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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There won't be any of these ooey-gooey and delicious buttermilk-blueberry lemon squares left on your table.
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 with homemade berry frozen yogurt are the perfect treat on a hot summer day. (Plus, they're easy to make in your food processor.)