4th of July Desserts for Your Independence Day Party

PHOTO: confetti cake pop, Kris Galicia Brown
Courtesy Kris Galicia Brown

Looking for a 4th of July dessert to impress? From red-, white- and blue-dipped strawberries or fun and festive cake pops, to a patriotic pie and fruit tart, these dessert recipes are festive -- not to mention delicious -- additions to your Fourth of July party.

PHOTO: confetti cake pop, Kris Galicia Brown
Courtesy Kris Galicia Brown

Kids and guests of all ages will love this patriotic confetti cake pop recipe from Kris Galicia Brown, author of "Pop Art: Decorating and Shaping Custom Cake Pops."

Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to bake and decorate.

PHOTO: Emeril Lagasse's apple betty is shown here.
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Emeril Lagasse's Apple Betty recipe is a terrific replacement for a full-size apple pie and is absolutely delicious served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Plus, you can even cook it in the toaster oven.

PHOTO: The Cake Boss' Red, White and Blue Strawberries
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Who doesn't love fresh-dipped strawberries? "The Cake Boss," Buddy Valasto, puts an Independence Day-spin on these summer sweet treats with a red, white and blue theme.

PHOTO: Buddy's Italian Fruit Tart
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Buddy Valastro's Italian fruit tart recipe is a perfect dessert for the Fourth. Made with a butter dough, custard cream and fresh berries, the tart can be topped with whatever berries you have on hand: raspberries, blueberries, strawberries or blackberries.

PHOTO Lemon Bars
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There won't be any of these ooey-gooey and delicious buttermilk-blueberry lemon squares left on your table.

GMA Recipes
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The "semi-homemade" chef Sandra Lee cooks up delicious a summer dessert recipe on a budget for Independence Day. Made from flour tortillas ($.66) and a can of apple pie filling, these won't break the bank.

Fabio Viviani's ice cream sandwiches are shown here.
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Fabio Viviani's ice cream sandwiches with homemade berry frozen yogurt are the perfect treat on a hot summer day. (Plus, they're easy to make in your food processor.)

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