Friday, February 15, 2013

Filled Strawberries & Giveaway Winner Announced



I'll be taking a short vacation for a week. Just in case you wonder where I am :o)

For our anniversary yesterday, I made Filled Strawberries. You may recall when I posted the recipe a while back. This time I filled the "bottom" of the strawberry and dipped the "top" (wide part) in chocolate. I cut an "X" about half way down the strawberry so I could pipe the center with the cream cheese mixture. Then I dipped the wide part of the berry into chocolate. Once the chocolate hardened, I filled the strawberry with the cream cheese mixture. 

Here is a picture of how I usually make them. They taste great either way.


The recipe:

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.

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The winner of the beautiful Ramsign giveaway is:


Kitty, I have emailed Ramsign to let them know you won, and they will be in touch with you. Congratulations and enjoy! 


Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, 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..

10 comments:

  1. The strawberries are beautiful, love that you dipped them in chocolate too! Congrats to Kitty, that's so fun! Have a great vaca:@)

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  2. These strawberries just leap off the page at you, they look so good. Congratulations to Kitty on the fabulous Ramsign win! xo

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  3. Those are one of your trademark desserts, Debbie :) Lovely.

    Congrats to Kitty! Loving your new look here!

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  4. Oh my goodness...I can't believe I won!!!! Thank you so much for this great giveaway, Debbie!! I look forward to hearing from Ramsign. BTW, your filled strawberries, dipped in chocolate look incredible..yum!! Have fun on your vacation *_*

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  5. Those look delicious. Happy anniversary! Congratulations, Kitty!
    Karen

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  6. Hey! Happy Belated Anniversary!!! Enjoy your time off! I did the same this past week. Just in need of time to clean and organize around here. May I pin this? I'd like to keep the idea on hand for my Mom's upcoming birthday luncheon. Drop me a quick email to let me know if you don't mind. Thanks!

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  7. Yum! Aren't you the gourmet cook? They are beautiful. laurie

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  8. Happy belated anniversary. Your filled strawberries look so decadent. I am still dieting......I hope you are having a great time.

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