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7+ Southern recipes with strawberries that are simply divine

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When strawberry season is in full swing, it’s nearly impossible to resist the big flats of plump, sweet strawberries at the market. Here are some quick and easy strawberry recipes from the South.
These Southern strawberry recipes are perfect for any get together from church picnics to backyard BBQ or even weeknight treats at home.
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Southern Strawberry Cobbler
A popular favorite, Southern strawberry cobbler has juicy red berries nestled under a fluffy, almost cake-like biscuit layer and a perfectly golden brown crust. Creating this recipe is simpler than you may think. In fact, trimming and cutting the strawberries is by far the most difficult part of putting together this dessert.
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Once you have got the berries prepared, you can make the rest of this delicious dessert in just minutes. Then pop it in the oven for 40 minutes in the oven. Top the dessert with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and you’ve basically got an inside-out strawberry shortcake. Enjoy a little bit of strawberry heaven! Check it out in the video below.
Southern Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake
Punch bowl cake is a Southern staple and this recipe for strawberry punch bowl cake tops the list. Filled with decadent strawberries and fluffy whipped cream, this cake is literally layer after layer of heavenly flavor.
Southern Strawberry Buttermilk Biscuits
What's better than having a Southern biscuit? A Southern biscuit with strawberries, of course! These melt-in-your-mouth biscuits that are soft, crumbly and perfect for any snack or addition to any meal.
Southern Strawberry Iced Tea
Sweet iced tea is a Southern classic, but in this fresh take on a classic recipe, the drink gets dressed up with fresh seasonal strawberries. Strawberries make an excellent addition to the traditional recipe, adding a slightly acidic and sweet note without the need to add artificial sugar to the flavor of the sweet tea.
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The key to making a good Southern sweet iced tea is to brew the tea properly and sweeten it before chilling it. This will ensure that you have no sugar granules at the bottom of your glass, and that every sip will be just as deliciously sweet. If you've got a hankering for a glass in the winter, you could easily make this drink with thawed frozen strawberries too. Check out the video below.
Southern Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry shortcake is a classic summer dessert, but making the biscuit base can be somewhat tedious. The video below calls for a slightly doctored, prepared biscuit dough, which is topped with a homemade strawberry mixture and whipped cream.
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If you have some time to plan ahead, the strawberries taste even better if they macerate in the sugar for a bit. Try to start this recipe a few hours before you plan to serve the dish so that the strawberries have time to really soak in the sugar. Homemade whipped cream offers icing on the proverbial cake, but if you don't have time to make your own, store bought cream will do in a pinch!
Southern Strawberry Cheesecake
Cheesecake is a Southern staple. Creamy, rich, and unctuous, it's a welcome addition to any dessert buffet. In the recipe below, however, the classic recipe gets a bit of a makeover, with the addition of strawberries.
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Since strawberries contain quite a bit of water, it's important to cook them down before adding them to the cheesecake. In the video below, fresh strawberries simmer down in the pot until they become jammy and sweet. Then the strawberry mixture is at a perfect consistency before you swirl it into the cheesecake. If you're short on time or it's not yet strawberry season yet, heating strawberry jam with a touch of water and lemon juice can create a similar effect.
Southern Strawberry and Cream Bread Pudding
Strawberries cooked in a creamy and rich bread pudding? Yes, please! The video below shows a novel way to use that flat of fresh and juicy strawberries that you just couldn’t resist buying at the farmer’s market. This dessert is irresistible and you can enjoy it all season long. It’s a good thing strawberries have a long season from March through August.
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Serve this dessert with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top, or with a dollop of vanilla yogurt for a special brunch dessert. You can use just about any bread you like here — French bread, white sandwich bread, challah or brioche are all great choices. This dessert works perfectly with bargain day-old croissants at the bakery. You would be amazed to know how good these taste.
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