50 best memorial day desserts

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PICTURED: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

When it comes to Memorial Day food, you’ll probably go all out with burgers, hot dogs, grilled seafood, and more. We hope you also add summer green salads and side dishes, but one thing you simply shouldn’t skip is desserts! With all that food, you might think you don’t need anything more, but trust us, everyone will be so happy you thought of some sweet treats to complete your meal. Whether you’re celebrating patriotism or just in it for the food, check out our list of 50 Memorial Day desserts that will make your holiday weekend even sweeter.

We LOVE a themed meal here at Delish, and one of the best parts is going all out with the colors and flavors associated with a particular holiday. Like July 4 later in the summer, for Memorial Day, that means red, white, and blue; pies; and s’mores. Try our Liberty Bark or American Pie for a colorful patriotism in your face, or opt for a little more subtle Americana in the form of a classic pie, like our Blueberry Pie, Strawberry Pretzel Pie or Pie with strawberries and rhubarb. If you’re more of a chocolate fanatic, we’ve got it – try our s’more cupcakes, s’more skillet cookies or chocolate fluffernutter pie.

If you’re not feeling the extra patriotism, don’t let that stop you from making the perfect dessert for your Memorial Day. May marks the return of a TON of summer products, so enjoy! Everything from peaches and strawberries to blueberries and pineapple make an appearance on this list, but a ton of these recipes are super adaptable and can be made with any fruit you prefer. Try our No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake Bars, Cherry Cake, Peach Blueberry Cobbler, and more! If all else fails, just make a fruit salad (ours has a honey-orange dressing which is killer.)

For more Memorial Day inspiration, also check out our Memorial Day Appetizers, Memorial Day Salads, and Memorial Day Cocktails.

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