I tried Roasted Strawberries for the very first time a few Summer’s ago, when a family friend mentioned how good they were. At the time we were on a picnic and a lot of the conversation went on around why would you roast them when they are just so yummy and delicious fresh. Now in the past I would probably have felt the same way… except in the peak of the season, strawberries are four punnets for $5 and I am the only one in our household who eats them (Sebastian has one or two a day, not enough to make a dent in four punnets). So, I was really excited to have stumbled across a way to make them last without going to waste, because I LOVE strawberries!
I will apologise now because it is actually the end of strawberry season now and so many of you will have to wait a whole year to try this out but I just HAD to share. They are divine. A combination of juicy and sweet with a little bit of tartness. And go perfectly with everything from yoghurt, ice cream, waffles, hot cakes, on its own (you could seriously just eat it straight from the jar with a spoon) and would be the perfect accompaniment to any dessert. They could be added to crumbles, used as a topping in slices and brownies, even use them instead of raspberries in this Shortbread Recipe. Roasted Strawberries are even a great way to use up strawberries which are just slightly past their best.
- 4 punnets Strawberries
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line baking tray with greaseproof paper
- Wash strawberries, remove stalks and cut in half (quarters if they are extra large), spreading in a single layer
- Sprinkle with sugar, and toss to coat gently
- Bake for 18 - 20 minutes - strawberries will darken in colour and starting bursting with delicious syrup
- Cool before transferring to a jar (don't forget all the syrup) and keeping in the fridge or...
- Serve straight away with ice cream (my favourite)
- 4 punnets worth makes around a cup of Roasted Strawberries
- In our household 4 punnets worth goes in no time at all; even hubby who isn't a huge fan of strawberries loves the stuff!
So what are you having for dessert tonight?!? Roasted Strawberries by chance! Guess what.. I have one sneaky jar of this delicious topping left and will be using it for breakfast tomorrow morning on top of hot cakes drizzled with Nutella – yum!!!
Note: You will never, I repeat never want to by Strawberry topping from the supermarket again. This is by far the yummiest and easiest recipe I have made in a looong time.