Desserts to Make with Seasonal Fruits: Strawberries

May 8, 2023
Strawberry Cake
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As the sweet scent of strawberries fills the air, it’s the perfect time to indulge in delightful desserts showcasing the vibrant flavors of this seasonal fruit. From classic favorites to creative twists, we have curated a collection of mouthwatering recipes that will elevate your strawberry experience. Prepare to satisfy your sweet tooth and make the most of these luscious berries with our strawberry-inspired desserts.

Fresh Strawberry Shortcake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Sana Qazi


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • Whipped cream for topping


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine sliced strawberries with sugar. Let them macerate for 20 minutes to release their juices.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter or fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Gradually add milk and stir until the dough comes together. Avoid overmixing.
  4. On a floured surface, roll the dough to a 1-inch thickness and cut it into round shapes using a biscuit cutter.
  5. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Allow the biscuits to cool. Split each biscuit in half, spoon some macerated strawberries onto the bottom half, top with whipped cream, and cover with the other half. Serve and enjoy!

The next recipe is for our cheesecake lovers! 

Strawberry cheesecake
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Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sana Qazi


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 16 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh diced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl until well combined. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust in the baking dish. Spread diced strawberries evenly on top.
  5. Warm the strawberry jam slightly in the microwave and drizzle it over the strawberry layer.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the edges are set and the center slightly jiggly. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
  7. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight before cutting into bars. Serve chilled, and enjoy the creamy and fruity goodness!

Celebrate the strawberry season with these irresistible desserts that highlight this delightful fruit’s natural sweetness and juicy flavors. Whether you choose the classic elegance of fresh strawberry shortcake or the creamy indulgence of strawberry cheesecake bars, these recipes will impress your taste buds and leave you craving more. So, grab a basket of fresh strawberries, get into the kitchen, and create these delectable treats to savor the season’s essence.


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