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Strawberry Temptation {Recipe: Strawberries with Maple Cream Sauce}

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April in Kansas is not a good time for strawberries, yet each and every year, around this time, I get tempted. The weather warms up and I want fresh fruit. I walk into the grocery store and see the displays of red, ripe strawberries and can’t resist them. I get them home, wash them and dig in for my first bite only to be disappointed. They are never as sweet and delicious as I hope.

In the summer, Kansas strawberries are the most amazing things. They don’t need anything at all to make them taste good… no sugar, no cream… nothing. They are fantastic just the way they are.

The April strawberries I was tempted into buying and brought home did need something, and I knew just the enhancement they needed. This recipe for Strawberries with Maple Cream Sauce used to be my “go to” dessert recipe when we’d have last minute company.  It is a quick, easy and elegant dessert and it enhances strawberries perfectly!

If you have been tempted by less than stellar April strawberries, give this recipe a try. It’ll turn so-so strawberries into an amazing dessert!

Recipe: Strawberries with Maple Cream Sauce

  • 1 cup sour cream (I prefer Breakstone’s Sour Cream)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 pints strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
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    1. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream and maple syrup; cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
    2. Arrange strawberries in eight dessert bowls.
    3. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over them and refrigerate.
    4. To serve, pour sour cream mixture over strawberries.



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    Comments

    1. I love the sound of this maple syrup! I’ve never thought of pairing maple syrup with strawberries before. Yum!

    2. I agree the strawberries here are great in the heart of summer, I can’t wait!!

      This looks wonderful!

    3. Such a wonderful combination and so simple to put together. This is a great idea for a late night snack too.

    4. I’m craving fresh strawberries so much right now. I wish they were in season in Canada. That dessert looks yummy.

    5. OMG! You are so right about the strawberries in the grocery store right now. I was temped a couple of weeks ago in KCK. They looked so good, but if I closed my eyes I would have never known what I was eating, No strawberry taste at all. I will save your recipe for my next attempt!

    6. I must try Kansas strawberries! I can practically taste them just by looking at the photos.

    7. It would be best to grow your own strawberries. That way you can pick them at the height of flavor and you’ll know that there were on pesticides used.

    8. I did the very same thing you did! The strawberries look so good, but tasteless! I blogged about it this week also. Your dessert looks great and photos are beautiful.

    9. Oh my goodness that is simply beautiful! I have “Strawberry Fields Forever” now running through my head. I know what I’m making for lunch today.

    10. Mmmm, this sounds like the perfect after dinner treat.

      I’d like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/14/chocolate-birds-nests/

    11. This is exactly how I like berries served. Some cream and some brown sugar or maple syrup. You don’t need anything else!

    12. Just perfect! elegance and tempting… the perfect dessert for me.

    13. Beautiful dessert. Beautiful food photo.

    14. Wow, what a flavor combination! This is a wonderful recipe with beautiful photos, Kristen. Great job and thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great weekend!

    15. so true supernarket strawberries are farily off in taste..I spent a weekend at Poteet , Texas for their Strawberry Festival..oh my the berries were amazing!! little bites of heaven, thanks for sharing

      sweetlife

    16. My Lord, that was delicious! I actually had strawberries, sour cream, and maple syrup in my kitchen, so I whipped some up for breakfast. It was a wonderful way to start the day :)

    17. Oh my, that looks delicious. And oh so pretty too! I haven’t seen strawberries yet here, but I am certainly going to try your recipe when I do.

    18. This not only sounds delish but looks so lovely!! I love when it’s strawberry season!

    19. I just wait for the summer strawberries too, served simple in big batches :). Until than I serve them like this too

    20. i adore strawberries in on a hot summer day, and it’s one of my favorites for sure, but somehow i didn’t have any in last two years…
      going to get some right now!

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