5 Strawberry Desserts That Celebrate Spring With Style

Because there’s more to life than shortcake.

1

Strawberry Buckle With Pecan Streusel

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Photo by J Muckle

Buckles take their name from the way their buttery yellow cake “buckles” when baked under the weight of juicy berries and crunchy streusel. This one makes the perfect casual end to a springtime meal. For the ultimate indulgence, try serving it with a few scoops of ice cream on top and spoons for all of your guests.

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2

Fresh Strawberry Panna Cotta

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Though they taste luxe, panna cottas are a cinch to put together and practically impossible to mess up. The only tricky part of traditional recipes comes when the cook must flip the custards out of their ramekins without breaking them. That’s why we skip that step!

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3

Strawberry Ginger Slab Pie

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This easy, homespun pie is a great way to feed a crowd and would be an ideal addition to any bbq or picnic. But keep the season in mind when making it: summer strawberries are delicious, but tend to be juicier than their out-of-season counterparts, which means it may take a bit more cornstarch to thicken them.

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4

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars

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Making a simple homemade jam for these crumb bars helps keep the sugar in check and lets the real fruit flavor shine through. The key to the getting the decadent, shortbread-style crust just right? Chilled, high-quality unsalted butter—and lots of it.

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5

Strawberry and Vanilla Bean Semifreddo

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Semifreddo means “half-frozen” in Italian—a reference to soft texture of this luscious dessert. Our version layers strawberry cream with vanilla cookies, which soften over time and add a sweet cakey element to each serving.

Get the recipe here.