Revved Up for Ruby Sweets? Try These Top-Rated Strawberry Recipes

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We’re edging into strawberry season, which means that in warmer parts of the country those fragrant, ruby-hued berries are popping up at the farmers markets, and pick-your-own operations are finally open for business. In cooler areas, we’re relying on supermarket berries for now, but even those are flavorful and juicy at this time of year.

While strawberries are abundant in late spring, the best ones don’t come cheap, and their prime season is fleeting. It seems that in the blink of an eye they begin to soften and mold right there on the counter. Try to use them right away — the same day you bring them home, if you can. We’ve taken the guesswork out of what to make by rounding up our most-loved strawberry recipes. All of these berry-filled favorites have a perfect 5-star rating.

Old-Fashioned Stawberry Shortcake

Trisha Yearwood’s top-rated shortcake is literally bursting with berries. It’s made by sandwiching sweetened strawberries between two large, tender cakes. The entire dessert is topped with more berries and fresh whipped cream.

Heart-Shaped Whole-Wheat Pancakes in Strawberry Sauce

If you’re feeling the love, why not whip up a batch of these lightened-up pancakes served in a decadent pool of sweetened strawberry sauce?

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

This fruity 5-star crumble is studded with fresh berries and rhubarb. It tastes impressive but is actually remarkably easy to put together.

Strawberry Buckle

This strawberry buckle makes the most of in-season fruit. Just stir together the easy almond-infused batter and top with a layer of fresh berries. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Strawberry Tarts

Just call her the Queen of Tarts! Ina Garten’s beautiful mini tarts are loved by many. Don’t let their diminutive size fool you — these small desserts have huge flavor.

Grandma's Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

With a 5-star rating and nearly 200 reviews, this old-fashioned strawberry pie is a proven winner. The flaky, golden double crust is the perfect counterpoint to a sweet-and-tart fruit filling.

Easy Strawberry Jam

Making strawberry jam is the perfect way to stretch your strawberries way past the prime picking season. All you need is strawberries and sugar, plus a couple of simple add-ins.

What do you like to do with strawberries? Find dozens more recipes and ideas right here.