Whether it’s a typical weeknight or a celebratory lunch, end every warm-weather meal on a delicious note with these fabulous desserts from baking expert Anna Olson. Her must-make summer desserts include a luscious key lime pie-inspired cheesecake, classic strawberry shortcakes and sweet summer fruit pies.
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Anna Olson's Lemon Ripple Ice Cream
Who needs to go to the store for ice cream for a yummy summer dessert? Make your own fun and tasty ice cream at home with this lemon ripple ice cream recipe!
Anna Olson’s Deep Dish Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
The only thing better than chocolate and peanut butter cups is a chocolate-peanut butter pie. This retro-chic chilled dessert is a nod to the much loved combination, and will make everyone at your table swoon.
Anna Olson's Frosted Raspberry Hand Pies
These individual pies look like turnovers, but are made using pie dough. Once the glaze sets, they are easy to pick up and eat, so they’re perfect for snacking outdoors or as an on-the-go treat.
Anna Olson's Key Lime Cheesecake
This tasty melding of two beloved desserts combines the tartness of key lime pie with the creaminess of rich cheesecake. For total dessert bliss, bake your way through our most excellent cheesecake recipes.
Anna Olson's Coconut Dream Bars
This marriage between coconut cream and key lime pies is a delicious, dreamy summer dessert. Best of all, the crust is absolutely no-fuss, made with coconut flour, sugar, butter and flaked coconut.
Anna Olson's Berry Crostatas
Anna’s handheld version of a rustic Italian dessert made with fresh summer berries has a beautiful woven pastry top so you can see the delicious fruit filling. For an extra dash of pizzazz, dust with icing sugar before serving.
Anna Olson's Lemon Berry Meringue Cakes With Bumbleberry Sauce
Craving a fruit-forward dessert? This treat will definitely hit the spot. Each mini cake is loaded with mixed berries and bright citrus flavour, then topped with an exquisitely crafted meringue that looks and tastes delicious. If you can’t resist those citrusy treats, try one of these luscious lemon desserts.
Anna Olson's Raspberry Jelly Doughnuts
Always classic, and with this recipe, always delicious! These raspberry-filled doughnuts are a great treat to end off backyard barbecues dinners with your family all summer long.
Anna Olson's Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Sophisticated enough for adults and tasty enough for kids, these cute little vanilla cupcakes baked inside ice cream cones are topped with dulce de leche frosting and a mouth-watering dulce de leche drizzle.
Anna Olson's Steamed Lemon Soufflé Cakes
Refresh your day with one of these delectable steam lemon souffle cakes, complimented with a serving of fruit.
Anna Olson’s Lemon Meringue Pie
The Queen of Baking’s take on the always-classic lemon dessert is light, fresh and packed with incredible flavour.
Anna Olson’s Mini Lemon Chiffon Cakes with Lemon Crystal Glaze
This recipe makes 48 bite-sized lemon chiffon cakes – a perfect dessert that your loved ones won’t soon forget!
Anna Olson's Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake
What’s better than an ice cream sandwich? A huge cookies and cream ice cream cake that’s perfect for your next birthday celebration at home.
Anna Olson's Individual Coconut Cream Pies
Mini pies with a luscious coconut cream filling are topped with airy whipped cream and toasted coconut in this light and fresh dessert.
Anna Olson's Green Apple Sorbet
Anna Olson’s sweet and cool summer dessert recipe uses green apples and egg whites for a delicious and pastel-hued treat.
Anna Olson’s Chocolate Gelato and Homemade Ice Cream Cones
No need to go out for ice cream when you have an amazing Italian dessert right at your fingertips. Take your gelato up a notch by serving it in your own crispy, homemade cones.
Anna Olson's Elegant Raspberry Lemon Torte
Light and airy lemon mousse, raspberries and golden lady fingers come together in this dainty summer dessert.
Anna Olson’s Blueberry Skyr Cheesecake
Thick Icelandic yogurt, skyr, is made into a creamy no-bake cheesecake that’s naturally high in protein and calcium. It is also gluten-free with a nut and date crust. This recipe is free of refined sugar, using maple syrup to sweeten everything up instead. Blueberries add drama and big flavour to this impressive dessert.
Anna Olson's Blueberry Lattice Top Pie
This perfect blueberry lattice top pie will wow your family’s eyes and tastebuds. It’s a taste of summer in every bite.
Anna Olson's Peach Raspberry Custard Tart
Topped with fresh juicy peaches and tart raspberries, this creamy custard tart is delicious summer dessert.
Anna Olson's Frasier Torte
A fun French twist on classic strawberry shortcake, this stunning dessert is topped with a fresh and fruity strawberry mousse and studded with sliced strawberries.
Anna Olson's Basil Lemon Zeppole
This sweet and savoury finale to any summer meal combines the flavours of bright lemon and verdant basil in a classic Italian fried treat. To make them extra-special, use some fresh basil from your own garden. Take your tastebuds on a European adventure with these Italian desserts you need to try.
Anna Olson’s Ice Cream Sandwiches
This classic treat made with Anna’s chocolate chip cookies is a must-have during those warm summer months.
Anna Olson's Strawberries and Cream Sponge Cake
A light sponge cake layered with a rich whipped cream and jam-covered strawberries gives this summer dessert a stunning look.
Anna Olson's Angel Food Cake
Light and fluffy, this angel food cake is the perfect lighter dessert after a heavy meal. Serve it with whipped cream and berries.
Anna Olson's Luscious Lemon Coconut Cake
Lemon and coconut are an irresistible summer dessert combination, and this cake brings the two flavours together in a cake that’s great for any occasion. Fun fact: it’s also Anna’s favourite treat for her birthday.
Anna Olson's Banoffee Pie
A homemade cookie crust is filled with sticky-sweet toffee and sliced bananas and topped with freshly whipped cream. It’s best served within a day of making it but it likely won’t last long once it’s on the table.