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A recipe for Strawberries and Cream. Strawberries and Cream recipe. Strawberries and Cream. I grew up in Idaho, where my grandparents had a miniature farm on the outskirts of Boise. They had a little strawberry patch that I used to pick from. As a child, I remember being fascinated by the little berries growing from the plants. They were so tiny and cute, nothing like the large ones you find at the market. They were charming. My favorite way to eat them was chopped all up, sprinkled with sugar, and covered in a fatty milk. Strawberries and cream will always be one of the most delicious and simple things you can ever eat. Today, we have a take on my fond childhood memories.  A simple graham cracker crust, filled with sweet strawberries, and topped with a fluffy meringue, Strawberries & Cream. Yum.
♥ Teri

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Strawberries & Cream
Serves 6 to 8

cinnamon-graham cracker crust:
2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ cup ( ½ stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 ½ lbs strawberries, washed, hulled and diced
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
½ lemon, juiced
meringue topping:
4 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. For crust: Place ingredients for crust into a mixing bowl and mix together until crumbs are well coated in butter.
3. Press the mixture into a lightly greased (9 inch) pie dish and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Allow crust to cool completely.
4. For strawberries: Place strawberries into a mixing bowl and sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice. Toss together until strawberries are fully coated. Set aside.
5. For the meringue: Place egg whites into a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment (or a hand mixer) and beat on medium speed until mixture begins to get frothy, 1 minute. Add cream of tartar and bring speed up to medium-high, beat for about 2 minutes. With the motor running, begin adding sugar until fully incorporated and mixture is glossy and forms stiff peaks, 2 to 3 minutes. Fold in vanilla and scoop mixture into a piping bag, with a round tip .
6. To assemble: Pour strawberries (juices and all) over crust and spread  to form an even layer. Pipe meringue over strawberries and place dish under a broiler for 1 to 2 minute or use a brulee torch to gently brulee the top (don’t singe it like I did, above!). Serve.

  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) Not Specified Not Specified

    we had a little strawberry patch in our garden growing up and you’re right…there’s really nothing better and more simple than strawberries and cream! i love this take on it!

  2. Blog is the New Black Not Specified Not Specified

    Having my own strawberry patch is a dream come true!

  3. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga Not Specified Not Specified

    This is just gorgeous and anything with strawberries & meringue will be a huge hit over here!

  4. Mary @ Bake Break Not Specified Not Specified

    OMG this looks fantastic! Home grown strawberries are so delicious, much more tender and sweet than store bought. I love the little dollops of meringue on top – very cute!

  5. Kasey Not Specified Not Specified

    There is no better combination than strawberries and cream. Those tiny little strawberries are my favorite! It’s hard to find them these days :(

  6. Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    One of my favorite guilty pleasure…i like a lot of cream. This looks divine! And so pretty.

  7. Tapas Not Specified Not Specified


    That’s why you’re on of my favourite inspirations.
    I really inspire myself in your blog, to get my “food photography” better and better.
    Thank you so much!

    Keep up with the great blogging!

  8. joy Not Specified Not Specified

    Such a good perfect combo. Yum.

  9. Rachel Not Specified Not Specified

    This dish looks amazing! I have been looking everywhere for a recipe that uses a meringue (You see, I learned how to make meringue a few weeks ago and I have been dying to try it again)… thanks for your awesome posts (always!) I absolutely love following this blog… thanks so much!


  10. Kaitlin Not Specified Not Specified

    So pretty! I love home-grown strawberries for their size, too. I was enamored with them as a youngin’ myself :)

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  12. thelittleloaf Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ll never forget eating wild strawberries on holiday in France – they were so tiny and sweet and delicious. Strawberries and cream is absolute British summertime for me and one of my favourite things :-)

  13. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau Not Specified Not Specified

    Wild strawberries – I can only imagine!!

    I love all those delicate, toasty peaks. I’ve never had meringue with strawberries but imagine it must be delicious.

  14. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    I love anything with a graham cracker crust, and I’m totally in love with the teeny meringue kiss top!

  15. Anna @ the shady pine Not Specified Not Specified

    The little mirangue pillows on top are just so pretty and with the strawberry pink coming through I am in love….beautiful!!

  16. Christine Not Specified Not Specified

    This is a beautiful dessert. I just so happen to have some sweet, ripe strawberries, so I just might try it. Normally we don’t have nice ones around here until June or July, but these are imports from California, and they’re scrumptious. I think this will bring tears to my husband’s eyes!

  17. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. Not Specified Not Specified

    beyond unbelievable!

  18. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet Not Specified Not Specified

    1st – how did I not know about your gorgeous blog? 2nd – HOLY COW that’s gorgeous!! Absolutely beautiful.

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  20. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles Not Specified Not Specified

    Mmmm…fresh picked strawberries. You were one lucky kid. This is one beautiful dish you made. So very pretty with all that little piping. Love it.

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  22. lauren @ the talking kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    i want to face dive into that bowl. absolutely beautiful!

  23. Kathryn Not Specified Not Specified

    This sounds delicious. I will have to try it some time. Thanks for sharing this with us:)

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  25. Angela Martin Not Specified Not Specified

    I made this for “Sunday Dessert” . So good! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  26. The Cozy Herbivore Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my goodness, you are bringing back such fine childhood memories of mine! I grew up in Central New York, and a favorite springtime dessert was just the same as yours: fresh strawberries, lightly sprinkled with sugar and topped with cream. It was like pudding and breakfast cereal and magic, all rolled into one perfect dish. And as an adult, I have developed an insatiable appetite for all things meringue. This looks like such a perfect combination of both– I can’t wait to try it!

  27. dana Not Specified Not Specified

    omg!!! i want to make one for every fruit in every season. i am breath taken by your photography & presentation, its like eating, reading your blog…!

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  29. Mica Not Specified Not Specified

    Can I make this, piping/broiling and all and have it sit for a couple of hours before serving?

  30. Jenni Not Specified Not Specified

    Thanks for the delicious recipe! I didn’t manage to not burn the meringue, but it turned out quite okay. However, the crumbs should have probably been smaller, as now the crust didn’t stick together at all. Photo of my result:

    • Sylvia Not Specified Not Specified

      You can purchase graham cracker crumbs in a box or you can put your graham crackers in a blender and grind them until it looks like sand.

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