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09/03/2016 04:32 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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.

1. Late Summer Plum Cake

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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

2. Summer Corn Soup with Fresh Herbs

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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

3. Peaches, Burrata & Prosciutto with White Balsamic Vinagrette

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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

4. Zucchini Fritters with Feta & Dill

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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

5. Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

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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

6. Southern Peach Cobbler

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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

7. Lemon Berry Parfaits

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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

8. Minted Cucumber Salad

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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

9. Maryland-Style Crab Cakes

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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

10. Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

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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