Strawberry Desserts

We're bringing you the best ways to enjoy this delicate calling card of spring.

Gorgeous Strawberry Sweets

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Gorgeous Strawberry Sweets

Nothing says springtime like the season's luscious berries. Let dazzling strawberries take the stage and we promise they won't disappoint.

Our first recipe is as beautiful as it is delicious. Nestled in a creamy filling and crumbly graham cracker crust, strawberries shine in this delectable tart.

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Strawberry Granita Dessert Recipe

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Strawberry Granita

This recipe packs beautiful flavor and panache. If you'd like to spruce it up, top with chopped or halved fresh strawberries and grated lemon zest.

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Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Recipe

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Strawberry Shortcake

Due to its lower fat content, this shortcake can overcook and crumble quickly, so watch it carefully in the oven—don't allow it to brown.

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Spring Strawberry Pie Dessert Recipe

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Spring Strawberry Pie

This timeless graham-cracker-crusted treat is made more sophisticated with a splash of balsamic vinegar and a hazelnut streusel topping.

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Lemon Cloud with Strawberry-Mint Compote Dessert Recipe

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Lemon Cloud with Strawberry-Mint Compote

Here's a case where you want your soufflés to fall. As they do, the lemon flavor intensifies, and the texture becomes almost cakelike.

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Strawberries in Meyer Lemon Syrup Dessert Recipe

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Strawberries in Meyer Lemon Syrup

Meyer lemons, available through May, have sweeter, more aromatic juice than regular lemons. To ensure the dessert doesn't get too tart if substituting regular lemon juice, begin with 2 tablespoons juice, and taste; add more juice if desired. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

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Lavender-Scented Strawberries with Honey Cream Dessert Recipe

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Lavender-Scented Strawberries with Honey Cream

Showcase the season's first berries in this rich, not-too-sweet dessert. Be sure to use Greek yogurt, which has been strained and is thus very thick and creamy.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream Dessert Recipes

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream

Make a nonalcoholic version of this grown-up ice cream by substituting cranberry juice cocktail for the wine.

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Strawberry Layer Cake Dessert Recipe

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Strawberry Layer Cake

For a dessert that looks as good as it tastes, this Strawberry Layer Cake is an elegant treat for any occasion. Tip: you can use fresh orange juice instead of Grand Marnier in the cream cheese frosting.

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Strawberry Parfaits Dessert Recipe

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Strawberry Parfaits

Layer fresh berries with a creamy ricotta mixture for a crowd-pleasing no-bake treat.

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Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes Dessert Recipes

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Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes pairs citrus-spiked strawberries with tender buttermilk shortcakes. You won't be able to get enough of this delicious early spring dessert.

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Strawberry-Topped Pavlovas with Honey-Balsamic Sauce Dessert Recipes

Strawberry-Topped Pavlovas with Honey-Balsamic Sauce

The components of this dessert can be prepared in stages and assembled shortly before serving. Store meringues in an airtight container at room temperature up to one week; refrigerate strawberries and sauce for up to two days. Garnish with mint.

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Strawberry Parfait with Fresh Normandy Cream Dessert Recipes

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Strawberry Parfait with Fresh Normandy Cream

This dessert is simple to make and has the most amazing combination of flavors and textures. It combines sweet and tart, creamy and peppery flavors. Try to purchase locally grown strawberries that have ripened on the plant.

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Strawberries Romanoff Dessert Recipes

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Strawberries Romanoff

Marinating fruit in liquid is also called macerating. Orange-flavored liqueur complements fresh berries in this classic dessert. Macerate for only the length of time specified so the strawberries retain their texture.

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Strawberry-Chocolate Meringue Torte Dessert Recipes

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Strawberry-Chocolate Meringue Torte

If you can look at this delicious chocolate dessert without drooling, then you must be dreaming. With just one bite, you'll agree that this tastes even better than it looks.

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Ricotta-Strawberry Napoleons Dessert Recipes

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Ricotta-Strawberry Napoleons

Crisp sheets of sugared phyllo, creamy ricotta and honey, and showstopping strawberries combine to create a delightful dessert that everyone will be sure to love. Seconds, please!

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Simple Strawberry Mousse Dessert Recipes

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Simple Strawberry Mousse

This light and airy dessert will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed. It is the perfect way to showcase the season's delicious strawberries. 

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No-Bake Fresh Strawberry Pie Dessert Recipes

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No-Bake Fresh Strawberry Pie

Glorious spring berries are the focus here—tons of them, piled atop a layer of creamy filling. You can leave small berries whole.

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Strawberry-Lemon Shortcakes Dessert Recipes

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Strawberry-Lemon Shortcakes

Tender biscuits get a little lift from sweet, floral lemon rind. For slightly taller shortcakes with soft sides, pack biscuits into a round cake pan; for separate shortcakes with crisp edges, arrange onto a baking sheet with space between.

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Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet Dessert Recipes

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Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

This five-ingredient recipe is one of those refreshingly light desserts that can be so satisfying.

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