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There’s More to Strawberries Than Shortcake: 10 Ways to Enjoy This Sweet Berry

A strawberry rhubarb pie sitting on a table next to fresh strawberries and a bundle of rhubarb.
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There is no better way to celebrate blooming flowers and warm weather than with a tasty strawberry treat. Here are ten recipes that celebrate the sweet springtime berry we all love.

While we love sinking our teeth into freshly baked shortcake stacked with sweet strawberries and whipped cream, there are so many more recipes to try. Whether it’s a fresh salad you fancy, or a delicious dessert to wow your family, we have something special to share.

Grandma’s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Grannies from all over the world are known for their delicious foods made from scratch and love. So, in honor of all the deep-rooted recipes etched into family cookbooks, and the grandmothers who wholeheartedly created them, this strawberry pie is for you.

Luckily, this recipe has been passed down a few generations, and now we are sharing it with you. Don’t skip out on the scratch pie crust. It flawlessly envelops the pie into a delicious dessert.

Get the Recipe: Food Network

Healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry oatmeal bars, cut into squares with fresh strawberries on the side.
Well Plated

While grandma’s pie is full of soul, these strawberry oatmeal bars are stuffed with wholesome deliciousness. They are only 100 calories per bar, and each crumbly bite is worth it.

These soft dessert bars are the perfect cross between a sweet and buttery strawberry cookie and streusel-topped bar. The vanilla icing is the perfect finish to these tasty treats, so don’t leave it out.

Get the Recipe: Well Plated

Instant Pot Strawberry Jam

Just because the warm weather is here, doesn’t mean it’s time to put your pressure cooker away. The instant pot is the perfect year-around appliance, and its versatility continues to amaze many.

With only four ingredients and the press of a button, you’ll transform your freshly picked berries into a delicious toast spread in 30 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Tastes Better from Scratch

Chocolate Strawberry Punch Bowl Trifle

A layered trifle, filled with chocolate cake, strawberries, cool whip and frosting.
Taste of Home

If you are hoping to impress your friends or family with a gorgeous dessert, a trifle always delivers. The best part is that you can make your layered cake look amazing without putting in the effort of “scratch” ingredients.

This simple dessert comes layered with pieces of baked cake (from the box) sliced strawberries, whipped cream topping, and chocolate frosting. Substitute the frosting with chocolate pudding if you’d like.

Get the Recipe: Taste of Home

Strawberries and Cream Crepes

While scrambled eggs and bacon taste delicious on a Sunday morning, the refreshing taste of these strawberries and cream crepes are impressively delicious and worth a try.

If you are looking for a fancier take on brunch, look no further, we found it for you. For a full morning spread, serve these with eggs and freshly squeeze orange juice.

Get the Recipe: Tastes Better From Scratch

Strawberry Sorbet

Freshly made sorbet, being scooped out of a container.
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Remember that ice cream maker that was gifted to you forever ago. Take that old thing out and give it a good dusting because it is time to make in-season strawberry sorbet.

You’ll love how the tart and sour lemon complement the fresh strawberries. Indulge in this sorbet on a warm evening as the sun begins to hide behind the trees.

Get the Recipe: Cooking LSL

Strawberry Scones

Oh, heavenly scones, the crumbly quick bread that pairs perfectly with jam, and a hot tea. They certainly make up their own category of breakfast bites and taste amazing when done right.

These strawberry scones are a perfect way to spend some time in the kitchen while using up all those berries that are on sale. Try these in time for Easter Sunday or simply bake then freeze a batch to eat over time.

Get the Recipe: Spoonful of Flavor

Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad

A gorgeous crisp spring salad filled with spinach, avocado, strawberries, red onion and poppy seed dressing.
Gimme Some Oven

Here’s a recipe to remind you that strawberries go beyond dessert, breakfast, or snack. This spinach salad is the perfect meal and features many in-season fruits and veggies.

Celebrate the season with this nutritious salad, and top it off with some grilled chicken or shrimp. Don’t leave out the poppyseed dressing; it truly brings this salad together and creates a memorable meal.

Get the Recipe: Gimme Some Oven

Grilled Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

We found yet another delicious strawberry dessert, this time without needing to open your oven door.

Grill up a few slices of already-made angel food cake and build up a gorgeous treat with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and a few scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Get the Recipe: Taste of Home

Strawberry Crisp

A bubbly strawberry rhubarb crisp in a white and blue casserole dish.
Once Upon a Chef

We’ll close things off with one last delicious berry and rhubarb combination, only this time with a tasty crisp topping. You’ll make your very own buttery crumble, using oats and pecans.

While the bubbly hot strawberry base tastes fantastic on its own, the crunchy, crispy topping creates a perfect balance to this yummy dessert.

Get the Recipe: Once Upon a Chef

Emilee Unterkoefler Emilee Unterkoefler
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »

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