These are some of our favorite raspberry dessert recipes that highlight one of the best fruits of all! There are raspberry cakes and cookies, tarts, pies, macarons, and more!

When raspberries are in season, plentiful and sweet, here is some inspiration for a raspberry dessert recipe you are sure to love!

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When are raspberries in season?

Fresh raspberries are typically in season during the summer months, from late June to early September, although they can be found year round at most stores nowadays. The exact timing of the season can vary depending on the location and climate. In cooler regions, the season may start a bit later, while in warmer areas it may begin earlier.

During the peak of the season, fresh, sweet raspberries are widely available at farmer's markets, grocery stores, and can even be picked at u-pick farms. It is important to note that the season for raspberries is relatively short, so it's best to enjoy these delicious berries while they are at their freshest and most flavorful.

Our Favorite Raspberry Desserts

Raspberry Cream Pie
Raspberry Cream Pie has layers of sweet cream cheese filling underneath a sweet-tart raspberry jam topping, tucked into a flaky, buttery pie crust with whipped cream on top! It's perfect all year round and can be made with fresh or frozen raspberries!
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  1. Raspberry Cream Pie

A buttery, flaky pie crust filled with a layer of sweet cream cheese beneath a sweet-tart homemade raspberry jam topping and swirls of whipped cream make this dessert one of our all-time favorite pies! Best of all, it can be made with fresh or frozen raspberries!

It's kind of no-bake cheesecake meets raspberry pie situation that's pretty much irresistible. Not too tart and not too sweet, it's perfectly balanced and delicious. You can even change out the pastry crust for a graham cracker or Oreo crust if you prefer.

White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
This Copycat Cheesecake Factory White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake is better than the original! This step-by-step cheesecake recipe is super easy to follow, giving you a fail-proof slice of your favorite treat, made fresh right at home for a fraction of the cost! Perfect for holidays and special occasions, or just because!
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  1. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Who doesn't love a tall, creamy slice of cheesecake? It's even better with a ribbon of homemade raspberry jam swirled throughout and shaved white chocolate garnishing the top.

The homemade whipped cream and Oreo crust are the perfect finish and make this copycat Cheesecake factory white chocolate raspberry cheesecake recipe even better than the original.

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Raspberry Streusel Muffins Recipe
These wonderfully light Raspberry Muffins are soft and tender, with sweet-tart bursts of raspberry in every bite and an easy streusel topping to make them extra special. They are perfect for spring and summer breakfasts, brunches, or as an afternoon treat!
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  1. Raspberry Streusel Muffins

The world needs more Streusel. You can never go wrong with a muffin that is happily wrapped in a sweet, buttery streusel piled extra high . Pair this with bursts of tart raspberries and a soft, tender, deliciously sweet muffin and you have a match made in Heaven.

If you don't have fresh raspberries on hand, this recipe works well with frozen raspberries so you can enjoy them all year round.

A slice of raspberry pretzel salad on a plate.
Raspberry Pretzel Salad Recipe
Everybody loves this irresistible Raspberry Pretzel Salad recipe with it's salty-sweet combo of crunchy pretzel crust, creamy cool whip and cream cheese filling, and sweet-tart raspberry jello top!  It's a summertime and holiday favorite!
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  1. Raspberry Pretzel Salad

This dessert salad is sweet, salty, smooth, crunchy, and irresistible. You have a crunchy pretzel layer, creamy cool whip and cream cheese layer, topped off with tart raspberries in a sweet jello raspberry layer. What's not to love about this?!

Serve it right alongside your freshly grilled burger at a backyard barbecue or spiral baked ham at Easter and have fun trying to convince yourself you don't need another piece.

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Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Bursting with fresh raspberry flavor and studded with chunks of melted dark chocolate, these Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies take your classic chocolate chip cookies to a whole new level!
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  1. Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

One of my most viral posts and I can't even take credit for it! My daughter suggested we try making raspberry chocolate chip cookies and she was not wrong. These were amazing.

