5.29.2014

Strawberry Recipes

This post is a repost from June 2013...we absolutely love these recipes, so I thought I'd share again for any of you new readers!
Enjoy!!

We are blessed to have to most precious strawberry farm right outside of our neighborhood.
I swear their strawberries taste better than any others I've had.
Because of the convenience, I find myself out at the farm picking quite often when they are in season.
For one thing, I find it therapeutic to get outside and pick in the stillness and the quiet.
For another thing, I just can't get enough of them!
Thinking about making freezer jam, homemade pies and cobblers, shortcakes, muffins, and a dozen other delicious recipes gets me excited and motivates me to get picking!
Twin Oaks Farms
They also have the best homemade strawberry softserve ice cream you've ever had.
So, the first thing I made was a Strawberry-Lime Pie.
I got the recipe off of Pinterest, but of course I made adjustments.
The original recipe can be found here.
Ingredients
  • 1 9-inch pastry crust (baked)  I used a pie crust.
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries (divided)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons corn starch I used 5 tablespoons.
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Directions
Step 1
Hull the strawberries. Slice half of the berries, and set aside. (You should have about 2 cups of sliced berries. I used 2.5 cups.) Place the remaining berries in the bowl of a food processor. Process until very finely chopped. (You should have about 1 cup of pureed berries. I used 1.5 cups.)
Step 2
Arrange the sliced berries in the baked pastry shell. Set aside.
Step 3
In a medium saucepan, combine the pureed berries and 1 cup granulated sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Whisk the corn starch into the water, and gradually add to the strawberry mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring constantly, for about 10 minutes, or until mixture is considerably thickened. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice. Pour mixture over prepared pastry shell, spreading evenly with a spoon. Chill for at least 4 hours.
Step 4
Just before serving, whip the cream, 2 teaspoons granulated sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Serve chilled pie with a dollop of whipped cream and additional berries or lime wedges, if desired.
I ended up making several of these pies because they were such a hit!
The second time I added in some fresh cubed peaches and it was yummy, too!
Of course mine wasn't as pretty as the Pinterest picture, but it tasted delicious!
Memorial Day 2014 we made these pies a bit more patriotic:


The next recipe I made was Strawberry Banana Muffins, also found on Pinterest-originally pinned from here.
They were so delicious and moist-and I made a few changes to this recipe, too.
Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, finely chopped  *I used 1 cup finely chopped strawberries, plus 3/4 cup pureed fresh strawberries
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour *I use King Arthur Brand-unbleached
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
a pinch of salt
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease mini muffin cups or line standard size muffin cups with paper liners.
*I used mini muffin cups (using nonstick spray) without liners and they did not stick.
Stir melted butter, sugars, eggs, and  vanilla until combined. Stir in mashed bananas. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and cream together until combine. Do not over beat. Fold in strawberries.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake at 350 F for 8 minutes for mini muffins. For standard size muffins bake 16-18 minutes until center is set.
I froze a few gallon size bags of fresh whole strawberries, then I pureed some and put them in freezer containers for use in muffins, pies, jams and jellies, etc.
I also shared my recipe for Strawberry Banana Freezer Jam in this post a few years ago.
I hope you are enjoying your Summer so far and that you might try some of these delicious strawberry recipes!

No comments:

Post a Comment

I sure do love hearing from y'all-you make my day!