Strawberry season is here. I wait for this time of the year all year long. Local farms start to fill their stands with farm fresh produce. Even though we have a pretty big garden we don’t grow strawberries.
I got 8 quarts of local strawberries at a near by farm.
Most of them I used to make the strawberry puree, rest I devoured with yogurt or dusted with some powdered sugar. Fruit puree is really simple to make and it’s great for variety of desserts : from mousse, cakes, smoothies, ice creams, sorbets or other frozen desserts.
- Strawberries washed and hulled.
- Sugar or honey use as needed to achieve the sweetness you like.
- I often add Orange Liqueur about 2tbl per quart, but this is not necessary, you can skip it if you wish.
Combine strawberries and sugar in a pot, heat strawberries on low to medium heat. Strawberries will soften and release juices. Cook until very soft. Then process in the food processor and strain through the fine mess sieve.Freeze or refrigerate for immediate use. In the fridge puree will keep for several days. You can freeze it for later.