Top 12 Fresh and Delicious Strawberry Recipes

 Strawberries are not only juicy and delicious; they're nutritious! Strawberries are particularly high in antioxidants and vitamin C and are a good source of manganese. 

Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside. The botanic name, Fragaria, means fragrance, a perfect description of their sweet scent. 

While strawberries are available year-round, the most flavorful and juicy ones will be found from April to July. Berries are picked with the cap and part of the stem left on when they are fully ripe. They aren't washed until just before they're eaten. 

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    Deconstructed Strawberry Shortcakes

    strawberry shortcake deconstructed with strawberry coulis and vanilla biscuits

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    These shortcakes are assembled with sweet vanilla biscuits, fresh sliced strawberries, and strawberry coulis, and whipped cream.

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    Easy Strawberry Shortcut Cake

    Strawberry Shortcut Cake Recipe
    Cake Mix Strawberry Shortcut Cake Recipe.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Mashed fresh strawberries and gelatin team up to make the topping for this easy cake mix dessert. Only four ingredients along with the oil, water, and eggs as directed on the box of cake mix.

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    Strawberries and Cream Muffins

    Strawberry Muffins With Crumb Topping
    Strawberries and Cream Muffins.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    These incredibly delicious muffins are baked with a brown sugar and cinnamon streusel topping. The texture and flavor are amazing with a combination of cream, fresh chopped strawberries, and butter.

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    Fresh Strawberry Cake

    Fresh Strawberry Cake
    Fresh Strawberry Cake.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This one-layer strawberry cake is another great way to celebrate spring or summer. Mashed strawberries flavor the cake and the cream cheese frosting.

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    Strawberry Dumplings

    Strawberry Dumplings
    Strawberry Dumplings.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

     This cobbler-like concoction is an easy way to enjoy a strawberry dessert! The strawberries are cooked on the stovetop with sugar and then they're topped with sweet drop dumplings and baked to perfection.

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    Quick and Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Fool

    Quick and Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Fool
    Quick and Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Fool.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This strawberry rhubarb fool dessert is super easy, and it is beautifully layered in glasses. The strawberries and rhubarb are briefly cooked with sugar and orange juice, and the chilled mixture is layered with freshly whipped cream. Or use a tub of frozen and thawed whipped topping.

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    Strawberry Pie With Cream Cheese

    Strawberry Pie
    Strawberry Pie With Cream Cheese.

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    This strawberry pie is made with a layer of cream cheese and a wonderful strawberry glaze made with some of the mashed strawberries.

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    Spinach Salad With Strawberries and Pecans

    Spinach Salad With Strawberries and Pecans
    Spinach Salad With Strawberries and Pecans.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

     This beautiful spinach salad with strawberries and pecans is sure to impress your guests! The balsamic dressing is simple and adds just the right amount of flavor. A prepared poppy seed dressing would be delicious as well. Feel free to sprinkle bits of blue cheese or goat cheese over the salad before serving.

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    Deluxe Layered Strawberry Shortcake

    Deluxe Strawberry Shortcake
    Deluxe Strawberry Shortcake.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This deluxe shortcake is the perfect dessert for a cookout or summer family gathering. The biscuits layers are baked in round cake pans and then layered with the strawberries and whipped cream. For individual shortcakes, take a look at the old-fashioned strawberry shortcake.

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    Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake

    Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake
    Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This fruit and streusel-topped crumb cake can be served as a fabulous dessert or coffee cake. The classic combination of strawberries and rhubarb top the rich sour cream cake, while a mixture of spiced pecan streusel gives the topping crunchy texture.

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    Strawberry Coffee Cake

    Strawberry Coffee Cake Assembly
    Strawberry Coffee Cake.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

     A simple sweetened buttery crumb mixture tops this easy coffee cake. The cake is topped with sliced strawberries and the crumbs. Add pecans or walnuts for some extra crunch.

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    Strawberry Preserves

    Strawberry Preserves
    Strawberry Preserves.

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     What better way to extend the strawberry season than strawberry preserves? This recipe is made with only three ingredients; strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice.