Classic summer desserts are so versatile. They can follow almost any type of dinner, whether casual, festive, formal or down-home barbecue. They’re always a hit.
Here are a couple that I turn to regularly. What’s nice about them is that no baking is required. That means you can keep the kitchen somewhat cool as the weather starts getting warm. (And both desserts are served chilled, so they’ll be a cool delight for your guests.) The pie can be prepared up to five days ahead of serving, and the Bavarian cream up to a day ahead.