Can I just say that I have died and gone to heaven. Cheesecake stuffed strawberries….how have I not made these before?! I’m serious. They are amazing! I ate four of them yesterday. I could have eaten more but I restrained myself. It was not easy, I assure you.
Making up the filling was a breeze too. It’s cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. The addition of almond extract to the filling would be tasty too. To finish, I dipped the stuffed strawberries in graham cracker crumbs. It gave the strawberries the total cheesecake taste. A drizzle of chocolate would be amazing too. In fact, I think I’m going to try that next time…yum!
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Yield: 10 - 12 strawberries (depending on size)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
1 pound large strawberries
8 ounce block cream cheese – softened
3 – 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (depends on how sweet you want the filling)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or use almond, lemon, etc. )
Graham cracker crumbs
Source: Inspired by pictures seen on Pinterest
Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top and clean out inside with a paring knife if necessary. I found most of the strawberries already had a nice hollow center so that step was not necessary. If you want to stand your strawberries upright (like in the picture) slice a bit off the bottom. One strawberries are prepped set aside.
Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with a mixer or by hand. Add cream cheese mix to piping bag and fill strawberries. Once strawberries are filled dip the top in graham cracker crumbs. Devour and fall in love.
You could also drizzle or dip strawberries in chocolate if desired.
I stored my stuffed strawberries in the fridge although I find they taste best the day,or second after, they are made.