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50 Very Best Strawberry Dessert Recipes

Here are 50 Very Best Strawberry Dessert Recipes, including pies, cakes, cheesecakes, bars, cookies, cobbler, tarts, mousse and more!

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March 21st is California Strawberry Day! There are so many ways to celebrate strawberries, but it might be easiest to browse my collection of 50 very best strawberry dessert recipes and choose a few of your favorites.

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“Strawberries are what make life taste wonderful.”

-Anthony T. Hincks

The History of Strawberries:

From Wikipedia:

The first garden strawberry was grown in Brittany, France, during the late 18th century. Prior to this, wild strawberries were the common source of the fruit.

The strawberry fruit was mentioned in ancient Roman literature in reference to its medicinal use. The French began taking the strawberry from the forest to their gardens for harvest in the 14th century. France’s king from 1364 to 1380, had 1,200 strawberry plants in his royal garden. In the early 15th century western European monks were using the wild strawberry in their illuminated manuscripts. The strawberry is found in Italian, Flemish, and German art, and in English miniatures. The entire strawberry plant was used to treat depressive illnesses.

By the 16th century, references of cultivation of the strawberry became more common. People began using it for its supposed medicinal properties and botanists began naming the different species. In England the demand for regular strawberry farming had increased by the mid-16th century.

In the United States in 2017, the collective commercial production of strawberries and other berries was a $6 billion industry dominated by the California growing and marketing company Driscolls. In 2017, strawberries alone were a $3.5 billion market of which 82% was for fresh fruit.

overhead shot of fresh strawberry pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie by Recipe Girl: This pie starts with a buttery, vanilla wafer crumb crust that is scented with orange zest. The filling is made up of a pile of fresh strawberries that are coated with a quick and easy, homemade strawberry syrup.

brownie strawberry shortcake in dish

Brownie Strawberry Shortcake by Recipe Girl: Changing things up in a strawberry shortcake recipe and replacing the boring ‘ol cake with fudgy brownies is pretty much a brilliant idea!

strawberry trifle

Strawberry Trifle by Recipe Girl: This dessert layers chunks of cake, then sweetened whipped cream, then fresh strawberries. Then the layers are repeated. It’s such a pretty dessert!

candied strawberries

Candied Strawberries by Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt: These have a clear crunchy candy coating and a soft, juicy strawberry inside.

two strawberry tartlets

Strawberry Tartlets by Food Fanatic: This dessert uses the fresh strawberries of the season and bakes them into tartlets.

chocolate cheesecake strawberry bites

Chocolate Cheesecake Strawberry Bites by Recipe Boy: These are delicious dessert bites similar to chocolate covered strawberries but using chocolate cheesecake instead!

strawberry sugar cookie bars stacked

Strawberry Sugar Cookie Bars by Your Cup of Cake: If you like sugar cookies you’re going to love these bars topped with all natural strawberry frosting!

puff pastry strawberry hearts

Easy Puff Pastry Strawberry Hearts by Fun Loving Families: These are simple and delicious strawberry pastries!

strawberry slab pie

Strawberry Slab Pie by Miss in the Kitchen: This is the perfect pie for feeding a crowd!

slice of strawberry rhubarb pie on plate

Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie by Recipes For Holidays: The combination of strawberries and rhubarb combined with sugar to balance the sweet and tart makes for a lovely pie filling. 

strawberry shortcake skillet cobbler with serving on plate too

Strawberry Shortcake Skillet Cobbler by Recipe Girl: This is a strawberry shortcake recipe made in a cast iron skillet with a cornmeal cobbler baked on top. 

scoops of strawberry sorbet in dish

Easy Strawberry Sorbet by Recipe Girl: This is a simple, easy and delicious sorbet made with only 3 ingredients!

strawberry shortcake cake

Strawberry Shortcake Cake by Glorious Treats: This is a perfect vanilla cake layered with fresh whipped cream and strawberries. It’s the perfect summer dessert! 

