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Canadian Dessert Recipes

Niagara Peach Crisp

Fresh peaches baked with a splash of rum topped with a buttery oatmeal crumble and roasted pecans gives this seasonal dessert its intense flavour

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Canadian Dessert Recipes

Granny’s Butter Tarts

This iconic Canadian pastry is filled with butter, sugar, syrup, egg and raisins, then baked until the filling has gelled. Dating back to pioneer days, the genuinely beloved butter tart may be considered the quintessential Canadian treat.  Its origins can be traced back to Central Ontario with the first published recipe appearing in 1900 in…

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Canadian Dessert Recipes

Old Fashioned Raisin Pie

In the days before refrigeration and air cargo shipments of fresh produce from all corners of the globe, fruit was almost considered a luxury item in winter.  Times were tough during the war years, people lived on much less and were forced to ration. I can remember my dad telling me that one of their…

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American Dessert Recipes

Banana Nut Bread

Having too many ripe bananas around our place poses more of an opportunity than a problem. With this easy recipe, you’ll watch those bananas disappear in no time. While most cooks add walnuts, I prefer the more delicate flavor and crunch of almonds.

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American Dessert Recipes

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

If you have about 1½ cups of ripe fresh pineapple to spare, and are in the mood for baking, then you and your family are sure to enjoy this twist on traditional upside-down cake. I prefer to make it in a skillet the old-fashioned way since it’s easier to melt the butter, cooks a little…

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American Dessert Recipes

Apple Cobbler with Almond Topping

This recipe is nice and fruity with just the right amount of pastry. Use your favorite baking apples, but I use the gala variety since they are what I usually prefer as a raw, eating apple. I like to top it with almonds but you could try pecans or walnuts too.

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Dessert French Recipes

French Apple Pie

Apples, raisins, cherries and cinnamon are baked into this crumbly crust pie.