Desserts & Treats

Note: Be creative and try substituting to use what’s in season:

  • Most berries can be swapped for one another, just adjust other sweet ingredients to taste if using berries that are more or less tart.
  • Switch one kind of winter squash for another, like pumpkin and butternut.
  • Substitute homemade pumpkin puree in recipes that call for canned.
  • Try trading carrots for parsnips or other root vegetables.

RCR! Recipes

Blueberry almond cookies

Bumbleberry pudding 

Japanese knotweed curd and knotweed meringue tart

Zucchini chocolate cake- vegan & gluten free

Recipe Collections

Bakeapple recipes (Tidespoint)

Blackberry recipes (Wild Game Recipes)

Strawberry Recipes

Other Recipe Links

Bakeapple bread pudding (Rock Recipes)

Bakeapple tarts (NJR Ryan)

Beet chocolate tea loaf with 3 variations (Luna Cafe)

Beet pink cupcakes (barefoot kitchen witch)

Beetroot cake (winosandfoodies)

Berry buttermilk cake (Shop Cook Make)

Berry crumble (Knuckle Salad)

Berry pie with a tutorial for making pie crust (Cooking Lessons)

Berry tart (Scandi Foodie)

Blueberry baked doughnuts (Ezra Pound Cake)

Blackberry cobbler (Confessions of a Foodie Bride) or Blueberry cobbler (Culinate)

Blueberry crumb bar (Smitten Kitchen)

Blueberry duff (Rock Recipes)

Blueberry flummery with cream (The Dabble)

Blueberry muffins (See Brooke Cook)

Blueberry pie (Sweet Kat’s Kitchen)

Blueberry preserves cupcakes (Always with Butter)

Blueberry sauce (My Baking Addiction)

Blueberry streusel (Bring Me Sugar)

Buchty, sweet jam-filled buns (Zoom Yummy)

Carrot cake (one lovely life)

Carrot cake whoopie pie (tracey’s culinary adventures)

Carrot walnut cookies (Whole Foods Market)

Chocolate mint brownies (Vegetable gardener)

Cinnamon streusel zucchini bread (A Full Measure of Happiness)

Cranberry and almond upside down cakes, gluten free (Roost)

Cranberry and pumpkin scones (

Cranberry double chocolate biscotti (a full measure of happiness)

Cranberry muffins with almond streusel topping (A Cup of Sugar…A Pinch of Salt)

Cranberry oatmeal cookies (Coconut & Lime)

Cranberry pumpkin bread (Gastronome Tart) and Cranberry bread (Culinate)

Cranberry swirl cookies (Beantown Baker)

Dandelion flower fritters (The Scope- Food Nerd)

Lavender syrup (Culinate)

Lemon blueberry zucchini cake (On My Plate) or Lemon blueberry cake (All Things Delicious) or Lemon blueberry drizzle bread (Portuguese Girl Cooks)

Maple parsnip cake (mix.bake.stir)

Minty syrup (SnailsView)

Partridgeberry inside-out cupcakes (Rock Recipes)

Pear and raspberry crisp- gluten free (La Cuisine d’Hélène)

Plum coffeecake muffins (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Plum crisp (Food Doodles)

Plum ginger bars (Sinfully Spicy)

Plum pudding (Tomayto Tomaaahto)

Poached spiced pears (Crossfit Dundas)

Pumpkin biscotti with cranberries and pecans (The Sweets Life)

Pumpkin bundt cake (Red and the Wolf) or Pumpkin spiced cake (White on Rice Couple)

Pumpkin bread (Eating for England) or Pumpkin chai bread, gluten free (Scandi Foodie) or Pumpkin bread, gluten free (Shop.Cook.Make) or Pumpkin bread, paleo, gluten-free, dairy free (Sustainable Baby Steps)

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, vegan and gluten-free (Purely Twins)

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls with maple cream cheese icing (Dashing Dish) or Vegan pumpkin pecan cinnamon rolls with ginger ‘cream cheese’ glaze (Healthy Happy Life)

Pumpkin molasses crinkle cookies (Behind the Skillet)

Pumpkin mousse (Once Upon a Cutting Board)

Pumpkin sandwich cookies (A Cozy Kitchen)

Raspberry Linzer torte (the little epicurean)

Redberry little pies, scroll down for English translation (tengo un horno y sé como usarlo)

Rhubarb and raspberry crostata (Scandi Foodie)

Rhubarb almond cake (Culinate)

Rhubarb meringue pie (Naturally Ella)

Rhubarb raspberry cream pie (Simple Bites)

Rhubarb streusel muffins (Marzipan)

Rhubarb strawberry frozen yogurt (Scandi Foodie)

Rhubarb strawberry individual pies (Kittenhood)

Rhubarb thyme fool (Domestic Deborah)

Rosemary and thyme shortbread (Teaspoon of Spice)

Rose petals sugared (Lick the Spoon)

Sorbet of roasted plums (Guardian)

Sour cherry bread pudding (sweetsugarbean)

Spelt rhubarb cake with cinnamon crunch (Scandi Foodie)

Strawberry gelato, water-based and Strawberry gelato, milk-based (Los Angeles Times Food)

Strawberry pie (Food Republik) or Strawberry rhubarb crumble pie (Within the Kitchen)

Strawberry scones (Spoonful)

Strufoli, honey balls (Hot from the Kettle)

Upside down berry buttermilk cake (rootie tootie fresh & foodie)

Zucchini bran muffins (babble)

Zucchini chocolate cake (Scandi Foodie)

Zucchini quinoa bread (GoodLifeEats)


The opinions and information expressed in the above recipe links do not necessarily reflect the views of the Food Security Network NL or the Root Cellars Rock project and may not include the most up-to-date health and food safety best practices. Recipe links are chosen because they feature ingredients that can be sourced locally in Newfoundland and Labrador and are prepared easily in home kitchens. For more information on health and nutrition in Newfoundland and Labrador refer to the Department of Health and Community Services. For more information on food safety refer to Health Canada Food Safety. For health and safety guidelines to follow when canning and preserving food refer to Health Canada’s Food Safety for Home Canning and the National Center for Home Food Preservation. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about any of the recipes, email or call (709) 237-4026.