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Strawberry Filling Recipe for Cakes

Strawberry Filling Recipe for Cakes

Making a strawberry filling that you can use on cakes and pies is super easy. All you need are some strawberries, sugar, cornstarch and water.

strawberry filling recipe for cakes

Ingredients Needed:

4 cups strawberries

3/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 cup cold water

Directions:

Start by washing and slicing the strawberries in half. Put them in a saucepan and add the sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn down the temperature to medium low and let the mixture boil until the strawberries are well softened.

fresh strawberries for filing

In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water until it is smooth.

Add to the strawberry mixture and boil for about one more minute. Let it cool before using.

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How to Make Watermelon Sorbet

How to Make Watermelon Sorbet

watermelon sorbet recipe

Even if you don’t have a Vitamix, here is how to make a delicious summer time dessert, watermelon sorbet. Sorbet is a frozen treat made from sweetened water and your favorite fruit. This recipe is for watermelon sorbet which you’ll find has a lighter flavor than a lot of sorbets you can make or buy. The key to making this watermelon sorbet recipe great is finding a melon that has a lot of flavor and natural sweetness.

If you buy large watermelons and find you cannot eat it all, this is a great way to use up the excess melon. If your melon doesn’t have a lot of flavor, you can add flavored syrup or even a few teaspoons of watermelon flavored Jell-O to enhance the flavor.

Ingredients Needed:

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
8 cups cubed seedless watermelon
2 tablespoons lemon juice

how to make watermelon sorbet without vitamix

Directions:

In a small saucepan, bring water, lemon juice and sugar to a boil. Boil for 1-2 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool completely.

Using your blender, process watermelon until pureed.

Transfer the puree and sugar water to an ice cream maker. Follow the instructions that came with your ice cream maker for making sorbet.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker; pour mixture into a shallow dish, place dish in freezer, stir occasionally until sorbet reaches desired consistency. If sorbet over-freezes you can allow it to thaw slightly then process it in a blender to get the desired consistency.

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