15 baking recipes to enjoy products at their peak – now!



(First photo from CBC Life. Second photo from Kevin Clark. Third photo from CBC Life.)

This season brings an abundance of fresh ingredients, and there’s no better time to enjoy it than when they’re at their peak, to eat fresh, cook with it – and cook too. Seasonal fruits and vegetables can help pies, cobblers and crisps take center stage and add vibrancy to your candies, cakes and muffins. As we move from summer to fall (not yet, but it does happen!), The recipes below welcome all berries, zucchini, apples, pears, squash and more to our ovens (and bellies). .

Blueberry cornmeal scones with homemade jam and maple mascarpone

Plump blueberries pair well with homemade jam and maple mascarpone to make these scones pop.

(Photo: David Bagosy; Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

Country-style cardamom and strawberry tart

Sweet and tangy, this strawberry pie is a crowd pleaser for your backyard grilling.

(Photograph by Michael Gozum)

Strawberry shortbread scones

A strawberry scone shortcake that’s a nice addition to teatime.

(CBC Life)

Berry pie puff squares

It’s the vegan, gluten-free and unbranded version of Pop-Tarts!

(Photograph by Rachel Conners)

Strawberry Cobbler with Bourbon Brown Sugar Sour Cream

With or without bourbon, this strawberry cobbler can masquerade as a delicious brunch dish or a sweet dessert.

(Photograph by Michael Gozum)

Raspberry imprint cookies

You can really leave your mark with these cookies, literally and figuratively.

(Photo: David Bagosy, Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

Kale and Zucchini Muffins

You would never know these muffins were filled with a ton of veggies!

Deep peach pie

This pie is full of fresh peaches!

(CBC Life)

tarte tatin

Caramelized apples and buttery puff pastry? Say yes to this classic French dessert.

(Photograph by Kevin Clark)

Apple and cheddar pie

The sharpness of the cheddar cheese balances wonderfully with the acidity of the apple in this rustic pie.

(Photograph by Marcella DiLonardo)

Pear and spicy apple crumble

The mix of pears and apples, mixed with a myriad of spices, gives a crisp, simple recipe a boost.

Nadiya half pear crumble

A single serving of pear crumble lets you decide your pear to crumble ratio.

(Credit: Hungry Gap Productions Ltd.)

Rustic mushroom and kale pancake

A flaky crust envelops full-bodied mushrooms and delicious kale.

(CBC Life)

Squash and Mushroom Delicata Tart

A nice vegetarian main dish to share.

Zucchini fries with tomato sauce with grilled peppers and large pieces

Consider this healthier version of fries and ketchup.



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