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5 Recipes to Make With Fresh Strawberries

Summertime Strawberry Pie

When I walk to my local farmer's market and see rows and rows of fresh strawberries, my eyes light up. There's nothing better than biting into a fresh summer strawberry. Well, maybe there is... Biting into one of these 5 recipes with strawberries being the star ingredient!

"These are a delicious treat for breakfast or company," thinks Lisa Foote (Castle Pines, CO) of her Strawberry Scones With Orange Drizzle. "These are light and delicate."

Get out the teapot or coffee maker... You'll want a bit of coffee or tea to go along with these delicious little scones. Super simple to make, they melt in your mouth. The outside has a nice crunch, while the inside is soft and airy. We loved the bits of strawberry throughout. And that orange drizzle is a must! It adds the perfect touch of sweetness.

Rachel Weyerman's (Cloverdale, MI) Summertime Strawberry Pie is an impressive and easy dessert for summer cookouts.

"It's a cold pie, not baked," explains Rachel. The only thing that needs to be baked is the pre-made crust so this will be great on a hot summer day when you don't want to turn on the stove for too long. Ginger ale adds a great kick to complement the sweet strawberries. A dollop of whipped cream finishes this pie wonderfully.

Another easy no-bake dessert is Catherine Thompson Floyd's (Burlington, MI) Strawberry Shortcake Red, White & Blue Bites. "Just a bite of deliciousness," says Catherine. "Strawberry, cake, whipped cream, and a blueberry topping to pop into your mouth and enjoy!"

These sweet little bites made my taste buds so happy. They're a fun Fourth of July dessert, but they'll be adorable at any summer party. The cake and strawberry combine to make a great filling.

"This dessert is my family's all-time favorite and super easy to make," shares Melissa Turner (East Moline, IL). "Trust me if you make this Banana Split Brownie Cake once whoever eats it will beg you to make it all the time."

Ok, strawberries and bananas... that's two servings of fruit - right? This is a quick & easy dessert. It will satisfy both the fruit and chocolate lover!

I love making a trifle and think they're underrated. Brenda Nance (Lexington, NC) loves one too and shared her tasty Strawberry and Chocolate Brownie Trifle with us. "This is a simple but elegant dessert to take to a party or make for the family," reveals Brenda. "People will think you spent a lot more time making it than you did."

The cream layer makes this an exceptional dessert. Mascarpone is decadent and adding balsamic takes it to the next level. I love the chocolate, strawberry, and balsamic flavor combination in this easy dessert. You could even buy pre-made brownies simplifying the recipe even more.

Pick up a quart of strawberries this week and try one of these yummy recipes. If you have a favorite strawberry recipe, share a link to it below. Happy Pinching!

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Martha Mercado - Jun 8, 2019
Hit the print button. The recipe pops up.
Mary Van Arsdel - Jun 5, 2019
The summertime strawberry pie link is in the 4th paragraph. I make a pie similar and this sounds delicious
alice mcg - Jun 5, 2019
ya what she said
Bobbie Cadwalader - Jun 5, 2019
So, how do you get to the recipes? Nothing you touch brings you to them. Maybe you need to fix this.
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