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10 Fresh Strawberry Desserts

on May 21, 2012
Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Vanilla-Marinated Pineapple and Strawberries

Sometimes you needn't do much to make strawberries shine. In this quick and easy dessert the berries are marinated with pineapple chunks, juicy blueberries and vanilla bean seeds. The result is a wonderfully sweet and fresh fruit salad. Recipe: Vanilla-Marinated Pineapple and Strawberries

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Forget flour. This gluten-free and kosher friendly chocolate cake is delectably sweet without it. Especially when acting as a bed for bright berries and drizzlings of melted dark chocolate. Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Banana Split Yogurt Parfaits

Deceptively decadent, these banana split yogurt parfaits have a base of low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt. This makes them a great dessert, snack or even breakfast choice for kids with insatiable sweet tooths. Recipe: Banana Split Yogurt Parfaits

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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries and shortcake were made for one another. Here's a traditional take on the classic calling for biscuit mix, a layering of strawberry jam, fresh strawberries and fluffy whipped cream. Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake

Teresa Blackburn

Canned Strawberries

Want to enjoy fresh strawberries year round? "Put up" your berries now (it's easier than you think) and serve scoops over homemade ice cream, across toast, or in mixed drinks now through winter.Recipe: Canned Strawberries

Holly Clegg

Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pizza Pie

Giving a new definition to the term pizza "pie," this sweet strawberry dessert has a sugar cookie crust with a cream cheese and berry-filled topping. We suggest garnishing with a dollop of fat-free whipped cream. Recipe: Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pizza Pie

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Fresh Strawberry Pie

A no-frills dessert that screams summer, our strawberry pie is best made with freshly picked berries. The crushed vanilla wafer crust gives added crunch to the ruby red pie. Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Pie

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Fresh Strawberry Cobbler

Peaches and strawberries make a fine pair in this homey cobbler covered with a layer of flaky buttermilk biscuits. Try adding rhubarb to the mix for another great variation with interesting texture. Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Cobbler

Jill Melton

Fresh Strawberry Granita

Granita is a simple and scrape-able summertime snack that takes just minutes to mix. In our recipe, red wine is thrown in for added color and grownup flavor, but it's easy to omit if your making the refreshing frozen favorite for kids. Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Granita

High Cotton Food and Styling

Fresh Strawberry French Toast

We think a dish as decadent as french toast deserves to pop up more frequently on dessert menus. Our version is wonderfully rich but won't bust a diet thanks to its use of sugar-free strawberry spread and fat-free cream cheese. Recipe: Fresh Strawberry French Toast

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