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During winter we love rich, hearty desserts to pad our bellies and keep us warm. But once the weather starts to warm up—and with beach season looming on the horizon—we crave lighter and brighter flavors. Our current obsession? Rhubarb desserts are all the rage. But we love any light, seasonal treat that you can pack in your picnic basket. For something visually stunning, look no further than Pinterest. Our users have spoken by choosing these most-pinned spring dessert recipes. From pineapple tea cookie recipes to sweet cheese ice cream recipes and Meyer lemon shortbreads, here are the sugary treats to indulge in this spring.
Pineapple Tea Cookies
These sandwich cookies, adapted from chef Frederico Ribeiro of New York’s Te Company, are an homage to the classic Taiwanese pineapple cake.
Meyer Lemon Sandwich Cookies
Fragrant Meyer lemon zest goes into these shortbread sandwich cookies from pastry chef and author Emily Luchetti.
Labneh, a thick strained yogurt, is the base for this vanilla-spiked tart.
Angel Food Cupcakes
These cupcakes are the perfect spring or summer treat—light, airy, and topped with a tangy lemon-mascarpone frosting and garnished with fresh berries.
Pineapple and Pine Nut Torte
Portland pastry chef Kristen Murray layers sponge cake with buttercream and white chocolate ganache, then garnishes the torte with honeyed pineapple slices and candied pine nuts.
Rhubarb Tarte Tatin
In this unique style, rhubarb is caramelized until soft before being topped with batter and baked.
Lemon Custard Tart
Use leftover dough from the butter crust of this creamy lemon custard pastry to make decorative cookies.
Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Pops
These refreshing frozen treats come from pastry chef Jen Yee in New York City. Toss in your ingredients if you’re feeling wild.
Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies
For these portable fruit pies, Georgia-based chef and restaurateur Hugh Acheson uses rice wine vinegar to make the flavors pop.
This raspberry brûlée is a delightful combination of whipped cream and luscious ripe fruits covered with a crunchy sugar topping.
Ricotta and Coffee Mousse
Elegant and easy to prepare, this romantic mousse is flavored with espresso and topped with a dusting of chocolate.
Lemon Layer Cake
This layered masterpiece is infused with lemon in three ways: zested into the batter, drizzled as a tart syrup over the cakes, and frosted in a thick lemon curd.