Strawberries often find themselves as a main ingredient in desserts. From tortes and trifles to frosting and fluff, you'll find a few recipes here that will make you appreciate the full flavor of strawberries even more.See Popular Strawberry Desserts Recipes
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We never met a strawberry we didn't like. Especially at this time of year, when the beautiful summer berries are either in season or on their way, nothing seems to make as much sense for dessert as strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie (go on, make a pie with strawberry and rhubarb, too, for a classic June dessert), or just-plain strawberry with cream. Maybe with a little sugar.
Maybe it's because their ruby-red color evokes the emotion of love, and they have a delicate heartlike shape, or maybe it's their intoxicatingly sweet flavor--whatever the reason, strawberries and Valentine's Day are inexorably linked. Lucky for us! There are so many things to do with these amazing berries, some of them easy, some a little more advanced.
Strawberries and apples. Two great fruits to bridge the gap between summer and fall. That's what we thought when we first spotted this Patchwork Strawberry & Apple Pie on a blog from Brazil called Technicolor Kitchen.
This recipe for Lovelova, a Persian twist on the traditional Pavlova, comes courtesy of Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake in San Francisco.
Almond paste, a mix of equal parts ground almonds and sugar, adds nice nutty flavor to this homemade cake.
Fun fruit dips turn plain strawberries into a great appetizer.
The next time you entertain, serve these easy individual cakes coated in a honey and lime juice mixture and topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
Partner peaches and raspberries for a tasty twist in classic melt-in-your-mouth shortcake.
Shortcakes are the sweet sister to biscuits, and they make an awesome dessert when topped and filled with strawberries and whipped cream.
For a kid-friendly,nonalcoholic version of this dessert, use white grape juice instead of wine and reduce the sugar to 2 tablespoons. Don't forget the mint sprigs garnish.
Lusciously light cream, richly scented with orange-flavored Grand Marnier, adorns ruby-red strawberries creating a dessert so simple, yet so luxurious.
For a show-stopping strawberry shortcake, serve this one featuring layers of puff pastry, sweetened strawberries and lots of whipped cream .
Sweetened strawberries top buttery shortcakes. Mix it up by tossing together a fresh topping of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
Ed Jiloca was working as a line cook when his boss, Cathal Armstrong (an F&W Best New Chef 2006), promoted him to pastry chef at Restaurant Eve in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Jiloca taught himself by scouring cookbooks and websites. As these luscious cream puffs prove, he's become a master. But in his cool, calm pastry kitchen, he sometimes feels nostalgic for his life on the line: "I miss the heat!"
Brownie enthusiasts will adore this chocolate cake's rich texture, while strawberry fans will cheer for the buttery icing.