By Vanessa Greaves

Top-rated summer desserts ready in mere minutes

Need an easy, eye-catching dessert that's ready in minutes? Try these ideas for your next summer party.

1. Fruit Galore Sponge Cake | Ready in 15 minutes

A store-bought sponge cake topped with vanilla syrup and your choice of fresh fruit is all it takes to make this stunning party cake.

Photo by Melissa Goff

2. Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches with Burrata and Basil | Ready in 22 minutes

If you're willing to explore the emerging world of savory desserts, this combination of sweet, juicy peaches grilled with salty, smoky prosciutto and served alongside rich and creamy burrata cheese will simply blow your mind. Plus, it looks fancy but it's very easy to make. Let Chef John show you how.

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3. Whipped Ricotta with Honey and Summer Fruit | Ready in 20 minutes

No need to heat up your kitchen or grill with this easy, impressive dessert of sliced plums, strawberries, and figs with creamy sweetened ricotta cheese.

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

4. Yummy Grilled Pineapple | Ready in 20 minutes

Anyone can grill a ring of fresh pineapple, but what sets this apart is the chocolate-hazelnut spread and chopped walnuts on top. Got time to whip cream? Do it!

Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!

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5. Fragola Pazzo (Crazy Strawberry) | Ready in 20 minutes

You might think a mix of strawberries, balsamic vinegar, sugar, pepper, and chocolate deserves to be called crazy, but this Italian dessert is actually crazy good.

Photo by LilSnoo

6. Fresh Peaches with Honey-Vanilla Creme Fraiche | Ready in 10 minutes

Looks elegant, doesn't it? But it's simply store-bought creme fraiche and a touch of vanilla sugar over diced peaches (you don't even have to peel them). Add a sprig of mint for looks, and don't tell anyone how easy it was to pull this together.

Photo by Marianne

7. Easy Crunchy Berry Parfaits | Ready in 10 minutes

Need a light and healthy-ish dessert in a hurry? Here's your answer. And it's so pretty!

Photo by lutzflcat

8. Summer Fruit Galettes | Ready in 29 minutes

Refrigerated pie crust is the short cut secret to a pair of gorgeous open-face fruit pastries.

Photo by buckwheat queen

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9. Strawberry Angel Food Dessert | Ready in 15 minutes

Need a last-minute dessert that's fancy enough for a party? Here you go.

Photo by pleasantonk

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