Are you ever trying to brain storm what to make when you have guests coming over? Well, this is me; I am always trying to come up with something inexpensive to prepare which doesn’t require a lot of time to prepare it. I recently made these cheesecake stuffed strawberries for some guests I had over on a Saturday afternoon and they were a huge hit! They were super simple to prepare and looked and tasted as if I spent half my day making them. They’re delicious strawberries stuffed with a cream cheese and powder sugar mixture; topped with a blueberry and sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs. The filling taste just like a rich and creamy cheesecake!
Finger foods are always a big hit in my opinion; I just wish I would have doubled the recipe because my guests ate them up so quickly. I suggest when making this recipe you allow the cream cheese mixture to set up in the refrigerator for at least an hour after making it. This allows the filling to firm up a bit and it looks prettier when you pipe it into the strawberries. Also, you can sprinkle your strawberries with just about anything you’d like. These are just a few suggestions; crumbled Oreo cookies, almonds, pecans or chocolate chips. Next time I make them I am going to sprinkle them with vanilla Oreo cookies! Yum…
I know you and your guests will absolutely love these heavenly stuffed strawberries and I dare you to only eat one! Please feel free to leave your comments and feedback below.
1 pound of fresh strawberries
8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Graham cracker crumbs (optional)
•Rinse and cut stems from the strawberries so you have a flat end.
•Slice an “X” in the tip of the strawberry be careful not to cut all the way through the strawberry.
•Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla in a bowl for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
•Place filling into a piping bag with a tip or if you don’t have a piping bag and tip use a zip lock bag and cut a small hole in the bottom of the bag to pipe the filling into the strawberries. Note- I suggest placing in refrigerator for one hour to firm up.
•Open the strawberry and carefully pipe the filling into each strawberry.
•Top with a blueberry and sprinkled graham cracker crumbs.
•Allow to chill for 1-2 hours in refrigerator before serving.
•Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 2-3 days depending on how fresh your strawberries are .