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.
Strawberry Cheesecake Pops
Perfect for kids and adults, we love this frosty twist on a classic treat—strawberry cheesecake on a stick, complete with a dip in graham cracker crumbs.
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!
Strawberry Tart with Quinoa-Almond Crust
Chef Khalil Hymore introduced us to the idea of a crunchy quinoa crust with a savory tart he developed for us; we take the notion to a sweet place here. The tart holds well overnight, so make it the day before, and serve chilled right from the refrigerator.
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.
Fresh Strawberry Shortcakes with Yogurt Cream
Strawberry Rhubarb Trifle
The combination of tart strawberries and rhubarb balance out the sweetness from the custard and create one wow-worthy presentation that will impress your guests.
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.
This five-ingredient recipe is one of those refreshingly light desserts that can be so satisfying.
Strawberry-Almond Cake Roll
Deep-Dish Strawberry Ice Dream Pie
The filling for our killer pie is somewhere between ice cream and mousse—a creamy concoction that's ridiculously easy to make.
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.
Pound Cake with Strawberry Glaze
Look for whole-wheat pastry flour in the baking aisle at major supermarkets. Garnish with additional strawberries and fresh mint leaves.
Balsamic Strawberries over Angel Food Cake
The fruit topping in this recipe can also be served over low-fat pound cake, frozen yogurt, or even by itself.
Strawberry-Balsamic Ice Pops
Our take on the King of Pops' Strawberry Balsamic popsicle, this ice pop is a summertime treat all ages can savor. Balsamic vinegar offers a delightful contrast to the strawberry's sweetness.
Layered Strawberry-Coconut Panna Cotta
This sweet, creamy treat is a festive, elegant showcase for everyone's favorite spring fruit: ripe, juicy strawberries, served up two ways — sliced and macerated and cooked into a ruby-red jelly.
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.
Strawberry Shortcake<br />
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.
Spring Strawberry Pie
This timeless graham-cracker-crusted treat is made more sophisticated with a splash of balsamic vinegar and a hazelnut streusel topping.
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.
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.
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.
Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream
Make a nonalcoholic version of this grown-up ice cream by substituting cranberry juice cocktail for the wine.
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.
Strawberry Parfaits<br />
Layer fresh berries with a creamy ricotta mixture for a crowd-pleasing no-bake treat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.