Special Stuffed Strawberries Recipe
- 24 large fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup spreadable strawberry cream cheese
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- Remove stems from the strawberries. Place point side up on a cutting board. Cut a deep "x" in the top of each berry. Carefully spread berries apart.
- In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Pipe or spoon filling into each berry. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 2 dozen.
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These are really tasty and look so pretty too. I crunched up a couple of graham crackers and sprinkled a bit on top for a bit of texture and taste.
The ladies at our "coffee" loved these strawberries. I felt like I was in a battle making them but maybe I was too worried about how they looked. I used a cookie decorator with a wide tip to fill them (since I am awkward). I thought they were messy to pick up. It might have been good to add a little extra powdered sugar to stiffen the filling as someone mentioned. Nonetheless, everyone at our coffee wanted the recipe and there sure weren't any left. I'll try again for sure.
I forgot to add in my last post: I melted some semi-sweet chocolate chips with a little Crisco (in the microwave) and lightly drizzled the topping from a fork over the top of the berries - not enough to cover them, just to add another dimension of flavor and color. Worked really well.
I am making this a second time for the same group of people - who went wild over them the first time. I made some slight changes, but otherwise made it exactly according to the recipe. I added powdered sugar to the filling recipe (I doubled the recipe, so I added about a cup) so it would be nice and thick and hold up well. Also, this time I plan to buy smaller strawberries. The big ones are not nearly as sweet (and they take more filling).
After I was almost through with the first ones I made (over 50 berries), I learned that if you gently bend back each of the "petals" of the strawberry before you fill the berries, they will fill more evenly, leaving a more polished look. All in all, a very easy recipe that looks like you spent a great deal of time and effort. BTW, I made them the night before and refrigerated them (in two containers of a single layer each). They did just fine - I was concerned that the berries might weep, especially with the added sugar, but that was not the case. These got rave reviews; try them!
I've made these a couple of times and they go over very well. I started dipping them in chocolate too.