9 Sweets To Usher In Spring

#9 sweets to usher in spring

 

Springtime is so close we can almost taste it—and it tastes sweet! These desserts have all the blooming colors, light textures, and sweet flavors you need to usher in the warm light of Spring.

1. Ladybug and Flower Cupcakes

#9 sweets to usher in springThese cupcakes could not be any Springier. If youre looking for something almost painfully adorable and sure to impress your friends and family, look no further; these are the cupcakes for you. Or if cupcakes aren't your cup of tea, try these ladybug decorations atop sugar cookies. Go ahead, stretch your creative muscles and try these sweet green treats. 

2. Buttermilk Tartlets with Fresh Spring Berries

#9 sweets to usher in springIf it's a fresher flavor you're looking for, check out these cute mini tartlets. Made with delicious lemon custard and fresh fruit, these pair perfectly with warmer weather and the smell of fresh air. Customize with whatever spring fruit you like most and bring these to your next backyard barbecue—your friends will snatch them up.

3. Crepes with Sweet Yogurt and Raspberry-Apricot Sauce

#9 sweets to usher in springCrepes are the perfect answer for those who can't wait until evening to have their dessert. Springtime brings with it apricots and berries, so why not spread them both overtop this classic breakfast treat? Or invite some friends over and treat them to a delicious Springtime brunch. Something this delicious deserves to be shared.

4. Coconut and Pecan Strawberry Shortcakes

#9 sweets to usher in springThese shortcakes are a wonderful mix of tropical, nutty, and fresh flavors. When you're in the mood for something that feels air-light but doesn't skimp on flavor, these won't disappoint. Perfect with afternoon tea or even your morning coffee.

5. Orange Cranberry Scones

#9 sweets to usher in springIf you find crepes and shortcakes a little too sweet for breakfast but still want something fruity and delicious, scones might be the perfect answer to your quandry. These scones are not only easy to make, but also endlessly customizable—use your favorite combination of spring fruits, nuts, or spices and you can't go wrong. Awesome with a bit of butter, honey, or cream cheese overtop.

6. Cinnamon-Pecan Buns

#9 sweets to usher in springWho doesn't love cinnamon buns? With added pecans and orange zest, these buns are an irresistable twist on the original, and perfect for a spring get-together. You can even make them days ahead of time and reheat when it's time to serve, which is a blessing in the hustle and bustle Springtime can bring.

7. Coconut Cream Pie

#9 sweets to usher in springCoconut cream pie is the perfect pie for Spring, with its light custardy filling and tropical flavors. Plus, it doesn't require baking, so it's quick and painless when you're not keen on spending hours slaving over something in a hot kitchen. 

8. Almond Streusel Cherry Cheesecake Bars

#9 sweets to usher in springThis dessert has it all: fruitiness, nuttiness, and creaminess all in a bite-sized package. With a sugar cookie crust, cream cheese and cherry pie filling, and almond streusel top, this delicious Frankenstein's monster of a dessert is sure to please everyone.

9. Blushing Strawberry Cupcakes

#9 sweets to usher in springLet's round out this list with one more set of cupcakes. Simpler than the first, these cupcakes still offer another beautiful presentation of Spring colors and flavors. Perfect for Easter or Mother's Day, but can also be pulled out again for Valentine's Day or July 4th if Spring is still further around the bend. 

What are your favorite springtime indulgences? Have you tried any of the recipes above? Let us know in the comments; we'd love to share the bliss!

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