Red berry fruit compote

Summer dessert recipes

38 Recipes

Smart tarts to fruity treats for every occasion.

Red berry fruit compote (German rote grütze)

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This light, fruity dessert is a German summertime staple - a mixed berry compote with custard. The fruity mix is ideal as a topping for granola or stirred through ice cream
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Pimm's scones

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Two classics combined into doubly delicious results, these scones will go down a treat at a summer party, served with lashings of Pimm's-soaked fruit and boozy whipped cream...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Strawberry & cinnamon streusel bars

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Pack these in tins for picnics or school fetes, or serve single bars with a dollop of clotted cream for dessert. Blackberries also work really well when strawberry season is over
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Warm cherry & brown sugar compote

3.75

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Boozy kirsch-soaked cherries, combined with vanilla ice cream and amaretti biscuits make a dessert as simple as it is delicious
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Blackcurrant queen of puddings

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Blackcurrant compote and buttery brioche crumbs give this British classic a vibrant twist, with the sharp berries complementing the sweet meringue topping
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Strawberry & elderflower trifle

3.75

(1 rating)

The plumpest, ripest strawberries make up this classic summer trifle with ginger jelly and a lemon drizzle cake base
  • 45 mins
  • A challenge

Gooseberry & custard pies

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Use slightly tart gooseberries in this summer dessert with a delicate vanilla custard and filo pastry
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Gooseberry crème brûlée tart

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(2 ratings)

Seasonal berries and sweet pastry make a stunning dessert for a dinner party - blowtorch for a beautifully crisp cracked sugar topping
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Peach puff pastry tart with almonds

3.75

(1 rating)

Top puff-pastry with sliced peaches to make this rustic, simple Spanish-style fruit tart - an easy yet attractive dinner party dessert
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Lighter summer Pavlova

3.75

(1 rating)

We've reinvented this fruit-topped meringue dessert to reduce the calories, sugar and fat while keeping it as irresistible as the original...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Peach Melba roulade

4.5

(2 ratings)

Follow our step-by-step guide to rolling the perfect peach, cream and raspberry sponge roulade or Swiss roll
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Black Forest pudding

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This spin on summer pudding is packed with cherries, blackberries, black grapes, blueberries, blackcurrants and a splash of Cassis liqueur
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Lemon tart with summer berries

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(31 ratings)

A zingy lemon tart from Mr Ramsay. Gordon's version of the classic French Tarte au citron is well worth the effort
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Gooseberry fool

4.875

(8 ratings)

Whip up this yoghurt-based fruity syllabub dessert in only 20 minutes - great for a last minute dinner party
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Summer pudding

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(28 ratings)

This quintessentially British pud, packed with juicy summer berries, is so much easier than it looks, perfect for beginners
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Strawberry Pavlova

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(52 ratings)

When you find a punnet of perfectly ripe strawberries, showcase them in this irresistible summer dessert
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Strawberry cheesecakes

4.68466

(88 ratings)

This speedy, low-fat recipe means you can enjoy creamy cheesecake without the guilt
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Peach & almond tart

4.77778

(27 ratings)

Juicy peaches, sweet almonds, melt-in-the-mouth pastry... you'll want a large slice of this one
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Raspberry layer cake

4.75

(61 ratings)

Try this light, creamy raspberry cake for a sweet summer treat
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

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