Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

What is the difference between men and women when they don't feel well?  When my husband is sick, he is in bed sleeping most of the day.  My dad has always been the same way.  To be honest, men are kind of like sick children - only they don't bounce back so quickly.  I on the other hand have gone to the gym, washed dishes, and done two loads of laundry, despite being hit by allergies earlier yesterday. 

To top it all off, I put together a yummy treat to bring to our friends' house tomorrow for the Superbowl.  Thank you, Nutmeg Nancy for this yummy recipe!!  I did tweak my strawberries a bit, though.

Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

2 pounds strawberries
8 oz. fat-free cream cheese, softened
4-5 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
graham cracker crumbs

The original recipe called for only 1 pound of large strawberries, but I found 2 pound package at Safeway that was a mix of large and small strawberries.  The amount of filling was just enough for the entire 2 pounds.

After washing your strawberries, cut off the tops.  If you want them to stand up, also cut a tiny bit off the bottom.  Using a paring knife, hollow out the inside of the strawberries and set the prepped berries aside.

In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla.  Blend until smooth.  Using either a piping bag or Ziploc with the corner cut off, fill the strawberries with the mixture.  Top by sprinkling with graham cracker crumbs.  I actually had some frozen butter cookie crumbs and used those instead.

Although I made these for the Superbowl tomorrow, I HAD to try at least one - make sure they were edible!  Not to brag, but they were delicious!  I can't wait to indulge in a few more tomorrow.

They can be kept in the refrigerator for a day or two.  These were so easy to make.  I was done and cleaned up in 20, maybe 30 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. These were a HUGE hit at the Superbowl party. I had told a couple co-workers I would bring in any leftovers. They are going to be pretty disappointed to find out there were none left to share!!


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