5 Delicious Ways to Have a Very Berry 4th of July

5 Delicious Ways to Have a Very Berry 4th of July

Hali Bey Ramdene
Jun 23, 2017
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

I can't think of a holiday that's as feel-good as the Fourth of July. You've got family and friends, cold beer, hot dogs and hamburgers, and of course all that pursuit of happiness to celebrate. This year put the cherry on top with a slew of very berry desserts (including one honorary cherry pie). These recipes are unabashedly red, white, and blue, thanks to strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and loads of whipped cream. Take your pick of lemony berry cupcakes, a flag cake with a patriotic surprise inside, and a naturally colored layered jello mold. Have a peek inside to choose a recipe to help you celebrate America's birthday in delicious style.

Berry Season Brings the Best Dessert

Berry season, that stretch of weeks between mid-June and early August, leaves us all in a mad dash to consume as many of these jewels of the summer as possible. Just as it's hitting peak season, the Fourth of July comes around and practically begs to be celebrated with that treasure trove of fruit. So we're obliging with these desserts, chock-full of berries and very red, white, and blue.

Before you dive in, brush up on your berry best practices. Below are our tips for handling berries so they're tastier, last longer, and ready for turning into a feast of summer desserts.

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