Celebrate Summer’s Bounty with 8 Farmers’ Market-Inspired Bakes

This time of year, the stalls and stands of your local markets are overflowing with the finest and freshest fruits and veggies. Let this crop of recipes inspire you to bake your way through nature’s bounty.

Apricot Sweet Buns

Apricot Sweet BunsOnce a precious commodity traded on the Silk Road, jewel-hued Mariani Dried Mediterranean Apricots offer a chance to enjoy the delicately tart fruit after their notoriously short season has come and gone. We use dried apricots as the sweet golden filling of our almond-flecked sweet buns and top them off with a sticky drizzle of Brown Sugar Glaze.  

Raspberry-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Raspberry-Pineapple Upside-Down CakeWith raspberries mixed into the batter, this upside-down cake is the perfect fruity finale to any summertime meal.

California Plum Pie

California Plum PieSweet and spicy, this California Plum Pie makes the most of summer’s stone fruit bounty. Ginger and black pepper add a subtle kick. Serve with ice cream for an extra special treat.

Berry-and-Sweet Corn Shortcakes

Berry-and-Sweet Corn ShortcakesThese corn shortcakes pair well with any berry or stone fruit you find at your market!

Strawberry Skillet Cake

Strawberry Skillet CakeSweet strawberries shine in this simple-yet-stunning skillet cake. It’s quick enough to bake up any day of the week, and so tasty you’ll want to eat it every day of the week. Go ahead, we won’t judge.

Blueberry Slab Pie with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Blueberry Slab Pie with Mascarpone Whipped CreamFrom its no-fuss piecrust that comes together quickly in a food processor to its perfectly balanced filling, this straightforward and stress-free pie is perfect for all your warm-weather picnics and parties.

Peach Streusel Bars

Peach Streusel BarsFresh lemon juice, warm cardamom, and rich vanilla enhance the sweet flavors of fragrant, ripe fresh peaches. Apricots, nectarines, and plums all work well in these bars, too!

Blackberry-Almond Snack Cake

Blackberry-Almond Snack CakeTopped with almonds for a delicate crunch, this cake is ideal for an afternoon snack. Low-protein cake flour creates a soft, fluffy crumb structure, but by adding in a bit of all-purpose flour, it results in an ideal texture of tender yet sturdy cake.

 

 

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