As soon as the winter winds start blowing, the menus switch to all-things strawberry. This luscious fruit has made its mark in the dessert-world with its sweet, candy taste that goes well with almost all our favourite confectionary items. This winter, you can indulge in some amazing homemade strawberry desserts with little effort. Follow these easy dessert recipes to enjoy the fresh, ripe strawberries in 2 unique ways.
1. Campfire Cobbler
Planning a campfire get together with friends and family on a chilly winter night? Campfire cobbler is the perfect dessert to bask in on at your warm fuzzy rendezvous. Prepare a few ingredients at home and then when the time is right, let the campfire grill do its magic. Who said you can’t make gourmet desserts outdoor? You can also enjoy this dish at home, if a campfire party isn’t on your calendar anytime soon.
• 6 peaches (chopped)
• 2 cups raspberries
• 1 cup blueberries
• 1 cup strawberries (chopped)
• ¼ cup + 1 tbsp. Healthy Alternatives – Organic Sugar
• 2 tbsp. cornstarch
• 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
• Pinch of kosher salt
• 2 1/3 cup pancake mix
• ½ cup milk
1. In a large re-sealable plastic bag, combine the fruits, 1/4 cup sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Seal tightly and shake the bag until the fruits are evenly coated.
2. In another large re-sealable plastic bag, combine the pancake mix and milk. Seal and mix, kneading with your hands, until completely combined. Butter a large cast-iron skillet. Add the fruit mixture and top it with the pancake mix topping. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tbsp. sugar.
3. Cover with foil and cook over a campfire until biscuits are no longer doughy and fruit is warm and bubbly, approx. 50 minutes. Let it cool for 20 minutes, and then serve.
4. If you’re making it at home, use a normal baking oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and grease a standard baking dish with cooking spray. Bake the cobbler until it’s golden brown and the fruit is bubbly around the edges, approx. 20-25 minutes.
2. Strawberry-Yogurt Swirl Pops
Need a fresh ice-treat to welcome your kids home after school? This is the perfect recipe for the days when you need a quick pick-me-up. Check out this quick and easy recipe for strawberry pops –
• 1 lb. fresh strawberries
• 1 cup Healthy Alternatives – Organic Sugar
• 1/4 cup Healthy Alternatives – Organic Sugar
• 2 tsp. lemon juice
• 2 cup vanilla yogurt
• 2 large plastic squeeze bottles, 10 pop molds (1⁄2-cup capacity)
1. Place the strawberries, 1⁄3 cup sugar and lemon juice in a blender; purée 3 minutes. Pour it into a large plastic squeeze bottle and screw on the bottle top. In a medium bowl, stir the remaining 1⁄4 cup sugar into the yogurt until all the sugar is dissolved. Pour it into the second squeeze bottle and screw on the bottle top.
2. Fill each pop mold with the strawberry and yogurt mixtures, alternately squeezing or spooning the mixtures into each mold to create a swirled pattern. Place the tops on the molds and insert wooden sticks. Freeze them for at least 6 hours until solidly frozen.
3. Remove the molds from the freezer. Soften slightly at room temperature, about 5 minutes (or dip molds in warm water for a few seconds). Remove the pops from the molds. Serve them immediately, or wrap pops separately in plastic wrap, then store in a freezer bag or container.
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