The markets are currently bursting with berries, and while strawberry season has mostly passed, we still have raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries to look forward to.
Dessert is an excellent way to spotlight these seasonal flavours, and luckily we have a few recipes tucked into our archives that are ideal for summer family dinners and weekend entertaining.
While some of the recipes call for a specific type of berry, whatever is available and in season is certain to taste best. Feel free to use a variety for a colourful combination, and don’t hesitate to add in some thinly sliced stone fruits (cherries! peaches!) if you desire.
Pavlova Nests with Lemon Curd and Berries: This make-ahead dessert is light and airy and perfect for summer. Feel free to use whatever berries currently taste best.
French Yogurt Cake with Berries: A staple of French grandmother’s everywhere, this yogurt cake is a must-make dessert when entertaining.
Mixed Sorbet in Chocolate Cups: If you’re in the mood for something cool and refreshing, this berry-based gluten-free dessert if for you.
Berry Swirl Ice Pops: The kids will come clamouring to the table when they know these colourful ice pops are on the dinner menu.
Red and White Icebox Cake: This no-bake cake can be made with whatever berries are available.
What are some of your favourite berry season desserts?