Spring and summer are always better with strawberry shortcake, jam, and more
What a great use for the season's best berries. Toss them in sugar and spoon onto this extra-moist cake.
Recipe: Cream Cake with Strawberries
Get all the flaky-juicy deliciousness of strawberry pie with this fuss-free single-crust galette.
Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
Photo by Iain Bagwell
Enjoy a new spin on strawberry shortcake with these easy dessert kebabs.
Streaks of berries throughout and more spooned on top make this classic Italian ice cream dessert a great finish to a spring dinner. For the most velvety texture, serve it half-frozen, just as the name suggests (semifreddo means half-cold).
Recipe: Strawberry Semifreddo
With or without the vodka, this sweet-tart drink deserves a spot at brunch.
Recipe: Strawberry Hibiscus Cooler
We created this elegant, elongated version of strawberry shortcake by stacking cake layers with berries and whipped cream.
Recipe: Strawberry Tallcake
We could make a meal of this deliciously unexpected combination, but it’s excellent alongside a grilled steak too. Sautéing the quinoa in oil before simmering helps it come out fluffy every time.
Photo by Yunhee Kim
The high sugar content of jams and preserves keeps the fruit from freezing rock-hard in this yummy treat.
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak
As delicious as fresh jam is, you don’t always want a freezer full of it. This easy recipe makes just enough for you and for a gift.
Recipe: Small-Batch Strawberry Jam
Ripe strawberries are the perfect topper for this smooth delicious cheesecake made with cream cheese and chevre. Shortbread cookie crumbs make the crust.
Recipe: Lemon Shortbread Cheesecake
Photo by Iain Bagwell
Skip the ice cream and whip up this easy and healthy dessert.
Recipe: Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits
Thomas J. Story
You can make this beautiful fruit salad several hours in advance of your dinner party.
When you're ready to serve, just sprinkle with fragrant slices of fresh basil leaves and enjoy.
Recipe: Strawberry-Orange Salad
Photo by Leo Gong; Styling by Randy Mon
Strawberries don't mature after picking, so look for glossy, sweet-smelling fruit that's deep red all the way to the stems—they'll look show-stopping atop this tasty tart.
Recipe: Brown Sugar Strawberry Tart
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; food styling by Karen Shinto
The secret ingredient in this refreshing summer salad? Fish sauce. It provides a savory, salty element that unites the herbs and fruit without tasting a bit "fishy."
This juicy sorbet isn't merely rose-colored. It also contains rosewater, which combines so beautifully with strawberries that its flavor seems like an extension of the fruit. Neither heavy nor perfume-y, it gives the sorbet a delicate, aromatic sweetness.
Recipe: Rosy Strawberry Sorbet
The classic must-have every spring and summer. You can bake these tender shortcakes and prep the strawberries a day ahead.
When ready to serve, just split the cakes and fill them with a mound of ripe berries and a good dollop of whipped cream.
Recipe: Melt-away Strawberry Shortcakes
A touch of orange and cinnamon flavors this homey dessert adapted from a recipe by Janet Rikala, former pastry chef at Postrio in San Francisco.
Recipe: Rhubarb-Strawberry Compote
In a tall glass (at least 16 oz.), layer scoops of firm strawberry-sour cream ice cream and 1/3 cup of fresh sliced strawberries.
In a 1-cup measure, mix 2 teaspoons sugar and 2 teaspoons raspberry vinegar until sugar is dissolved.
Add 3/4 cup chilled club soda. Pour mixture over ice cream in glass. Serve with a spoon and straw.
Plump berries, creamy and delicate mascarpone, and a crisp espresso-laced chocolate cookie crust make this a special dessert for sharing.
Top strawberries with mascarpone cream or whipped cream for sophisticated finish to a summer dinner.
Australian pavlova is a big, fancy meringue with a crisp surface and a soft, almost marshmallow-like interior.
You can top it with any fruit you like; the classic ones are strawberries, kiwis, bananas, and passionfruit.
Recipe: Strawberry-Kiwi Pavlova
Fromage blanc is like sour cream, only thicker and silkier—and it’s terrific with strawberries. This light dessert makes for a great weeknight treat, or a wonderfully fresh finish to an elegant spring dinner party.
This is our version of a popular spring breakfast special at the Buffalo Cafe in Whitefish, Montana.
Thin and tender, the pancakes are rolled around a strawberry pink filling you can make ahead.
Recipe: Strawberry Pancake Roll-ups
This showstopper dessert is gorgeous and also simple to make.
Layer perfectly ripe strawberries tossed with zinfandel syrup, lemon pound cake, freshly whipped cream, and chill until ready to serve.
Recipe: Strawberry Zinfandel Trifle
A simple almond spread under the stone fruit and strawberries adds a creamy richness to the pastry.
Recipe: Strawberry-Nectarine Almond Tart
Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
As easy to make as a pancake, this classic French dessert from the Limousin region involves pouring a simple batter over fresh fruit (typically cherries) and baking until puffed and golden brown.
The fruit rises to the top, leaving a soft layer whose texture falls somewhere between custard and cake.
Recipe: Strawberry Clafouti
A sweet-tart combo of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries makes this dessert disappear fast.