Game-Changing Strawberry Dessert Recipes

From strawberry shortcakes and parfaits to strawberry-rhubarb pies and dessert pizzas, these strawberry dessert recipes are THE way to celebrate summer, sweet summer.

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    Kiwi-Strawberry Rooibos Ice Pops

    Cool off on a hot day with these rooibos tea pops. The brewed base imparts plenty of flavor but is light enough in hue to allow the fruit slices to shine through.

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    Strawberry-Banana Doughnuts

    Bananas and strawberries make these baked donuts naturally sweet enough that they require only a bit of honey. That means each treat has half as much sugar as its bakery counterpart!

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    Strawberry Hand Pies

    Say “so long!” to the slice wars. These single-serving pies guarantee that everyone gets his or her fair share of the sweet selection. If you have any extra strawberry filling, try it stirred into oatmeal the following morning.

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    Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Minis

    With a salted pretzel crust and a citrus and strawberry filling, these creamy single-serving cheesecakes hit all the same flavor notes you know and love from your go-to Mexican restaurant beverage.

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    Strawberry, Mango & Rose Pavlova

    Edible rose petals, plus macerated (AKA sugar-marinated) berries and mangoes, adorn this dainty dessert. Don't be intimidated by the pavlova, just follow our two secrets for success: Start with room temperature egg whites, and leave the oven door firmly in place while the meringue cooks and cools.

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    Mini Berry Pizzas

    Fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries take center stage on the blank canvas of a cream cheese-frosted sugar cookie. Try this semi-homemade dessert for any potluck or patriotic party.

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    Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt

    A swirl of fresh strawberries brightens up this low-calorie frozen yogurt recipe. Clean eating fans will fall for this dessert's short ingredient list!

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    Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits

    A clear Mason jar allows the pretty stripes to steal the show in this lovely layered dessert. Mix up your shortcakes with our lemon-poppy seed variation. It will change the way you think about biscuits!

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    Best Strawberry Shortcake

    The best part about shortcake? The strawberry filling, of course. Made with fresh-from-the-garden berries and a spoonful (or two) of sugar, it's no wonder this dessert hits the sweet spot. 

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    Best-Ever Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

    No strawberry dessert list is complete without the quintessential strawberry rhubarb pie! This best-ever version with a buttery crust is a favorite from our Red Plaid Cookbook.

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    Strawberry S'mores Cobbler

    Take s'mores beyond basic status with a fruity campfire cobbler. This grillable version tosses citrus-strawberry filling into the heat and finishes with toasted marshmallows.

     

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    Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

    Serve a crowd at your next bake sale or potluck with this big-batch dessert recipe. Who can resist a shortbread-crusted mini cheesecake topped with strawberries and drizzled with honey?

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    Strawberry Shortcake Scones

    Pinkies up! This tea-time treat is flaky, fruity, and fit for a queen. You can thank ricotta cheese for the scone recipe's extra-tender texture. 

     

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    Strawberry Truffle Pie

    Chocolate-covered strawberries, you've met your match with this cool chocolate custard pie. It's crowned with strawberries, then brushed with red currant jelly for a showy shiny finish.

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    Gooey Butter Bars

    Butter makes in appearance in both the sugar cookie-like crust and the gooey batter. Still, that ingredient can't steal the spotlight from the fresh ginger-berry topping.

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    Dark Chocolate Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

    Introducing the most indulgent strawberry dessert you've ever had: endless layers of fudgy, dark chocolate cake smeared in strawberry-vanilla bean cream. Fork, please!

     

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    Rosemary-Strawberry Shortcake Pizza

    Grill or bake this unique take on traditional shortcake. The easy pizza dough gets a flavor boost from fresh rosemary or thyme—whichever you have on hand. Serve with strawberries and whipped cream in tumblers for an elegant and oh-so-easy summer dessert.

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    Strawberry Parfaits

    Gelatin is the secret ingredient in the custard base of these fruity parfaits. It lends a creamy texture that’s reminiscent of a decadent custard.

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    Classic Shortcakes

    All-purpose and cake flour team up to make these shortcakes light and fluffy. Be sure to freeze the butter and shortening before mixing them with the dry ingredients for the best results.

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    Mojito Berries

    For a supremely satisfying no-bake dessert, dip strawberries in honey and lime juice, then roll in sugar and fresh mint. Consider this recipe an edible mocktail version of a Cuban mojito!

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    Six-Layer Strawberry Cake

    Keep the strawberries coming with this sweet and moist six-layer cake. Add 2 tablespoons of strawberry liqueur for additional fruit flavor, and sprinkle on coconut flakes and white chocolate curls for extra eye appeal.

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    Wonton Dessert Stacks

    Wonton wrappers don't have to be relegated to Asian appetizers forever. Use baked wontons as crispy stackers in this simple strawberry-kiwi dessert. Low-fat lemon yogurt adds refreshing lightness for a creative treat you can feel good about serving.

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    Berries and Cookies Cake Topper

    Turn a plain frosted cake into an instant showstopper with alternating layers of fresh sliced strawberries and chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling. Impressing your guests has never been easier—or tastier.

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    Fresh Strawberry Fool

    Looking for a simple treat that’s done in a flash? Pick lemon or vanilla yogurt and pair with fresh strawberries and crumbly shortbread cookies.

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    Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cakes

    Upside-down cupcakes are smothered in luscious ganache and topped off with a fresh strawberry.

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    Strawberry Shortcake on a Stick

    For a grab-and-go dessert inspired by a classic, turn to these showy kabobs. The mini biscuits are just the right size to sandwich between fresh berries and whipped topping.

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    10 Surprising Things to Do with Strawberries

    This berry is so popular that a 1980s doll was named after it (that'd be Strawberry Shortcake, for those of you scratching your head). But this plump, juicy bite is good for more than shortcakes and spinach salads. Consider these recipes our serenade to the strawberry.
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