Make any meal complete with these simple -- and simply delicious! -- treats that'll pack at least one serving of fruit into your dessert
Cost per serving: $1.05
With chunks of fruit in every bite, this is a dessert everyone will go bananas for!
See recipe: Banana Layer Cake
Cost per serving: 90¢
Serve in small, decorative bowls for the perfect dinner party dessert.
See recipe: Individual Banana Puddings
Cost per serving: 97¢
Chocolate and bananas— what a perfect pair!
See recipe: Black-Bottom Banana Pie
Cost per serving: $1.31
Try serving these pears with low-fat ricotta cheese instead of vanilla frozen yogurt.
See recipe: Honey-Roasted Pears
Cost per serving: $2.19
Traditional vanilla ice cream is great with these nectarines, but you can use pistachio instead for a different flavor and more colorful presentation.
See recipe: Grilled Honey-Glazed Nectarines
Cost per serving: $1.80
For a delicious summer treat, swap greek yogurt for frozen greek yogurt.
See recipe: Spiced Oranges with Greek Yogurt
Cost per serving: $1.63
Leftover: Pound cake
Have extra pound cake from last night's dessert? Dress it up with this simple (and scrumptious!) recipe. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and can be made with whatever berries you have on hand.
See recipe: Pound Cake and Fruit Parfaits
Cost per serving: $1.57
Summer’s most versatile fruit may be cherries―they’re perfect for a host of desserts, including this regal-looking tart. The recipe is almost entirely no-bake except for the crust, which browns in the oven for five minutes.
See recipe: Chocolate-Cherry Tart
Cost per serving: $1.19
If you don’t have time for homemade pastries, try this easy tart. Made with frozen puff pastry, it looks much more complicated than it actually is.
See recipe: Upside-Down Pear and Apple Tart
Cost per serving: 83¢
Mix it up by trying this recipe with cantaloupe, watermelon or another kind of melon. Also, you can use lemon juice instead of lime if you prefer.
See recipe: Honeydew Granita
Cost per serving: $2.44
Try this recipe for a tangy frozen treat. Garnish with sliced berries and serve with strawberry sauce.
See recipe: Two-Melon Freeze with Strawberry Sauce
Cost per serving: $1.83
Give this salad a tropical flair by adding sliced mango or papaya and sprinkling with toasted coconut.
Recipe: Winter Fruit Salad
Cost per serving: $1.38
Lychees are sweet, delicate, juicy fruits with a texture similar to the flesh of grapes. They’re available in cans in the Asian or ethnic foods section of many supermarkets. If you can’t find them (or don’t care for them), swap in more mango, pineapple or orange.
See recipe: Exotic Fruit Salad
Cost per serving: 56¢
Give the standard chips and salsa a sweet makeover. Ready in 10 minutes, this yummy snack costs less than 60 cents per serving.
Recipe: Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Crisps with Pineapple Salsa
Cost per serving: 40¢
Serve these gooey, luscious bananas over a scoop of vanilla ice cream and watch the fruit disappear.
See recipe: Bubbly Brown-Sugar Bananas
Cost per Serving: $.45
Three ingredients are all you need for this super-easy fruit dessert.
See recipe: Lemon-Sugar Grilled Pineapple
Cost per serving: $1.31
This Grilled Fruit Packets recipe will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth—for a lot less calories. This dessert is ideal for really hot days, when the idea of baking is too much to bear. Consider serving the fruit on grilled pound cake, if desired.
See recipe: Grilled Fruit Packets
Cost per serving: $1.40
This Grilled Dessert Pizza recipe is a fun and impressive treat to serve at a cookout. Instead of making one large pizza, you can divide the dough into pieces and make individual pies.
See recipe: Grilled Dessert Pizza
Cost per serving: 34¢
Dress up dried fruit for just pennies with this dessert. The bite-sized treat is perfect when you're craving a taste of sweetness and easy to grab on the go!
See recipe: Crunchy Chocolate-Dipped Apricots
Cost per serving: $1.68
For a lighter version of this treat, serve the pineapple mixture over low-fat frozen yogurt or coconut sorbet.
See recipe: Brown Sugar-Pineapple Sundaes
Cost per serving: 85¢
Make the most of luscious summer fruit with this peach and plum crostada. Having trouble peeling those peaches? The easiest way is with a serrated peeler that you can also use for peeling tomatoes.
See recipe: Peach and Plum Crostada
See recipe: Blueberry Fool with Raspberries
Cost per serving: $1.98
Don't have a star cookie cutter? Round biscuits make for pretty cobblers, too.
See recipe: Star Berry Cobblers
Cost per serving: 86¢
Make this delicious cake anytime of the year. It's especially tasty in summer when peaches are in season, but canned and frozen peaches work just as well, too.
See recipe: Peach Upside-Down Cake
Cost per serving: 88¢
This recipe will also work well with other fruits like nectarines, pineapples, apples and even strawberries (try grilling berries on kebab skewers).
See recipe: Brown Sugar Grilled Peaches
Cost per serving: 69¢
Add a decorative touch and place fresh lemon slices around the bottom for an easy, pretty garnish.
See recipe: Lavish Lemon Cake
Cost per serving: $1.22
You can make the amaretti cookie topping and spoon it over other delicious desserts, too (think vanilla ice cream and berries).
See recipe: Grilled Amaretti-Stuffed Nectarines
Cost per serving: $1.50
Top off this dessert with coconut, chocolate shavings or chopped, toasted pecans, walnuts or almonds.
See recipe: Grilled Bananas with Ice Cream
Cost per serving: 65¢
This cake is extra-luscious with the icing, but it's delicious even without it. Simply add a dusting of confectioners' sugar just before serving.
See recipe: Banana Snack Cake with Brown Butter Icing
Cost per serving: $1.27
Mango and toasted coconut is a delicious combination. Use it to top vanilla ice cream and pound cakes when you want to add some tropical flavor.
See recipe: Mango-Coconut Rice Pudding
Cost per serving: 39¢
Apricot preserves and sliced almonds make this dessert downright delectable. You can make the glaze by mixing ½ cup confectioners’ sugar with 1 Tbsp. water. Drizzle the glaze over the cool cake before cutting into bars.
See recipe: Apricot Streusel Bars
Cost per serving: 96¢
Instead of vanilla ice cream, consider topping this dessert off with butter pecan instead. It will bring out the nuttiness of the almonds.
See recipe: Skillet Peach Cobbler
Cost per serving: 92¢
Make this tart with apples instead of pears, if you prefer. Granny Smith of Golden Deliciuos work best.
See recipe: Rustic Pear Tart