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Interesting uses for frozen strawberries. (No smoothies, please)

Glencora Sep 21, 2011 04:16 PM

I have a lot of good quality but slightly past their prime strawberries that I threw in the freezer earlier this summer, thinking I'd use them for smoothies. Only the smoothie-drinker in the house has gone off to college. Any other ideas? I don't feel like ice cream.

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  1. blue room RE: Glencora Sep 21, 2011 04:29 PM

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/strawnan...

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      Glencora RE: blue room Sep 21, 2011 04:56 PM

      Thanks. I often make banana bread to use up old bananas, so this is perfect.

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        valerie RE: Glencora Sep 22, 2011 07:56 AM

        This strawberry bread is very good. You can throw bananas in there as well or make it in muffin form.

        http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs...

    2. justlauralibrarian RE: Glencora Sep 21, 2011 05:07 PM

      I sometimes use frozen strawberries as ice cubes in ginger ale. As they thaw, I mash them up a little bit with my straw to get the full berry flavor.

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        sueatmo RE: Glencora Sep 21, 2011 05:28 PM

        Yogurt parfaits! Top with granola. Yours will be better than any fast food versions.

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          emilyjh75 RE: Glencora Sep 21, 2011 07:08 PM

          I throw frozen fruits in any kind of bread. Strawberry muffins, strawberry pancakes, strawberry waffles, etc.

          1. chefathome RE: Glencora Sep 21, 2011 07:26 PM

            Make some lovely Eton Mess or Strawberry Fool. How about semifreddo? Or you could use them in a strawberry sauce, coulis or puree. Heck - you could even make a fruit leather out of them!

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              HillJ RE: Glencora Sep 21, 2011 07:57 PM

              http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Wa...
              strawberry fondue!

              1. agoodbite RE: Glencora Sep 22, 2011 06:34 AM

                A clafoutis! I made one with mixed frozen berries last winter and it was absolutely delicious.

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                  Glencora RE: agoodbite Sep 22, 2011 09:07 AM

                  Of course. I always think of cherry clafoutis, but I should try berries for a change.

                2. Pia RE: Glencora Sep 22, 2011 11:01 AM

                  Lazy option: Thaw them, mix in some vanilla yogurt. This is my go-to work snack. I put the frozen berries in a container in the morning, and by afternoon they're thawed.

                  Or, cook them with some orange juice, puree them, and use either as a sauce (on ice cream, pound cake, etc.) or mixed into seltzer or ginger ale.

                  1. danionavenue RE: Glencora Sep 22, 2011 11:10 AM

                    in a triple berry crumble served hot with ice cream
                    strawberry daiquiris
                    blended up for a salad dressing
                    maybe in a stuffed pork loin?
                    fruit punch sounds great
                    made into a fruit syrup for pancakes or french toast?

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                      rjka RE: Glencora Sep 22, 2011 11:11 AM

                      You can make a strawberry rhubarb tart or a mixed berry pie.

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                        pine time RE: Glencora Sep 22, 2011 12:58 PM

                        I've used frozen strawberries to make jam with no problems. Since I'm also almond-obsessed, added a bit of that flavoring, and it was a hit. Imagine a handful of blueberries would be good, too.

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                          chefathome RE: pine time Sep 22, 2011 01:13 PM

                          Strawberry with balsamic and black pepper is one of my favourites. I also like adding orange zest and juice to strawberry jam.

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                          karykat RE: Glencora Sep 23, 2011 10:20 AM

                          I set aside this strawberry yogurt semifreddo when I saw it because it looked good to me. Made with greek yogurt and frozen in a ring mold.

                          http://projects.washingtonpost.com/recipes/2008/07/30/strawberry-yogurt-semifreddo/

                          I also thought this parfait looked good, made with unsweetened coconut milk.

                          http://www.latimes.com/features/print...

                          1. prima RE: Glencora Sep 23, 2011 01:29 PM

                            Sprinkle with sugar, then drizzle with kirsch, framboise, grand marnier or another fruity spirit, then let thaw. Stir gently, then serve over angel food or vanilla pudding.

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