Quick & Easy Fruit Dessert Recipes

Find quick and easy fruit dessert recipes including easy recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Tart Cherry Nice Cream

Rating: 3 stars 2
This easy vegan tart cherry nice cream—made from only a few simple ingredients—is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth and also deliver a boost of melatonin that may help you get a more restful night's sleep.
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By Andrea Mathis, M.A., RDN, LD

Pineapple Nice Cream

Rating: 5 stars 4
All-fruit, dairy-free and with no added sugar--these are the hallmarks of nice cream, a healthy alternative to ice cream. This pineapple nice cream has tropical flavors, thanks to a hit of mango and lime. It takes just minutes to make this naturally sweet frozen dessert in the food processor or a blender. Enjoy it alone, or top with fresh fruit and toasted coconut.

Easy Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

This peach dump cake serves up a fluffy, tender vanilla cake that's studded with juicy, sweet peaches. This peach cake is so simple it's sure to become a favorite summertime dessert. Using a box of organic cake mix makes the recipe prep even easier.

Crumble Topping

Rating: 5 stars 3
This quick crumble topping is convenient to have on hand.

2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Rating: 5 stars 5
Whir up frozen bananas into an “ice cream” without the cream! Peanut butter adds a natural swirl of flavor for a sweet and satisfying dessert with no added sugar.

Banana-Coconut Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Rating: 3 stars 1
When blended with frozen ripe bananas, coconut meat (a.k.a. coconut manna or coconut butter) is transformed into the base for this creamy banana-coconut dairy-free ice cream. This dairy-free banana-coconut ice cream recipe uses coconut butter, which is made from finely ground whole coconut meat and has the texture of natural peanut butter. Coconut butter can be found in jars near other nut butters, baking oils and sometimes even in the supplement department of natural-foods stores and well-stocked supermarkets.

Apple "Donuts"

Rating: 5 stars 1
This so-simple 3-ingredient recipe turns apple slices into “donuts.” Topped with nut butter and coconut, they make a satisfying no-added-sugar dessert or healthy snack.

Broiled Mango

Rating: 4 stars 2
Broiling fruit brings out its inherent sweetness. A squeeze of tart lime juice balances it out. Try this technique with pineapple as well.

Mango & Kiwi with Fresh Lime Zest

Kiwi and mango get a burst of citrus flavor in this easy fruit salad recipe.

Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Rating: 5 stars 1
Grapefruit for dessert? Why not! In this broiled grapefruit recipe, grapefruit halves are topped with spiced brown sugar, caramelized under the broiler then topped with a dollop of vanilla-infused whipped cream.

Red Wine Chocolate Lava Cakes

Rating: 5 stars 2
These perfectly portioned molten cupcakes combine two of your favorite things--red wine and chocolate. When cut open, this easy yet decadent dessert oozes with a gooey chocolate center that pairs perfectly with the wine-and-chocolate ganache drizzled on top.

Caramelized Spiced Pears

Rating: 4 stars 1
Serve these caramelized pear slices over ice cream, stir into plain yogurt or enjoy as a topping for pancakes or waffles. Brown-skinned Bosc pears hold their shape during cooking, but any variety of pears tastes delicious.
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp
Make a fruity crisp in just one pan with our skillet dessert recipe. Want it gluten-free? Swap the oats for gluten-free rolled oats.
Quick & Healthy Watermelon Fruit Pizza
Your new go-to refreshing treat, this fruit pizza recipe replaces classic cookie crust with a healthier watermelon "crust."
Turkish Coffee Float
Rating: 5 stars
1

This is not your typical ice cream float. Instead, this coffee drink recipe packs a punch reminiscent of the notorious Turkish brew where the grounds are boiled right in the coffee. A pinch of cardamom adds a little Middle Eastern flavor and using low-fat frozen yogurt instead of full-fat ice cream keeps it on the lighter side.