It’s Time To Start Roasting Your Strawberries
A ripe strawberry is delicious all by itself, but we also adore them in all sorts of recipes, especially desserts and drinks. Roasting strawberries over mellow, barely glowing embers turns them from bright red bulbs to plump crimson pillows of deeply sweet juice. Sweet strawberries and rhubarb are lovely together—combine them with Greek yogurt, orange juice, and honey to make refreshing yogurt pops. Or use them in cheesecake topped with charred rhubarb compote and sliced strawberries. From ice cream and shortcake to a bright, fruity cocktail and even a savory focaccia, these are our favorite strawberry recipes. Matt Taylor-Gross
Pastry chef Anna Posey of Chicago’s Publican blackens rhubarb in a wood-fired oven for the cheesecake’s compote topping. A standard oven will also do the trick.
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Red beets intensify the color of this strawberry sorbet and add an earthy note to the sweet fruit.
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Jewel-like summer strawberries are perched on a bed of velvety pastry cream in this simple tart.
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This quintessential summer dessert calls for a full pint of ripe strawberries.
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This pretty-in-pink spritz tastes like a boozy strawberry egg cream.
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Strawberries go savory with an assist from caramelized onions and fresh basil in this summery bread.
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Ground almonds add body and flavor to this creamy Swedish cheesecake, topped with clouds of whipped cream and ripe strawberries macerated with fresh mint.
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This refreshing summer soup, adapted from La Guarida restaurant in Havana, is meant to be served lightly chilled. Olive oil, garlic, pink peppercorn, and smoky grilled shrimp round out the sweetness from the strawberries and watermelon. Add ¼ teaspoon of sugar if the fruit is more tart than sweet.
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Making one generous biscuit instead of individual shortcakes lends this classic dessert a grand presentation.
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Red wine is reduced with spices and bright citrus zest and then drizzled over fresh strawberries, ice cream, and grilled bread in this delicious, simple dessert.
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These simple, summery frozen treats are made with fresh strawberries and lemons.
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At New York’s
Milk Bar, Christina Tosi makes this towering cake every spring, when sweet and tiny tristar strawberries are in season. This is by no means an everyday cake, but it’s worth the work that you’ll put in, and worthy of a special occasion. Get the recipe for Strawberry Lemon Cake »
Muddled strawberries and mint star in this refreshing, lightly sweet cocktail that packs a punch.
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Boozy, macerated strawberries top vanilla ice cream in this simple sundae.
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Few desserts are as pretty and as easy to make as a pavlova. For this one, we’ve combined the best elements of versions by Robyn Hedges and Pip Hoar, respectively, two New Zealand bakers featured in Dave Lieberman’s homage to the dessert, “Light Fantastic” (August/September 2009). The key to a successful pavlova is patience: allow the meringue to cool completely before transferring it to the plate or cake stand. You’ll prevent any crumbling that can occur when the process is rushed.
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A sweet-sour syrup dresses this mixed berry salad.
Use an aged cachaça like Avuà Amburana to add warm depth to this fruity drink.
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A creamy peanut butter swirl suspended in strawberry- and jam-enriched ice cream turns the classic Smucker’s Goober–peanut butter
and jelly, all in one jar–on its head. Get the recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream »
Sour cream gives this ice cream a tang that’s balanced by a rich rum, strawberry, and brown sugar swirl.
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A childhood breakfast treat gets an upgrade with strawberry jam and tangy goat cheese.
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In this pie, orange zest nicely offsets the sweetness of fresh strawberries.
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A twist on the British classic, this summer cooler takes on spicy, herbal notes from Kaffir lime leaves, while strawberries lend sweet balance to the pleasingly bitter liqueur.
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Sweet-tart strawberries and spicy peppercorns make for a fruity twist on the classic gin and tonic.
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Fresh strawberries turn ordinary pancakes into something scrumptious; wild blueberries, or any other kind of berry, make an excellent substitute.
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Erick Castro of San Diego’s Polite Provisions gave us the recipe for this fruity refresher. Get the recipe for