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.

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..


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

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

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

    Congrats to Kitty! Loving your new look here!

  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 *_*

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

  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!

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

  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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