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!

Strawberry Love on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

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…

Mmmmm Roasted Strawberries on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

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.

Roasted Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

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.

Roasted Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

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.

Roasted Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

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

Roasted Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

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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1 Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife March 4, 2012 at 9:07 pm

These photos are absolutely breathtaking Marla!!! The colors and the lighting and….oh my…I just feel like I’m being transported to a very happy place by looking at them. I will definitely try strawberries this way!

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2 Marla March 5, 2012 at 5:28 am

Great Lauren + thank you so much. Glad to hear I helped transport you to a very happy place. That’s my goal around here :)

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3 Kris March 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm

*sigh* for so many years, I did not like strawberries. I know, I know… trust me, each summer I definitely attempt to make up for lost time.

I LOVE roasting strawberries! this looks beautifully fresh and perfect!

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4 Marla March 5, 2012 at 5:26 am

Kris, glad to hear your taste buds allow you now to enjoy the wonderment of strawberries! Isn’t roasting the best??!!

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5 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga March 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I’ve never roasted fruit like this…must try!

they look gorgeous! I baked with strawberries today, too. But mine looks no where near as pretty as this :)

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6 Marla March 5, 2012 at 5:28 am

Averie, you gotta try the roast! Looking forward to seeing you later in the week :)

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7 Rosa March 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Lovely parfaits! So fresh and surely extremely divine tasting. I’m looking forward to eating the first strawberries of the season.

Cheers and happy Monday,

Rosa xx

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8 Marla March 5, 2012 at 5:29 am

Rosa, I bet you are ready for the bounties of Spring. Will be there before you know it girl!

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9 Rosa March 6, 2012 at 1:30 am

I am definitely ready for them!!!! ;-)

Cheers,

Rosa

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10 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella March 5, 2012 at 12:25 am

Those roasted strawberries look absolutely amazing Marla! Gorgeous recipe! :D

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11 Jennifer (Delicieux) March 5, 2012 at 2:45 am

Wow this looks divine! Those photos make me want to grab a spoon and dive right in. I love roasted strawberries and have been roasting them for a while. They are absolutely fantastic. My favourite roasted strawberry recipe would have to be roasted strawberry ice cream.

Thanks for including my roasted strawberry cheesecake recipe in your links!

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12 Marla March 5, 2012 at 5:34 am

Jennifer, roasted strawberry ice cream sounds amazing! Must try that. Your cheesecake recipe is fun too!

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13 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit March 5, 2012 at 3:45 am

Roasted strawberries? What is this you speak of?! Sounds amazing. I’ve honestly never thought of roasting them before. I bet it’d be great in a strawberry shortcake type of dessert, too!

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14 Marla March 5, 2012 at 5:35 am

Leanne, they would be great in a strawberry shortcake recipe. So very true! Girl, you gotta try roasting them soon, K?!

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15 Erin @ Brownie Bites March 5, 2012 at 5:11 am

I have never had a roasted strawberry – wow. I bet that is tasty!

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16 Ben March 5, 2012 at 6:07 am

Oh that looks so good! I’ve been seeing a lot of strawberries in the markets in Mexico lately, spring is just around the corner. and I’m definitely making this.

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17 Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau March 5, 2012 at 6:15 am

That tray of roasted strawberries is so superbly beautiful that, yes, you have indeed convinced me that I need to roast up a batch. Just stunning.

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18 Cookbook Queen March 5, 2012 at 6:23 am

Marla, you make everything look so so beautiful!!

Can’t WAIT to roast some of the strawberries in my freezer :)

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19 Jenny Flake March 5, 2012 at 6:30 am

Gorgeous as ever Marla!! xoxo

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20 Erin March 5, 2012 at 6:34 am

Yes! I love roasted fruit. In fact I just had roasted banana pancakes over the weekend. I love that it brings out a little extra sweetness!

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21 Antonia @ healthinspirations March 5, 2012 at 7:04 am

I have never roasted strawberries but it sounds like I missed out on a lot of flavor! I will have to try this as soon as I can find good looking strawberries…ah, can’t wait for the summer!

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22 Heather (Heather's Dish) March 5, 2012 at 7:14 am

i can’t wait to find good berries out here…it’s been too long and i would LOVE to make this!

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23 Katie {EpicureanMom.com} March 5, 2012 at 7:31 am

I love roasted strawberries! Roasting fruits and veggies really bring out all the natural sweetness! This parfait sounds so delightful!

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24 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking March 5, 2012 at 7:55 am

These parfaits are so lovely, Marla, and super simple. I’d love to try these for myself! Your photos makes them seem so irresistible. Keep up the great work, girl!

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25 Cassie March 5, 2012 at 8:23 am

I am in love with these, Marla. Absolutely gorgeous!

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26 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel March 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

Oh you’re killing me! We don’t get good juicy strawberries here until June-ish.

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27 Kristina Vanni March 5, 2012 at 9:46 am

This looks delicious. I can’t wait to taste the flavor of the strawberries after applying your heat technique! This is the perfect recipe for the brink of Spring!

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28 Maria March 5, 2012 at 9:49 am

I love roasted strawberries! Beautiful parfaits!

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29 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb March 5, 2012 at 10:25 am

Hi Marla!

Looks yumm, I wish I could have some now, very tempting! Love yourklicks too!

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30 Angie March 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

Marla, this is so gorgeous! Who needs whip cream or icecream when u have thick, delicious Greek yogurt. I have never thought of roasting strawberries. This looks sooooo good! Roasted veggies have such a sweet yummy flavor, the strawberries must be divine. Love it!

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31 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 5, 2012 at 11:17 am

Wow, this looks delish! I never thought of roasting strawberries, love that!! I am such a strawberry fan, I swear I can eat my weight in strawberries! In the summer I go through a case a week!

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32 HeatherChristo March 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm

just gorgeous! I bet that the roasting really amps up the flavor too!

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33 Deliciously Organic March 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I love everything about this recipe. Yum!

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34 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. March 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm

so pretty! I could dive in and take a bite

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35 Esi March 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Love roasted strawberries!

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36 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Beautiful!! Love your pictures as always. And I totally agree about roasted strawberries. Amazing! :)

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37 susan March 5, 2012 at 6:13 pm

So loving this, Marla! Roasted fruit – I could so get addicted to this. Also loving the pix! All the way around delicious!!

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38 Amanda March 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Beautiful pictures and what a wonderful recipe!!

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39 Jennifer | Mother Thyme March 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

These parfaits are amazing! We are never without a few pints of strawberries in our house. I have never tried roasted strawberries but I will be very soon! Thank you for the inspiration and a delicious recipe!

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40 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] March 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm

In all honesty, I have never thought of roasting strawberries or any other berry. Now, I am so inspired. This is great, Marla! Thanks for the nudge to roast strawberries.

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41 sophia March 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I don’t think I’ve tried roasted strawberries…roasted peaches though, yes! i’ll bet these will work with many other fruits too…like figs!

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42 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen March 6, 2012 at 3:48 am

Well I already have the coconut oil and greek yogurt so now I guess I need to start working on roasting some strawberries!

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43 Marla March 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

Sylvie, sounds like you are all set! Go for it girl :)

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44 Shawna @ CheekyChicFamily March 6, 2012 at 6:24 am

I have a hard time getting to the roasting because by the time I get to it the kids have already eaten the strawberries! They’re sneaky I tell ya!

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45 Marla March 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

Shawna, you must sneak some back & roast them!

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46 TidyMom March 6, 2012 at 6:52 am

I’ve been on such a fresh fruit kick lately! these look amazing Marla!

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47 Saya March 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Wow – the look divinely delish! Thanks for the great idea… for super sweet and luscious strawberries I will definitely be giving this a go xo

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48 Kankana March 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

That would make my morning breakfast so delicious!

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49 MikeVFMK March 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Lovely recipe and photos, Marla! Love parfaits and this looks so fresh and vibrant. Roasted strawberries?! ‘Nuff said!

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50 Val March 8, 2012 at 8:54 am

I adore roasted strawberries. This recipe is divine!

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51 Jeanette March 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I love the idea of roasting strawberries – I’ve roasted grapes before but never strawberries. Roasting definitely brings out the sweetness in fruits and vegetables.

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52 Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids March 9, 2012 at 7:10 am

This parfait looks like absolute perfection. I truly cannot wait to try it.

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53 Lorie March 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

This looks just lovely. I am pinning it. :)

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54 Cookie + Kate March 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Roasted strawberries?! I can’t wait to try it!

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55 Susan April 22, 2012 at 11:34 pm

It looks just amazing. What more can I say? I can nearly taste the strawberries just by looking at these photos.

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56 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes August 3, 2012 at 7:00 am

I haven’t roasted strawberries but you’ve convinced me to try. Beautiful pictures!

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57 Emily August 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I’m on a tight budget…can I use something other than coconut oil, or will it ruin the taste? Thanks! They look delish. :)

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58 Marla August 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Hi Emily, you will probably do just fine roasting the strawberries in a neutral flavored oil, like canola. The coconut oil is a better flavor though, remember one jar will last a really long time :)

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59 Emily February 15, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Hi,
Do these keep well overnight? I’m making a large breakfast for around 30 people but like to do as much prep work the night before as I can, and would love to make this! Been eyeing this recipe for months :) Thanks so much

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