Summer-Worthy Fruit Finales

Step away from the store-bought sweets and win the potluck this summer with Cooking Channel’s best recipes for summer desserts.
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Step away from the store-bought sweets. Win the potluck this summer with Cooking Channel’s best recipes for summer desserts.

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Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Plan a cast-iron blueberry cobbler that looks cool and tastes like a quick visit to Maine. The hulking scoop of vanilla ice cream is entirely optional.

Switch up the classic pie routine with Kelsey’s crowd-elating fruit pizza on a sugar cookie crust (pictured up top). The recipe calls for blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi and nectarines, but use apricots, pitted cherries, blackberries or whatever you have on hand to create tantalizing tangy designs over the lemony cream cheese base.

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Photo by: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Or plan to end the meal with classic key lime pie, strawberry pie, mile-high peach pie or one of these other easy, beautiful takes on summer’s best bounty.

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