Heavenly Filled Strawberries Recipe
- 3 dozen large fresh strawberries
- 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- Grated chocolate, optional
- 1. Remove stems from strawberries; cut a deep "X" in the tip of each berry. Gently spread berries open.
- 2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and extract until light and fluffy. Pipe or spoon about 2 teaspoons into each berry; if desired, sprinkle with chocolate. Chill until serving. Yield: 3 dozen.
1 each: 41 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Heavenly Filled Strawberries
"We liked the way these tasted. I gave it only three stars due to the time and difficulty filling the strawberries. Neither a spoon nor a pastry bag worked well ... again, very messy. I will keep the recipe and look in kitchen stores for something to use to fill the strawberries."
"A very delightful desert for a warm summer day. Cool and refreshing end to a meal. Not overly sweet."
"De reaction on amount of cream cheese is to confusing, I used the soft cream cheeze that was left over from a last minute catering, it work like a charm, I never knew it could be useable other then bagels but it works great here, problem is this disapear to quietly lol"
"These are pretty to look at and taste good, too. I found the filling to be took thick to push through my Pampered Chef Pastry Decorator, so I thinned it with some half n half and it was still too thick. I think I will put some Cool Whip in the cream cheese mixture next time to make it easier to push thru the nozzle."
"These look lovely, not sure about the almond essence though. I'm going to make these with ' Philadelphia Sweet Chilli ' cream cheese, which also has pineapple and mango in. Topped with a sprinkling of ground pepper to bring out the flavour of the strawberry, should go well with some nice rose' wine."
"These were beautiful and delicious and were a hit on the dessert table at our church potluck. They would be lovely for showers or receptions or anytime a fancy-looking, delicious dessert is needed. I used chocolate sprinkles rather than grating chocolate -- much easier, and I thought it looked just as nice."
"Wonderful presentation for an elegant shower or wedding. All went quickly and rave reviews as a light dessert treat"
"Beautiful presentation. I served it with cheese and pretzels as an afternoon snack. It was so easy to prepare and a delicious compliment."
"These were so good. I put sliced almonds on top and it just made it even better."
"What an absolutely beautiful recipe, we used it for a luncheon and it was wonderful. Thanks."
"I would give it a ZERO but the dont have stars for that, These were hard to assemble, and they were disquesting, YUCK!!!!!!!"
"easy and taste great"
"Great recipe my family loved it!"
"These are so delicious!! Made them for a pot luck party and they were the first to go. Got rave reviews from everyone! I made more filling than I had berries for so I used the leftovers between 2 pieces of french toast the next morning! Oh my, so yummy!!!"
"I made these for a baby shower, and they disappeared in minutes. Delicious!"
"Very good!!! I added vanilla instead of almond. Will be making these again and again!"
"loved the flavor of the filling. Yummy!"
"This is so impressive I made it for the 4th and it was a huge favorite - great recipe"
"use the small end of a canteloupe scooper to take out center core of straweberries and then fill with chocolate cream cheese."
"Nothing is better than stuffed strawberries! I made these for a gathering and they were gone instantly!"
"This was great, however, I had to make it work with ingredients on hand. I had regular sugar and pulsed in blender to get 1/2 cup. I used 1 tsp of vanilla instead- that was on hand. I then added 2 tbls of Contreau liquor to the mix and filled the strawberries---yummy! Thanks for this recipe"
"I've made this recipe many times for church & family functions, an awesome recipe. I suggest piping filling into berries. works so much faster and less mess. have had the recipe for a couple of years and plan to keep it. try & enjoy"
"colorful sprinkles look best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) :) :) :)"
"OMG!!!! i have the same recipe! so cool! it is amazing they really are heavenlyxoxo me! :) :) :) :)"
"Loved the filled strawberries. Thanks so much. 3 oz of cream cheese is about 85.04 grams and 8 oz of cream cheese is 227 grams. 1/2 c granulated sugar is 115 grams."
"Please could someone tell me what is meant by "two packages, one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces" - how many grams is that?Also 1/2 cup refers to how many grams?Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks"
"I tried cutting and filling the berries and found it a little difficult so I just cut them in half a put filling on top. They were gobbled up with rave reviews."
"Good not sweet very flavorful"
"These were not fun to make, the strawberries kept breaking. The taste was good and the presentation was just ok (because of the broken berries).They didn't hold up well either so if I were to make them again I would definately not make too many so that there where none left over."
"You can't go wrong with strawberries! This was easy to prepare and my finished product looked as pretty as the picture. My guests liked them very much."
