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Strawberry Poke Cake

Strawberry Poke Cake

Ingredients
1 package white cake mix (regular size)
1-1/4 cups water
2 eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
Fresh strawberries, optional

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.

Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Using a serrated knife, level tops of cakes if necessary. Return layers, top side up, to two clean 9-in. round baking pans. Pierce cakes with a meat fork or wooden skewer at 1/2-in. intervals.

Drain juice from strawberries into a 2-cup measuring cup; refrigerate berries. Add water to juice to measure 2 cups; pour into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Chill for 30 minutes. Gently spoon over each cake layer. Chill for 2-3 hours.

Dip bottom of one pan in warm water for 10 seconds. Invert cake onto a serving platter. Top with reserved strawberries and 1 cup whipped topping. Place second cake layer over topping.

Frost cake with remaining whipped topping. Chill for at least 1 hour. Serve with fresh berries if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings

Recipe found here: Strawberry Poke Cake

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Strawberrry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops

Strawberrry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops

Ingredients
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons strawberry preserves
2 fresh rosemary sprigs
1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) vanilla yogurt
6 freezer pop molds or paper cups (3 ounces each) and wooden pop or lollipop sticks

Directions
In a small bowl, mix strawberries, vinegar, preserves and rosemary. Let stand 30 minutes; discard rosemary.

Spoon 2 tablespoons yogurt and 1 tablespoon strawberry mixture into each mold or paper cup. Repeat layers. Top molds with holders. If using cups, top with foil and insert sticks through foil. Freeze until firm. Yield: 6 pops

Recipe found here: Strawberrry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops

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Rhubarb Strawberry Crunch

Rhubarb Strawberry Crunch

Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
4 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb
1 pint fresh strawberries, halved
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions
In a bowl, combine the first four ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Press half into an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. Combine rhubarb and strawberries; spoon over crust.

In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the water and vanilla; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Pour over fruit. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Serve with ice cream if desired. Yield: 9 servings.

Recipe found here: Rhubarb Strawberry Crunch

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Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberry Shortcakes

Ingredients
1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon rum extract
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced, divided

SHORTCAKE:
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar, divided
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 teaspoons cold butter
1/3 cup buttermilk

Directions
In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, sour cream, confectioners’ sugar and extract. In another bowl, mash 1/2 cup strawberries; stir into yogurt mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Combine the flours, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk until a soft dough forms (dough will be sticky). Turn onto a floured surface; gently knead 8-10 times. Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter.

Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 400° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Split shortcakes horizontally in half. Spread yogurt mixture over cake bottoms; top with remaining strawberries and cake tops. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Strawberry Shortcakes

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Fresh Berry Shortcakes

Fresh Berry Shortcakes

Ingredients
5 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice

SHORTCAKES:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1-1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream, divided
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Coarse sugar, optional

WHIPPED CREAM:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
In a small bowl, combine the strawberries, sugar and orange juice; set aside.

For shortcakes, combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, orange peel and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk 1-1/2 cups cream, egg, egg yolk and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead 8-10 times.

Pat or roll out to 1-in. thickness; cut with a floured 3-in. scalloped or round biscuit cutter. Place 2 in. apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon cream; sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

For whipped cream, beat cream in a large bowl until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form.

Just before serving, cut shortcakes in half horizontally. Place bottoms on dessert plates; top with strawberry mixture. Replace tops; dollop with whipped cream. Yield: 10 servings.

Recipe found here: Fresh Berry Shortcakes

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Fluffy Strawberry Meringue Pie

Fluffy Strawberry Meringue Pie

Ingredients
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup crushed saltines (about 12 crackers)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 pints fresh strawberries, divided
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
Red food coloring, optional

Directions
In a bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold in the crackers, pecans and vanilla.

Spread onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 10-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

Set aside one strawberry for garnish. Slice half of the strawberries; set aside. In a bowl, mash the remaining strawberries; drain juice, reserving 1/2 cup. In a saucepan, combine marshmallows and reserved juice. Cook and stir over low heat until marshmallows are melted. Refrigerate until partially set.

Fold the sliced and mashed strawberries and whipped topping into marshmallow mixture. Add food coloring if desired. Spoon into meringue shell. Garnish with the reserved strawberry. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Recipe found here: Fluffy Strawberry Meringue Pie

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Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares

Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares

Ingredients

Crust
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg

Filling
1 cup white vanilla baking chips (6 oz)
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

Topping
4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup water
10 to 12 drops red food color, if desired

Directions
1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 15x10x1- or 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Press evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

2 In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds or until chips are melted and can be stirred smooth. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in melted chips until blended. Spread mixture over crust. Refrigerate while making topping.

3 In small bowl, crush 1 cup of the strawberries. In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Stir in crushed strawberries and 1/3 cup water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in food color. Cool 10 minutes. Gently stir in remaining 3 cups strawberries. Spoon topping over filling. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set; serve within 4 hours. Store covered in refrigerator.

Recipe found here: Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares

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