Fruits and Veggies - Fresh Canned Frozen

Smooth & Simple Strawberry Dessert

From the Strive for Five at School! Resources
Adapted from Cook Great Food, Dietitians of Canada

Yield: 10
Portion: 1/3 cup (75 mL)
Cost per serving: $0.59
6 cups (1.5 L) whole strawberries, frozen
1 cup (250 mL) 2% plain yogourt
1/4 cup (50 mL) cornstarch
1/2 cup (125 mL) apple juice

1 Thaw the frozen strawberries. Mash slightly. Mix with the yogourt.
2 Blend the cornstarch into the apple juice until it resembles a smooth paste.
3 Slowly bring the strawberry/yogourt mixture to a simmer and stir in the cornstarch mixture. Cook over low heat for about 20 minutes, until the mixture is slightly thick and the cornstarch has been completely cooked.
4 Cool and serve in individual serving dishes.

Did You Know?

  • Strawberries are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside? Technically a strawberry is not really a fruit or a berry but a flower. Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
  • Over 50 per cent of eight-year-old children pick the strawberry as their favourite fruit.
  • Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, which play an important role in fighting cancer and other chronic diseases.