7 Top Dessert Recipes to Make with Fresh Fruits

Nothing is perhaps more delicious and healthy than fresh fruits in a homemade dessert. You also feel satisfied knowing your dessert didn’t come from a store.  

Make a quick and easy dessert for the ones you love. Check out our favorite roundup of recipes using fresh fruit and berries (hint: we recommend growing your own fruit trees and berry bushes!). 

1. No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

Blueberry Cheesecake


  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours, 40 minutes

Cheesecake plus blueberries equal the perfect combination! This simple graham-cracker crust recipe calls for frozen or fresh blueberries, but we definitely recommend using fresh ones grown from your garden. 

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2. Valentine Apple Sweet "Hearts"

Apple Hearts


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Perfect for your special someone, say “I love you” with these heart-shaped, chocolate-covered apples. This recipe only calls for three ingredients – apples, chocolate, and walnuts (but you could also substitute with Georgia pecans). 

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3. Baked Peaches with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon



  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

You can’t get more Georgian than peaches! This simple recipe includes peaches, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Bake or roast delicious fresh peaches. Enjoy with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. 

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4. Chocolate Raspberry Tarts

Chocolate Tarts


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Resting Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

This rustic recipe combines raspberries and chocolate into the perfect delicious tart. You’ll need ½ pint fresh raspberries, pre-rolled crust, cocoa powder, eggs, butter, salt, and half and half.  

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5. Heart Shaped Pear Tart 

Heart Shaped Pear


  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Practice your pastry skills! This beautiful treat might look complicated, but it’s actually quite easy to make. It requires three ingredients: puff pastry sheets, two pears, and some pure maple syrup. Slice fresh pears, peeled and cored, with the stems left on. 

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6. Figs Stuffed With Gorgonzola, Honey & Crispy Guanciale



  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Although not exactly a dessert recipe, this creation is deliciously sweet and a wonderful use of fresh figs! Split figs in half horizontally and then fill with a mixture of gorgonzola (or prosciutto), cream cheese, and honey. 

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7. Muscadine Grape Hull Pie



  • Cook Time: 1 hour

Did someone say pie? This recipe was once a common Southern home dessert from late summer through early fall through the first half of the 20th century. Bring back a classic by using muscadine grapes (seeds removed). 

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Grow Your Own Fruit Trees & Berry Bushes

Whatever recipe you make, fresh fruits and berries can’t be beaten! Consider planting your own. Use them to make your favorite recipes when they are ready to harvest. ServeScape offers a huge collection (42 types) of yummy, beautiful plants; peaches, pears, pecans, quince, raspberry, plums, blueberries, apples, and many more. Shop the collection here.