Valentine’s Treats: Cream Filled Strawberries

A long time ago, my neighbor brought my family the most delicious treat – cream filled strawberries. Not only were they pretty, they tasted fantastic.
cream-filled strawberries for valentines day
I’ve looked all over trying to find a recipe that tasted just like my neighbor’s. The filling was made with sweetened cream cheese and stayed nicely piped inside the strawberry “flowers.” So I looked around and finally found one that came close from The Joy of Baking. Her recipe calls for mascarpone cheese, which would be a lot better than cream cheese. But, since I only had cream cheese on hand…well, I used that instead. And I tweaked it a bit more.
cream-filled strawberries valentines day cheesecake cream-filled strawberries
I added a bit of lemon juice to brighten it up, along with some vanilla extract. My sister and I enjoyed a few yesterday after lunch. You can’t stop at just one! Cream filled strawberries are a great one-bite dessert for Valentine’s Day. They’ve become a tradition. :)
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Valentine’s Treats: Cream Filled Strawberries

One-bite cream filled strawberries are a fun fruity dessert that is perfect for Valentine’s Day, and taste just like strawberry cheesecake!

  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 12-16 1x


Units Scale
  • 1216 (more or less depending on the size) large strawberries
  • 4 oz. cold heavy cream
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 24 Tbsp. confectioner’s sugar (make is as sweet as you like)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • a little vanilla extract


  1. Beat the cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar with an electric mixer. Add the heavy cream. Continue beating until the mixture thickens. Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract. Continue beating until stiff peaks form. Place in the fridge for several hours, or overnight.
  2. Cut an “X” into the bottom of each strawberry.
  3. Fit a pastry bag with a star tip and fill it with the cream. Carefully pipe the cream into the center of each strawberry, allowing some of it overflow from the cuts you made on the strawberry.
  4. Serve immediately, or cover with plastic film/wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Author: Lindsey Johnson
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. Those are beautiful! I think I might try making them for my visiting teachees. I can’t believe how often you make such fabulous foods. I bet your husband loves you!

  2. These look so tasty! I’m going to try these out!

    I also have one other question for you. How do you get your pictures to look so “soft” for lack of a better word? Do you edit them after you take the photo? What kind of camera do you have?

    Sorry, I’m just trying to achieve the look you have in my photos but I’m not sure what it is that I’m doing wrong. Thanks!

  3. These are so cute! Too bad Valentine’s Day here is only in June – I’ll save the recipe. :)
    I also think that a couple of drops of rosewater would go fantastic in the cream.

    Love the new look of your blog – you look so beautiful on that photo!

  4. These are great I’ve made something very similar many times. As a matter of fact on Monday night I sweetened some marscapone with a little powdered sugar, added a splash of almond extract to it and served it with quartered strawberries. I also sprinkled the whole thing with toasted almond slivers! My children LOVED it. Your way was definitely prettier looking, in the past I’ve cored & stuffed” mine!

  5. For some reason my posts didn’t come through from the other night….anyway, these strawberries look amazing!(my mouth is watering big time) What a beautiful presentation too on your lovely Spode plate!

    jenny from KY!

  6. BTW, I agree with Steph….I was wondering as well, where you found such luscious looking strawberries? wow.

    jenny from KY!

  7. OH! These are so beautiful ~ and soo sweet!
    I will definitely have to make these on V-day.

    :) How do you get them to look so painstakingly perfect??!!
    Craving a snack now – gotta run~

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