Frozen Drunken Strawberry Pie

Today we made Frozen Drunken Strawberry Pie!

1/2C water, 3T cornstarch, 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped into 1/4″ to 1/2″ pieces, 1/2C cherry brandy, 1C graham cracker pie shell, 1/2C sugar

Mix cornstarch with sugar in medium saucepan.

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Add water over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 15 minutes.

Froz Strawb Pie

A streak made with the finger on the back of the mixing spoon shouldn’t flow together.

Froz Strawb Pie

Remove from heat. Quickly stir in brandy until blended.

Froz Strawb Pie

Fold in strawberries.

Froz Strawb Pie

Froz Strawb Pie

Pour into pie shell.

Froz Strawb Pie

Froz Strawb Pie

Freeze at least 2 hours.

Froz Strawb Pie

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Today we made Prune Custard Strawberry Pie!

14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1/2C skim milk, 3 eggs, 1/3C coarsely chopped prunes, 1/4C coarsely chopped almonds, 2T cornstarch, 1 deep dish graham cracker pie shell

Topping: 1/4C powdered sugar, 12 oz fresh strawberries

Preheat oven to 350F. Whisk eggs.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Stir in sweetened condensed milk.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Stir in skim milk. Blend well.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Stir in cornstarch. Blend well.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Stir in prunes and almonds.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Pour into pie shell. Batter will be thin.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Bake 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool 30 minutes. Sift powdered sugar evenly onto pie.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Hull Strawberries and slice into heart shapes. Arrange on top of pie.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Today we made Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk!

juice of 1 medium lemon, 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced, 2/3C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C non-dairy whipped topping, chilled

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Puree strawberries in blender. Run through fine-mesh sieve.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Stir lemon juice into strawberry puree.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Stir in sugar. Blend well.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Stir in sweetened condensed milk.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Fold in non-dairy whipped topping.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Pour into souffle dish or other serving receptacle.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Brown Sugar Loaf

Today we made Brown Sugar Loaf with Strawberry Icing!

1C milk, 1C brown sugar, 4T butter, 3C flour, 1T cinnamon, 2t baking powder, 2 eggs, 1T almond extract

Icing: 4 1/4C powdered sugar, 16 oz fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and sliced

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream butter with brown sugar.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Stir in eggs.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Mix in extract. Blend well.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Add dry ingredients to wet alternately with milk, until just blended, beginning and ending with dry.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Turn into greased 11″X 13″ pan.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Bake 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely. For icing, push strawberries through fine mesh sieve.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Sift powdered sugar into puree. Stir until barely pourable.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Cut cake in half horizontally with serrated knife. Spread 2/3 of icing on one half, cut side up.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Top with other cake half.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Spread remaining icing on top.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Strawberry Wine Sorbet

Today we made Strawberry Wine Sorbet!

16 oz fresh strawberries, 1C sugar, 3/4C sweet red wine, 1/4C water

Mix sugar, water and wine over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally or until sugar is dissolved. Cool.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Hull, and puree strawberries in blender.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Run through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard seeds or use for another recipe.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Mix wine mixture with puree. Blend well.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawberry Meringue Cookies

Today we made Strawberry Meringue Cookies!

4 egg whites, 5 large strawberries, hulled, 1 1/2C powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 250F. Beat whites until soft peaks form.

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Gradually beat in sugar until glossy peaks form, about 7-10 minutes.

Strawb Mer Cookies

Strawb Mer Cookies

Strawb Mer Cookies

In blender, chop strawberries into 1/4″ pieces. Push chopped strawberries through fine mesh sieve. Fold strawberry liquid into meringue.

Strawb Mer Cookies

Strawb Mer Cookies

Then fold in the strawberry flesh.

Strawb Mer Cookies

Drop by T onto foil lined cookie sheets.

Strawb Mer Cookies

Strawb Mer Cookies

Bake 1/2 hour. Turn off oven. Let cookies sit in oven 2 1/2 – 3 hours more until dry and crisp.

Strawb Mer Cookies

Drunken Strawberry Almond Ice Milk

Today we made Drunken Strawberry Almond Ice Milk!

1 pint strawberries, coarsely chopped into 1/2″ pieces; 1C dry gin, 1T almond extract, 2T sugar, 14 oz sweetened, condensed milk; 1C skim milk, 4 oz almonds, coarsely chopped

In medium bowl, stir together gin, almond extract and sugar.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Add strawberries. Blend well.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill 2 or more hours. Mix together milks.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Drain and stir in strawberries, and almonds.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Lowfat Strawberry Marshmallow Coconut Ice Cream

Today we made Strawberry Marshmallow Coconut Ice Cream!

1 pint strawberries, chopped into 1/2″ pieces; 2C mini marshmallows, 1C half and half, 1/2C sugar, 1/2C skim milk, 1C shredded coconut

Melt marshmallows with half and half and skim milk over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat.

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Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Stir in sugar.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Pour over strawberries and coconut in a large bowl. Blend well.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Freeze until of desired consistency, or if a more creamy texture is desired: churn in ice cream maker. Serving suggestion: Top with chocolate syrup.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawberry Cupcakes

Today we made Strawberry Cupcakes!

2T butter, 1/2C sugar, 6 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, 1t vanilla, 2 eggs, 1C flour, 1t baking powder, 6T strawberry puree

Frosting: 1T strawberry puree, 1 1/2 to 2C powdered sugar, 2 oz reduced-fat cream cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

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Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream butter, 2 oz cream cheese and sugar.

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Stir in eggs. Blend well.

Strawb Cupcakes

To make fresh strawberry puree, push fresh, hulled strawberries through fine-mesh sieve, reserving 1T for frosting. Mix in dry ingredients alternately with strawberry puree beginning and ending with dry, just until blended.

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Stir in vanilla.

Strawb Cupcakes

Turn into cupcake tin.

Strawb Cupcakes

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of center cupcake emerges clean. Cool before spreading on frosting.

Mix frosting ingredients until barely pourable.

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes