By French Tart on June 16, 2007
Photo by Mommy2two
Photo by Mommy2two
"Midsummer would not be Midsummer without strawberries, and this is a simple Swedish recipe to make, to celebrate Midsummer, wherever you may be! In Scandinavia, the summer solstice is a magical time. The lavender twilight lasts until 11 p.m. and the day breaks again at about 2 a.m.; above the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn't sink below the horizon for weeks. This year, 2007, Midsummer Eve, the beginning of the three day official holiday, falls on June 25. Throughout Scandinavia, families and friends gather to decorate the maypole with birch leaves and wildflowers, make flower crowns for women and girls, dance around the maypole, sing summer songs and feast on pickled herring, new potatoes, and aquavit. In addition, many families have their own special foods that they traditionally serve as the Midsummer meal. These are usually dishes that can be prepared ahead of time and easily served outdoors."
Serving Size: 1 (256 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This recipe is delicious! I made with tiny strawberries so I didn't have to cut them except to remove the tops. I was afraid that the strawberries would be a bit firm with such a short cooking time, but it really is enough to soften them, but not make them lose their shape. I had some of this over vanilla ice cream tonight, and I look forward to spooning this over some pound cake or just out of the jar...I made this and put in canning jars to store, but I'll keep this in the fridge just to make sure it stays good. Thanks for posting this delicious recipe, French Tart!"
"This was a beautiful fruit dish; I can't stop thinking of ways to serve it! :-) It went together very easily, and I served it with recipe#426535 and they were fabulous! I just love strawberries, and I'll keep this recipe close by! Thanks for sharing, FrenchTart. Made for ZWT."
"This was so good and easy and pure. Served with a dollop of greek yoghurt. A definite keeper. Thanks!"
"So yummy and versatile. Made as written and served in a martini glass with a mint garnish. My mother used to make this and serve over all kinds of things from ice cream to sliced pound cake. So thanks so much for the yummy memories."
"I made the compote to go over fresh homemade biscuits for Strawberry Shortcake. The berries were sweet and delicious!"
"I sliced up some strawberries to make the compote, to have with my chocolate pancakes. This was just what I was looking for. The perfect addition to a special breakfast. The strawberries were just sweet enough for us, and with a dollop of whipped cream the pancakes were awesome!"
"This was so so so yummy! My boyfriend and I made it this morning and put it on top of our pancakes! Thursday is always pancake day, and now we've found a new topping! Thanks!"
"I used this recipe to have over our belgian waffles. Outstanding!"
"So very yummy, and so very easy!! I served the strawberries with choc chip ice cream (I would have preferred Vanilla !!..but....) I didnt have much arrowroot left, so I used arrowroot with the cornflour, and thought they might come out a bit gluggy and gluey, but NO ...to my amazement they came out perfect !!!! As a strawberry loving family, finding this recipe is great, as I now have a terrific new recipe using strawberries to serve up to the family !!! Great recipe French Tart, I will be making this again!!!"
"Delicious over vanilla ice cream. I think any leftovers will also be wonderful for breakfast with yogurt. Thanks for sharing this keeper!"
"A fantastic strawberry treat! I was looking for something quick to do with some strawberries that were about to turn. I can think of at least a dozen great ways to use this recipe, one of which will be on my pancakes tomorrow morning. Thanks so much for sharing!"
"My mother just picked a bunch of strawberries so I had to try this recipe. I really enjoyed this over ice cream today and so did my mother! A def make for any strawberry lover!"
"Wow!! What a terrific dessert! I made this with fresh ripe field berries and served it at room temperature with some whole cream on top. It was fantastic!! Thanks for a lovely dessert! Made for ZWT 3:)"
"This was really good... we are major strawberry fans around here :) Yum! Made for ZWT3"
"This is yummy! You can never have too many recipes for strawberries and glad to acquire this one because I can never pass up buying them when they are in season. I did use cornstarch also, that's what I had and served it cold with whipped cream but next time I'm trying the sour cream. Thanks French Tart for delivering!"
"Reviewed for ZWT3. Delightful. It was wonderful to find a nice, light dessert. I tried it with plain nonfat yogurt, and it made a great topping. Didn't change the recipe at all; I used corn starch rather than arrowroot. Thanks for posting this!"
"*Reviewed for Zaar World Tour 3* I just love easy to prepare fruit desserts. This is a gluten-free recipe if arrowroot(aka tapioca flour) or maize cornflour are used. Looked lovely served in margarita glasses. Children enjoyed this one as well. Photo also being posted."
"I would give this a ten if I could. Simple to make, I served this in a Margarita glass and added 2 leaves from my mint plant. Presentation was beautiful.I did not add anything else to it ."
"Loved the story in your description. You said serve with cream, so I used ice"cream'. :)Wonderful! I enjoyed it very much! Made for ZWT3 by a Floozie- Remembering Amy."