Black Pepper Strawberries

Don’t you just love when an incredibly simple dish comes out so fantastic? I was looking for a little something to take to dinner at my wife’s sister’s house. Nothing big, just something fresh. Since strawberries were in season I picked up a few pints and made these delicious black pepper strawberries. The perfect combination of citrus and berry with a nice peppery twist. I even added a bit more pepper than the recipe called for (because I love freshly ground black pepper). Yummy!

Black Pepper Strawberries

Don’t Rush Things

You can’t skip on the time these black pepper strawberries need to sit in the fridge before you serve them. They need that hour to absorb some of pepper and citrus-flavored juices. Toss them just before serving.

Ray Lampe knows BBQ. And side dishes like this.

You can use a sugar substitute if you wish.

Also try my strawberry cheesecake salad.

Black Pepper Strawberries
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Black Pepper Strawberries

The perfect combination of citrus and berry with a nice peppery twist. I even added a bit more pepper than the recipe called for (because I love freshly ground black pepper). Yummy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 69kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pints strawberries rinsed, dried, hulled and quartered
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 large orange juiced
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Whipped cream

Instructions

  • Whisk the lemon juice, orange juice, sugar and pepper in a large bowl until combined.
  • Add the strawberries.
  • Toss gently to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Serve topped with whipped cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 85mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Cream

My goodness, what a great dessert this grilled strawberry shortcake with lemon cream is. Grilled pound cake is a delicious thing. Top it with a homemade lemon cream and grilled strawberries and you have something truly special. I made the fantastic lemon cream sauce by hand, as stated in the recipe, but you could shortcut it and just whip some lemon zest and vanilla extract in with some store bought whipped topping.

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Lemon Cream

The pound cake doesn’t take long to get grill marks and a light little crunch along the edges, so don’t leave it unattended on the grill (I use my Weber grill). You want grilled strawberry shortcake with lemon cream, not burnt.

Making dessert on the grill is fun. Also try my grilled maple bacon pineapple rings.

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Lemon Cream
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Grilled Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Cream

My goodness, what a great dessert this grilled strawberry shortcake with lemon cream is. Grilled pound cake is a delicious thing. Top it with a homemade lemon cream and grilled strawberries and you have something truly special. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, grilled
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 382kcal

Ingredients

For the lemon cream

Alternate lemon cream

  • 1 cup whipped cream Cool Whip works fine
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ lemon zested

For the shortcake and glaze

Instructions

For the lemon cream

  • Beat the cream, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest in a mixing bowl until soft peaks form.
  • Fold in the sour cream and whisk until thickened.
  • Put cream into a piping bag or 1 gallon resealable bag and refrigerate until ready to use.

For the shortcake and glaze

  • Grill the strawberries for about 3 minutes or until you just notice grill marks.
  • Whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice and brush over the strawberries.
  • Cut the strawberries in halves.
  • Grill the pound cake slices about 1 minute per side until grill marks appear.
  • Pipe or spoon some of the lemon cream mixture onto half of the pound cake slices.
  • Add strawberries, followed by the remaining cream mixture.
  • Top with another slice of pound cake and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.