Your spring dessert fling has arrived. It’s time for the great switch from cinnamon and chocolate to fresh fruit and vanilla. This grouping of delectable fruit-centric sweets is perfect for an alfresco soiree or a casual wine dinner with friends. Either way you can’t wrong with these four recipes that showcase all of the bounties the season has to offer.

Raspberry Cream Pie


I’ve personally made this and it’s divine and just decadent enough. The NY Times describes it as “a crust-and-jam combination reminiscent of a homemade Pop-Tart.” So, there you go.

Rosemary Lemon Bars

Source: Home Is Where the Boat Is

These lemony wonders come with a slight, tantalizing herbal twist. It sounds to me they’re almost like the perfect spring tea in dessert form.

Apricot Cheesecake 

Source: Martha Stewart

A creamy cheesecake topped with a refreshing apricot topping ala Martha. What more could a pastry lover want?

Strawberry Coconut Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Buttercream

Source: Half Baked Harvest

The beloved spring berry is used to enhance an inventive, beautiful coconut/carrot cake. Yum.