Roasted Strawberries

These local Ohio grown vine ripened berries are at their peak in June.

Fresh strawberries are some of my favorite fruits and I couldn’t imagine them tasting better, until I’d tasted them roasted. The berries release their juices and become caramelized and syrupy which is perfect as a topping for ice cream, yogurt, cake or just enjoyed out of the jar.

1 lb. strawberries, tops sliced
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. On a large parchment-lined baking sheet, toss strawberries with sugar and vanilla.
  2. Bake until caramelized and juicy, 28 to 30 minutes.
  3. The strawberries will look their very best within a few hours of roasting. Transfer to a glass jar and store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.


Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food and lifestyle company. Pat's Granola is sold online at and is also available at several Northeast Ohio businesses including:

Troubadour Coffee Roasters

Sports and Spine Physical Therapy

Local Flavors Shoppe

Rittman Orchards and Farm Market

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Locle Box

Made Cleveland

Mister Brisket

Nature's Oasis Lakewood

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The Corner at The Van Aken District


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