Baked Strawberries. Even for Breakfast. A recipe

Strawberry

A Recipe from the past.

I first baked this dish with with Amber in December 1998, on sunny Saturday afternoon, while eating her home made guacamole. NO effort, amazing results. It became a dish that I took to many places, cooking it in various kitchens of various friends and family, a dessert easily whipped up yet looks so wonderfully complex and amazing.

No one eats baked strawberries, right? Yet, they are so delicious. Try it immediately. I recommend 1 punnet of strawberries for every four to six people, depending on whether you want a lot of strawberries, or are happy to use it in a sauce like manner, drizzling it over whatever is on hand.

This recipe is perfect for the end of season strawberries that perhaps are not as perfect as the mid summer ones.

Strawberry

Serving Notes

  • Serve with whipped (unsweetened) cream, Marscapone cheese, creme fraîche, or vanilla icecream.
  • Serve for breakfast surrounded by muesli.
  • Serve on pancakes, or over crumpets or icecream.
  • Be daring and serve with a wonderful (but eggless) Chocolate Pudding or dessert.
  • Drizzle it into the middle of halved and stoned summer stone fruit.
  • Maybe even blend any leftovers into a yummy sauce.

It is quite a sweet dish, so a little goes a long way. Think strawberry shaped strawberry jam mouthfuls. It is also quite hot when it comes out of the oven (due to the sugar), so watch your mouth. It can be served hot, warm, cool or cold.

Strawberry and Cranberries

Recipe Notes

The basic recipe is just strawberries and sugar. And that works VERY well.

If you want to play, there are a whole range of things you can add. However, a word of caution. Only add 1 or 2 additional ingredients otherwise the complexities of flavour become overwhelming. Baked strawberries have an intense flavour – sort of a jam flavour. I suggest that you cook it without any additional ingredients before beginning to adjust flavours.

Tonight I used a punnet of strawberries, some dried cranberries, white sugar, a small piece of vanilla bean and a pinch of black pepper. And served it with some Maggie Beer icecream. Heaven in a bowl.

Strawberry and Cranberries

Baked Strawberries

Source : From my old Food_Matters site
Cuisine: Hmm. French?
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 25 – 30 mins
Serves: 4 – 6 people, depending how you use it

ingredients
750g strawberries
0.25 – 0.5 cup vanilla sugar, other flavoured sugar, or plain white sugar (add less or more as your taste dictates)

optional ingredients
Choose zero or more of the following
1 – 2 Tblspn strawberry or similar liqueur
a slice or two of fresh ginger, chopped finely
1 piece crystallised ginger, chopped finely
0.5 vanilla bean (if not using flavoured sugar), halved with the seeds scraped into the baking dish
a grind or two of fresh black pepper
dried cranberries
cinnamon stick
sprig of rosemary
lavender flowers
honey instead of sugar
let your imagination run wild (once you are used to cooking this dish), but don’t underestimate the intensity of strawberry flavours. So make sure any ingredient that you use is compatible with strawberries.

method
Heat the oven to 180C.

Place strawberries in a single layer in a very shallow baking dish (not a metal dish). You can hull them (remove the green top) or leave the green top on.

Sprinkle with the sugar. There will appear to be a lot of sugar for the amount of strawberries. Don’t worry – this is pure indulgence!

For variety, add one or two of the optional ingredients.

Bake for 30 minutes. The strawberries will lose a lot of their juice, creating a strawberry syrup as the juice combines with the sugar.

Serve hot, warm or cold with icecream, cream or mascapone.

Strawberry and Cranberries

Yum. Eat. Enjoy!

People are Saying:

When we saw this recipe @ A Life (Time) of Cooking over the weekend, we had to try it right away.

