Friday, April 5, 2013

Pintrest and Movie Night - Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

I am so sorry!  I meant to post this the day after I posted about the bloomin' gooey cheese bread, but life happened.  Here is the sweet continuation of our Pintrest and movie night!

We decided to go with cheesecake stuffed strawberries.
How can someone go wrong with strawberries and cheesecake?  Especially little strawberries stuffed with cheesecake?  Look how adorable they are!

The directions on this one are a little deceptive.  It claims it only takes a few minutes to put together, however prepping the strawberries is a little time consuming.  I was doing that while my friend was making the filling.  It was a little hard hollowing these little sweet suckers out.  I was not as fortunate to have many that were already hollowed out as the person did who wrote the original recipe.  The knife I was using really liked slipping and cutting through the strawberry.  Never the less, they eventually got finished  my friend filling them as I cut, we swapped jobs at the end with similar problems.

They also did not like standing straight up in our pan.  We finally finished filling and balancing to find out we had a good amount of leftover filling.  Really, there was enough for another half a pound or more.  We cut up some extra strawberries and still had more!  We ended up giving the extra to my boyfriend for quality control.

We crushed up two graham crackers in a sandwich bag (it only really needs one) and sprinkled it on top, which is a lot faster than dipping.  We were getting pressed for time at this point.

This is what we ended up with.
They were still pretty darn cute.  Know what?  They were also pretty delicious too.  They also hold up well in the fridge overnight.  My mother came over and snagged some of the leftovers the next day.

Here is the recipe

1 pound large strawberries
8 ounce block cream cheese – softened
3 – 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (depends on how sweet you want the filling)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or use almond, lemon, etc.  I think lemon would have worked really well in this one )
Graham cracker crumbs (or crush your own)

1.Wash the strawberries and cut off the tops with a paring knife, make sure the inside of the strawberry is hollow, if not make it so with the paring knife.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and cream cheese until well mixed and creamy.
3. Put filling in a piping bag (or a sandwich bag and snip a corner)
4. Pipe filling into strawberries
5. Dip finished strawberries in graham crackers, or sprinkle them on top
6. Enjoy them

Also, these would be awesome with a little drizzled chocolate!  Try it and let me know how it is!

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