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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 144.9
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.6 mg
  • Sodium: 218.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 5.5 g

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Grilled Strawberry & Cream Pita

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Grilled Strawberry & Cream Pita

Introduction

This is a great dessert that's delicious when strawberries are in season. This is a great dessert that's delicious when strawberries are in season.
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    3 T cream cheese, low fat, softened
    1 c strawberries, sliced
    1 whole wheat pita bread
    1 sprig fresh mint

Directions

Cut pita bread in half. Gently open pocket. Combine cream cheese with 1/4 cup of the strawberries, mashing the berries as you mix. Spread half of mixture inside each half of the pita. Fill with remaining strawberries. Heat a cast iron pan or skillet to warm. Spray sandwich with nonstick spray and grill both sides until golden. Enjoy warm. Garnish with mint.






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  • 59 of 66 people found this review helpful
    Cream cheese with crushed pineapple is good too. My mom made that for us when we were kids. - 9/23/09

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  • Very Good
    33 of 39 people found this review helpful
    This is really delicious...I make one using raisen bread with cream cheese and crushed pinapple and pecans...WOW - 9/24/09

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  • 23 of 34 people found this review helpful
    I got this in my email inbox today and can't wait to try it. My only wish is that it had come out earlier in the summer when strawberries were in full season. Perhaps Chef Meg could begin making the recipe of the day something more in tune with the current seasons? I would love that! - 9/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I love strawberries and I love cream cheese so it's no wonder I loved this recipe. I forgot to grill it after making up the sandwiches, I multiplied the recipe to share with my family. It was great even cold like that! - 2/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I do this with a combination of Strawberries & Blueberries. Everyone loves it. - 2/1/10

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  • 18 of 28 people found this review helpful
    Wow, I've NEVER heard of this.. .but it sounds really yummy. I will try it! I like to use Western Bagel brand Alternative Pita.. lower in fat and higher in fiber. YUM! - 9/24/09

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  • 16 of 18 people found this review helpful
    this was delicious!!!! definitely kicked my sweet tooth. I put low fat whipped cream on top and added half a banana cut into little peices. i will be adding this to my rotations - 4/1/10

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  • 14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Ideas from other Sparkers
    Can use Raisin Bread, Bagels,and Whole Wheat Bread.
    Can use Walnuts, Pineapples, Blueberries, Bananas
    Use Peanut Butter instead of Cream Cheese - 9/26/10

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  • O.K.
    14 of 28 people found this review helpful
    This just did not taste very good at all. The cream cheese on the whole wheat pita was unappetizing. Too sweet. - 12/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I used our Chappati(Wheat Tortilla)as a wrap----yum!!!Guess substitution of Strawberries with any Berry fruit should taste good too!!! - 12/26/09

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  • Very Good
    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
    made this for the kids when they were younger. A family favorite. - 9/23/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    What a great way to get in a serving of fruit...and another reason to love my George Foreman grill! - 4/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Dessert nothing! I had this for lunch and it is awesome! Even if the pita falls apart (which mine did, as I have issues opening pitas) it's still excellent. - 6/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! I made it with brown rice bread to avoid the gluten. This is the first "spark recipe" I made and I love it. - 1/30/10

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  • 8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Used to make this with strawberry jam and loved it. Fresh strawberry's and reduced fat cream cheese keeps the wonderful taste while making it down-right healthier. Thanks. - 9/29/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Been making this one for years. Thanks for reminding me how good it is. - 9/23/09

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  • 6 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made a similar sandwich with 1 tbsp of peanut butter and sliced strawberries between 2 slices of low cal toast. It was great! Bread together 70 cals, peanutbutter 95 cals. - 7/21/10

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  • Very Good
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Love strawberries & cream cheese, but never would've thought of the pita. Delicious! - 3/29/10

