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Matt Taylor-Gross

If you’re looking to spruce up your pastry game, or just infuse a little more spring into your baking routine, look no further. The fresh produce of spring brings great ingredients for all kinds of baking adventures. Strawberries are one of our favorite springtime fruits, and they’re great to bake too. Just throw them in a strawberry shortcake or any cheesecake to make a spring-ready, perfectly fruity dessert. Rhubarb is a great vegetable for making any baked good feel more like spring. It pairs great with strawberries in a strawberry rhubarb hand pie , or it can stand alone in some tart rhubarb muffins with almond streusel. If you’re really desperate for some spring baking, go floral with a Persian herb-stuffed frittata with walnuts and rose petals. Sweet or savory, just make sure it has all the spring it can handle. Here are our best spring baking recipes.


Niçoise Salad Quiche

A nod to the composed salad of southern France, this elegant quiche combines green beans, olives, potatoes, tuna, and buttery, just-wilted lettuce. Get the recipe for Ni¸oise Salad Quiche »

Lemon Custard Tart

Use leftover dough from the butter crust of this creamy lemon custard pastry to make decorative cookies to adorn the outside.

Wine-Poached Rhubarb and Poppy Seed Crisp

Rhubarb takes the spotlight in this bright, rose-colored crisp, sweetened with strawberries and topped with a crunchy poppy seed crumble topping, from Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga of Brooklyn’s Ovenly. Get the recipe for Wine-Poached Rhubarb and Poppy Seed Crisp »

Rhubarb Muffins

Sour cream and lemon zest support tart rhubarb in these muffins while vanilla seeds and brown sugar mellow its edge. A crunchy almond streusel plays off the crisp stalks and adds a nutty contrast. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Muffins »

Swiss Onion Tart

This tart, which comes from baker Nick Malgieri, uses a salty, smoky ham known as speck, a traditional ingredient in this tart; bacon is a good substitute. Get the recipe for Swiss Onion Tart »

Peppered Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This gooey, peppery pound cake topped with caramelized pineapple has a hint of the tropics. Get the recipe for Peppered Pineapple Upside-Down Cake »

Rhubarb Pie

A specialty in Iowa, this sweet-tart pie is best topped with a dollop of ice cream. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Pie »