Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

Cheesecake Filled Strawberries
I am a perfectionist. I expect everything to be done just right (especially when I am doing it myself). I put way too much stress on myself because I won’t let anyone help me, then it all builds up and I crack. This is something I’m trying to work on and admitting it should be my first step, right?

All this talk is currently in relation to Noah’s upcoming FIRST birthday party. Of course everything has to be planned out weeks, if not months, ahead of time.

Everything has to be homemade and I usually won’t accept any help that is offered (I’m stubborn too). My mantra is to “let people help and let things go” this time around. I’ll let you know how that goes.

Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

Well, with the festivities only weeks away my brain is on overload which quickly causes my stress level and blood pressure to rise.  But when I saw these beautiful berries at Herzog’s Country Fresh I knew that they would help melt the stress away, if only for a few minutes.

And what could be better than stuffing them with a cheesecake-like filling? Dipping them in chocolate too? Is that what you said? I thought of that but decided to use a little restraint but oh that would be good!

The original filling recipe tasted too much like plain ole’ cream cheese to me so I added quite a bit more powdered sugar to sweeten them up. It turned out a little runny but was really yummy (like pumpkin roll filling if you have ever had it).

Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

My strawberries were pretty small so I used a 1/4 teaspoon to scoop out the middles. Then I piped in the sweet cream cheese. Cut a bit of the bottom off of the strawberry before hand if you want them to stand up.

Cheesecake Filled Strawberries
Prep Time
20 mins
 

Cheesecake Filled Strawberries are a delicious and fun treat for the 4th of July or Memorial Day. Simple to make and so delicious.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake filled strawberries
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Meg's Everyday Indulgence
Ingredients
  • 12-24 strawberries, depending on size
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Blueberries
Instructions
  1. Clean and dry strawberries. Slice off the top of the strawberries and scoop out some of the center of each berry. Set aside.

  2. Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Place into a piping bag or a ziplock bag with a small bit of the corner cut off. Fill the strawberries with the cheesecake filling. Top each strawberry with a blueberry.

Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

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8 comments

  1. What did you use for the flag in the background? Is it a tray?

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    1. That’s exciting! Thanks for letting me know! I’ll be checking back often for your themes!

  3. Absolutely darling & brilliant idea! I’m sooo glad you shared! I found you at Sharing Sundays.

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