50 Very Best Strawberry Dessert Recipes


Here are 50 Very Best Strawberry Dessert Recipes, including pies, cakes, cheesecakes, bars, cookies, cobbler, tarts, mousse and more!

strawberry dessert recipes collage

March 21st is California Strawberry Day! There are so many ways to celebrate strawberries, but it might be easiest to browse my collection of 50 very best strawberry dessert recipes and choose a few of your favorites.

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“Strawberries are what make life taste wonderful.”

-Anthony T. Hincks

The History of Strawberries:

From Wikipedia:

The first garden strawberry was grown in Brittany, France, during the late 18th century. Prior to this, wild strawberries were the common source of the fruit.

The strawberry fruit was mentioned in ancient Roman literature in reference to its medicinal use. The French began taking the strawberry from the forest to their gardens for harvest in the 14th century. France’s king from 1364 to 1380, had 1,200 strawberry plants in his royal garden. In the early 15th century western European monks were using the wild strawberry in their illuminated manuscripts. The strawberry is found in Italian, Flemish, and German art, and in English miniatures. The entire strawberry plant was used to treat depressive illnesses.

By the 16th century, references of cultivation of the strawberry became more common. People began using it for its supposed medicinal properties and botanists began naming the different species. In England the demand for regular strawberry farming had increased by the mid-16th century.

In the United States in 2017, the collective commercial production of strawberries and other berries was a $6 billion industry dominated by the California growing and marketing company Driscolls. In 2017, strawberries alone were a $3.5 billion market of which 82% was for fresh fruit.

overhead shot of fresh strawberry pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie by Recipe Girl: This pie starts with a buttery, vanilla wafer crumb crust that is scented with orange zest. The filling is made up of a pile of fresh strawberries that are coated with a quick and easy, homemade strawberry syrup.

brownie strawberry shortcake in dish

Brownie Strawberry Shortcake by Recipe Girl: Changing things up in a strawberry shortcake recipe and replacing the boring ‘ol cake with fudgy brownies is pretty much a brilliant idea!

strawberry trifle

Strawberry Trifle by Recipe Girl: This dessert layers chunks of cake, then sweetened whipped cream, then fresh strawberries. Then the layers are repeated. It’s such a pretty dessert!

candied strawberries

Candied Strawberries by Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt: These have a clear crunchy candy coating and a soft, juicy strawberry inside.

two strawberry tartlets