Nothing sums up the taste of the season like a red, ripe strawberry, right? Whether hand-picked from your own little garden patch or found by the pint basket at the U-pick field, these little jewels of summertime are the very best berries.
Adding natural sweetness to jam and shortcake, they're just as delicious in savory recipes like salads and salsas! Today, we're sharing a collection of recipes that feature the sweet strawberry in a starring role...maybe you'll find a new way to enjoy your fresh-picked bounty. Let's head to the patch!
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With a sugar cookie crust, a cream cheese “sauce” and fresh strawberry toppings, what’s not to like about this dessert pizza? This recipe comes from the kitchen of Micki Stephens of Marion, Ohio, and appears in our cookbook, Big Book of Home Cooking.
18-oz. tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 c. frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 t. vanilla extract
1 c. powdered sugar
12-3/4 oz. pkg. strawberry glaze
16-oz. pkg. strawberries, hulled and sliced
Roll out dough onto a greased 12" pizza pan; bake according to package directions. Let cool. Mix together cream cheese, whipped topping, vanilla and powdered sugar; spread over crust. Top with glaze and strawberries. Serves 6 to 8.