Fantastic Frozen Strawberries

1 Package Sure-Jell

3 Cups Sugar

4 Quarts Strawberries

Put cleaned berries in a large bowl and add sugar; mix carefully.  Mix sure-jell and 1 cup water and boil 1 minute.  Pour over berries and mix carefully.  Let stand 10 minutes and put in containers.  Makes berries bright red, slightly thickened and like fresh berries.

 

 

Easy Strawberry Pie

1- 9 “Pie Shell, Baked

4- Cups Fresh Strawberries

1- Cup Sugar

1- Cup Water

3- Tablespoons Corn Starch

2- Tablespoons White Corn Syrup

3- Tablespoons Dry Strawberry-Flavored Gelatin

(Red Food Coloring Optional)

 

Boil sugar, water, cornstarch and syrup; add dry strawberry gelatin and cook until thickened.  Cool.  When cool add strawberries and pour into pie shell.  Refrigerate.  Makes 6-8 Servings

 

 

Strawberry Shortcut

Slice and sweeten 1 pint of strawberries.  Cut one thawed pound cake into 12 slices.  Place 6 slices on plates.  Top with half the strawberries and 1 cup whipped topping; repeat layers.  Makes 6 servings.

 

 

Strawberry Angel Cake

1- 3 oz. pkg strawberry flavored gelatin

1-Cup boiling water

½- Cup Cold Water

2- Cups Strawberries, sliced

1- 8 oz. container whipped topping, thawed (3 Cups)

1- 8” tube angel food cake

 

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; add cold water.  Chill until thickened but not set;  fold in strawberries and 1 cup whipped topping.  Chill until thickened but not set.  Split cake horizontally into three layers.  Spread two layers with gelatin mixture; stack.  Top with remaining layer.  Frost with remaining whipped topping.  Serves 8-10.

 

 

Strawberry Fields Forever

1- 6 oz. package strawberry gelatin

1- Cup Boiling water

2 ½- Cups frozen sliced strawberries

1- Large can crushed pineapple, drained

3- Bananas, Mashed

1- Cup coarsely chopped walnuts

 

Stir gelatin in boiling water until dissolved.  Fold in the strawberries with juice, the drained pineapple, mashed bananas and walnuts.  Pour into a 9 x 13 pan and chill several hours.  Cut into 12 squared to serve.  Garnish with a spoonful of strawberry yogurt and fresh fruit slices.

 

 

Chocolate –Dipped Strawberries

4- Ounces semi-sweet chocolate

1-Pint Fresh Strawberries (With stem and cap attached)

Broad green leaves for decoration (Optional)

 

Break or chop chocolate coarsely.  Use real, not imitation, chocolate bars or squares for best results.  Place chocolate in small heat-proof bowl, then place bowl in ½-Inch barely simmering water in a small skillet over low heat.  Heat, stirring occasionally, just until chocolate is melted.  (Be careful that no water gets in the chocolate.)  Stir until smooth.  Remove skillet from heat, leaving bowl of chocolate in hot water.  Pat strawberries dry.  Holding by stem end, dip each strawberry into chocolate to cover about ¾ of the way up.  Drain excess chocolate, then place on waxed paper-lined tray; refrigerate to harden.

Yields about 6 Servings

 

 

Fresh Berry Sundaes

Fresh strawberries with blackberries, blueberries or raspberries

Vanilla Yogurt with ground nutmeg

Brown Sugar

Granola

Toasted Coconut

Toasted sliced almonds

 

Plan on 1 Cup berries per person

 

Remove stems from berries.  Rinse berries in cold water and drain well.  Transfer berries to a large serving bowl.  For toppers, set out bowls or cups of vanilla yogurt sprinkled with ground nutmeg.  Brown sugar, granola, coconut and sliced almonds.  Let each person build a sundae.

 

Frozen Pudding Treats

1- 3 ¾ oz. pkg. vanilla instant pudding mix

1- Cup Milk

1- 8 oz. container whipped topping, thawed

2- Cups strawberries, mashed

1 Cup mashed banana

 

Prepare pudding mix as directed on package except using 1 cup of milk; fold in whipped topping and fruit.  Spoon into fifteen 5 oz. paper drinking cups; insert wooden sticks.  Freeze until firm.  Remove from freezer; peel off cups.

 

Variation:  Substitute 4 1/8 oz. chocolate instant pudding mix for vanilla mix.

15 servings

 

Berries on the Square

9- Whole graham crackers, halved

1- 6 oz. serving size package vanilla flavored instant pudding and pie filling

2- Cups cold milk

1- 4 oz container whipped topping

1-Cup finely Chopped strawberries

 

Arrange 9 crackers in bottom of 9” square pan.  prepare pudding mix with 2 cups milk as directed on package for pudding.  Fold in 1 cup of whipped topping.  Pour half of the pudding mixture over crackers in pan and top with strawberries.  Arrange remaining crackers on berries and add remaining pudding mixture.  Spread remaining whipped topping over top and garnish with halved strawberries, if desired.  Chill.  Cut into square.  Makes nine servings.

 

Strawberry Pecan Cake

1- Box white cake mix

4- Eggs

½- Cup Milk

1- Cup strawberries, mashed

1- Cup cooking oil

1- Cup Coconut

1- (3oz) Box strawberry gelatin

1- Cup Pecans, chopped

Mix dry gelatin and cake mix together.  Add remaining ingredients,

 adding eggs one at a time.  Bake in 3 greased layer pans

Bake at 350° 25-30 Minutes

 

Strawberry Frosting

1- Stick butter or margarine

1- Box confectioners Sugar(1 lb.Powdered Sugar)

½- Cup Strawberries, drained

½- Cup Pecans

½- Cup Coconut

Cream butter and sugar.  Add remaining ingredients and beat well

 

Dream Bars

1 C Flour

¾ tsp soda

¼ tsp salt

1 C rolled oats

½ C brown sugar

½ C butter or margarine

Filling: 1 C strawberry Jam

Topping:  2 eggs, beaten

1 C brown sugar

½ C coconut

½ C chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350.  Combine the first 6 ingredients to make a crumb mixture.  Pat into a greased 9 x 13 pan.  Spread Jam on top.  Combine the eggs, brown sugar and coconut and carefully pour over the jam.  Sprinkle nuts on top.  Bake about 30 minutes.  Yields 54 squares.

 

Berry Ice

8 Cups strawberries

1 T orange Juice

2 Cups Sugar

4 Cups Water

Puree fruit; add orange juice.  Combine sugar and water and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add pureed fruit.  Freeze.  Mixture should be stirred several times before it freezes hard.  Serves 8.

 

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

2 C Crushed Pretzel

¼ C sugar

1 ½ Stick Melted Margarine

8 oz pkg cream cheese

1 C sugar

2 C Cool Whip

2 C Pineapple Juice

1 (6oz) strawberry jell-o

2 C crushed fresh strawberries

Mix together the pretzels, sugar, and margarine.  Flatten in a 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  Let cool, then mix cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and cool whip;spread over pretzel mixture.  Heat pineapple juice and strawberry jell-o.  After heating, mix strawberries and pour over mixture.  Refrigerate until ready.

 

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

Crust:  Graham Cracker Crust

Filling: 

1 Cup Cool Whip

1 C powdered Sugar

8 oz cream cheese

Fresh Strawberries

Simply beat together cool whip, cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.  Pour filling into a pie shell.  Slice at least enough strawberries to cover the top of the pie, the more the better!!

To make the pie even fancier, top with Strawberry Glaze.