Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are packed full of creamy cheesecake and topped with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs. A perfect 2 bite dessert!

These no-bake cheesecake stuffed strawberries are simple to make and perfect for Valentine's Day. Stuffed with sweet vanilla bean cream cheese filling and topped with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs.

{Pictures for this post updated February 10th, 2016 but the orginal post went live May 30th, 2011}

Can I just say that I have died and gone to heaven – cheesecake stuffed strawberries. How did I not dream up these beauties sooner? 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. Trust me.

I have made this dessert hundreds of times and every single time I bring it to a party they are gone in seconds. Everyone is floored when I tell them it’s seriously only a couple of ingredients and ready in under NO TIME! Seriously, this dish is 100% no-bake but you still get all that cheesecake flavor you love.

These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are simple to make and perfect for Valentine's Day. Stuffed with sweet vanilla cream cheese filling and topped with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs.

Making up the filling is super simple as well.  It’s cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla bean paste. If you don’t have any vanilla bean paste vanilla extract can be in place BUT I recommend getting a bottle of the paste soon. It’s vanilla heaven in a bottle. I’m not even kidding when I say it’s vanilla bean heaven – it is! It adds the most luxurious vanilla flavor PLUS you get all those pretty little vanilla beans specs.

These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are simple to make and perfect for Valentine's Day. Stuffed with no-bake sweet cream cheese filling and topped with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs.

To finish, I dipped the stuffed strawberries in graham cracker crumbs. It gave the strawberries the total cheesecake taste. To make it even fancier you could drizzle the tops with chocolate, add mini chocolate chips to the filling or even add lemon or orange zest to the filling. This recipe can be easily altered to fit just about any flavor profile you’re going for.
These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are simple to make and perfect for Valentine's Day. Stuffed with sweet cream cheese filling and topped with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs. You'll be sure to love these!

One small thing I will note about this dessert – it’s best eaten within a day of making them. If I’m bringing them to a party I like to make them the morning of the party. This is simply because the strawberries can start to “ripen” a bit if sitting around for too long. Oh, and you totally don’t have to cut off the bottom to make them stand up. They taste just as great laying down!

These delicious cheesecake stuffed strawberries are simple to make and perfect for Valentine's Day. Stuffed with sweet cream cheese filling and topped with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs.

Looking for more awesome no-bake cheesecake recipes? Try my no bake Oreo marshmallow cheesecake, no bake coconut lime cheesecake bites or my no bake blueberry cheesecakes

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Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are packed full of creamy cheesecake and topped with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs. A perfect 2 bite dessert!

Yield: 10 - 12 strawberries (depending on size)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound large strawberries
  • 8 ounce block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • Graham cracker crumbs

Directions:

Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry, leaving a nice hole to fill the strawberry with filling.

If the inside of your strawberry is not hollow you can use a small knife and clean out some of the inside. If you are using large strawberries they tend to be hollow in the middle.

Optional: If you would like you strawberries to stand upright (like you see in the picture) slice a tiny section off the bottom. I normally skip this step and just let them rest on their side.

Continue until all the strawberries have been prepped.

After the strawberries are prepped add cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla bean paste to the bowl of a stand mixer.

Mix together until smooth and fully combined.

Add mixture to a piping bag and fill the inside of the strawberries until the filling reaches the top of the strawberry.

Dip the top of the strawberry in graham cracker crumbs.

These are best tasting the day they are made.

Optional: Feel free to add mix-ins to the cream cheese - lemon zest, flavored extract or even mini-chocolate chips.

These no-bake cheesecake stuffed strawberries are simple to make and perfect for Valentine's Day. Stuffed with sweet cream cheese filling and topped with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs.

 

 

19 Responses to “Strawberry Shortcake”

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    Mimi — April 10, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Brandy,
    That looks heavenly. Fruit shortcakes are one of our favorite summer dessert. The strawberries in the garden aren’t ripe yet so I picked some up at the Farmer’s market , they were so good we ate them as they were. Next time strawberry shortcake.
    Mimi

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    jenn (Bread + Butter) — April 10, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Sometimes whenever I think strawberry shortcake, I always end up thinking about the little cartoon character. hehehe…

    I can never resist a good strawberry. I’ve been see quite a bit of them at the farmers market. I think I need to get me a bundle.

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    doggybloggy — April 11, 2010 at 11:09 am

    this is one of my fondest memories from childhood – the first time I had strawberry shortcake I knew I had found nirvana! Yours looks great!

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    grace — April 11, 2010 at 11:49 am

    i LOVE strawberry shortcake–it’s my go-to spring and summer treat. i’ve had it both ways, what with the biscuit-like shortcake and the more cakey kind. hands down, i prefer the biscuit–it seems to soak up the juices much more nicely. 🙂

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    sucre en poudre — April 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I will try it: looks delicicous!
    iza:)

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    thetalkingspoon — April 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Looks delish! I will try it and reviw it on my blog! Thanks for the recipe. I also prefer the biscuit type.

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    Faith — April 11, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Believe it or not, strawberry shortcake isn’t one of my favorite desserts. I love strawberries (and shortcake), but I hate it when the shortcake gets soggy. This might just be a result of the way my mom always makes her strawberry shortcake though, because your shortcake looks so much better, lol!

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    Sue — April 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I’m so glad it’s strawberry season! I love strawberry shortcake!

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    5 Star Foodie — April 12, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Sounds perfect! I have a bunch of strawberries right now and would love to make this!

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    kitchen koala — April 12, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Yum! That’s a pretty amazing deal you got on the strawberries. I’ll have to give this recipe a try sometime with some fresh Louisiana strawberries; I’ve only ever had the store bought sponge-cake version, so I’m excited about this one!

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    Blond Duck — April 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    They’re so cute!

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    Jen — April 12, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I just posted a strawberry dessert – it is that time of year! Strawberries everywhere! I grew up with those little sponge cakes also. I loved them as a kid but not so much anymore. I love your version!

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    Debbie — April 14, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Homemade shortcakes sound delicious. These are just an absolutely perfect dessert!

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    chayacomfycook — April 14, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    How do you make everything prettier than pretty?
    Love strawberry shortcakes.

    A heads up. Next week, having big giveaway on Comfy Cook.

    Congrats on your win with Faith.

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    Heavenly Housewife — April 20, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Daaaaaaahling, this is simply stunning. The sun is coming out, and I think its strawberry shortcake time. Yes indeedy 😀
    *kisses* HH

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