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I love easy strawberry recipes! This Southern treat will make your taste buds dance with delight! The trick to great sugared strawberries is to let them set at room temperature long enough to develop a fantastic syrup. Use this recipe with Strawberry Shortcakes ( either homemade – or store bought pound cake), over vanilla ice cream, with waffles or french toast, or just enjoy a simple bowl of Southern Sugared Strawberries. My daughter Kacy, calls these ” Sugared Down Strawberries”. However you choose to enjoy them – they are a summertime treat!
(This is my Mom’s antique milk glass bowl which she recently gave to me. I think it’s perfect for the Sugared Strawberries! )
- 16 oz whole fresh strawberries
- 3/4 cup sugar
- Wash and slice the strawberries - removing the leaves and stems. I like to cut them into quarters.
- Add the sliced or quartered strawberries and the sugar to a bowl.
- Stir gently to combine well.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let set at room temperature for about 2 hours.
- Stir well before serving.
Sugared strawberries are good served over pound cake, shortcake, ice cream, waffles or french toast.
Watch my How-to Video for Sugared Strawberries!
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This Southern treat will make your taste buds dance with delight! Learn the secret trick for making that yummy syrup with Sugared Strawberries!
Wash and slice the strawberries removing the leaves and stems.
Add the sliced strawberries and the sugar to a bowl.
Stir gently to combine well.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let set a room temperature for about 2 hours, or refrigerate for up to 4 hours. ( I prefer to let the strawberries set out at room temperature because they get very soft when they are refrigerated.)
Stir well before serving. The strawberries will develop a wonderful syrup as they set at room temperature. These are good served over shortcake, pound cake or ice cream.
To download the printable recipe with the how-to photos, click here: Sugared Strawberries
I grew up in NYC and have been making my strawberries like this since i was about 5 yrs old. Although i love them just as they are using this simple method makes the strawberries taste awesome. Love them in sour cream, sweet cream, corn flakes, etc.etc.etc.
I agree! I also love to make a dip with sour cream and brown sugar and then dip the fresh strawberries in that….yummy!!!