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Sweet Strawberry Desserts

Celebrate strawberry season with shortcake, sundaes, and more
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We consider ourselves bona fide chocoholics, but when it comes to berry desserts, we’d never pass on one with sweet strawberries. In these cakes, shortcakes, cobblers, and sundaes, strawberries mingle with their perfect partners: mint, rhubarb, balsamic, and more. You won’t be able to pass them up either.

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    Boozy Berry-Topped Tres Leches Cake

    Strawberries, brown sugar, and balsamic vinegar are one of the dessert world's perfect combinations. Each element echoes the others and the sweet-sour-savory dynamic is irresistible.
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    Crushed Strawberry-Balsamic Fool Parfait

    Strawberries, brown sugar, and balsamic vinegar are one of the dessert world's perfect combinations. Each element echoes the others and the sweet-sour-savory dynamic is irresistible.
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    Strawberry Shortbread Tart with Orange-Ricotta Cream

    A press-in crust makes this impressive-looking tart a breeze to prepare. Serve slightly chilled.
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    Balsamic Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

    This confection from San Francisco's Bi-Rite Creamery is a celebration of the classic Italian pairing of strawberries and balsamic vinegar: a vanilla cake base, layered with rich homemade strawberry-balsamic ice cream, and topped with whipped cream and fresh berries soaked in more balsamic vinegar.
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    Strawberry-Rhubarb-Pecan Crisps

    Crisp and toasty on top, luscious and sweet-tart underneath, these are a great no-fuss dessert for a casual dinner party.
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    Strawberry & Honey Buckle with Marsala Ice Cream

    Leftover strawberries are really delicious with yogurt and granola or over ice cream.
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    Dipped Strawberries

    These fun treats are easy to make: Just dip strawberries in jam, then roll them in the toppings of your choice.
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    Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler

    In this rustic dessert, honey flavors both the tender biscuit topping and the sweet-tart fruit.
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    Roasted Strawberries with Chocolate and Chile Sauce

    Fruit gets dynamic in this dessert that—with its sauce of dark chocolate, cayenne, and tequila—nods to the flavors of Mexico.
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    Strawberry-Yogurt Brûlée

    Simple yogurt and fresh strawberries become a special treat with the addition of a crunchy, caramelized sugar topping.
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    Lemongrass Panna Cotta with Macerated Strawberries

    Spicy lemongrass is used in both the custard and the fruit that garnishes it.
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    Strawberries and Cream Semifreddo

    Semifreddo means “half-cold” in Italian and refers to a chilled or half-frozen dessert containing whipped cream or meringue. This creamy version is like a frozen strawberry mousse.

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    Strawberry-Mint Shortcakes

    Minty sugar-crusted biscuits, strawberries, and sweetened sour cream come together for a new take on a traditional favorite.
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    Strawberry-Pistachio Ice Cream Sundaes

    Chopped pistachios and a sweet-tart pomegranate sauce lend an exotic Mediterranean note to the classic American sundae.
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    Lemon Roulade with Strawberry-Mint Salsa

    This sweet and tangy cake is served with a summery topping that combines fresh, ripe strawberries with bright mint and a surprising ingredient: jícama, which adds a wonderful crunch.
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    Balsamic-Macerated Strawberries

    This easy, four-ingredient recipe shows off juicy, perfectly ripe strawberries, but it's also a great way to improve those less-than-stellar supermarket strawberries.
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    Eton Mess

    Named after an English boarding school, this mash-up of strawberries, cream, and meringue crumbles includes a splash of liqueur for a grown-up touch that cuts the sweetness.
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    Strawberry-Lemon Sorbet

    The sweetness of the berries is heightened by the lemon zest and lemon verbena, but if you don’t have the latter, it will still taste great.
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    Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

    How can you make the quintessential summer dessert even better? Make your shortcake biscuits with chocolate. Tender and rich, they're the perfect partner for sweet seasonal berries.
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    Strawberries-and-Cream Layer Cake with Cap'n Crunch Crumbs

    Christina Tosi pairs strawberries with corn in this outrageous dessert with layers of vanilla cake, white-chocolate-dipped Cap'n Crunch crumbs, corn-infused cream, strawberry jam, and fresh strawberries.

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    Strawberry Crisp

    Strawberries don't always take well to baking, but this recipe combines coarse bread crumbs with the berries to keep them from going mushy. The result is a comforting dessert reminiscent of buttered toast with strawberry jam. 
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    Phyllo Chips with Strawberry Mash Dip

    Forget about nachos and salsa—for dessert lovers, this is the ultimate take on chips and dip.
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    Strawberry-Rhubarb Fool

    Strawberry and rhubarb compote combine with a rose water cream for a fool unlike any you’ve had before.
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    Strawberry and Champagne Terrine

    Like a Jell-O mold gone glam, this dessert features a layer of sweet strawberry purée, topped with a layer of tart Champagne jelly studded with sliced fresh berries.
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    Strawberry Hazelnut Torte

    A twist on strawberry cheesecake, this torte features a buttery hazelnut crust under a cloud of billowy berry-mascarpone cream filling.
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