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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Strawberries are in!!!

At this time of the year, I'm looking for things to do with fresh fruit and produce. Here are a few recipes from my Mama using strawberries... her favorite!

Strawberry Butter

2 sticks Butter, softened
1 cup 10X Sugar
16 oz fresh Strawberries*

Blend in a blender or processor until very smooth. Store in refrigerator.
*Remember to always taste your berries for sweetness. Some may need more sugar than others.

Fresh Strawberry Dressing

¾ cup sliced ripe Strawberries
2 T light corn syrup
½ cup Sour Cream

Add ingredients to small blender. Mix til smooth. Chill about 1 hour.
Serve over fruit salad. Make about 1 ¼ cups.

French Strawberry Pie (Pictured Above)

1 quart Strawberries, cleaned & stemmed
6 oz Cream Cheese
1 ¼ cups Sugar
3 T Cornstarch
1 T Lemon Juice
1 Pie Crust (9 inch) baked and cooled

Spread cream cheese over the bottom of the pie crust. Select half of the best strawberries and press firmly into the cheese with tips up. Mash remaining berries and strain. Add enough water to make 1 1/2 cups liquid. Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Gradually stir in berries and juice. Cook over low heat until thick and clear (5 to 6 minutes). Add a little red food coloring. Cool and pour over berries. Chill about 3 hours. Serve with whipped cream.

Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

This is a super easy dessert that only takes minutes to throw together, but taste heavenly! Everyone will think you spent all day making this tasty dessert!

Graham Cracker pie crust
No-Bake Cheesecake Mix
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup strawberry jam
2 cups strawberries ice cream, softened

Combine the cheesecake mix and milk. Blend until thickened slightly. Add ice cram and jam. Combine until smooth. Pour into crust and freeze until set. Set out 15 minutes and cut with a knife dipped in hot water. Serve immediately.

Tutti-Frutti Blush

1 8oz can fruit cocktail
1/2 cup grenadine syrup
2 cups strawberry ice cream
2 cups milk

Combine in a blender and blend until smooth.

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