The Fourth of July holiday just wouldn’t be patriotic without red, white and blue dessert recipes. Bake a red, white and blue flag cake, strawberry cake recipe, red velvet cake with fresh blueberries, red, white and blue fruit pizza, fresh blueberry pie, strawberry shortcake and many other patriotic desserts.
4th of July isn’t the only holiday that’s perfect for red, white and blue food recipes. Memorial Day and Labor Day are great red, white and blue dessert holidays too. Just think of all the fresh fruit possibilities. Have a star spangled banner holiday with these easy red, white and blue Fourth of July desserts!
Red, White and Blue Flag Cake Recipe for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. What could be more patriotic than the American Flag? A red, white and blue flag cake with strawberry “stripes” and blueberry “stars” is perhaps the most beloved patriotic desserts that will be served all across the country this Memorial Day. Made with a boxed cake mix, it couldn’t be easier! Or, try your hand with this basic homemade yellow cake recipe made from scratch. Either way, your Memorial Day party cake will really impress your guests!
Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad – Probably the easiest salad recipe of all, make this red, white and blue fruit salad with equal amounts of sliced strawberries, bananas and pineapple, and lightly sugared blueberries in honor of our red, white and blue USA flag! Just toss with shredded coconut and eat!
Fresh Strawberry and Blueberry Pie Recipe – Big juicy strawberries chilled in homemade strawberry glaze, nestled in a graham cracker or vanilla cookie crust and topped with fresh whipped cream and blueberries!
Red Velvet Cake – Gorgeous cake to decorate with red and blue fruit.
Strawberry and Blueberry Shortcake Recipe – Take the traditional strawberry shortcake recipe, split some homemade buttermilk biscuits in half, sprinkle with fresh blueberries, and add plenty of whipped cream to these delightful berry shortcakes!
Blueberry Pie Recipe Made with Fresh Blueberries – Plump blueberries picked fresh from the blueberry bush, mixed with sugar and a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg and baked in a flaky doubled crusted pie crust.
Very Berry Red, White and Blue Grilled Dessert Pizza – Striking grilled pizza with raspberries, blueberries and pineapple all nestled in a sweet cheese topping on top of cinnamon dough. Perfect for a 4th of July cookout!
Fresh Strawberry Muffins – Made with a favorite blueberry muffin recipe, these strawberry muffins are chock full of fresh strawberries and topped with brown sugar streusel for an easy summer picnic or brunch! Add fresh blueberries or blackberries to your muffin batter for a red, white & blue breakfast treat!
Strawberry Cream Cake – This luscious yellow vanilla cake is filled with fluffy cream cheese filling, fresh blueberries and strawberries, all decorated with freshly whipped cream! Decorate it with more mixed berries for the grand finale!
Mixed Berry Cobbler – Fresh Fresh cherries, blueberries and raspberries find their way into a deep dish stoneware pie pan, sprinkled with some cinnamon and a bit of freshly grated lemon zest all topped with a buttery sweet cobbler dough and a dollop of whipped cream. Red, white and blue all the way!
Shopping for Ingredients in Rhode Island
You should be able to find everything you need for these Memorial Day recipes at Whole Foods Market, Dave’s Marketplace, Trader Joe’s, and Stop & Shop stores throughout the Providence, Rhode Island area.
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