The Best Canadian Dessert Recipes - Simply Stacie (2024)

Here are some of my favourite tried and true Canadian desserts. Butter tarts, rhubarb desserts, fried dough pastries and more.

You won’t want to look away as you scroll through and find new Canadian dessert recipes to test out.

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Canadian Desserts

If you get sweet cravings like me you might be on the hunt for traditional Canadian treats. Grab a bowl, supplies and get to cooking.

What is the National Dessert of Canada

Nanaimo Bars are the national dessert of Canada. A no bake bar that wins the hearts over to whomever tries them.

This dessert is named after Nanaimo, British Columbia, and is a no-bake treat that will melt in your mouth.

You will find a link to this recipe below as well, if you haven’t tried it or are looking for a tasty recipe to whip up for family or guests.

Canadian No-Bake Desserts

Another area I wanted to focus on was some no-bake desserts. While I love spending time in the kitchen, there are times I don’t want to cook or bake. So, reach for a no-bake dessert and get a sweets that don’t make a mess and eat up time in your kitchen.

Or maybe you are a little intimidated in the kitchen. Starting with easier recipes is important to allow you to start as a beginner with simple steps.

Then as you gain confidence you will then be more comfortable stepping into more complex recipes.

Easy Canadian Dessert Recipes

Scroll through and test and try some amazing recipes for you to test out. Come back and let me know which are your favorites.

I am excited to whip up a handful of these recipes for myself to whip up for the holidays and events that are going to be coming up. There is never a wrong time to eat a dessert in my books.

Looking for Canadian desserts to try? I've got you covered. This list features a variety of mouthwatering Canadian sweets.

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Maple Syrup Bars

Sweet and sticky recipe for Maple Syrup Bars made with real maple syrup.

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Maple Pecan Squares

So addicting! They are a cross between a butter tart and pecan pie.

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Keto Pecan Butter Tarts

A low carb version of Canada's favorite dessert! Sweet, rich and guilt-free.

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Pecan Butter Tarts

A classic Canadian dessert that are actually quite easy to make. They are sweet, gooey and the perfect treat to end a nice meal.

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Butter Tart Bundt Cake

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Butter Tart filling is swirled into this delicious butter tart cake, then it's smothered in a creamy brown butter maple glaze. A delicious butter tart in the form of a cake!

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Saskatoon Berry Pie Filling and Sauce

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This Saskatoon berry pie filling and sauce is cooked ahead, on the stove top, allowing time for the berries to soften and the flavors to merge, giving your pie a richer, thicker and tastier filling! The hint of almond also lends a delicious depth of flavorthat's unlike any other Saskatoon berry pie out there! It also makes a great sauce for topping cheesecake, yogurt, ice cream or filling pierogies!

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Saskatoon berry dessert shooters

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This mini dessert is deceptively simple, layered in a shot glass, has Saskatoon berries, poached in coffee and kahlua, combined with marscarpone and white chocolate pudding, lady fingers and maple whipped cream. Although it looks elegant, it's the ultimate easy, quick and fancy tasting dessert shooter. Because sometimes you just want a little dessert.

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No Bake Rhubarb Cheesecake

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This quintessential Canadian no bake light rhubarb cheesecake is not only red & white and low-fat, it boasts a dark chocolate Oreo cookie crust, coupled with a rich, creamy white chocolate and red rhubarb strawberry marble filling Fennel gives it a unique and subtle hint of licorice. And all of this in 30 minutes and without even turning on your oven.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake

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Fresh rhubarb and strawberries in a dense, sweet cake. The ultimate early summer dessert. Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake uses sour cream to give the cake a dense and rich texture.

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Nanaimo Bars

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A traditional Canadian dessert, Nanaimo Bars are commonly served on various sweet trays and dessert platters over the holidays. With three layers of varying chocolate, coconut, and vanilla flavor these dessert bars are sure to be a hit.

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Canadian Butter Tarts

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A recipe for the perfect Canadian butter tart recipe with a crisp-but-flaky pastry shell, a slightly runny filling, with a rich caramel flavour.

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Maple Custard With Strawberry Compote

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This healthy dessert combines creamy maple custard with a delicious strawberry compote. Perfect for summer and made with real ingredients that you can feel good about!

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Canadian Fried Dough Pastry

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This Canadian Fried Dough Pastry recipe or also know as Elephant Ears is so yummy! The dough is really easy to make and is slightly sweet, thanks to the added vanilla and cinnamon.

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Saskatoon Berry Galette with Lemon and Thyme

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A buttery, delicate, whole wheat crust envelops tiny, juicy and sweet Saskatoon berries flavoured with lemon and thyme to add some freshness to the mix.

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Prairie Berry and Sour Cherry Rye Pie

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Girl Guide Cookie Bars

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Soft and chewy cookie bars studded with your favorite chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies!

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Saskatoon Cherry Galette

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Sweet saskatoons and fresh cherries are combined with fresh basil and lemon zest in this deliciously lazy shortcut on pie!

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Nanaimo Truffles

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Truffles are a fun upgrade on the Classic Canadian Nanaimo Bars. They’ve got all the same flavour in a nice neat little package…no messy bars here!

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Ultimate Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake

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This family recipe for blackberry pie has been enjoyed by friends and family for generations. We enjoy it throughout the year, but it is on general rotation come blackberry picking season.

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Gluten Free Maple Butter Tarts

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These decadent Gluten Free Maple Butter Tarts, with their crisp, buttery shell and gooey centers, are a true Canadian treasure.

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Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

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These melt-in-your-mouth cookies combine the rich taste of buttery shortbread and iconic bold taste of maple syrup. They are crispy and tender with a delicious sweet-smokey finish.

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Gooey Maple Butter Tart Bars

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These gooey bars deliver all the deliciousness of a classic butter tart, but with a fraction of the effort.

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Date Squares

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Whether you refer to them as Matrimonial Cake, Date Crumbles or Carré aux dattes, one thing is for sure, you will love them!

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Classic Quebec Sugar Pie

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Quebec sugar pie is a traditional French Canadian dessert with a smooth, rich, creamy filling. This version is made with both brown sugar and maple syrup.

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