A white cloth on grass laid with strawberry parfaits
Photography, Saghar Setarah

Festive Canada Day desserts

The perfect desserts to showcase your Canadian spirit!

Canada Day is for celebrating, indulging and showing your national pride. What better way to do all those things than with a gorgeous and delicious dessert decked out in the country’s colours? From an Easy No-Bake Strawberries and Cream Tart to a batch of fluffy Red Velvet Doughnuts With Cream Cheese Icing, these are ELLE Gourmet’s favourite desserts to whip up for Canada Day – and they all just happen to be red and white.

Easy No-Bake Strawberries and Cream Tart

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Photography, Valery Guedes

This easy no-bake strawberries and cream tart is classically Canadian and the perfect dessert to make on a hot summer afternoon when you don’t want to turn the oven on.

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Strawberry Tiramisu With Marsala

A white cloth on grass laid with strawberry parfaits
Photography, Saghar Setarah

Food writer and photographer Saghar Setarah’s recipe for tiramisu with marsala-soaked strawberries.

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Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble Pie

A white bowl with a slice of rhubarb and strawberry pie served with vanilla ice cream and a spoon. The bowl rests on a square of grey cloth over white marble.
Photography, Erin Scott

Strawberries and rhubarb are a classic pairing, and for good reason.

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Roasted Strawberries with Ricotta and Mint

A man holding a cast-iron dish filled with roasted strawberries, ricotta and mint

Michelin Star chef Francis Mallmann caramelizes strawberries over an open fire, then serves with a dollop of ricotta and a shower of fresh mint.

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Red Velvet Doughnuts With Cream Cheese Icing

A cooling rack with red doughnuts in various stages of decoration on a blue cloth.

Red velvet cake in donut form, courtesy of Cake & Loaf Bakery.

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Classic Strawberry Shortcake

A white plate with a strawberry shortcake and more servings visible in the background.
Photography, Stephen Harris

Fresh strawberries meet fluffy biscuits and vanilla whipped cream in this old-school strawberry shortcake recipe.

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Berrylicious Ice Cream Cake

A vanilla ice cream cake with mixed berries against a bright blue backdrop.
Photography, Stacey Brandford

Summer-kissed berries make for a showstopper ice cream cake, the original high-low frozen dessert.

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