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6 Of Our Favourite Summer Produce Desserts

strawberry pie with a scoop of ice cream

Summer is for relaxing, fun and eating all the in-season fruit in sight. Our head office is in Ontario, a province which sees a delicious bounty of cherries, peaches, rhubarb and berries. Visit the local farmers’ market as a family, pick your own berries or go grab what the produce aisle has to offer and whip up one (or all) of these delicious summer produce desserts. 

Strawberry Shortcake 

Strawberry shortcake with whipped cream
Strawberry Shortcake

Shortcakes live up to their name, but this simple sheet pan strawberry shortcake recipe really takes the cake for being squat. It’s not a difficult recipe but takes a bit of time to prepare. The results — bright, in-season strawbs, thick, rich whipped cream and Thai basil — make it well worth it. Get the recipe: Strawberry Shortcake

Classic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie 

Strawberry pie with a scoop of ice cream

At this time of year, most Canadians either have a bounty of rhubarb growing in their back yard or knows someone who does – here’s a classic recipe for strawberry-rhubarb pie that no summer is complete without. Get the recipe: Classic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Grilled Peach Trifle With Lemon Buttermilk Cake

Grilled peach trifle with lemon buttermilk cake

Layers of lemony sponge cake, a slight tang of buttermilk, with whipped cream, almonds and fresh grilled peaches! These are the flavours of summer! Get the recipe: Grilled Peach Trifle With Lemon Buttermilk Cake

Cherry Pie Chia Parfaits

Jars of parfait with cherries
Cherry Pie Chia Parfaits

Creamy chia pudding, jammy tart cherries, and a crunchy granola topping are great as a midday snack or an after-dinner treat. The recipe calls for frozen cherries, but you know what to do; seek out fresh! (Though, frozen is fine!) Get the recipe: Cherry Pie Chia Parfaits

Berry-Peach Galette

Peach berry galette on parchment paper 
A galette is free-form, assembled on a baking sheet rather than fit into a pie plate, crimped and trimmed and topped. No pastry is wasted, and no matter how wonky it is, it winds up looking satisfyingly rustic. And with all of summer’s berries and stone fruits, why not add them to the mix? Get the recipe: Berry-Peach Galette

Strawberries and Cream Ice Pops 

Strawberries and cream ice pops recipe sitting over ice

They’re frozen. They’re tasty. Berries are in-season! This recipe is a no-brainer. Grab your supplies and make these strawberries and cream ice pops. Stat! Get the recipe: Strawberries and Cream Ice Pops

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