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  • Very Good
    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Brummel and Brown Strawberry Spread makes a great substitute as well. Loved it! - 9/23/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Cream cheese and Strawberries----a nice replacement for cream cheese and jelly ---an old favourite - 9/23/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I must admit I was skeptical at first...strawberries and cream cheesed seemed kinda yuck. But I had the stuff in the house and so I figured I'd try it. It was GREAT! The warm strawberries and the cream cheese were melt in your mouth! YUM YUM YUM :) - 5/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This made a great breakfast. I did add 1 tsp. of sugar to the cream cheese/strawberry mixture. It was a little too tart for me. Otherwise, great! - 5/8/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I tried it on the family for a nice treat and something different, most of them liked it. Would make it again. - 2/20/10

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  • 4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Or use raisin bread with cream cheese and crushed pinapple and pecans - 6/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    tried it love it - 11/28/09

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    If the recipe calls for 1 c of strawberries, why does the nutritional info say you only get .38 of a cup? Shouldn't that be 1/2 cup?? Anyway, no big calorie difference. It needs more filling for me, but the flavor was good. - 2/4/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My family and friends love this. We also make low-fat peanut butter and banana sandwiches the same way (whole wheat pita bread and grilled). Cream cheese and peaches or nectarines are great, too. A small sprinkle of spice or herb (depending on your ingredients) before grilling works well also. - 6/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    this is also a fruit pizza.if you use one of the pieces of pita and spread it with cream cheese and add any fruit in a circle and then add another fruit until the each fruit fills the pita .very good - 6/2/10

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My daughter and I just tried this and it is a keeper. We used pineapple and tortillas. We think we will try adding a bit of cinnamon the next time. I like the idea of adding walnuts. - 6/2/10

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was ok, but I'd rather just eat the plain strawberries. - 5/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Two of my favorite foods on a pita! What could be better. I loved it. - 4/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    MMMMMM...This was delicious!!! - 1/17/10

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    What a nice idea for Valentine's Day! I'll use it on my Women's Workshop group on February! I've added it to my cookbook as well. Enjoy your day! - 12/31/09

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  • Good
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Looks like a nice change from the usual for lunch - 12/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    We used to make these kind of sandwiches when we were younger with a special heating tool for the stove. You didn't get your hands burned. I think they still have them. They're wonderful - 11/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Major YUM! - 11/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Fabulous and decadent! - 9/26/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was good, would make again! - 9/23/09

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  • Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Good for kids. (I prefer just strawberries with cream cheese) - 9/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!!!!! - 9/23/09

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  • 3 of 16 people found this review helpful
    This sounds very good. I plan to try it this weekend - 9/10/09

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  • 3 of 11 people found this review helpful
    yumm - 9/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I tried this before but instead of grilling i used those machines that close sandwich corners so its no mess for kids taste so good and completely seals it so its a surprising taste - 2/4/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I added a couple of walnuts (not many) chopped for added crunch and put it in a tortilla as a wrap. Loved it - 5/17/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yummy...hard to stop at one.. - 4/28/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was very good & filling! Great for the sweet tooth craving! Thanks! LOVE SPARKPEOPLE!! - 3/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I love anything with strawberries. Thanks for the recipe Meg. - 3/13/10

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  • 2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing! :-) - 3/10/10

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  • O.K.
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Not a favorite among my family but I thought it was a nice change for breakfast. - 3/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yummy. Will make it again! - 3/5/10

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  • 2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I have such a sweet tooth and love strawberries so this sounds wonderful. I know I will love it. Thank you! - 1/9/10

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  • Good
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    great sandwich - 12/27/09

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Another great one Chef Meg! - 9/24/09

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  • 2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    WOW LOOKS AND SOUND YUMMY I LOVE CREAM CHEESE,AND STRAWBERRIES - 9/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wow! A mixture of great flavors. - 9/23/09

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Would you make this for dessert or lunch? In any case it sounds deee-licious and I'm going to make this for the grand kids. - 9/23/09

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  • 2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Never would have thought of this combination. Sounds yummy! - 9/23/09

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  • 2 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I look forward to trying it. It sounds really good. - 9/23/09

