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

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.


  • 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


  • 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.