15 Best Strawberry Recipes

Who doesn’t love strawberries? Here are the best strawberry recipes for enjoying those sweet ripe berries, from strawberry salad dressing to pie!

Strawberry recipes

Who doesn’t love strawberries, right? These ruby red burst of sweet flavor are everyone’s favorite berry. There are all sorts of great sweet recipes, from strawberry shortcake to strawberry pie. But these versatile berries work with savory ingredients as too! Try our refreshing strawberry salad with double the strawberries: they’re both sliced and blended into a strawberry salad dressing. And of course try them in smoothies and margaritas… We’re getting hungry just talking about it, so let’s get to the list!

And now, our top strawberry recipes!

Buy ripe, in season strawberries!

If you live in the US, you can buy strawberries at the grocery store any time of the year. But out of season, most grocery store strawberries are devoid of flavor: tart and mealy! Now, we’re not here to shame you for buying out of season berries. Just know that when strawberries are in season, they are exponentially tastier than buying out of season berries flown across the country!

In season, ripe strawberries, are intensely sweet. You might be able to find local berries from a farmers market. My first time biting into a local strawberry here in Indiana was transcendental. It was a bite of the purest pure strawberry flavor I had ever tasted. THIS is what a strawberry is supposed to taste like, I realized! These strawberry recipes taste great with any strawberries. But if you use sweet, ripe local strawberries, they will taste extraordinary.

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Strawberry rhubarb crisp

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This strawberry rhubarb crisp is sweet tart and nostalgic, sweetened with maple syrup with a crumbly topping of pure oats.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb (10 ounces)
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries (1 pound)
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup or sugar, divided*
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup oat flour (oats ground finely in a food processor or high speed blender) or almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
  • Add-in ideas: 1 teaspoon orange or lemon zest or 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger root in the filling adds complexity; 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom in the crumble would also be nice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make the filling: Chop the rhubarb into small pieces (about 1/2 inch wide). Slice the strawberries, cutting any large strawberry slices in half. In a medium bowl, mix the strawberries and rhubarb with 6 tablespoons maple syrup, the cornstarch and the vanilla.
  3. Make the topping: If necessary, process your oats into oat flour in a food processor or high speed blender (should take only a minute or so!). In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, oat flour, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and then use your hands to mix it into the oats until fully distributed and a crumbly dough forms. (If using coconut oil, it can be room temperature; use the same method to add it.) Stir in the remaining 6 tablespoons of maple syrup.
  4. Pour the filling into a round 9-inch pie pan (or 9 x 9 inch pan). Pour the crumble on top and smooth it into an even layer with your fingers.
  5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top is evenly lightly browned and the filling is bubbly. Cool for a few minutes, then serve warm. You can leave out your strawberry rhubarb crisp on the counter for up to 1 day (covered, at night) so the crisp topping can stay crisp. After 1 day, refrigerate any leftovers.

Notes

*Sugar will get you a crispier crisp topping; maple syrup will make it cakier and softer. The crispiest crisp topping is achieved using sugar, butter, and almond flour.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Strawberry Recipes

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Last updated: April 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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