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30 Recipes to Make with Fresh Strawberries

Pick a pint of fresh strawberries to make these favorite strawberry cakes, pies, trifles, salads, main dishes, and more.

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Strawberries & Cream Torte

This festive strawberry summer treat is one of my mom’s favorites. It wows guests every time yet is simple to make. —Cathy Branciaroli, Wilmington, Delaware

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Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

My family really enjoys this refreshing salad. If strawberries aren’t available, you can substitute mandarin oranges and dried cranberries. —Irene Keller, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Tri-Berry Jam

My mother-in-law and I dreamed up this jam after we’d been picking blueberries one day. She wondered if blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries would taste good together. So she made a test batch—and we quickly learned that they definitely did! Then I came up with my own version of the jam. I preserve everything from our garden! —Karen Maerkle, Baltic, Connecticut

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Strawberry Shortcake

I grew up helping my mom make soup and pies in our farmhouse kitchen. This sunny strawberry shortcake brings back memories of family summers on the farm. —Janet Becker, Anacortes, Washington

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Strawberry Cake

Garnish the top with strawberries to hint at the fresh-tasting flavor of this pretty pink cake before you cut it—or let it be a surprise! —Pam Anderson, Billings, Montana

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Strawberry Angel Trifle

I always get compliments when I bring this attractive and tasty trifle out of the refrigerator. Not only does it serve a big group nicely, I can make it ahead of time, too. —Lucille Belsham, Fort Fraser, British Columbia

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Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart

It’s well worth the effort to prepare this spectacular tart, which is best made and served the same day. A friend gave me the recipe, and it always receives rave reviews at gatherings. —Susan Terzakis, Andover, Massachusetts

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Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Strawberry Sauce

Pork tenderloin paired with strawberries is a heavenly match, made even more special with a tangy feta garnish. Serve with roasted spring vegetables. —Katie Wollgast, Florissant, Missouri

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Strawberry Poke Cake

That classic spring treat—strawberry shortcake—takes on a wonderful new twist with this recipe. Strawberry gelatin and strawberries liven up each pretty slice of this lovely layered cake that’s made from a convenient boxed mix. —Mary Jo Griggs, West Bend, Wisconsin

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Summer Strawberry Soup

You’ll be amazed that just five ingredients can create something so spectacular! This fruity chilled soup is certain to become a new summertime favorite. —Verna Bollin, Powell, Tennessee

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Blue Cheese-Stuffed Strawberries

I was enjoying a salad with strawberries and blue cheese when the idea hit me to stuff the strawberries and serve them as an appetizer. It worked out great, and the flavors blend so nicely. —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan

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Sensational Slush

Colorful and refreshing, this sweet-tart slush has become a family favorite. I freeze the mix in 2- and 4-cup containers so it can be served in small portions for individuals or the whole family. I also freeze crushed strawberries to make preparation simpler. —Connie Friesen, Altona, Manitoba

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Citrus Berry Shortcake

Here’s a quick and easy classic with a soft shortcake layer. Sometimes, I’ll sprinkle blueberries over the top for an especially colorful finish. —Meryl Herr, Springfield, Illinois

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Four-Berry Spread

For a big berry taste, you can’t beat this tasty spread. With a flavorful foursome of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, this lovely jam brightens any breakfast. —Marie St. Thomas, Sterling, Massachusetts

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Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Scones

If you are like me, you won’t be able to eat just one of these warm scones rich with cream and packed with berry goodness. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

Cheesecake lovers will savor every bite of this light and pretty pie, even if they don’t have to watch their diets. Our whole family enjoys it. —Kim Van Rheenen, Mendota, Illinois

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Citrus Steak Salad

Your family will think you spent hours on this beautiful main dish salad with its from-scratch dressing, but it’s an absolute cinch! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Fresh Strawberries & Amaretto Cream Pie

Strawberry pie is even more luscious when you cover it with a generous layer of amaretto cream. Keep the recipe in mind whenever you have a bounty of fresh berries. —Charis O’Connell, Mohnton, Pennsylvania

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Strawberrry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops

We planted strawberries a few years ago and my very favorite treat to make with them are these tangy-sweet frozen yogurt pops! The options are endless: Try using other yogurt flavors like lemon, raspberry, or blueberry. You may also substitute the rosemary with your favorite herb or simply omit it all together. —Carmell Childs, Ferron, Utah

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Chicken with Berry Wine Sauce

We like to use Little Red Dress brand merlot in this chicken recipe to bring out the flavor of the berries. —Elizabeth Wright, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Honey-Lime Berry Salad

I picked up this dish a couple of years ago, and really like the mint and fruit combo. Cilantro is one of my summer favorites so sometimes I use it instead. Turns out, this recipe’s really two in one! —Kayla Spence, Wilber, Nebraska

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Seared Salmon with Strawberry Basil Relish

Salmon and basil take a sweet new approach when topped off with a relish of strawberries, honey, and pepper. —Stacy Mullens, Gresham, Oregon

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Creamy Lime Pie with Fresh Berries

I combined the tangy taste of lime and cilantro with cream cheese for this unusual berry pie that showcases seasonal fruit. The ginger cookies add zip to the crust. —Anneliese Barz, Fort Mill, South Carolina

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Strawberry-Chicken Pasta Salad

When I figured out how to re-create this restaurant dish at home, my family was so excited. For a different spin, use raspberries or peaches instead of strawberries. —Jane Ozment, Purcell, Oklahoma

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Strawberry-Basil Vinegar

The mild, fruity flavor of this strawberry vinaigrette complements any tossed salad. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

If you are serious about getting your fruit servings in, this is a fun way to do it. The bright red fruit salsa is addictive. It is best eaten the day it is made. —Nancy Leavitt, Logandale, Nevada

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Strawberry-Thyme Jam

I created this recipe using two ingredients that I love: strawberry and thyme. This recipe is ideal slathered on homemade farm biscuits. —Sharon Demers, Dolores, Colorado

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Rosy Applesauce

I always end up with lots of rhubarb each summer, but many of the recipes use a lot of sugar. This one lets the fruit sweeten up the rhubarb instead. I refrigerate the sauce overnight to help the flavors blend. —Amy Nelson, Weston, Wisconsin

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Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

You can have your cake and eat it guilt-free with these taste-tempting treats. The petite graham cracker “crust,” chopped fresh berries and cream cheese frosting offer all the goodness of cheesecake in manageable portions. —Jill Drury, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Slow-Cooker Rhubarb Strawberry Sauce

We recently started growing our own rhubarb, and we live in a part of Oregon where strawberries are plentiful. I created this to drizzle over ice cream and filled a crisp with the rest. —Kim Banick, Salem, Oregon

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