It is finally starting to look a little more like spring around here, and that leaves me craving lots of fresh berries! I have seen these stuffed strawberries in numerous places across the internet, but just recently got around to making them. The filling takes just a few minutes to whip together, with a few more minutes to fill the strawberries. These strawberries would be adorable at a spring party or brunch.
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Yields: About 12-15 stuffed strawberries
1-2 pints of fresh strawberries
1 8 oz. package of softened cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract or lemon juice (I used a little of both)
1/2 c. confectioners sugar
In a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, vanilla and sugar in a bowl until fluffy.
Place the filling in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Set aside.
Take the strawberries and with a paring knife, cut an X from the tip of the strawberry almost all the way through. Gently push the tip of the pastry bag in the middle, and pipe in the filling.
Chill until serving.