Surprising Strawberry Desserts
Strawberries + Rhubarb
Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Pretzel Pie
We turned the classic strawberry-pretzel salad into a rich and creamy pie. Rhubarb is a vegetable that needs sugar to temper its tangy flavor. Enter the strawberry for rounding out this sweet-and-salty dessert.
Strawberries + Lemons
Recipe: Strawberry-Lemon Crêpe Cake
If you’ve ever enjoyed a glass of strawberry lemonade, then you understand the power of a sweet-and-sour combination. This impressive crêpe cake is sure to wow with its delicate layers and bright lemon filling. Reserve the leftover liquid from the macerated strawberries for drizzling over each serving.
Strawberries + Apricots
Recipe: Strawberry-Apricot Hand Pies
These treats are a little jammy and a whole lot of flaky. Apricots allow the strawberries’ tart side to shine in the filling. Can’t find fresh apricots? Our Test Kitchen also used dried ones with the same great results.
Strawberries + Nectarines
Instead of cooking this compote on the stove-top, we roasted the nectarines and strawberries with the butter and sugar in the oven, which makes the fruits even juicier and sweeter.
Strawberries + Mangoes
Recipe: Strawberry-Mango Semifreddo
The tangy, golden mango sorbet is a delicious contrast to the rich, milky sweetness of the strawberry ice cream. Make the semifreddo up to five days ahead, and pile on the fresh fruit just before serving.
Strawberries + Bananas
The creamy, iconic Southern dessert gets a refreshing zip from the juicy, flavorful berries. We used graham crackers instead of the usual vanilla wafers so it would slice more neatly.
Strawberries + Blueberries
Recipe: Strawberry-Blueberry Cupcakes
Double the berry goodness. Blueberries can vary in size quite a bit, so we recommend mixing smaller ones in the batter because they will distribute more evenly. Choose the larger, plumper ones for garnishing the tops of the cupcakes.