Summer’s Last Hurrah: 10 Must-Make Recipes Of The Season

Summer’s Last Hurrah: 10 Must-Make Recipes Of The Season

Labor Day? Already? Don’t worry, there’s still time to take advantage of summer’s best bounty. From Corn Soup to Plum Cake, here are ten recipes you need to try before the season is over.

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Fresh plums soften into jammy, mulberry-colored pockets as they bake into this simple summer cake. Serve it for brunch or dessert topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.  GET THE RECIPE

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With only a few simple ingredients—butter, shallots, corn, chicken broth and fresh herbs—this soup has an intense corn flavor that tastes just like summer. GET THE RECIPE

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This combination of sweet peaches, creamy burrata, prosciutto, and pine nuts is a fun play on Caprese. With a baguette and bottle of chilled rosé, it’s the perfect light summer supper. GET THE RECIPE 

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The word fritter usually conjures up something heavy and deep-fried, but these zucchini pancakes are as light and delicate as can be. GET THE RECIPE

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This strawberry treat tastes intensely of fresh strawberries, almost like a cross between strawberry frozen yogurt and strawberry sorbet. GET THE RECIPE

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In this classic Southern dessert, sweet summer peaches and warm spices are topped with buttermilk biscuit batter and baked until the fruit is tender and the topping is crisp. GET THE RECIPE

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Fresh berries are delicious on their own but if you’re looking for a way to dress them up, elegant parfaits are the way to go. Here, I’ve layered them with a luscious lemon cream to brighten their natural sweetness. GET THE RECIPE

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This tangy, sweet and refreshing cucumber salad satisfies on a hot summer day. And it’s the perfect side to BBQ chicken or ribs. GET THE RECIPE

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These Maryland crab cakes are made with fresh lump crab meat (canned is a big no-no in Maryland!) and just enough filler to bind the crab meat together. GET THE RECIPE

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What’s better than fresh mozzarella, sweet vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil in the summertime? A tart and syrupy balsamic glaze gives this version a little more oomph than the classic recipe. GET THE RECIPE

Via HuffPost, Jennifer Segal | Chef