The best meal of the day (dessert, duh) just got a little tangier.

Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but dessert is by far our favourite. And in the summer? Sweet, tart, tangy citrus is our go-to ingredient—think juicy oranges, zesty lemons and limes that pack a bite. Test out one of these five summertime-approved recipes to embrace the taste of sunshine.

Key Lime Pie

It’s no secret that Joe Fortes is known for its seafood, but their Key Lime Pie might be their best-kept secret. Try it at their flagship Vancouver location or make it yourself here.Lemon5 

Mini Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Cream

Julie van Rosendaal‘s most requested recipe, these bite sized tiny meringue nests are a perfect fresh fruit summer medley. Recipe here.Lemon4 

Lemon Cream Tart (Made with Real Lemon Cream)

Edmonton’s Duchess Bake Shop makes its delicious lemon cream tarts by the batches. Try your hand at the classic hereLemon3 

Ricotta Fritters

Served warm, these Bobbie Burgers decadent treats are perfect with confectioner’s sugar, lemon zest and a big dollop of whipped cream. Recipe here.Lemon2 

Lemon Lollipops

Take a trip down memory road with these handmade lemon lollies (don’t call them suckers)—they’re easier to make than you’d think! Recipe here.Lemon1