Reward all of your strawberry picking efforts with 15 fresh strawberry recipes that make the most of this juicy jeweled fruit!
Picking strawberries is a super trendy, Instagram worthy activity these days, but when I was growing up, strawberry picking day meant being dragged out of bed at the crack of dawn on the first day of summer vacation (ok, it was probably like 9 AM, but STILL), picking strawberries (BUCKETS of them) in the 80 degree heat, and then spending the remainder of the day washing, hulling, smashing, and freezing our haul.
We didn’t wear cute strawberry dresses or snap photos of us frolicking in the strawberry fields. It was hard, dirty work.
But there was always a reward waiting for us at the end of our
child labor family fun time.
Mom would make a fresh batch of cottage pudding (the better version of shortcake), and we’d eat it warm for dinner, smothered in fresh sugared strawberries, and topped with milk or a scoop of ice cream. It was good enough to make us forget all about the heat, the prickly leafed plants, and our pink stained fingers. Because, oh, a fresh strawberry dessert is worth the work.
Today, I’m sharing 15 of the best fresh strawberry recipes around, so whether you’re picking up a few pints from the grocery store or spending a day picking and preserving your harvest, you’ll have plenty of delicious ways to use them up.
This gorgeous Bumbleberry Pie gets its sweet tart flavor from four kinds of berries plus a hint of rhubarb. Decorated with simple pie crust stars, this is the perfect dessert for summer holidays!
A moist sour cream white cake filled with fresh strawberries and topped with a quick lemon glaze
These fluffy Strawberry Banana Muffins take just 15 minutes to prepare and are bedazzled with large pieces of fresh, diced strawberries.
Strawberry Poke Cake happens to be one of my new favorite cakes and definitely my new favorite version of strawberries and cream! This is the cake you are going to want to serve from Valentine’s Day all throughout the summer! It starts with cake mix, and is best if it’s made ahead of time! This is a winner!
Strawberry Tartlets are the perfect spring and summer dessert! These little strawberry tarts have a shortbread crust, are filled with a sweet creamy filling, and topped with fresh juicy strawberries. They’re perfect for serving at a dinner party!
Easy Strawberry Cake combines fresh strawberries with a boxed cake mix for a cake that’s a cinch to throw together but tastes completely homemade! Pair strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting for the ultimate summer dessert!
A super simple summer dessert made with strawberry daiquiri mix!
There’s no doubt you’ll fall head over heals for this decadent, make ahead Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream Tart that takes just minutes to prepare.
Virgin Strawberry Sangria with Whipped Cream | Little Dairy On the Prairie
The whole family will enjoy sipping on make ahead Virgin Strawberry Sangria’s all summer long! Adding whipped cream to the top takes the fruitiness to a whole new level of decadence!
For a sweet, cool, and refreshing summer party dessert, whip up this Strawberry Topped Tres Leches Cake. Cake never tasted so good!
This Strawberry Rhubarb Fool is a classic no bake dessert that’s light, airy, and perfect for summer gatherings
Strawberry Wet Cake – A super moist strawberry cake filled with real strawberries and strawberry jello and topped with a wonderful cream cheese icing and more strawberries!! It’s perfect for a crowd
These buttery Strawberry Sugar Cookies have crisp edges, soft centers and – best of all! – a burst of fresh, sweet strawberry flavor.
Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothies will surely remind you of a luscious slice of strawberry cheesecake in a thick, decadent smoothie! Serve it for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. It’s a little slice of summer all bottled up in a jar!
Soft and tender Glazed Strawberry Muffins are the perfect sweet treat to share on Valentine’s Day