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Top 10 4th of July Desserts

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

June 20, 2011
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One of the top ten July 4th dessertsContributed by Paul Seaburn, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru

The typical Fourth of July menu includes plenty of all-American and American-adopted favorites like hotdogs, burgers and potato salad, but to make it a truly patriotic holiday, desserts are what remind us of the red-white-and-blue.


Here are some great Fourth of July desserts that will have everyone at your picnic waving a patriotic flag for more.


10. Flag cookies

One of the top ten 4th of July desserts

Red, white and blue cake icing and decorative white dots will turn any rectangular sugar cookie into an all-American snack that the perfect dessert project to keep the little ones busy until the hot dogs and burgers are ready.

9. Red, white & blueberry freezer pops

One of the top ten 4th of July desserts

Place ten 5-ounce paper or foam cups on a cookie tray. Pour an inch of raspberry juice into each and place in freezer. When they start to freeze, stick a popsicle stick in each and freeze solid. Blend a pint of frozen yogurt with a cup of water, pour on top of the juice and let that freeze. Blend a cup of blueberries with a cup of water, pour that in each cup and freeze overnight.

8. Red, white & blue chocolate cupcakes

One of the top ten 4th of July desserts

Anything with chocolate in it is bound to be a popular dessert choice, but chocolate cupcakes with white icing covered with either blueberries or strawberries will set off fireworks long before nightfall.

7. Flag cheesecake bars

One of the top ten 4th of July desserts

Cut a square or rectangular cheesecake into flag-shaped bars. Squeeze seedless red raspberry jelly out of the cut-off corner of a plastic bag, add some blueberries in the left-hand corner and salute the tasty cheesecake bars as they march from the plate to hungry mouths.

6. Red-white-and-cool icebox cake

One of the top ten 4th of July desserts

Alternate layers of graham cracker pieces with layers of vanilla pudding mixed with whipped dessert topping. Top with red (cherry or strawberry) and blueberry pie-filling and chill for three hours. It’s as cool and refreshing as getting pushed into the pool.

5. Flag fruit salad

One of the top ten 4th of July desserts

Fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries mixed with chunks of fresh pineapple and slices of bananas. It’s not just patriotic – it’s healthy too!

4. Patriotic chip cookies

One of the top ten 4th of July desserts

Replace the chocolate chips in your favorite recipe with white chocolate chips, dried blueberries and dried cherries or cranberries for a crispy patriotic cookie.

3. American flag tart

One of the top 10 4th of July desserts

Seven rows of jelly-glazed red raspberries, six rows of sugar-dusted raspberries and a corner of blueberries turns a regular baked tart into a tasty American flag.

2. American flag cake

One of the top ten 4th of July desserts

If your family prefers cake to tarts, start with a butter sheet cake, ice with white frosting, line up seven rows of strawberries and a corner of blueberries and pledge allegiance to a tasty American flag dessert.

1. Strawberry-blueberry shortcake

One of the top ten 4th of July desserts

Bright red strawberries and fresh blueberries on a mound of white whipped cream piled high on top of fresh-baked shortcake biscuits will make everyone wish they’d left more room instead of downing all those hotdogs.



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