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Strawberries are a most welcome burst of color -- even in the middle of winter -- and we love cooking and baking with them when they're at their very sweetest.
While it's tempting to eat them as is for breakfast or toss them into our morning smoothies, there's nothing quite like a vibrant strawberry dessert to end a meal on a sweet note.
We've gathered together five of our very favorite strawberry dessert recipes -- from the most addictive shortcake to the prettiest tart -- to encourage you to hop on the strawberry bandwagon this winter.
Fresh strawberries need little else to dress them up, and this dessert lets them shine all on their own. Simply macerate the berries with a little sugar, spoon atop a biscuit with a dollop of homemade whipped cream, and enjoy with your very favorite people. What could be better?
We love an easy back-pocket dessert recipe, and this beauty fits the bill. Thanks to the simple no-roll crust and the dreamy mascarpone and whipped cream filling, this tart is much simpler than it looks to pull together. Perfect for weekend entertaining or outdoor parties.
Strawberries and rhubarb are a classic marriage for a reason: the tartness of the rhubarb balances the sweetness of the berries beautifully. One of our favorite pies, this one relies on a homemade butter crust, making it a truly memorable dessert (and also great with your morning cup of coffee).
Special party or occasion on the horizon? How about a beautiful cheesecake that you can make without even turning on the oven? This decadent dessert is light and creamy and topped with an addictive strawberry sauce and fresh berries.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
Calling for both white and dark chocolate, these chocolate covered strawberries take indulgence to the next level! You don't need any fancy equipment to pull these off, and only need to set aside 20 minutes or so to let them firm up in the fridge.