Dazzling Desserts

Two sets of hands hold out berries - one blueberries and one raspberries in front of tall green grass

September may have arrived, but that doesn’t mean summer is over yet! To hold onto the season for as long as we can, we’ve assembled a few of our favourite desserts as an homage to the summer months. Try these recipes in the summer, or dream about them in the winter. Either way they’re here for your enjoyment!

Ultimate Campfire S’mores Sundae

Two sundaes sit in clear bowls. Marshmallows and chocolate are scattered throughout the image.

A campfire favourite meets ice cream goodness in this recipe. This Ultimate Campfire S’more Sundae is all you could want and more! Enjoy eating local ice cream from Tatamagouche Ice Creamery with your friends or family with this decadent treat.

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Nova Scotia Wild Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry season is a special time in Nova Scotia and this Wild blueberry Crisp recipe is a great way to incorporate it into a dessert. Frozen or fresh, this recipe features local Nova Scotia blueberries and is a timeless classic that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike!

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Apple Cinnamon Turnovers

Apples, maple syrup and warm spice come together in this pairing to bring comfort as it gets colder. These deconstructed turnovers are quick and easy – and you likely have all the ingredients at home.

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Strawberries in Puff Pastry

Use the local strawberries you picked this summer in this delicious dessert. This recipe is featured in Nova Scotia Cookery, Then & Now – a cookbook showcasing modern interpretations of heritage Nova Scotia recipes. Reimagine the classic recipe and enjoy the modern twist of this Strawberry in Puff Pastry!

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Cider-Poached Rhubarb Pavlova

Cider Poached Rhubarb Pavlova

If you’ve got some frozen rhubarb leftover from the summer, this recipe is a great way to make use of it. Crispy, crunchy meringue shells, cider-poached rhubarb and lightly sweetened lilac cream come together to create this gorgeous summer showstopper.

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Blueberry, Bacon and Quark Tart

This Blueberry, Bacon and Quark Tart recipe can be a savoury dessert or a main dish, you decide! The combination of creamy cheese, salty bacon and herbs highlight our Nova Scotia blueberries beautifully. Balancing sweet and savory, this dish is guaranteed to please any palate.

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Panna Cotta with Icewine Marinated Dried Fruit

Two words: teat yourself! This scrumptious dessert from our 2019 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide will become your go-to dessert for dinner parties. With notes of vanilla, fruit and icewine, one bite of this will have you dreaming of an afternoon on the pergola at Le Caveau RestaurantGrand Pré Wines.

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