Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

“Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did. ”
William Allen Butler

If you spend more than 5 minutes on this blog, you will discover that I am a woman of simple tastes. I could survive on three food groups if they were soup, bread, and cookies.  Breakfast cereal and eating Nutella straight out of the jar… these are the things that make me happy.

And so when I was compelled to help my good friends in the making of food for my sister’s bridal shower, I found myself wondering. What can I possibly bring? Breakfast cereal and jars of Nutella probably aren’t gonna cut it (although if it were my bridal shower, they totally would).

In the end, I wound up making these cheesecake stuffed strawberries. The recipe had been sitting on a Pinterest board for months, and seemed appropriate. And, you know what? They were pretty great, if I say so myself. Easy on the palate and quite easy preparation-wise, to boot.

If you are a poor unsophisticated food-loving soul like me, you probably won’t find a better sweet little party food than this.

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries (from The Sweets Life)

  • 1 lb. strawberries
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 T powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • graham cracker crumbs (I left these out)

1. Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top and clean out with a paring knife, if necessary (some may already be hollow inside). Prep all strawberries and set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add cream cheese mix to a piping bag or ziploc with the corner snipped off. Fill strawberries with cheesecake mixture (I used a Pampered Chef decorator doo-dad, which makes ’em even prettier). Once strawberries are filled, dip the top in graham cracker crumbs. If not serving immediately, refrigerate until serving.

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