The pairing of the dark chocolate with a burst of raspberry creates a flavor explosion in your mouth. How come raspberries pair so well with chocolate? It's so good!

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Raspberry Cake Filling
A quick and easy Raspberry Cake Filling can turn the most basic cake into something decadent and special. Made with fresh or frozen raspberries, this sweet-tart element adds a fun, fruity twist to your favorite desserts like cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and donuts!
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  1. Raspberry Cake Filling

The flavor and texture of this homemade raspberry cake filling is so much better than the store-bought kind that comes in a can. It is so easy to make this from scratch and you can even use frozen raspberries!

Layer this tart and sweet filling on anything from layered cakes, sheet cakes, cupcakes, ice cream, or even filled donuts. This sauce will add a fun, bright twist and will take your dessert to a new level of amazingness.

White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Ice Cream in a white container with an ice cream scoop inside
White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Ice Cream
White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Ice Cream is a make-at-home version of a Haagen-Dazs favorite.  It is a luxurious combination of creamy white chocolate ice cream with a sweet-tart raspberry swirl and decadent chunks of chocolate truffles.
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  1. White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Ice Cream

This White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Ice Cream might just be your new favorite ice cream flavor. It's a homemade version of the Haagen-Dazs pints and it's every bit as delicious!

The smooth and creamy white chocolate ice cream base with a homemade sweet-tart raspberry sauce swirled throughout and decadent chunks of chocolate truffles makes this combo of flavors truly an experience everyone should try.

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Raspberry Chocolate Tart
A smooth, rich chocolate ganache poured into a chocolate Oreo cookie crust and then toppped with lots of fresh red raspberries makes for a deceptively easy and decadent dessert in this Raspberry Chocolate Tart that's perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion!
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  1. Raspberry Chocolate Tart

This is one of those desserts that looks and tastes like it came from a fancy restaurant. But looks may be deceiving because this dessert is probably the easiest thing to make!

The smooth, rich ganache layer takes minutes to make and is then poured into a delicious Oreo crust. Top it off with fresh raspberries that adds the perfect burst of flavor and once again proves that raspberries and chocolate were made for each other.

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Raspberry Macarons
These pretty-in-pink Raspberry Macarons are filled with raspberry jam and raspberry buttercream and are the perfect way to end any meal!
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The color of raspberry macarons is the most perfect pink thanks to raspberry powder in the shells and the raspberry buttercream hiding the surprise raspberry filling in the middle is heavenly. One bite of the slightly crispy outer shell and soft center is what makes macarons so marvelous.

This post has easy step by step guidance and tips and tricks on how to make the best macarons! There are a lot of different macaron flavors but raspberry might just be the best.

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Raspberry Sauce Recipe
A simple but elegant Raspberry Coulis is the perfect dessert sauce for pouring over cheesecake, brownies, ice cream, or almost anything else you can think of! Use fresh or frozen raspberries to make this fabulous, easy fruit sauce that elevates any dish!
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  1. Raspberry Coulis

Raspberry Coulis is a simple raspberry sauce that is incredibly easy and can be drizzled over any dessert to add some sweet-tart fruity flavor and color. It elevates any plain, standard treat to an impressive looking dessert.

Use it for dipping churros or pour it on cheesecake, brownies, ice cream, cakes, waffles, anything! It's such a versatile sauce that really couldn't be any easier to make.

A raspberry peach pie with a lattice crust and a couple slices already cut out.
Raspberry Peach Pie
The sweet-tart combination of Raspberry Peach Pie will have you asking for another slice every time. The ruby-hued filling is tucked away under a flaky, golden brown crust that is sprinkled with sugar for extra crunch!
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  1. Raspberry Peach Pie

This mashup of sweet-tart raspberries and ripe juicy peaches in a buttery, flaky crust is what dreams are made of. This pie is sure to win awards and hearts for it's delightful fruit combo made with two of summer's best fruits.

