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Labor Day Dessert – Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Ingredients

    • 3 pounds strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and sliced
    • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest
    • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
    • 5 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Instructions

  • Strawberries

    1. Combine the strawberries, the remaining 2 cups sugar, Grand Marnier, and orange zest in a large bowl and toss to combine. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to assemble the dessert.
  • Whipped cream

    1. Combine the heavy cream with the confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer or whisk until slightly thickened. Add the vanilla and continue to beat until the mixture nearly forms stiff peaks.

    Add to a slice of  Sour Cream Pound Cake

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

A very quick,  simple and delicious dessert. My daughter and I made these for Mother’s Day. The Semi-sweet chocolate tastes like dark chocolate. These are wonderful for special occasions, goes great with Chardonnay.

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Ingredients:

1 pint strawberries, with or without stems
Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate squares (6 squares)
1/4 Cup cream (or milk)

Directions:

1 Wash strawberries and pat dry.
2 Place on paper towels until they reach room temperature.
3 Melt chocolate, and cream in a double boiler, stirring occasionally.
4 Remove from heat and dip each strawberry with a toothpick into chocolate, coating 2/3 of strawberry.
5 Allow excess chocolate to drip off into pan.
6 Place stem side down on waxed paper covered cookie sheet.
7 Refrigerate until set, about 15-20 minutes.