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7 Desserts That Taste Like Spring

With fresh fruits and bright flavours, these seven simple recipes should be part of your spring dinner table.

1. Mini Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Cream

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(Photo: Janis Nicolay)

Not only are these tiny meringue nests filled with berries and lemon curd perfect for tea, they make pretty finger-sized sweets for cocktail parties and other get-togethers. From our contributing editor, Julie Van Rosendaal.

2. Mini Cheesecake Bites

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From the revolutionary The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook, Cinda Chavich’s Mini Cheesecake Bites are an easy, no-bake dessert ready for any occasion.

3. Raspberry and Green Apple Tart with Yogurt Panna Cotta

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Though Boulevard pastry chef Jason Pitschke studied French and Italian pastry-making, he puts his own local spin on each of his desserts: “I always try and start with those bases and then add my own North American take on it.”

4. Ricotta Fritters

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(Photo: Evaan Kheraj)

Artist Bobbie Burgers makes these simple and tasty fritters at her home in the Okanagan each summer. They’re perfect topped with fresh fruit.

5. Lemon Cream Tart 

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(Photo: Carey Shaw)

The Duchess Bake Shop in Edmonton makes these sweet tart treats in large, 250-lemon-size batches. But it’s much easier at home.

6. Rhubarb and Quark Strudel

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Chef Thomas Haas‘s recipe is the perfect way to capitalize on fresh spring rhubarb.

7. Key Lime Pie

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Vancouver’s iconic San Fransisco-style Seafood and Chop House, Joe Fortes, makes some solid housemade desserts—including this classic rendition of Key Lime Pie. Try your hand at it with this recipe, straight from the source.

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