Thursday, July 15, 2010

Strawberries Stuffed with Cheesecake




Happy Thursday, almost the weekend…can you smell it? I sure can – for some reason it always feels like it is Monday to me so when I stop to take in the coming weekend it just makes me feel all nice.


I know all ya’ll berry lovers out there have already given in, and somewhere in your fridge or freezer you have some of those beautiful red strawberries waiting to live out their special strawberry dream…I got one for you – quick, easy & scrumptious.


INGREDIENTS


1-2 Packages of Strawberries (depending on your stuffing)
1 8oz package of Cream Cheese
1 1/4 tsp of Vanilla Extract (add more depending on your taste)
¾ cup Powdered Sugar
6-8 Graham Crackers, lightly crushed


DIRECTIONS


Wash your berries and then dry. When ready hold the berry and cut a thin piece off of the side.






Next take a small spoon and remove the white inside portion of the strawberry, leave a nice void in the center in order to fill with our cream cheese mixture.







Now for the cream cheese filling. Mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. This can be made ahead of time if needed. Once ready take a spoon and fill each strawberry with the mixture.







Now take your crushed grahams and place them on a plate, take each strawberry and *smoosh* it down into the crumbs – cream cheese side down.







Now after you quit drooling, pony up and take a bite! After I made these berries I kept them chilling in my fridge until served. Remember to have a great weekend with the ones you LOVE….including these strawberries.



39 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Brilliant idea!!!

Usually it's strawberries in cheesecakes, but now it's the other way round!!!!

Peggy said...

oh my, those look fabulous!! I'm going to have to try these.

Emily said...

Oh! You are BRILLIANT! These look wonderful! I am rushing straight to the store after work! I can't wait to try these! Thank you for another great, simple treat idea!

Pam said...

FANTASTIC! What a great idea... my kids would love these babies (so would I).

Tia said...

wow this is so amazinly creative. how did you come up with this?
you are my hero!

Jennifurla said...

I have to say that this is a ummm....delightfully borrowed and slightly adjusted recipe from the net.

:) I am not this clever!

Michelle J said...

Holy. Cow. YUM!

Megan said...

I love this idea! I need to have a party of some sort just so I can make and serve these!

Mary said...

What a great idea. I've stuffed figs but never berries. You are very creative. The treat looks amazing. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is an awesome way of eating strawberries!

Cheers,

Rosa

mysimplefood said...

Hello!!! Oh my!! This is simply brilliant. I really want to go out and buy all the ingredients now. Thanks for sharing this. I am keeping this link.

Julie said...

Looks just luscious and beautiful!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Wow--these make me want to do my happy dance!

Sophie said...

I so love this idea of stuffed ccheesecake strawberries!!

Waw!!! Quite a lot of work but the endresult is lovely & fabulous looking too!

Many kisses from Brussels!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a heavenly treat! I wouldn't be able to resist...there might not be any left for my family...

The Cilantropist said...

You had me at the title, and after seeing how easy these are I think they are AMAZING! Awesome recipe and such a genius idea! :)

The Cilantropist said...

Btw, I have been out of town, but when I get back to SD I will shoot you an email about meeting up soon!

Jennifurla said...

Oh that will be so great ! I look forward to metting up!

Jackie said...

These would be wonderful at a baby shower or bridal shower. So decadent!

Thanks for the follow!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Ingrid said...

Niiiice. We love these. I usually make mine with mascarpone and I might get lazy once in a while and just top the "cheesecake" mixture with my fresh strawberries. Hee-hee

Happy Friday!!
~ingrid

Chef Dennis said...

OMG....that is such a great idea!! I bet they were really really good....yummmm.......I know my girls would love something like that, especially when we get those huge strawberries....
this is definitely going on my dessert list for school and for parties at home!

Sarah said...

Holy cow, it's genius. It's like my dip but in one bite, and with a crust! I love the polka dot plate btw.

What a fun party idea. Now I need a party to host.

Pam said...

Very original and I wish I could reach out and grab one! This is a must try! I'm new here and will be back for sure! Way to go!

Rosy said...

What a creative idea! I'm so glad you found my blog so I could find yours.

Rick said...

GENIUS!!!!

Cathy said...

Wow, my family would be thrilled if I presented a plate of these cheesecake stuffed strawberries to them for dessert. What a very clever idea.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit for for your lovely comment. I'm off now to read more of your posts.

AmyRuth said...

Mmmm mighty tasty looking

theUngourmet said...

Oh. My. Goodness! What an amazing idea! I am so trying this one! ;)

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

YUM!
I've made something similar, but it had marshmallow fluff mixed with the cream cheese and vanilla :) yours look delicious.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jane said...

These look wonderful! I can't wait to try them, thanks!!

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

What a great idea! I love no bake recipes in the summer, and this one is perfect!!

Kim said...

This is a wonderful idea! It would be so much fun to take these to a party.

MaryMoh said...

That's very creative!!!! I have to make these....fun to make and fun to eat...great way to impress friends, too :D Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Stella said...

Hi Jennifer! I just saw these over at 'The Ungourmet'. Kim made them sound so good. I'm on a no refined sugar diet, but I think this recipe could easily be made with something like maple, no? I bet I could (smile).
p.s. Indigo is so cute!

Jennifurla said...

Stella - I must confess I have no idea! I bet no matter what though you are still left with cream cheese filled berries, which couldnt be all that bad! cheers!

Foodessa said...

I was over at Kim's too...and how could I not come and see the genius who spread the word on this fabulous idea. I can see this working on so many levels.

Jennifurla...it's a real pleasure making your acquaintance ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Monica H said...

Shut up! I've seen the strawberries with whipped cream in them but these take the cake. I am so on board with these!

Foodessa said...

Jennyfurla...I had to come back and tell you what a great hit your stuffed strawberry cheesecake surprise was with my guests. I also added a touch of Grand Marinier liquor and some finely zested orange...a real delight ;o)
Again, thanks for your inventivenss in the kitchen ;o)

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Jennifurla said...

Oh I am so glad everyone liked them! Thanks for taking the time to come and tell me!