7.16.2011

EASY Strawberry Shortcake [Share Your Recipes]

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Remember when I mentioned we love tradition here in the OBX? Okay, I could have sworn I did... Anyways, every year, my parents' anniversary is during the trip. They go out for a nice dinner and, when they get home, we've baked up a variety of desserts to surprise them.  [Not sure how much of a surprise it is anymore, since we've been doing it every year for 5 years, but... hmm...]

This year, when they returned, the spread consisted of: chocolate covered strawberries, banana cream pie, chocolate chip cookies, and strawberry shortcake. 

This is the easiest, simplest, healthiest version of a strawberry shortcake -- ever.

What you need:
  • Strawberries
  • Cool Whip
  • Puff Pastry Shells

What you do:
  1. Prep: Let the puff pastry shells thaw for 40 minutes. Cover a cookie sheet in lightly floured parchment paper. Open (unfold) the puff pastry and cut into pieces. You can make them any size you want - even vary the sizes.  It doesn't matter if they match up well or are the same size.
  2. Cook the puff pastry in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.  Once they look golden brown, take them out and let them cool on a cooling rack.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the washed (WASH THEM! SERIOUSLY!) strawberries into slices.
  4. For the next step, wait until the pastries are fully cooled. If you're in a rush, stick them in the fridge or freezer for a bit.
  5. Pull open each puff pastry using a spoon or knife. You can treat it like a pita pouch or just separate it into two pieces entirely.
  6. Using a spoon, add cool whip to each pastry and add a few pieces of strawberries.



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20 comments:

  1. Hi Carly! Thanks so much for inviting me to be part of your recipe swap. I love your blog! I had already bookmarked the 100 calorie chocolate balls. You'll definitely be a regular stop for me!

    http://cindyswanslife.blogspot.com/2011/07/best-banana-pudding-ever-i-mean-ever.html

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  2. Just wanted you to know I'm following you now, and added your blog to my sidebar list!

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  3. Thanks for telling me about your link up. I'm following you now. We have a bit in common...like our love of coffee and mason jars.

    I linked my muffins. Look forward to reading more.

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  4. Hey girl!!! this is Pame at Bleu Cloud!!! thank you so much for your message and invitation to your link up partay! =) Believe me, girl, this is an amazing bread and perfect with some coffee! I'm not a veggie person, I'm not a good cook, and it still turned out fantastic, so you can't mess it up!! =D Please let me know how it goes!

    xoxoxo

    Pame

    ps:btw, new follower here =)

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  5. Strawberries and puff pastry---yes, please! Looks delish! Thanks for inviting me to link up. I am now following your blog and would love if you'd follow me too!
    XOXO,
    Kerstin

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  6. This Strawberry Shortcake looks scrumptious! Thanks for the great recipe and for hosting! I am your newest follower.

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  7. Thanks for your comment love on my blog and inviting me to your link party! Now following you ;-)

    www.blessedmommamusings.blogspot.com

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  9. thanks for the comment on my blog and the invite for your link up party! i added my sweet potato crusted tilapia recipe... easy and delish!

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  10. Those look really good! I'll have to try that sometime :) Thanks for the invite to post my guac recipe! I am now following your blog...

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  11. Thank you for letting me know about your linky party. I linked up and now I'm following you. :)

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  12. Those look awesome and delicious! You have some great recipes! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  13. the next time i have a strawberry shortcake craving i am so going to try this. thanks for stopping by my blog.
    i am following!

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  14. This looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Hi from a new follower! And thanks for linking up with Fitness Friday :)

    Now I'm off to check out the recipes.

    Blog: Life As I See It [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

    FB: Life As I See It [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

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  16. I know I just commented but now that I took time to browse your blog I had to let you know...love it!

    I noticed you use P90X! I'm an avid P90Xer (and runner) and looking forward to P90X MC2 in the fall! Or maybe Asylum :)

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  17. Thanks for the link up! :o)

    ♥Jazmin

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  18. Thank you for the invite to the linky party!

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
    Tinker B Boutique {The Shop}

    {skipthehousework@hotmail.com}

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  19. thanks for hosting and inviting me over! Great link party!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  20. Thanks so much for hosting the party Carly! Looks like a yummy assortment of recipes going on here!

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