Strawberries With Kahlua Cream

"This easy-to-make dessert will impress family and friends. It comes together in minutes, but everyone will think you slaved over it. Make the Kahlua cream a day or two ahead, so the flavors develop. The instructions here call for the berries to be roasted, but it is perfectly fine -- and totally delicious -- to simply stir the berry ingredients together and let them marinate in the fridge for a few hours before assembling.* I figure roast them in winter and refrigerate them in summer. The recipe can be easily halved or doubled. Created for RSC #10."
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  • For the Kahlua cream, put the ingredients (except the heavy cream) in a food processor. Process until combined, scraping down sides as needed. Add the cream and process again briefly. Refrigerate until needed.
  • If strawberries are different sizes, cut the largest ones in half. Otherwise leave whole.
  • When you are ready to make the berries and pecans, preheat oven to 350 degrees. *If you decide not to roast the berries, you can stir the berry ingredients together and put them in the fridge to marinate for a few hours. and skip steps 5 and 6.
  • Chop pecans. Spread them on a baking tray. Toast them in the oven for about 8 minutes. Cool.
  • Put berries in an oven-proof pan (such as glass) on a sheet of baking paper. Sprinkle with castor sugar, maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. Stir well.
  • Roast strawberries in oven for 15 minutes, shaking the pan or stirring every 5 minutes.
  • Dish the berries into bowls and spoon over any pan juices. Serve immediately, topped with a good dollop of Kahlua cream. Garnish with toasted pecans. Add mint sprigs (if desired).

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  1. Suzy-Q Cooks
    This was EXACTLY what I was looking for. My DH and I eat totally sugar free, and this made for some very easy substitutions (including the maple syrup and the Kahlua) and it tastes absolutely wonderful. I opted not to roast the strawberries, but just served them marinated, topped with the roasted pecans and the Kahlua Cream. I can't say enough good things about this recipe. THANK YOU!!
  2. Wish I Could Cook
    WOW! This is so terrific and so easy and everyone thinks I'm a gourmet chef! I used Bailey's instead of Kaluha because that's what I had, and I think I'll use it every time. (I also doubled the Bailey's, which I think I'd do again...) I stopped with the sauce because I didn't think the balsamic mixture would match up with blueberries I was trying to use. But if I had a cookbook named easy, delicious, elegant make-ahead desserts worthy of guests, I would save this recipe in there! Thanks for posting!
  3. I'mPat
    I hafted the recipe and there was just enough for 5 of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed, I just marinated the strawberries and served in wine glasses, thank you Leggy Peggy made for Make My Recipe.
  4. Tisme
    Sinful and so divine!<br/>I did not roast the strawberries, but that was the only thing I changed.<br/>We loved this wonderful desert here and the family adore strawberries but adding this cream, just take it one step to perfection!
  5. Miss Fannie
    The Kailua Cream was pure sin. I topped a piece of pound cake with the strawberries and Kailua cream. It was so good I had to restrain myself from getting seconds. I used the pancake syrup that I had on hand. It was so good. I am going to prepare this dish again.


  1. Jen T
    I gave this 5* for simplicity and flavour. I love my strawberies with balsamic & sugar but this has an added depth with the maple syrup. I didn't roast the strawberries as it was way too hot a day :) I served with some meringues that I had left over from another dessert instead of the nuts. A keeper in my book :)


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