9 Strawberry Recipes That Will Make This Season’s Early Berries Shine


Strawberry season is here in Maine.

Whether you pick your own strawberries or buy them from a local farm stand, nothing beats the taste of fresh Maine strawberries. You can eat them on their own, but if you want to get creative with the bounty of the season, here are nine things to do with your fresh Maine strawberries.

Strawberry tart

A rustic strawberry pie

This rustic strawberry pie is a perfect way to celebrate strawberry season. Plus, it’s less maintenance than baking a pie. Instead of rolling out the dough to fit in a pie plate, carefully adding a top crust, and neatly fluting the edges, you simply roll the dough into a circle, place the berries in the center, and flip the edges up. environment.

strawberry bush

Shrubs, also known as drinking vinegars, are an old-fashioned fruit syrup, preserved with vinegar and mixed with water or alcohol to make a tangy, refreshing drink. Strawberries make delicious shrubs, and you can enjoy the sweet taste all year round if you make a batch (although we doubt it will last that long since it’s so delicious). Just follow the basic steps to make shrubs for a delicious summer drink.

Strawberry rhubarb tart

A slice of strawberry rhubarb pie Credit: Sarah Walker Caron / BDN

Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb are a perfect combination for the pie. Also, in early summer, strawberries and rhubarb are ripe and plentiful at farm stands and farmers’ markets. This Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe is pretty quick and easy to make as far as pies go.

Fragoncello

Like its citrus cousin, limoncello, fragoncello is a surprisingly easy, do-it-yourself, strawberry-flavoured alcoholic drink. Follow the basic steps for making limoncello, but use diced strawberries instead of lemon zest for a totally new flavor to this classic appetizer.

Strawberry rhubarb jam

A small batch strawberry rhubarb jam jar from Sarah Walker Caron. Credit: Sarah Walker Caron / BDN

This magical strawberry and rhubarb jam recipe requires no liquid, because when the fruit cooks with the sugar and lemon zest, it releases all the liquid it needs and the fruit breaks down to form the perfect consistency. Plus, it’s a small batch, so you won’t use up all of your berries at once, but you’ll still have a tasty spread to enjoy.

Lemon Strawberry Fridge Jam

For a slightly different jam flavor, try this Strawberry Lemon Fridge Jam. It takes about an hour to do, but it’s easy and useful. You simply combine the ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer and put it in the fridge to set.

Strawberry Compound Butter

Compound butter and blends. Credit: Sam Schipani / BDN

Compound butter is simply a mixture of butter with sweet or savory mixtures to give it extra flavor. Fresh diced strawberries are delicious in a compound butter with a dash of orange zest and honey. Spread the final product on fresh cookies for a delicious summertime treat.

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

A square of strawberry and rhubarb upside-down cake. Credit: Sarah Walker Caron / BDN

This Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake recipe combines a favorite light and moist cake recipe with a layer of butter and rhubarb-sweetened strawberry on the bottom of the cake. Eat it in the morning with coffee or top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert – either way, it’s delicious.

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes

Strawberries are the perfect topping for creamy and sweet cheesecakes. With its ginger cookie crust and chewy consistency, you won’t be able to eat a single one of these mini strawberry cheesecakes.

Strawberry season in Maine is short. Enjoy it while you can, your taste buds will thank you.


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