This post is sponsored by Florida Strawberry Growers Association in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
I love easy recipes. Life is busy and I am all about keeping things as simple as possible. Delicious food is a must. I am always finding a ways to enjoy scrumptious food to eat, yet simple to make. That is where this compote recipe comes into play. It is super easy to make and will have your guests, family and friends thinking you spent hours in the kitchen. A great way to preserve those delicious sweet red gems you found in your local market or at a U-Pick farm. Yes, I am talking about strawberries! They are in season right now in Florida and I will be teaching you a great way to preserve your favorite fruit. Enjoy them all year long until next season. Let’s get started!
- 3 cups Strawberries, used Florida Strawberries
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 1 zest Lemon
- 1/2 juice Lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder
- a pinch Salt
- 8 oz Cool Whip
- 3 oz Crisp Vanilla Meringue Cookies, chopped into 1/2 inch chunks
- 1/3 cup Roasted Pistachios
- Strawbeerry Compote, (see recipe above)
To make the compote
- Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat.
- Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
- Remove from the heat and let cool.
- Can it by following the canning tips in this post.
- Preserve for about one year.
For the Pavlova Parfaits
- In a glass of your choice, layer whipped combination followed by the strawberry compote and roasted pistachios.
- Add one or two more layers. Note, I usually do two layers, you get to choose how many you want to have.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Compote is French for mixture. Feeling international already? Me too! Wee-Wee! A compote is made of whole or pieces of fruit in sugar syrup and spices. The compote can be served warm or cold. You can enjoy your strawberry compote over vanilla ice cream, over pound cake, with homemade buttermilk biscuits, or you can make this strawberry compote pavlova parfait recipe. Let’s just say you will love it, eat it all and want seconds!
You want to have a great canning experience and be successful at the end of the process. A year from now you want to know that your strawberry compote is good to eat. That’s why I collected a few canning tips you will want to keep in mind and follow.
- Make this Strawberry Compote recipe.
- Sterilize the jars: collect and organize all utensils and ingredients. Fill the pot with water and boil. Place lids into a bowl of very warm water.
- Place all the bands and jars inside the rack. Then place the rack inside the pot. Boil in hot water until you are ready to fill (for at least 10 minutes).
- Carefully remove the jars and fill each with the recipe, leaving a little space at the top (about 1”).
- Clean rim of jar and lid, and place lid tightly on jar. Make sure the seal is tight before adding the band.
- Place filled jars in rack and then back in the pot. The water should cover the jars.
- Place lid on pot and bring to a boil.
- Allow jars to sit in boiling water for an additional 5 minutes.
- Turn off heat, carefully remove jars and set upright on a towel in a cool, dry place for 24 hours.
- Store jars in a cool, dry, dark place for up to 1 year.
Final tip: After 12-24 hours, check the seal on each jar. If any jar does not seal properly (if the top has a bump), do not eat the contents!
The best part about canning is that you get to enjoy Florida strawberries all year long and share with family and friends.
Look for Florida Strawberries in stores ALL winter long from November through April. If you don’t see Florida Strawberries in your store go ahead and ask their produce or store manager to carry Florida Strawberries. You will thank me later, trust me. Florida strawberries are sweet and juicy, pure deliciousness. The kind that will bring a big smile in your face and make you feel happy to know you are sticking to your new year’s resolution. Get your hands on Florida’s sweet strawberries.
We enjoy visiting strawberry farms with the girls and picking our very own fruits. We may or not eat more than what we bring home, but don’t tell anyone. Want to enjoy a day at a strawberry field with your family? U-Pick farms are now open. Below are some tips that will help you when visiting a strawberry field. But, always remember to have fun and make memories with your kiddos. Now is the time to stock up and preserve Florida strawberries.
Helpful U-Pick Tips!
- Dress comfortably. Wear loose fitting clothing.
- Wear a hat or cap and bring sunscreen.
- Bring your own containers.
- If you plan to spend the day, take ice to keep berries cool.
- Select only firm ripe berries.
- Be careful not to remove the tops of the berries.
- Make an effort to pick every ripe berry on each plant rather than jumping from plant to plant and row to row.
The growers will appreciate your consideration and you will reduce the amount of strawberries that are left sitting in the field.
Visit Florida Strawberry and where to find their delicious and sweet strawberries. Plus, share the love by following them on social media; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube.
Here some other amazing techniques for preserving your beloved strawberries. Plus, many, many delicious recipes that are all a most make. You will enjoy them all!
- Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox Pie by Food Done Light
- Strawberry Eton Mess by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Strawberry Compote Pavlova Parfaits by My Sweet Zepol
- Strawberry Crepe Cake with Homemade Strawberry Syrup by Recipes, Food and Cooking
- Strawberry Crumble Bars by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Dark Chocolate Strawberry Granola Clusters by Simple and Savory
- Strawberry Dust Grilled Pork Tenderloin by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Strawberry Granola with Dried Strawberries by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
- Strawberry Pancakes Recipe by Life Tastes Good
- Strawberry S’mores by The Crumby Cupcake
- Strawberry Frosted Baked Cardamom Donuts by The Chef Next Door
- Strawberry Mocha Yogurt Smoothie by Casa de Crews
- Strawberry Parfait by Desserts Required
- Strawberry Smoothie Bowls by Family Foodie
- Strawberry Swirl Coffee Cake by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Balsamic Pickled Strawberries Sundae by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Pickled Strawberry Pepper Feta Salad by Go Epicurista
- Shortcake with Vanilla Bean Pickled Strawberry by Authentically Candace
- Sparkling Strawberry Cocktail by Sunday Supper Movement
- Strawberry Detox Vinegar Drink by Cricket’s Confections
- Tuna Burger with Pickled Strawberry Relish by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
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