This pie is unbelievable with fresh fruit but you can enjoy this pie year round by using frozen peaches and raspberries. Top a warm slice with a big scoop of ice cream and you will be asking for another slice within minutes.

two bottles of torani syrup next to 3 glasses full of freshly made raspberry peach italian soda with fresh raspberries and peached scattered all around and garnishing the cups
Raspberry Peach Italian Cream Sodas
Easy, refreshing, and fun, these Raspberry Peach Italian Cream Sodas made with Torani syrups are the perfect non-alcoholic drink to serve all summer long!
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  1. Raspberry Peach Italian Cream Sodas

Mixing up your own Italian sodas is so much fun! Kids love it, adults love it and having an Italian soda bar at a gathering always takes the party to whole new level of fun.

You can mix up your own drinks but I have some pretty good combinations of flavors that are tried and true. This raspberry peach combo is no exception. I will give you a step by step process on what to buy and how to make the perfect Italian soda. They're fast, easy, and fun!

Razzleberry Pie
Razzle-Dazzle them with this Razzleberry Pie! Loaded with raspberries and blackberries, and wrapped in a homemade flaky & buttery pie crust, this Razzleberry Pie is such a treat! Use either seasonal fresh berries or frozen and make this pie year-round for all occasions!
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  1. Razzleberry Pie

Razzleberry Pie is what happens when you throw raspberries, blackberries, and a little magic together into a pie crust. It's both sweet and a little tart, surrounded by a flaky, buttery crust.

If you have berry lovers in your life, this is the pie to bake for them. It's 1,000x better than the store-bought Marie Callender's version from the freezer section at the grocery store.

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Jolly Holiday Raspberry Rose Macarons
My favorite treat at Disneyland are the oversized Raspberry Rose Macarons from the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe at the end of Main Street and these copycat French macarons are as close as I can come to the real thing without going to the park itself!  Tart fresh raspberries balance out the sweetness of the raspberry rose cream sandwiched inside delicate, meringue-like macaron cookie shells.
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  1. Jolly Holiday Raspberry Rose Macarons

This decadent Mickey-shaped macaron found in the Jolly Holiday Bakery Café at Disneyland's Main Street is a treat that is a favorite for many park visitors. So when you need a little Disney fix without going to the parks, you can make a copycat version at home.

Whole, fresh raspberries are nestled in sweet raspberry rose cream filling sandwiched between delicate, meringue-like macaron cookie shells. It's a flavor and texture combination that is pure Disney magic.

A slice of raspberry chocolate cake on a white plate.
Raspberry Chocolate Cake
A tall and decadent Raspberry Chocolate Cake combines two of our favorite flavors for a wonderfully rich celebration cake that is perfect for all occasions! Made with homemade raspberry filling, layers of from-scratch devil's food chocolate cake, and a fantastic chocolate buttercream frosting, this cake is a showstopper that will have everyone raving!
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  1. Raspberry Chocolate Cake

Homemade raspberry cake filling fills layers of moist chocolate cake in this three-layer cake that is perfect for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions. The combination of sweet, tart raspberries and rich chocolate is a match made in heaven.

We like to decorate the top of the cake with even more fresh raspberries for a beautiful presentation and even more fruit flavor.

Raspberry Dessert
Fresh Raspberry Jello Dessert is an easy, no-bake recipe that has been in my family for decades! It's a summer favorite made with layers of crushed Nilla Wafer crumbs, creamy filling, a sweet and tart raspberry jello layer with fresh raspberries, and freshly whipped cream on top!
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  1. Fresh Raspberry Jello Dessert

This isn't your grandma's boring jello salad. This fresh raspberry jello dessert has layers of crushed Nilla wafer cookie crumbs with creamy homemade whipped cream, loads of fresh raspberries, and sweet raspberry jello.

It's great for summer potlucks and backyard barbecues when you want something cool, refreshing, and no-bake so you don't have to heat up the kitchen.

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