What I have in mind are these *Baked Strawberries w ice cream or individual strawberry shortcakes w mascarpone. Wondering if I can use the lavender in a compound butter w strawberries/honey/lavender (for pancakes, french toast, crostini, etc.). What do you think? TIA

*Baked Strawberries

Meera of Dindin Tonight (Dallas, Texas, U.S.) made some Strawberry Mascarpone Crêpes Topped with Baked Strawberries from Vegeyum’s A Life (Time) of Cooking.

Trying to find some ideas, I came across this recipe at A Life (Time) of Cooking. The recipe is so simple and yet so delicious. If you have not tried it yet, please please do try it.

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20 Responses to Baked Strawberries. Even for Breakfast. A recipe

  1. Peter says:

    Baked strawberries…who’d thunk it? I love the concept and I’ll play around with this when we get seasonal strawberries.

    Hi Peter, I like these best near the end of the season. Before that, the strawberries just end up in my mouth before they can hit the baking dish.

  2. Very interesting… I have never thought of baking strawberries!! :)

    Margot

    I agree, it is so unusual, isn’t it?

  3. bee says:

    i am making this tonight!!!

    glad you liked it, bee.

  4. brilynn says:

    That would be amazing on ice cream!

    Hi brilynn, trust me it is wonderful. And you don’t need much because it is so sweet.

  5. nandita says:

    Sounds like an out of the world idea…sometimes, simple is exotic, especially when we havent done it before…strawberry season is over here, but will try out when they are in again!

    I love simple. I think it lets the flavours shine through. Oh sorry that you can’t get strawberries – they are a year-round thing here, but much better in Summer.

  6. Pravs says:

    thats interesting..never heard of baked strawberry. Must be yum with ice cream !

    Try mascarpone too, heavenly.

  7. rachel says:

    This is worth a try!

  8. alpa says:

    I can’t wait for strawberry season! I might have to make an exception for this one… LOVELY!!

  9. Sophie A. says:

    What a great idea! If it works for tomatoes, I don’t see why it wouldn’t work with strawberries. I bet they’re even sweeter and almost like jam in texture when baked! I’ll have to try this!

    Sophie
    Blogger In Chief
    Key Ingredient

  10. VegeYum says:

    I found this recipe today and thought I would add it here, in case you wanted to try it.

    BAKED STRAWBERRIES
    5 tablespoons butter
    1 quart strawberries
    2 tablespoons orange juice
    2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
    1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
    4 tablespoons brown sugar
    To garnish: Whipped cream flavored with Grand Marnier

    Smear one tablespoon of butter in a 2-quart baking dish or pie pan. Hull and rinse the berries and
    place them close together in dish. Sprinkle orange juice and orange liqueur over them.

    Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar over the berries. Smooth the crumbs and sugar
    together lightly with the palms of your hands.

    Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter and dribble over the graham crackers.

    Bake for 20 minutes in preheated 350° oven. Serve very warm, with the whipped cream.

  11. joycesiew says:

    Very creative work! I tried baking strawberries within a vanilla-coconut milk cake batter last month…gave the cake a very different take, I almost thought the strawberries would make the cake weird. Phew!

    That sounds great! I have also been thinking about other ways to use this. Stay tuned for some more strawberry recipes!

  12. Meera says:

    I made this and OMG! it was delicious..thank you so much for the recipe! :-D

    Hey, thank you so much for letting me know, Meera.

  13. LW Seals says:

    Thanks for the article. I’m in the mood for strawberry shortcake now! Looking forward to much more…

  14. Very creative work! I tried baking strawberries within a vanilla-coconut milk cake batter last month…gave the cake a very different take

  15. vivetra says:

    it looks very sumptuous. can’t to have a bite.

  16. This looks amazing…not exactly alkaline however I am going to make it for the kids as soon as I get my oven set up. And you can bet I will be trying some. Love!

  17. Rosie says:

    This has made my night, thank you for sharing it! What a beautifully simple recipe. I added orange zest to mine. They are very good. Now I need to get some plain Greek yogurt to stir it into.

  18. cloe says:

    but the strawberries sounds like a great idea

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