Easy Strawberry Recipes! Tasty Ways To Use Strawberries! (2024)

Here are some easy strawberry recipes that are perfect for when you find a good sale or are just overwhelmed with strawberries! There are lots of tasty ways to use strawberries including strawberry jam, strawberry sauce, strawberry desserts, popsicles and more!

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How To Use Strawberries

Ah June! –In the spring we think of a mouth-watering strawberry patch. Now it has turned into a forest with enough strawberries to feed most of the U.S. Undaunted by the mounds of berries in our kitchen, we have visions of row after row of beautiful jars of strawberry jam on our shelves.

Then it happens! The first pot boils over leaving a red mess all over the stove, up on the walls and on the counters and floor. Hours later after the kitchen looks like World War III was fought in it we stand in our kitchen and proudly display our 2 pints of strawberry jam.

Don’t despair. Canning isn’t the only way to use excess strawberries. In addition to the strawberry recipes below, here are some other suggestions to help you use strawberries:

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  • Think small. Don’t plant too many plants in your garden. Plant just enough for what you need.
  • File all your recipes for fruits and veggies in order by the name of the fruit. Then when you need to find recipes for all the extra produce you can easily find several recipes.
  • To freeze berries: Throw extras into a bag and freeze. Don’t waste time freezing them on a tray, they do just as well thrown in a bag. These are great to use later for virtually any strawberry recipes!
  • Use extra strawberries in milkshakes, homemade smoothies, homemade popsicles, and fruit gelatin.
  • Use strawberries to top cereal or oatmeal; add milk for a strawberries and cream flavor.

Easy Strawberry Recipes!

If you need strawberry recipes for something a little more complicated than a bowl of strawberries with a sprinkle of sugar, the following strawberry recipes should give you a great variety of tasty options you can use all year!

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Easy Strawberry Jam Recipe

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This easy strawberry jam recipe is one of those strawberry recipes that’s a great way to preserve extra strawberries or take advantage of a big sale on strawberries! This strawberry jam is super tasty!

  • Author: Jill
  • Yield: 7 cups

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3 qts. fresh strawberries
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Instructions

  1. In large microwave-safe bowl, combine strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice.
  2. Cover loosely and microwave on high 15 seconds.
  3. Stir mixture to dissolve the sugar.
  4. Microwave on high, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir mixture well.
  6. Check to see if it is done by putting a little on a spoon. Place it in the freezer for 5 minutes uncovered.
  7. After 5 minutes, look at the preserves on the spoon. They should be thick but not hard.
  • For slightly thicker preserves, microwave on high for another 5 minutes.
  • For sweeter preserves, stir in a little more sugar. Then cook another minute.

Spoon preserves into jars and refrigerate or cool at room temperature, spoon into plastic bags and freeze. Makes 7 cups.

Notes

This jam easily lasts 3 weeks in the refrigerator and 3 months in the freezer.

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Strawberry Fruit Leather Recipe

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This strawberry fruit leather recipe is an easy and cheaper way to make a strawberry snack like homemade fruit roll-ups. This strawberry recipe is a great way to use extra strawberries!

  • Author: Tawra
  • Yield: Five 2 inch logs

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3 cups fresh or frozen strawberries*
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup

Instructions

  1. Place strawberries into a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Measure 2 cups of strawberry puree.
  3. Stir in lemon juice and corn syrup.
  4. Line a 15×10 inch jellyroll pan with heavy-duty plastic wrap and tape the plastic wrap to the pan at the corners.
  5. Pour the strawberry mixture into the prepared pan.
  6. Spread thin, leaving 1 inch on all sides. You can adjust this to fit your dehydrator or another pan; be sure it is spread thin on the pan.
  7. Dry in an oven at 150° or in a dehydrator for 7-8 hours or until the surface is no longer sticky.
  8. Remove the strawberry fruit leather from the pan while still warm.
  9. Roll up jellyroll fashion.
  10. Cut into logs.
  11. Wrap in plastic wrap. Make five 2 inch logs.

