Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Filled Strawberries

In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, you might need a quick and easy dessert to bring to a party.



Filled strawberries taste just like mini cheesecakes to me, and I am always happy to bring this signature dish to a party.

You may have seen these before, the recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart. I added a blueberry to give it the red, white and blue theme for upcoming Memorial Day. The strawberries were huge, so it was a double delight!

Filled Strawberries
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8 ounces room-temperature cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 TB tablespoons confectioners' sugar
12 strawberries

Whip room-temperature cream cheese on medium speed until slightly fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 2 TB confectioners' sugar. Trim tops and bottoms of 12 strawberries to level. Use a small melon baller to scoop out tops. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch star tip with cream cheese mixture; pipe into berries until it brims over tops. Toast 1/4 cup sliced almonds in a 350°oven until golden-brown, 3 to 6 minutes; arrange slices over filling.



Thanks for stopping by!
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

THello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

14 comments:

  1. Debbie, your blog looks lovely ... the columbine, the colors.

    Your strawberries are fantastic ... I've seen them with slivered almonds but don't recall seeing them before with blueberries. Very appropriate for Memorial Day or Fourth of July.

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  2. I finally tried your stuffed strawberries recently and now I can't wait til my June bearers give me some fresh ones to try it again! You have done them so pretty..love the blueberry touch.

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  3. I love the red/white/blue strawberries for memorial day...I just might have to copycat ;) I agree with Cynthia, the colors on your blog look fantastic today.

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  4. Perfect for Memorial Day! Great new blog clothes too!
    And it IS our Chase from CF!!

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  5. Love the new background of your blog!!

    The strawberries are always a delight to see..the addition of the blueberry is such a cute idea!

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  6. Beautiful, colorful blog, beautiful strawberries, Debbie! You rock!

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  7. These look fabulous!!! Thanks so much for the great idea!

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  8. I love the addition of the blueberry! those berries always look so festive! They came out looking fabulous. Every time you make them they look prettier!

    Chase from teh CF? WAVING a BIG HELLO!

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  9. Very interesting. Do you think that filling it with some kind of cream cheese would be yummy?

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  10. These look so wonderful...sounds like an easy recipe also...love your blog and your photos are "perfection" applause...
    Thanks
    Becky

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  11. These are about the cutest things I ever did see and look like a lot of "bang for your buck" ! I will definitely be trying this--giving a baby shower soon and it will be perfect!

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  12. Love stuffed strawberries - yours look great!

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  13. I am just getting a chance to look at all the Foodie Friday posts....Better late than never.

    Your strawberries are so festive. They also look so good. I think I am going to have to try these. Thanks Terry

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