8 Red, White, and Blue Recipes for Fourth of July Dessert Tables

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Show your true colors on the Fourth of July by displaying an array of patriotically colored desserts for friends and family to indulge in. Whether you bake a buckle or create a layer cake, we’ve got the eight recipes you need so that your confections take on the hues of the American flag.

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1. Blueberry Buckle

With a streusel-like topping, this blueberry buckle from Taste of Home is a classic dessert that needs to land on your table this year. Serve with fresh fruit and ice cream to fill in the missing shades if you want a little more patriotic pride. It yields between 4 and 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Topping

  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup cold butter, cubed

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in blueberries. Pour into greased 9-inch square baking pan.

For the topping, in a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour, and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over blueberry mixture. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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