When it comes to summertime desserts, most people think of ice cream, fruit pies, and other classics. While there’s nothing wrong with these go-to warm-weather treats, there’s something to be said for trying something new.
From pioneering concepts to revitalized recipes to unchanged favorites, there’s more to the summer dessert menu than snow cones and apple pie. The following are five deliciously different desserts to try before Labor Day:
Plum Coffee Cake
Plums are coming in during the summer, so it’s the perfect time to make something with them. They taste sweet yet slightly tart, making them the ideal addition to dessert. You should consider making a plum coffee cake. The dessert is easy to make, especially if you’ve already made coffee cakes in the past. This particular recipe works with peaches, apricots, and cherries, which happen to ripen in the summer, too. Go wild with your recipe, and try various fruits for this dish until you find the one that works for you.
Rhubarb adds a tartness to desserts that can’t be replicated with other ingredients. Try making a simple strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe and if it’s a hit, move on to other rhubarb-based desserts. Other popular options include rhubarb pie and cinnamon-rhubarb muffins. Keep in mind that these are ripening beautifully in the summer, so you can pick up fresh rhubarb at a local farmer’s market or grocery store near you.
The Maria Luisa dessert is excellent for summer. It uses fresh orange zest and a cup of delicious orange marmalade. Nothing says summer quite as loudly as an orange, and if you love the taste of citrus fruit in desserts, then you’re going to fall in love with the Maria Luisa layered cake dessert. Biting into this deliciously different summer cake is going to be an experience you didn’t see coming. This is a popular dessert in the country of El Salvador, and it deserves a little more recognition than it has received. It’s a simple cake to make, but sometimes, simplicity creates some of the most delicious recipes. Consider making the orange marmalade from scratch because that’ll give your cake an even better taste.
Magic Lemon Custard Cake
The magic lemon custard cake is another wonder for the summer. What makes this particular cake so special is the texture. It’s not like any other cake you’ve had. It’s not bread-like; it doesn’t come out crumbly either. The truth is that the texture is relatively smooth, almost creamy. If you decide to underbake the recipe, which some do by a few minutes, then you end up with a somewhat cream center that is quite delicious. The key to making this type of summer cake is to make stiff peaks with the egg whites you’re going to use. It may take a while, depending on the tool you use. If you get that right, then the rest of the cake is pretty straightforward. Get ready for something you haven’t tried before.
Ramadan Date Cookies
These are some of the most interesting and delicious cookies you might ever taste. The center of the cookie comes with a delightful date paste, which you can purchase online or at your local international grocery store. You could also make it yourself if you find pitted dates and mix that with a bit of cinnamon and butter until you make a paste. You will be happy with the results. This is an excellent addition to this list because it uses orange blossom water and rose water to flavor the cookie. This gives the cookie a majestic, almost magical taste you simply can’t get in more traditional desserts.
You have all the various delicious desserts you can have this summer. Try all of these desserts and keep searching because there’s so much goodness out there for you to try.