Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

cheesecake stuffed strawberries

Cheesecake stuffed strawberries are a fun, tasty dessert. The strawberries aren’t stuffed with real cheesecake, but – in this recipe – with a mixture of cream cheese, honey and vanilla. For the prettiest presentation, pick large, firm strawberries.

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Yield: 20 stuffed strawberries
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey*
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 oz raw pistachios (or any other raw nut)
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry the strawberries. Using a sharp paring knife, core them: first cut the tops, then angle the knife and cut in a circular motion, around the pale flesh in the center of each strawberry. Remove the hull and discard. If you'd like the strawberries to stand upright, cut a very small slice off the bottom as well.
    how to core strawberries
  2. Soften the cream cheese in the microwave: cut into chunks, place in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 10 seconds. Stir, and if needed, microwave 10 more seconds.
  3. Add the honey and the vanilla. Use a hand whisk to whisk together until combined and creamy.
  4. Place the nuts in a ziploc bag. Run a rolling pin on the bag, back and forth, to crush the nuts into tiny pieces.
  5. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the strawberries. Or transfer it to a pastry bag and pipe a small amount into each strawberry. Sprinkle the crushed nuts on top. can be made an hour in advance and kept at room temperature until serving.
Notes
*For a lower-carb option, try using Nature's Hollow sugar-free honey substitute(xylitol based). I haven't tried it myself, so if you do try it, please let me know how it was! Nutrition for this version: Calories 56; fat 4g; saturated fat 2g; carbs 2g; sugars 1g; sodium 34mg; fiber 0g; protein 1g.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 1 stuffed strawberry; Calories: 60; Fat: 4g; Saturated fat: 2g; Carbohydrates: 4g; Sugar: 3g; Sodium: 34mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 1g

cheesecake stuffed strawberries

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