Citrus Roasted Strawberry Parfaits

by Marla on March 4, 2012 · 61 comments

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Roasted Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com Something very happy has happened around here. I have discovered the magical flavors of roasted strawberries. Have you ever done this? You need to drop everything to roast up a batch right now. Right after you read this post. Maybe in order to do this you must dash to the market to get a big batch of strawberries. That’s OK, i’ll be waiting for you when you get back. On your shopping list add a juicy orange, a jar of unrefined coconut oil and some thick Greek yogurt.

Ready. Set. Let’s roast!

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There are the berries before the heat. They are simply coated in two tablespoons of fresh squeezed orange juice and a tablespoon of my favorite coconut oil I use all the time.

The dazzling red color of these roasted berries says it all. Like stained glass I tell ya. Ahhhh, the beauty…

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The coconut oil and citrus add even more flavor to an all ready perfect treat.

We have lots of fresh strawberries all year round here in California. This dessert/snack will be perfect for spring and summer picnics and parties too.

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Strawberries get superbly sweet when heat is applied. They taste kind of like a liquid fruit roll up. Actually if you baked these for waaaayy longer you would end up with fruit leather/roll ups.

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For now we will stick with parfaits. I suggest you try these strawberries with your oatmeal too. They make a nice spreadable jam as well. Smear some on your buttered toast.

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For my vegan friends use a vegan soy or coconut yogurt. I would never want to leave you out of all this fun!

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Have you ever roasted strawberries? Have I now convinced you that this is a mandatory thing to do?

Citrus Roasted Strawberry Parfaits

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Citrus Roasted Strawberry Parfaits

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh Strawberries, remove tops and cut berries in half
  • 1 tablespoon Unrefined Coconut Oil
  • 2 tablespoons (1/2 Orange) freshly squeezed Orange Juice, at room temperature
  • pinch of fine Sea Salt
  • zest from one Orange
  • unsweetened shredded Coconut
  • Serve With
  • Thick Greek Yogurt
  • Whipped Cream
  • Ice Cream
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Oatmeal

Method

  • Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Mix orange juice with coconut oil and salt. Toss with strawberries. Lay strawberries on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for about 30 minutes. Berries should be syrupy and very soft, almost jam like.
  • Serve with thick Greek yogurt or enjoy by the spoonful! Top parfaits with orange zest and some shredded coconut.
  • Notes
  • Strawberries get really sweet when you roast them. If needed you can sprinkle some stevia, or add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup to them when they are done baking.
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