Recipe: Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

One of my favorite feelings in the world is slaving over a dish that is a hit. There’s no better validation then someone loving what you made and telling you so. This recently happened when I made these cheesecake stuffed strawberries for our housewarming party. All the washing, trimming, coring, and stuffing gave me a hand cramp! So when everyone raved about them, I was elated. These are a must-make if you want to feel like a rockstar and have everyone tell you so.

Kim’s Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
3 lbs. strawberries, washed, trimmed, cored
8 oz. cream cheese (I used a mix of full fat and reduced fat)
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
3 graham crackers, smashed to crumbs

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Once all of the strawberries are washed and trimmed, hollow out the core. I slid a small paring knife into the white membrane in the top and followed the center line of the core in a circle and on an angle. Super easy, the core popped right out.

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All of my trimmings!

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Place your prepped strawberries in a dish to await stuffing.

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For the filling: beat your cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar together with a hand mixer until everything comes together smoothly. Fill a piping bag or ziploc bag (what I did) with the filling. Make sure the hole at the bottom is big enough or you’ll explode the bag when you squeeze.

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Carefully squeeze a small amount into each strawberry. Don’t overfill them though! Go a little over the top but not too much.

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Next, you’re ready for the graham cracker topping! Place your crackers in a ziploc bag and smash away until you have crumbs. My trusty rolling pin helped make short work of this.

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Dunk the business end of each strawberry into the graham crumbs to adhere on a little crust. Don’t be afraid to press firmly into the crumbs so they stick!

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Crumb up your whole batch, place them in a pretty dish, and watch them disappear!

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Seriously though, these tasted like a perfect bite of cheesecake – fruity, sweet, savory, and with a little crunch. The fruit to filling ratio is greater than a regular cheesecake bite so I’d like to think this is a healthier option too.

Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

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