If Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, then it’s a good time to make some of your favorite summer recipes. The weather is still warm, so you may not be ready for fall favorites yet, and it’s a great time to use up some berries before freezing them for the fall and winter. Or to make one more ice cream treat before the weather gets too cold. Whatever you’re going for, these are some great Labor Day desserts to wrap up your summer and get ready for fall.
So many people think of apples as a cool weather fruit, but prime apple season starts in mid-to-late August. Plus, apple pie is among the best Labor Day desserts because it is just about perfect any time of year. This pie is jammed packed with super thin slices of apples, so that it is dense. If you take the time to stack them, you’ll see the clean lines of apple when you cut into it. This pie takes a little longer to make, but the results are worth every second. Get the recipe.
Ice Cream Cake
Fig, Champagne Grapes and Raspberry Cake
This time of year brings with it all of the sensual fruits. They seem more decadent, rich and sweet and just a little bit adult. This cake features a trio of late summer fruits that are perfect for the season, and create a cake that is gorgeous to look at. If you are serving Labor Day desserts to a crowd, big or small, they will be in awe of this cake before they even take a bite. Get the recipe.
Raspberry Cheesecake Streusel Bars
Plum Cupcakes with Sweet-Corn Ice Cream
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Is there a bad time of year for peanut butter cookies? This recipe features two cookies with peanut butter mousse and chocolate ganache, but you can also make these with jelly for the back-to-school season. No matter what flavor combination you choose, a nice peanut butter treat is sure to satisfy just about everyone. Get the recipe.
Banana Cream Pie
Rhubarb Berry Crumble