"This recipe is a keeper!"
"had this at a luncheon in Tennessee and wished I had asked for the recipe. You can imagine my surprise when I checked the recipes for july 4th and there it was.Delicious and I have shared the recipe with our daughter in Ca. Nancy S."
"At first I didn't think the cream was sweet enough, but once filled, chilled...they were delicious! I took them to a reunion and came home with an empty container and many requests for the recipe. Will definately make these again! - Elisha, Mercer, PA"
"These were the first to go at a cocktail party that I hosted. When I do them again, I'm going to split the strawberry in half and pipe a star to filling on it instead of splitting the strawberry. Also I will top with a curly shaving of chocolate instead of grating because you can barely taste the chocolate on it."
"I make a similar recipe, but I use 1 container of marshmallow cream and the cream cheese with vanilla. It is heavenly!"
"My only suggestion is not to make this too far in advance. The strawberries tend to get mushy overnight. Make only a few hours before serving"
"I followed this recipe verbatim. The filling was delicious -- loved the almond extract. However, I must be a real dummy/klutz in the kitchen. I had a very hard time "stuffing" the berries. My husband and I were both laughing because they kept splitting apart and I would put those on a different plate -- as duds. Instead of having about 25 pretty filled strawberries, I only had about 18 filled! We ended up dipping the split berries for our dessert. I'm going to take these to a little get together, but I'm just going to put cocktails picks in the strawberries and put the dip in a pretty glass bowl! -- It works for me :-)"
"I make 2 versions of this recipe. I will either stuff them with cheesecake (pre-made - just scoop!) or canoli dip which consists of ricotta cheese, confectionary sugar and vanilla then I dip the tops in melted chocolate....delicious!"
"Wonderful, simple recipe! I added a little more sugar than called for, but other than that, made as the recipe called for. This will be added to my go to luncheon recipes!"
"Loved these! I liked the almond flavoring but next time I am going to divide the sugar mixture and use vanilla flavoring as well as lemon flavoring as suggested. Thanks!"
"Have a similar recipe from McCall's cookbook that i have been using for about 20 years....except it uses Lemon Extract instead of almond. I added a bit by topping it with a touch of of very finely crushed lemon drop candy instead of chocolate."
"These Heavenly Filled Strawberries are truly heavenly!"
"So easy to make, and very good! I used reduced fat cream cheese."
"I have made this exactly and with a white chocolate-cream cheese icing. I replaced 3 oz of the cream cheese with unsalted butter (1/2 stick) and replaced the sugar with 3oz of melted white chocolate. If the little bit of butter is a concern for some, use light cream cheese. I am not one who is crazy about white chocolate but the cream cheese tones done the sweetness and it is really good with the strawberries. Plus, if you wish, you can omit the sprinkling of grated chocolate."
"these are wounderfull..Made for daughter inlaws baby shower big hit.get asked tomake all the time."
"these are wounderfull..Made for daughter inlaws baby shower big hit.get asked to make all the time"
"to the reviewer who is allergic to almonds - MOST almond extracts are actually made from the pit of a peach, no almond whatsoever. I know McCormick is safe for almond allergies - but to be safe, call the company!"
"I make this quite often for bridal showers or luncheons. I always get rave reviews and people ask for the recipe. I usually sprinkle chopped pecans over the top or roll the tops in the pecans, so they stay on better. Delicious!"
" I would use vanilla. I don't like almond flavoring and I am going to try vanilla extract. Hope this helps."
"Absolutely delicious! For a different kind of topping, I've used crushed up graham crackers before (makes it taste like strawberry cheese cake) and I've also crushed up Oreo cookies and sprinkled on top. Delicious! Best to use a piping bag or use a baggie and cut a small hole in the tip to get the filling into the "x" - It's perfectly acceptable to squirt the leftover filling directly into your mouth! :-)"
"I have an allergy to almonds. Can you recommend an alternate flavoring."
"OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS A REAL GOOD RECIPE I WILL MAKE THIS ONE AGAIN AND AGAIN"
"Made these for BBQ and most of these were gone before the meat came! Huge hit and I will make sure to keep this one!"
"Amazingly yummy!!! The chocolate on top was just enough for that little something else."
"wonderful! and so easy to make. :)"
"next time I[m going to try whip cream. good recipe."
"Made this for our family and got rave reviews! I cut back on the sugar and used low fat cream cheese and they were still delicious. Now with local berries coming into season, I'll be making some more!"