*Any other fruit may be used in place of the strawberries.

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Smooth Strawberry Dessert

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  • Author: Jill

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1 1/2 cup vanilla wafers (about 40 wafers), crushed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 (3 oz.) pkgs. strawberry Jello
1 cup boiling water
1 (16 oz.) package frozen strawberries, thawed
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 oz.) carton whipped topping, thawed

Instructions

Mix vanilla wafer crumbs, sugars and butter.

Press into a 9×13 inch greased pan.

Chill for 30 minutes.

Dissolve Jello in boiling water.

Stir in strawberries and sweetened condensed milk.

Chill for 30 minutes or until partially set.

Fold in whipped topping.

Pour mixture into crust.

Chill 2 hours.

Kiwi Lime Strawberry Dessert

This is one of those easy strawberry recipes that makes a very versatile dessert. It is great for this time of year when we want lighter and easy desserts. The green and red color, along with the ease of preparing it make it great for Christmas too so you might want to file it with your Christmas dessert recipes, too.

This recipe calls for frozen strawberries but if you want to use fresh strawberries just chop the fresh strawberries and sprinkle with a little sugar. Let them set overnight for a few hours and they will produce the juice that you need in the recipe.

The strawberry juice can be used to make strawberry sauce anytimefor strawberry recipes like strawberry shortcake. Making it this way is much cheaper than buying the sauce in the packets and it tastes so much better. You can make any kind of berry sauce you want using the strawberry sauce recipe below. It requires no baking and it’s quick. Does it get any better than that?

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Kiwi Lime Strawberry Dessert Recipe

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  • Author: Jill

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1 large angel food cake, cut into cubes (about 12 cups)
2 tsp. grated lime peel
1/4 cup lime juice
2 (6 oz.) containers of vanilla Greek yogurt
1 (8 oz.) container whipped topping
6 kiwi, peeled and sliced (use an egg slicer to cut your kiwi)

Instructions

  1. Arrange half of the angel food cake cubes in an ungreased 13×9 inch pan.
  2. Mix lime peel, lime juice and yogurt.
  3. Fold in whipped topping.
  4. Spread half of the mixture on the cake cubes, pressing down to smooth.
  5. Arrange the kiwi slices over it.
  6. Spread the remaining angel food cake cubes evenly over the top.
  7. Spread the remaining yogurt mixture on the cake cubes, pressing down to smooth.
  8. Lightly cover and chill for several hours.
  9. Cut dessert into squares and top with strawberry sauce. Store in the refrigerator.

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Strawberry Sauce Recipe

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Use this easy strawberry sauce recipe to make strawberry sauce for any recipe that calls for it. This strawberry sauce makes a great topping for desserts. For an easy dessert, pour over a piece of angel food cake and top with whipped cream.

  • Author: Jill

Ingredients

2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen strawberries in juice
2 tsp. cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Drain strawberries and place the juice in a saucepan.
  2. Stir in cornstarch, blending well.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and cool.
  5. Stir in strawberries.

Strawberry Recipes For Cool Summer Treats!

If you’re looking for great strawberry recipes for summer treats, this easy strawberries and cream popsicles recipe makes a wonderful treat that the kids are sure to love! They’re much tastier and a lot cheaper than the store bought fruit popsicles. And if you have extra strawberries from your garden or find them on sale, this is a great recipe to use them!

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Easy Strawberries And Cream Popsicles Recipe

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This easy strawberries and cream popsicles recipe makes a tasty homemade treat perfect for warm days!

  • Author: Tawra

Ingredients

1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream or yogurt
1 cup of milk
1 Tbsp. sugar

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

This strawberry banana popsicles recipe is one of our favorite easy strawberry recipes for a cool summer treat! It makes a tasty snack and works out to be much less expensive than buying fruit popsicles at the store!

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Easy Strawberry Banana Popsicles Recipe

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  • Author: Tawra

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1 (3 oz.) package strawberry gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 banana
1 cup yogurt or ice cream.

