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Make this simple and delicious strawberry dessert with almond cream sauce

 Soak up all of this season's sweetness with Ontario-grown strawberries in this elegant dessert your dinner party guests will love. 

 

strawberry dessert with almond cream sauce

Serves 6

Preparation time 1 hour

While hazy summer days may be a distant memory, we can still soak up all the sweetness well into the cooler months. This season can be just as fresh and fun with a little help from Ontario-grown berries, available all-year round from local retailers and farmers' markets. 

Beloved Ontario berries are not only delicious, but also a versatile, healthy snack that's perfect for on-the-go lunches or simple-yet-elegant desserts.

Gone are the days when we would have to wait for old man winter to scram before we could get our paws on juicy, ripe local strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Now, new growing techniques like tabletop strawberries allow growers to manage their crop better and extend berry season.

Buying local has never been easier with greenhouse-grown Ontario strawberries available 12 months of the year — fresh strawberries with some freshly fallen snow? Sounds pretty sweet to us.

Better yet, you can create your own sweet treat with ripe Ontario strawberries, sugar, Amaretto and some sour cream. Juicy, flavourful strawberries need little more than a dollop of cream to really shine as an after-dinner delight. The recipe below is a foolproof, perfect dessert that's easy to put together when hosting a dinner party. Warning: Your guests will want seconds.  

Recipe courtesy of Rose Murray’s Comfortable Kitchen Cookbook.

To learn more about eating locally year-round, head to ontarioberries.com

Ingredients

  • 5 cups ripe strawberries
  • ¼ cup instant dissolving or berry sugar
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp Amaretto 

Method

  1. Rinse and dry the berries (if large, slice; if small, leave whole).

  2. Place berries in a sieve set over a large bowl and sprinkle with sugar.

  3. Refrigerate, covered, for 1 hour.

  4. To serve, divide the berries among six serving dishes.

  5. Whisk sour cream and liqueur into the juice that has collected in the bowl until smooth; divide among the six dishes.

  6. Pour mixture over the berries and serve immediately.

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