easy strawberry turnovers on plate

Easy Strawberry Turnovers by Butter Your Biscuit: These are flaky, buttery, and filled with a homemade strawberry filling in a puff pastry shell topped with a sweet glaze!

three strawberry rose tarts

Strawberry Rose Tarts by Sugar Hero: A crunchy pistachio shortbread crust is filled with delicious strawberry-rose cream, and topped with sliced strawberries in the shape of a rose. 

strawberry rhubarb cobbler

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler by Recipe Girl: Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb make for a delicious combination. This pair is often used to make pies, but it’s fabulous made as a cobbler too!

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Strawberry Pretzel Pie by Tidy Mom: This easy strawberry pretzel dessert recipe has a sweet fluffy strawberry filling piled high inside a salty pretzel crust. 

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French Strawberry Cake by Foodtastic Mom: Mixed in one bowl with the season’s freshest strawberries, this cake bakes up with a custardy middle and crackly, sugary top.

fresh strawberry bundt cake

Fresh Strawberry Bundt Cake by A Spicy Perspective: Made with fresh lemon zest and a yogurt cake batter, this moist and tender strawberry cake will make your day.

fresh strawberry cupcake

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes by Celebrating Sweets: These fluffy vanilla cupcakes are filled with fresh strawberries and topped with an incredible pink strawberry frosting.

slice of fresh strawberry yum yum

Fresh Strawberry Yum Yum by The Kitchen is My Playground: A layer of fresh berries sandwiched between two thick fluffy layers of deliciousness makes for one very tasty no-bake dessert.

homemade strawberry cake on cake stand

Homemade Strawberry Cake by Life, Love and Sugar: From strawberry-packed cake layers to strawberry cream cheese frosting, this three-layer cake is absolutely brimming with mouthwatering strawberry flavor from real fruit. 

chocolate covered strawberries on plate

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries by Recipes For Holidays: Fresh strawberries dipped in luscious, smooth, melted chocolate- what could be better?

slice of no bake strawberry cheesecake lasagna

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Lasagna by Sugar Apron: This is a dessert lasagna with graham cracker crust, cream cheese filling, strawberries and cream topping.

strawberry cheesecake cookies

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies by In Bloom Bakery: They’re buttery shortbread cookies filled with strawberry jam and strawberry cheesecake filling.

two strawberry ice cream cones

Strawberry Ice Cream by Recipes For Holidays: This ice cream recipe is made with beautiful fresh strawberries!

several strawberry pineapple popsicles

Strawberry Pineapple Popsicles by Recipes For Holidays: These are made easy with just 3 ingredients, utilizing fresh pineapple and fresh strawberries.

stack of strawberry oatmeal crumble bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars by Averie Cooks: These buttery bars are bursting with fresh strawberries! 

strawberry cheesecake cookie cups

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups by Liv for Cake: These are the perfect pairing of fruity cheesecake and chewy sugar cookies.

strawberry cheesecake cake with slice taken out

Strawberry Cheesecake Cake by Recipe Girl: There are two layers of strawberry cake with a layer of cheesecake in the middle. The whole thing is covered with strawberry frosting too.

strawberry custard tart on plate

Strawberry Custard Tart by Bonni Bakery: These tarts have a shortcake pastry base, are filled with a silky custard filling and topped with fresh strawberries and a sticky sweet strawberry glaze.

several strawberry mousse cups

Easy Fresh Strawberry Mousse by An Italian in My Kitchen: This dessert is made with only 3 ingredients, no gelatin and no bake.

strawberry margarita pie with slice taken out

Strawberry Margarita Pie by Recipe Girl: This is a strawberry pie doused in tequila-lime custard. It sits in a flaky crust, and it’s covered with sweet whipped cream. 

several strawberry crumb bars

Strawberry Crumb Bars by The Girl Who Ate Everything: Fresh strawberries are sandwiched in between a buttery crumb base. 

