Monday, April 5, 2010

Yay Strawberries!

(Graphic is courtesy of the Graphics Fairy)

Filled strawberries taste just like mini cheesecakes to me, and it is quite enjoyable seeing the smiles they bring. They ended up on our Easter table as I couldn't resist the beautiful, large berries from California. There was a sticker on the package that said they were the "season's finest". Here they are all lined up in their package, and they were sitting on large bubble wrap for cushioning.



If you're life is busy like mine, and you need something sweet and quick, the prep time is about 30 minutes. They are best served the same day you make them.


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


Directions:
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. 

Thank you for stopping by! 

Debbie

9 comments:

  1. Debbie, yes, yay, strawberries ... they look lovely. I've made these many times, thanks to you.

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  2. Don't you just love The Graphics Fairy? Funny you should use one of her graphics..I featured one in my blog post tonight. Your strawberries look awesome and I know they taste delicious.

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  3. They look amazing! I use to bring a tray of them to block parties! Getting to be the season :)

    Bet they looked gorgeous on your table!

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  4. We had some big beautiful strawberries on Easter too! Your filled berries look scrumptious, as always ;) Love the graphic!

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  5. OH, I wish our strawberries looked that plump in our grocery!
    I'll have to keep an eye on new shipments coming in - maybe I will luck out!
    Love the filled strawberries, make them every chance I get..Thanks so much for your recipe!

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  6. Yours look good! I just shoot fresh whipped cream into mine..
    We had strawberries for Easter too, but not as but as the ones you got.

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  7. Perfect recipe and perfect photos! I have those same little blue/white flowers - they are so tiny and dainty.

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  8. Well Hello There to my New...New York Friend!
    Yeah!
    I just had to pop over and say hi!
    Sure wish I could 'follow' your blog so I would be reminded to pop over.
    Do you have a 'followers' button or gadget that I am missing?
    OMGoodness!
    Those strawberries look scrumptious!
    I know they are some kind of yummy with that filling! I love strawberries sliced with splenda sprinkled on them. Oh so good!
    I need to stay over here for awhile and check out your recipes!
    Oh how I wish I wasn't eating HEALTHY right now!!!! Happy Weekend!
    xxooxx

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  9. I remember the first time I saw these. I think you posted them on the CF. They still make my mouth water. I love the idea of the cream cheese and the sweetness of the strawberry.

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