Swedish Cream

Host Zoe Francois' Swedish creme with lingonberry jam, raspberries and krumkake, as seen on Zoe Bakes, season 2.

This is the Swedish cream recipe I made in the Nordic Treats episode of Zoë Bakes on Magnolia Network where I pay tribute to my Nordic heritage by preparing Swedish cream and krumkake, a pressed cookie and visiting a ladies’ church group for a lesson in making the traditional Norwegian flatbread, lefse. I also prepare sour cherry streusel bars because you can’t attend a gathering in Minnesota without bringing something to share!

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Cherry Desserts

A Slice of Cherry Olive Oil Cake on a plate

Cherry season is here, and while these tart beauties may be best known as Northeastern fruit (D.C. cherry blossoms, anyone?), different varieties are plentiful across the northern states. I love using cherries in cakes and desserts because they are tart AND sweet, making them a burst of balanced fruit flavor. They’re tasty in toppings, filling or inside cakes. You’ll find all kinds of cherry desserts below.

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Summer Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie | ZoeBakes by Zoe Francois

Why should fall and winter get all the pie fun? Yes, pie is the perfect dessert for a holiday gathering, but let’s not forget about all the wonderful summer pie filling fruits, like strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. You’ll find all these in this collection of summer pie recipes, because nothing caps off a wonderful summer meal or gathering like a slice of pie made with some freshly picked summer berries.

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