There aren’t many things better than strawberry season here in Oregon! Whether you have extra berries to use or looking for a new way to enjoy your fresh-picked strawberries, here are 15 strawberry recipes you have to try!
If you haven’t got any fresh berries yet, we’re open for u-pick strawberries as the field conditions allow – click HERE to learn more and for updates!
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Preserve your Strawberries
Pick too many? Want to savor the taste of sweet Oregon berries for the coming months? Try one of these techniques to preserve your berries to use all year long – until Strawberry season returns!
Freeze your Strawberries
Photo Credit – Denise Bustard – https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/how-to-freeze-strawberries/
“How to freeze strawberries- a step by step guide with photos to show you exactly how to freeze fresh strawberries so you can enjoy them all year round!“
Make Freezer Jam
Photo Credit: Chelsweets – https://chelsweets.com/certo-strawberry-freezer-jam/
Freezer jam is the perfect way to capture the delicious taste of strawberries year round. Freezer jam is faster than traditional canned jam recipes, too!
Dehydrate them for on the go snacks!
Photo Credit: Martha Piccolo –https://www.dryingallfoods.com/how-to-dry-strawberries/
Fresh strawberries are messy and only last so long – but dehydrating them allows for on the go snacks all year long – perfect for sports, car rides and after school snacks!
Fresh Strawberry Desserts
Few things in life are as great as enjoying them fresh! Of course, eating them plain is amazing – but here are our favorite recipes for using your strawberries fresh. You’ll want to enjoy them within a day or so of picking for best results!
“One bite of these completely made-from-scratch flaky and sweet biscuits with strawberry shortcake whipped cream filling and you will fall in love. Every bite is heavenly!?”
Dip ’em in chocolate!
Photo Credit: The Gunny Sack –https://www.thegunnysack.com/chocolate-covered-strawberries/
“Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries are the ultimate treat! They look beautiful on a serving platter and can be given as a gift.”
Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
Photo Credit: Six Sisters’ Stuff – https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/recipe/brown-sugar-fruit-dip
”This Brown Sugar and Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is one of our favorites when served with fresh fruit. With only three ingredients, it is so simple to throw together for a party or easy snack.”
Baking with Strawberries
In case you haven’t noticed yet, there is NO wrong way to enjoy strawberries! Baking them into goodies is another way to preserve them for a few extra days and use up those extra few you picked.
Photo Credit – https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/strawberry-scones/
“Start your morning the right way with fresh Strawberry Scones. This recipe will give you the flaky, tender, and perfectly sweetened scones. Pair with a cup of your favorite tea or coffee to complete your café-at-home experience.“
Photo Credit: Lee-Ann – Chef Not Required –https://www.chefnotrequired.com/strawberry-crumble/
“Roasted Strawberry Crumble with Cointreau – this is a quick & easy dessert of juicy, syrupy strawberries topped with a buttery crumble. Perfect fuss free recipe for a simple strawberry dessert.“
Strawberry Crumb Bar
Credit: Flavor Mosaic –https://flavormosaic.com/strawberry-crumb-bars
“These easy Strawberry Crumb Bars, with a buttery crust, sweet fresh strawberry filling, and crunchy butter crumb topping make wonderful dessert bars for an afternoon snack, or to take to a summer party, picnic, or potluck.”
Happy Hour (drink recipes with alcohol) – 21+
Strawberry season means summer is near – enjoy a drink with your fresh picked strawberries on your patio or deck and soak in that summertime feeling.
Boozy Strawberry Slushies
“Boozy frozen strawberry lemonade slushies are a fun, fruity cocktail for summer. Creamy strawberries, tart lemonade and shots of limoncello and vodka make this drink one you’ll love to sip on to beat the heat!“
Strawberry Shortcake Martini
Photo Credit: https://delightfulemade.com/2014/04/04/strawberry-shortcake-martini
“Made with real strawberries, cake vodka and RumChata, this Strawberry Shortcake Martini packs a punch, but is sure to please. Tasting just like the classic strawberry shortcake dessert, this strawberry cocktail with vodka is amazing!“
Strawberry Tquila Fizz
“A Strawberry Tequila Fizz is fruity, tart, and bubbly – just what a good summer sipper should be! With just five ingredients, you can enjoy this classic cocktail all season long.“
Refreshing Beverages (drink recipes with NO alcohol)
Cool off with a refreshing
Pineapple Strawberry Punch
“Try this Sparkling Strawberry Pineapple Punch for your next party! Sweet pineapple juice is paired with bubbly ginger ale, fresh fruit, and mint for a refreshing non-alcoholic punch!“
Almost-Famous Strawberry Lemonade
“The burger chain Red Robin is famous for its unlimited steak fries, but regulars are even more excited about free refills of Freckled Lemonade…Execs at the chain wouldn’t dream of spilling the recipe, so the chefs in Food Network Kitchens created this spot-on copy“
Strawberry Cream Soda
“Strawberry Cream Soda is simply made from fresh strawberry puree, club soda and cream. Super straight forward, but a completely delicious recipe that I can’t get enough of!”