Fruit Desserts for a Spring Bridal Shower
It's springtime, which means our favorite fruits—like blueberries, strawberries, lemons, apricots, and more—are just about ripe for the picking. So look no further than the farmer's market for the ingredients fit for a warm-weather bridal shower. Here, just a few of our favorite fruit-themed desserts.
Berry Dessert Table
A bright, bountiful berry spread is sure to surprise your shower guests.
Clockwise from top: raspberry cream cookies; chocolate strawberry candies; strawberry-pistachio tartlets; blueberry gumdrops; fruit-topped poppy seed pavlovas; raspberry candies; rose gelee; custom Papabubble candies; and berry financiers.
Lemon-Meringue Cookie Kebabs
Your guests may want something light to snack on while they play games and mingle. These meringue and shortbread cookies stacked like mini kabobs will do just the trick. (Don't forget the marshmallows!)
1-2-3-4 Cake With Lemon and Berries
Beautiful Sorbet Bombe
Instead of an ice cream cake, how about a fruity sorbet cake? Lemon, peach, coconut, and pink-grapefruit sorbets are showcased in our versions, which are as sophisticated as they are light and airy.
Pineapple Upside-Down Mini Cakes
Upside-down mini cakes are all the more delectable when topped with dried pineapple flowers and set in a sour cherry sauce.
Peanut Butter and Apricot Jelly Semifreddo
A match made in heaven for your guest with the biggest sweet tooth, this peanut butter and apricot jelly semifreddo is rich with white butter cake, peanut butter mousse, apricot mousse and fresh pureed fruit, all topped with a strained jam. (Hint: This recipe works just as well with blueberry or strawberry jelly!)
Mango Rosette Tartlets
Need to pre-plan for some night-before prep? These tartlets may be the way to go. (They can be refrigerated overnight!) Thinly slice the fruit, roll the pieces up into rose-inspired shapes, place them on a pate-brisee crust, and add a mint leaf for a beautiful and blooming pastry.
Mini Corn Cakes with Blueberries and Sage
This is a go-to recipe for brides who prefer savory over sweet. Not your average pancake, mini corn cakes with blueberries and sage will delight and surprise with an unusual ingredient combo. The sour cream combined with blueberries and herby garnishes makes the cornmeal treat undeniably tasty.
Key Lime Sables
Not a pie person? No problem. Sub the famous Floridian key lime pie for these cute and snackable key lime sables. The citrusy sweets will last about three days in an air-tight container, so make sure to send some home with your guests!
If you're looking for a dessert to complement a cake or cookie option, try these Marzipan Cherries, featuring almond filling and dried sour cherries. Craft the stems out of dismantled gold plastic foliage to complete the realistic cherry look, but coat them with a luster dust of whatever color you fancy!