30 Luscious Strawberry Dessert Recipes | Midwest Living

30 Luscious Strawberry Dessert Recipes

Juicy strawberries flavor our pies, cookies, cakes, smoothies, fruit parfaits and more.

Berry Trifle

Mix buttery pound cake, creamy vanilla pudding, soft cream cheese, and fresh strawberries or blueberries for a rich comfort-food dessert. To trim calories, try making it with angel food cake, fat-free pudding, and low-fat or fat-free cream cheese.

Berry Trifle

Quick Strawberry Cheesecake

Blend Brie cheese with cream cheese and layer with strawberries and sliced almonds for this cheesecakelike dessert. 

Quick Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry and Mango Smoothies

A little bit of honey sweetens a refreshing mixture of pineapple or orange juice blended with strawberries, mango and banana.

Strawberry and Mango Smoothies

Pistachio Pavlova with Fresh Berries

Mildly nutty meringue cradles fresh berries in this classic dessert named for a ballerina. Use your favorite nut to flavor the meringue. Our Test Kitchen recommends pistachios, almonds or pecans. Any fruit works: blueberries, kiwi, bananas.

Pistachio Pavlova with Fresh Berries

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Prep time is just 10 minutes for this easy summer mix of strawberries, light frozen whipped topping, prepared strawberry topping and pound cake. 

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Strawberry Truffle Pie

Strawberries brushed with melted red currant jelly top a rich pie filling of chocolate, cream cheese and orange liqueur (or orange juice).

Strawberry Truffle Pie

Strawberry-Chocolate Cake

Do you love strawberries dipped in chocolate? This recipe puts the same flavor combination into a beautiful, easy-to-make layer cake.

Strawberry-Chocolate Cake

Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets

A dollop of strawberry preserves adds pizzazz to these tiny cheesecake tartlets. Top with sliced strawberries or toasted sliced almonds.

Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets

Wonton Dessert Stacks

Layer baked wonton wrappers with low-fat lemon yogurt and sliced strawberries and kiwis for this quick-and-easy treat.

Wonton Dessert Stacks

Double-Chocolate Bread Pudding with Strawberry Sauce

This rich bread pudding made in the slow cooker has deep chocolate flavor, thanks to a combo of chocolate chips and cocoa powder. The simple strawberry sauce has just two ingredients.

Double-Chocolate Bread Pudding with Strawberry Sauce

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Strawberries

Our recipe gives you a choice of using sugar or sugar substitute for this creamy dessert. You could also try fresh raspberries or blueberries instead of the strawberries.

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Strawberries

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Combine cream cheese with strawberries, whipping cream, milk, sugar and flavorings for a rich dessert that chills in your ice cream maker.

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Strawberry-Coconut Thumbprints

Linda Roberts of Rapid City, South Dakota, tops her buttery cream cheese, coconut coated cookie with fruit jam. Her cookie recipe was one of the finalists at Midwest Living's first Best of the Midwest cook-off.

Strawberry-Coconut Thumbprints

Strawberry Chiffon Dessert

An orange-flavor ladyfinger crust surrounds an airy strawberry filling that calls for light whipped dessert topping and beaten egg whites.

Strawberry Chiffon Dessert

Berry Trifle

Mix buttery pound cake, creamy vanilla pudding, soft cream cheese, and fresh strawberries or blueberries for a rich comfort-food dessert. To trim calories, try making it with angel food cake, fat-free pudding, and low-fat or fat-free cream cheese.

Berry Trifle

Tropical Strawberry Pie

This soft-set pie blends plump, scarlet strawberries with canned pineapple and coconut cream pudding mix.

Tropical Strawberry Pie

Summer Daiquiri Shortcakes

This elegant but simple dessert comes from Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse in Cincinnati. Mixing fresh berries with strawberry daiquiri mix is the secret to the flavorful sauce.

Summer Daiquiri Shortcakes

Strawberry-Blueberry Cookie Crisp

Prep this easy dessert in just 10 minutes, then bake for 25 minutes. Crumbled pecan shortbread cookies form the topping over a fresh fruit filling.

Strawberry-Blueberry Cookie Crisp

Berries Romanoff

This easy recipe makes a refreshing dessert--perfect for after a brunch or light dinner. It's also a good recipe for entertaining; prepare the sour cream sauce the day before your party, and then just layer the sauce and fruit in parfait glasses before serving.

Berries Romanoff

Strawberry-Black Walnut Shortcakes

Creamy, crunchy and sweet, this dessert puts a new spin on the traditional strawberry shortcake. The recipe calls for black walnuts, but you can substitute English walnuts, if you like

Strawberry-Black Walnut Shortcakes

Jam Crumb Cake

Spreadable fruit jam ribbons through this buttery crumb cake, sinking here and there for a marbled look. A generous crumb topping adds more flavor. Choose your favorite jam for the recipe.

Jam Crumb Cake

Lemon-Strawberry Cookie Triangles

Slice and bake cookies take on a new shape here. Use canned pie filling to get a jumpstart on making these triangle-shape cookies.

Lemon-Strawberry Cookie Triangles

Very Berry Triple Fruit Pie

Three popular fruits--raspberries, blueberries and strawberries--tuck into this double-crust pie recipe from Covered Bridge Farm near Forest Lake, Minnesota. The sweet, colorful filling has a hint of berry tartness.

Very Berry Triple Fruit Pie

Streusel Strawberry Bars

Serve these sweet iced treats as a snack or brunch bread.

Streusel Strawberry Bars

Strawberry Smoothies

Here's our version of the popular strawberry smoothie served at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron. 

Strawberry Smoothies

Triple-Berry Angel Food Cake

This simple, make-ahead dessert is light and colorful. If you're preparing it for a party, save time by using store-bought angel food cake and making the berry spread the day before. You can use your favorite fruit in the sauce if you like.

Triple-Berry Angel Food Cake

Double Berry Vanilla Cream Pie

A double dose of berries tops a tangy-sweet sour cream pudding filling in a toasted almond crust. It's the perfect warm-weather dessert -- it requires less than 30 minutes of prep in the kitchen before you tuck the pie in the refrigerator to chill.

Double Berry Vanilla Cream Pie

Angelic Strawberry Dessert

Sugar-free pudding mix, fat-free sour cream and reduced-calorie frozen whipped dessert topping shave the fat and calories from this fluffy make-ahead confection.

Angelic Strawberry Dessert

Strawberry Lemonade

Fresh strawberries, sugar and lemon juice flavor this easy blender drink. Garnish with strawberry and lemon slices for a pretty presentation.

Strawberry Lemonade

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