1.5 lbs. Organic Strawberries
1/2 c. Fruit Juice of your choice (I used cranberry)
1/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 c. Granulated Sugar
2 T. Lemon Juice
1 pkg. of shortcake cups
2 T. Butter
PLEASE NOTE: It's VERY important to use ORGANIC STRAWBERRIES for this recipe, because you will be using and eating the the leaves. Strawberry leaves ARE edible, but if not buying organic, do not consume the leaves, because they may contain pesticides!
Wash and prepare strawberries by cutting the tops off and slicing into quarters.
Dice the leaves from the tops, cover and refrigerate.
Using a blender, purée approximately 16 ounces of the cut strawberries with the fruit juice, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice.
Add the remaining 8 oz. of cut strawberries to the puree (not shown lol), cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Cut the shortcake cups into 1/4 - 1/2 inch cubes.
Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a non-stick pan until foamy. Add the cubes and fry until golden brown over low heat.
Serve strawberry soup chilled and top with the organic leaves and shortcake "croutons!" Enjoy!
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