Splendid Strawberry Recipes

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Mom’s Strawberry Cobbler
1/2 cup butter (don’t even think about using margarine!)
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries mixed with a small amount of sugar (to taste)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Melt butter in an 8×8 pan.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and milk.
Pour batter over melted butter.
Pour berries over batter. DO NOT STIR!
Bake for about 30 minutes until batter floats to the top and is brown. This is great plain or served warm with ice cream.
Source: Double R Cattle Services Inc.

Strawberry Jam
5 1/2 cups crushed strawberries
1 package powdered fruit pectin
8 cups sugar

Measure berries into a large pot.
Add the pectin and stir well.
Bring quickly to a full boil, stirring constantly.
Add sugar, continue stirring, bring to a full boil and boil hard for 1 minute.
Remove from heat, skim.
Ladle into clean, hot, sterilized containers.
Cap with 2-piece canning lids and process 5 minutes in a boiling water bath. Makes 9 half-pints. 
Source: Oakley Farm

Strawberry Limeade
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups water
1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
1 1/4 cups pureed fresh or fresh-frozen strawberries

Combine sugar and 1 1/4 cups of water in a pot, boil 3-5 minutes, cool.
Add 3/4 cup water, limejuice and strawberries.
Serve chilled with extra fruit or mint leaves.
Source: Jeans Berry Patch

Thinking of heading out to gather fresh strawberries? See our resource listing, Where to Pick Fresh Strawberries in the Triangle. Also discovertips for strawberry picking and freezing.

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