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  • 2 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like the perfect Sandwich to me. I can't wait to try it. - 9/23/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I put strawberries, blueberries, and cream cheese, and pecans on an open-faced Arnolds and broiled. Can't wait to try with pineapple. - 3/18/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this with whole wheat toast, neufchatel, sliced strawberries and spinach! A filling, delicious lunch that belies the cold weather :) - 2/19/11

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Kids liked it, and so did I. Thanks! - 2/14/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Never would have thought of making this myself. Yum!! - 2/13/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love cream cheese and anykind of fresh fruit. This is the best - 2/5/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Awesome. I would have never thought about fruit as an ingredient for a sandwich! - 2/4/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    my mother always made cream cheese and cherries outta the jar with a little juice,mm very good,could just eat it plain,or on a wheat cracker.maybe for calorie sake fresh is best.I got to try this. - 8/19/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this. It was a little difficult to make because my pita just did not want to come apart. But it tasted great. Next time I think I'll grill it a little longer so it's crispier. - 8/15/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious. Will try it right away. I love simple foods with few and simple ingredients. - 7/24/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounded so good, I decided to fix it for my afternoon snack, but I didn't have the pita bread so I used a slice Aunt Milly's whole wheat bread and ate it cold. Loved it! - 7/21/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    sounds good can't wait to try I love strawberries and cream cheese!!!! - 7/13/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This should be really good with the Nature's Own Multi-Grain Sandwich Rounds. 16g of whole grain, 5g of fiber, and 100 calories each. - 6/23/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious and filling! YUMMY!!! Will make frequently. - 6/9/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great. I use to make date nut bread with cream cheese and sliced strawberries on it - yum! - 6/6/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight and it was very tasty! I will try it with other fruit, too. Pineapple sounds extra yum! - 5/23/10

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This sounds yummy. Can't wait to try it! - 5/5/10

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  • O.K.
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was okay. - 4/2/10

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious I m going to try it this weekend. - 3/24/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Anything with cream cheese and strawberries ------------
    Now it the strawbeeries would just hurry and be in season. - 3/16/10

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    oooh, another way to use pitas and strawberries. yummmm tonight for my special treat.. - 2/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    All that I like - 2/15/10

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This sounds amazing - I will be trying it very soon. - 2/13/10

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    sounds really good ,will try to make it. - 1/23/10

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Sounds fantastic and creative. Never thought of this combo and then to grill it. Can't wait to try it! - 12/25/09

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good I love strawberries. - 12/4/09

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    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Quick and easy - 11/16/09

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    sounds good! I will be making this this weekend. - 10/8/09

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    what a great idea - 9/26/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty. Good for anyone who loves strawberries. - 9/24/09

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Totally new idea to me! Will try. - 9/23/09

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  • 1 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Nice twist to the run of the meal sandwich. Will it try give it try - 9/23/09

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  • Just made these for breakfast, and they were really good! Next time I think I'll include the mint in the cream cheese/strawberry mixture instead of just a garnish. I also need to find whole wheat pita that won't tear so easily. All in all, though, a winner for dessert and breakfast! - 2/18/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    instant of 3 t cream cheese, I may use a wedge of the laighing cow strawberry flavor chees wedge. - 8/20/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to have to try this. I just wish I were home right now, to try it, instead of being at work & hungry!!!! - 8/20/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy will try this. - 8/20/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fabulous. We ate this two days in a row, though on the second day we used strawberries, blueberries, and banana. It was delicious both times. - 7/9/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make a breakfadt version. 2 low fat Eggo waffles, toasted, spread with 1 tbs peanut butter. Top one slice with sliced strawberries and cover "sandwich style" with the other waffle. Delicious with banana too. Love strawberries! Picked 8 quarts just yesterday. - 6/15/13

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  • More trouble than it was worth, and the mint is superfluous. Just eat the strawberries with some cream cheese. - 4/21/13

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  • I have made this several times and it is always a big hit. - 4/19/13

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is really pretty yummy. I used fat free cream cheese instead of low fat. - 3/26/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can not wait to try this:) - 3/9/13

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