5 Fourth of July Recipes: Desserts

Some desserts recipes for your 4th of July celebrations including All American Dessert, Red, White & Blueberry Banana Parfaits, 4th of July Red, White, and Blue Pizza, Red, White and Berry Blue Dessert, and Cantaloupe Fruit Salad, also links to recipes for cakes, cookies, and pie recipes for your Fourth of July baking.


All American Dessert

      1 lg Berry blue jello
      1 lg Red jello, any flavor
      4 c  Water; boiling
      2 c  Water; cold
      8 oz Cool Whip; thawed
      4 c  Angel food cake, cubed
      2 c  Strawberries; sliced
    1/2 c  Blueberries
Dissolve berry blue jello in 2 cups of boing water. In a separate bowl, dissolve the cherry jello. Stir 1 cup of cold water into each bowl. Pour into separate 9x13" pans.

Refrigerate at least 3 hours until firm. Cut into 1/2" cubes.

Place blue jello cubes in bottom of clear glass trifle bowl. Top with 1/3 of the Cool Whip. Add cake cubes, then sliced strawberries. Top with another 1/3 Cool Whip. Add the red jello cubes and then the remaining Cool Whip.

Sprinkle blueberries over top.


Red, White & Blueberry Banana Parfaits

      2 ea ripe bananas
      1 c  blueberries
      1 c  sliced strawberries
      1 x  whipped cream
Peel and slice bananas thinly in a single layer on a sheet of aluminum foil; cover and put in the freezer just until frozen.

Arrange the banana slices between a layer of blueberries and strawberries in a tulip sundae bowl.

This lucious dessert is excellent with a big dollop of whipped cream.


4th of July Red, White, and Blue Pizza

           1 pt Strawberries, hulled and halved
           1 pt Blueberries
           1T plus 1 t Sugar, divided
           1 T  Brandy
          4  6" Pizza Crusts, homemade or storebought
          1 1/2 c  Whipped topping, thawed

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Combine strawberries, blueberries, 1 teaspoon. of the sugar and the brandy.

Sprinkle pizza crust with the remaining sugar.

Bake 6-8 minutes on baking sheet; cool slightly.

Fill with crust with strawberries and raspberries.

Serve with a big dollop of whipped topping.


Red, White and Berry Blue Dessert

      1 pk Berry Blue JELL-O
      1 pk Strawberry JELL-O
      1 c  Boiling water
    1/2 c  Cold water
  1 1/2 c  COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  Prepare Berry Blue AND Strawberry jello as directed on the packages.

Pour each into separate 8" square pans.

Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until firm. Cut into cubes.

Layer red and blue cubes alternately with COOL WHIP in 8 glasses.


Cantaloupe Fruit Salad

      2 ea Med. Cantaloupes *
      1 ea Large Pineapple **
      1 c  Raisins
      1 c  Fresh Shredded Coconut
      1 c  Finely Chopped Walnuts
      1 ea Large Apple ***
      1 x  Low-fat Yogurt
  *     Remove rind and seeds from cantaloupe
  **    Cored, Peeled, and cut into small chunks.
  ***   Cored and cut into small chunks.
  Cut the cantaloupes into small chunks and mix with the pineapple, raisins, conconut, and
walnuts in a large salad bowl.

Scoop yogurt into individual serving bowls and pass the fruit salad. Stir to coat and enjoy. This dessert is wonderful on a hot day.


For more ideas for fourth of July desserts, check out our recipes for cakes, cookies, and pie recipes


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