Instructions

  1. Dissolve the gelatin in the water.
  2. In a blender, mix the gelatin mixture, banana and yogurt.
  3. Pour into popsicle molds.
  4. Freeze.

This homemade fruit popsicles recipe is another of our easy strawberry recipes that’s great for summer! It’s very versatile and you can use your favorite fruit! Virtually any fruit will work, so don’t be afraid to experiment!

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Easy 2 Ingredient Fruit Popsicles Recipe

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  • Author: Tawra

Ingredients

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2 cups white grape juice
fruit (grapes, Mandarin oranges, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)

Instructions

  1. Place the fruit into popsicle molds.
  2. Pour the juice over the top of the fruit in the molds until filled.
  3. Freeze.

This strawberry mousse is an easy strawberry recipe that makes a quick and easy strawberry dessert your kids are sure to love!

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Easy Strawberry Mousse Recipe

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  • Author: Tawra
  • Yield: 8 servings

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2 tsp. unflavored gelatin
2 Tbsp. cold water
1/4 cup boiling water
1 1/3 cups instant strawberry drink mix (like Nestle’s strawberry)
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Mix gelatin into cold water and let stand 5 minutes to soften.
  2. Stir in boiling water and keep stirring until the gelatin is dissolved.
  3. Cool 10 minutes.
  4. Combine drink mix, whipping cream and gelatin mixture, beating until thickened.
  5. Beat in vanilla.
  6. Spoon into individual dishes.
  7. Chill for 1-2 hours. Serves 8.

This Berries on a Cloud Dessert Recipe makes a delicious light and fluffy dessert resembling meringue. It’s soft and sweet with a yummy strawberry flavor!

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Berries on a Cloud Dessert Recipe

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  • Author: Jill

Ingredients

Crust (Meringue)

6 egg whites

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

1/4 tsp. salt

1 3/4 cup sugar

Filling

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

1 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 (8 oz.) container whipped topping

2 cups mini marshmallows

Topping

1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling

1 tsp. lemon juice

1 pint fresh strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 275°.
  2. Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until foamy.
  3. Add sugar, 1-2 Tbsp. at a time, until 1 3/4 cup is added.
  4. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. Spread into a greased 9×13 pan.
  6. Bake for 1 hour.
  7. Turn off the oven and do not open the oven door.
  8. Leave in the oven with the door closed for 12 hours so the meringue sets.
  9. After 12 hours, mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla.
  10. Fold in whipped topping and marshmallows.
  11. Spread over meringue.
  12. Chill for 12 hours.
  13. Mix pie filling, lemon juice and strawberries.
  14. Spoon over each serving.

This strawberry dessert recipe is probably one of my favorite desserts, partly because it is not too rich. It is a very light dessert. It is an especially good one to keep made up in the freezer for when unexpected company comes by.

I like to use it not only for graduation parties, but also for baby showers or any other get-together because I can make it a week ahead of time and that means one less thing to have to deal with the day of the special event!

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Easy Strawberry Dessert Recipe

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  • Author: Jill

Ingredients

Crust:

1 cup flour

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup nuts

1/2 cup butter, softened

Topping:

2 egg whites

2/3 cup sugar

1 (10 oz.) package of strawberries

2 Tbsp. lemon juice (must use)

1 small container whipped topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix crust ingredients.
  3. Slightly press or crumble into a 9×13 inch pan.
  4. Bake 20 minutes. Stir occasionally while baking to make it crumbly.
  5. When cooled, remove 1/3 of the crust mixture to save to sprinkle on top of the dessert.
  6. Evenly spread out the remaining portion in the pan.
  7. Place the first 4 topping ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  8. Beat at high speed for 10 minutes or until it forms stiff peaks. Be sure to use a large mixing bowl because this really increases in volume.
  9. Fold in whipped topping.
  10. Spread over crust.
  11. Sprinkle the 1/3 cup of crumbs you saved back over the top.
  12. Freeze for 3-6 hours or overnight.

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