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Strawberry Season

Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry season in Louisiana is one of the best things about living in the south. Hands down Ponchatoula Strawberries are the best. This year has been a phenomenal crop which makes it all the more disappointing that Strawberry Festival was cancelled. While the festival didn’t happen the berries did and I picked up a flat on Monday.

A flat of berries is about 12 pints of strawberries. Strawberries go bad quickly so you only have about 5 days to use them. We can typically devour a half of a flat in 5 days just eating berries without putting them in any recipes. This time I got an entire flat with the intention of baking with all of the berries.

The boys got to them as soon as I walked in the door and polished off about 2 pints in an matter of minutes.

Strawberries on a cutting board

So the question was… how many recipes can you make with one flat of berries? Here we go!

Strawberry Shortcake Scones

I give this one a 10/10. The recipe was simple, easy to follow and delicious. I would reduce the amount of glaze by about half. It was far more than we needed. I also sprinkled the top of each scone with a little sugar before I put them in the oven so they had that nice crackle topping.

Strawberry Scones
Strawberry Scones

Strawberry Pie

I have never baked a fruit pie in my life. I have always heard they can be really hard to make so I just haven’t tried. This one was simple but I bought a crust from the store which made it a lot easier. Tip: Put a pan under the pie tin if you have never baked a pie like this before. I didn’t anticipate that the juice would flow out of the pie tin.

Strawberry Pie
Strawberry pie

Strawberry Limeaide

I was planning on making lemonade but I didn’t have lemons so limeaid it was. Most of the recipes I found called for a limeaid concentrate which just sounded incredibly gross. This was one of the few recipes that used real lime juice.

Strawberry Limeaid

Strawberry Butter

This was one of the gems I found in a pinterest search looking for strawberry syrup. I mixed some of this up this morning and we had it on toast at snack time. It was almost as good a cinnamon toast.

Strawberry Butter

Strawberry Dole Whip

I had a lot of hopes for this recipe and I am pretty sure the issues I had were my fault alone. I don’t have a big blender so it was very labor-some trying to get everything blended. My kids were also not fond of the coconut milk. Next time I would do

Strawberry Dole Whip

Simple Strawberry Parfait

I came up with this recipe myself. I got a box of JELLO brand cheesecake pudding and substituted half and half for milk. Topped with strawberries and homemade whipped cream.

Strawberry Parfait

I had plans to make a few more things but between the boys eating them and putting them in cereal they were all gone by Friday. There were a few additional recipes that I wanted to try and you can find them here on my Pinterest Board, Strawberry Season.

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