Our favourite strawberry dessert recipes

Sweet, versatile and vibrant, these showstopping strawberry desserts never fail to impress.
Our favourite strawberry dessert recipesNicky Ryan

In Australia, we are lucky to be able to enjoy strawberries all year round but there are certain times of the year where strawberries are “in season”. In summer, the majority of our strawberries come from Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia and in winter, they are harvested in the Sunshine Coast and Western Australia. While there is no specific “season”, there are peak times for harvesting strawberries in these regions but this is influenced by growing conditions such as weather, rainfall, pests and diseases.

Strawberries are so versatile and can be used in salads, savoury dishes, smoothies and desserts. They also hold their own on fruit platter and make an excellent garnish for baked goods. When strawberries are abundant, flavourful and affordable, it’s a great excuse to make a little extra effort around the dining table after dinner for something a little sweet. 

Here are our favourite four recipes for desserts with strawberries to make the most of nature’s bounty.

1. Strawberry tarte tatin

A classic dessert that screams spring, strawberry tarte tatin is much easier to make than you may think and is a great way to hero this lucious fruit. Serve with ice-cream or dollop cream for the ultimate indulgence.

Strawberry dessert recipes
(Photographer: Cath Muscat)

2. Rhubarb and strawberry almond tart

Tart rhubard and sweet strawberries come together to make this moreish rhubarb and strawberry tart that is best served with dollop cream to balance out any bitterness you get from the rhubarb.

rhubarb strawberry almond tart recipe
(Photographer: Nicky Ryan)

3. Pavlova wreath with strawberries, pomegranate & figs

This pavlova wreath topped with strawberries, pomegranate and figs showcases fresh seasonal fruit in the form of a showstopping Christmas centrepiece.

Our favourite strawberry dessert recipes
(Photographer: Cath Muscat)

4. Strawberry & pomegranate trifle

A classic crowd-pleasure, this mouth-watering strawberry and pomegranate trifle is easier to master than it looks. Layers of sponge, custard, jelly, strawberries and cream come together to make a vibrant and delicious dessert that will have you coming back for seconds.

Our favourite strawberry dessert recipes
(Photographer: Nicky Ryan )

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