This fantastic and delicious Simply Strawberries are a very simple and elegant way to serve fresh strawberries. The taste will remind you of cheesecake.
Everyone that I serve this very easy-to-make Simply Strawberries dish seems to go “wild” over them. I am not kidding you! Who would of thought that just strawberries, sour cream, and brown sugar would be so good together. This is a “must try” during your local strawberry season. Simply Strawberries are a mouth-watering dessert of fresh strawberries. There is nothing that says “Hello Summer” quite like eating a juicy vine-ripened strawberry that has been ripened to perfection in the early summer sunshine.
Simply Strawberries Recipe:
Simply Strawberries Recipe
Fresh strawberries, washed and dried
1 cup sour cream or creme fraiche
1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
Choosing Strawberries: Naturally the best strawberries are the ones you pick yourself from your local strawberry fields or purchase from your local produce stands and/or Farmers' markets. In the stores, always choose locally grown strawberries during the harvesting season (they are sweeter and juicier than those that are bred for shipment).
When purchasing berries from the grocery store, shop with your nose. Always pick the plumpest and most fragrant berries. They should be firm, bright, and fresh looking with no mold or bruises, and fresh green caps (stems). The caps should be bright green, fresh looking, and fully attached. Remember, your local strawberry season only lasts 3 to 4 weeks.
Prepare Strawberries: Wash the berries just before you plan to serve them. Rinse them, with stems still attached, under a gentle spray of cool water (do not soak them). Gently pat the strawberries dry with a paper towel. You want the strawberries pretty much totally dry as wet or damp berries will go downhill really quickly. Leave the caps (stems) on the strawberries to use as handles when dipping.
To Serve: Arrange the prepared fresh strawberries in a large bowl or arrange on a large platter. Place sour cream and brown sugar into two separate small bowls.
Let each guest dip a strawberry, using stem as a handle, into the sour cream and then into the brown sugar.