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Red, White, and Blue! July 4th Desserts

Show off your patriotic spirit with these fun, festive, and very colorful July 4th desserts.

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    Star Spangled Fruit Tart

    Anyone can make this patriotic pastry: top a crust of refrigerated sugar cookie dough with sugared cream cheese filling, then decorate with fresh berries.

    Flag Cake

    Vanilla cake mix and jarred marshmallow creme help make this delicious American flag cake come together more quickly. 

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    Patriotic Trifle

    Layer together red and blue fruits, plus cake and whipped cream, for this simple summer treat.

    Uncle Sam's Crispy Treat Cake

    Form crispy rice batter into Uncle Sam's hat—just decorate with frosting.

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    American Flag Berry Pie

    Form the stars and stripes out of store-bought pastry dough for this spirited, yet sophisticated and classic, blueberry-cherry pie.

    Patriotic Ice Cream Cupcakes

    Red velvet cupcakes from a mix, and blue moon ice cream—fun, festive, and fast!

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    Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert

    Use cookie cutters to make these easy puff pastry stars, then serve with a red and blue fruit salad.
     

    Patriotic Jell-o Salad

    So fun: A jiggly, layered centerpiece that creates a "bang" to any tabletop. 

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    Star Studded Blueberry Pie

    Transform your classic blueberry pie into a patriotic dish by scattering pastry stars on top of the filling.

    Sugar Flag Cookies

    Decorate square sugar cookies with red, white, and blue icing to create miniature flags.

    Buttercream Blast Layer Cake

    Transform a classic cake into a fireworks display: just use star-shaped cookies on sticks for the flying high firework effect.

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    Berry Cheese Torte

    This creamy torte's crust is made with gingersnaps and vanilla wafers for a surprising kick.

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    Old Glory Dessert

    This dessert is all about convenience! Use store bought cookie dough to form the base of the cookie cake, then arrange strawberries and blueberries on top.

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    Red, White, and Blue Dessert

    Alternating layers of berries and sweet whipped cream makes a sweet treat that's fast and easy.

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