strawberry champagne cake slice with cake in background

Strawberry Champagne Cake by Tatyana’s Everyday Food: This cake is made with moist and delicate champagne-flavored cake layers and frosted with a sweet and tangy strawberry buttercream! 

strawberry and cream bar

Strawberries and Cream Bars by The Country Cook: These have a sugar cookie base, topped with a sweet creamy layer, ending with a sweet fresh strawberry topping.

strawberry crisp

Strawberry Crisp by Recipe Girl: This fresh strawberry dessert has a buttery oat and almond topping. It’s delicious!

strawberry marbled pound cake sliced

Strawberry Marbled Pound Cake by Noble Pig: If the eye-catching swirl pattern isn’t enough to draw draw you in, maybe the rich and tangy cream cheese frosting will seal the deal.

strawberry lemonade sugar cookies

Strawberry Lemonade Sugar Cookies by Chef in Training: The strawberry and lemon flavors fuse together in both cookie and frosting and combine for an out of this world cookie!

stack of strawberry cookies

Cream Cheese Strawberry Cookies by OMG Chocolate Desserts: These are delicious, soft and chewy cream cheese cookies with fresh strawberries and white chocolate chunks. 

strawberries and cream angel food cake

Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake by Lil Luna: This is a sweet and delicious dessert filled with a creamy layer and topped with strawberries. It’s so simple and so delicious!

overhead shot of rustic strawberry galette

Rustic Strawberry Galette by Recipe Girl: This is a super easy dessert recipe to make with fresh, sweet strawberries.

strawberry coconut cheesecake with slice taken out

Strawberry Coconut Cheesecake by Recipe Girl: The filling of this cheesecake is flavored with coconut, but there aren’t any flakes of coconut floating around in the cheesecake filling itself. And it’s topped with plenty of fresh strawberries.

overhead shot of strawberry lemon buttermilk pie

Strawberry Lemon Buttermilk Pie by Recipe Girl: This is the perfect pie to use up your fresh, sweet strawberries. They’re glazed and used to top a delicious lemon buttermilk pie.

stack of strawberry lemon blondies

Strawberry Lemon Blondies by The View From Great Island: These are pretty in pink strawberry bars with a sweetly tart flavor and a soft melt in your mouth texture!

serving of strawberry chocolate chip croissant pudding on plate

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Croissant Pudding by Recipe Boy: This recipe is a really unique and delicious way to make decadent bread pudding for dessert!

roasted strawberry cheesecake cut into squares

Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake by Buttermilk by Sam: This is a super creamy cheesecake made with roasted and pureed strawberries for a concentrated strawberry flavor that can’t be missed!

overhead shot of no bake strawberry cream pie

No Bake Strawberry Cream Pie by Recipes For Holidays: This is an easy, creamy strawberry pie recipe made with fresh strawberries, and absolutely no oven is needed. It’s sweet and delicious!

slice of strawberry cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake by OMG Chocolate Desserts: This strawberry dessert is the classic, melt-in your-mouth cheesecake with a delicious twist! It’s finished with a gorgeous homemade strawberry topping and it tastes as amazing as it looks!

strawberry layer cake with slice taken out

Strawberry Layer Cake by Recipes For Holidays : It’s made with real strawberries and is covered with cream cheese frosting, and it’s the perfect cake for celebrations.

Fun Facts About Strawberries:

  • In addition to red, strawberries can be white, pink, yellow, and golden-hued. These varieties are created by crossing wild strawberries and saving the seeds from the different hued plants.
  • One large strawberry contains 10.5 mg of Vitamin C, compared to 70 mg of vitamin C in an orange.
  • The average American eats 8 pounds of strawberries per year.
  • Fear of strawberries is a phobia called fragariaphobia.
  • The average strawberry has 200 seeds.
  • Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.
  • Strawberries at room temperature are sweeter than cold strawberries.