy to put together, and it was nice to throw it on the grill and not have to worry about stirring or sticking! I had to watch the poundcake closely on the grill, but it was so yummy to get that slightly toasted, slightly smokey texture and flavor."


The Best Key Lime Pie

"Everything I dreamed it would be! Sweet, tangy, just bitter enough."


Watermelon Sorbet

"I added cassis, a combination of lemon and lime, and a squeeze of ginger (I use a garlic press). Next tweak will incorporate mint, lime and rum for a watermelon mint mojito variation."


Peanut Butter & Banana S'mores

"These are monster smores! I thought the amount of filling and banana was a lot for one smore, but it is perfect, as long as you do not mind getting all 10 fingers messy!"


Cake Batter Ice Cream

"Fabulous! My husband and I absolutely love the cake batter ice cream from Coldstone, and so we thought we'd give it a try. It tastes EXACTLY like it! We were so impressed."

-Mrs. Unrath