A long time ago, my neighbor brought my family the most delicious treat – cream filled strawberries. Not only were they pretty, they tasted fantastic.
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.
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. :)Print
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
- 12–16 (more or less depending on the size) large strawberries
- 4 oz. cold heavy cream
- 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
- 2–4 Tbsp. confectioner’s sugar (make is as sweet as you like)
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- a little vanilla extract
- 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.
- Cut an “X” into the bottom of each strawberry.
- 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.
- Serve immediately, or cover with plastic film/wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
they look delicious…
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!
They looks heavenly ~
Those look amazing. I cannot wait to make them for the hubby!!!!
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!
Oh my gosh, as soon as I posted my comment, I went to your “About Me” and boom, there was your camera info. hehe… Thanks!!!!!
oh YUM! Can’t wait to try these!!!
Looks delicious! I have to try these!
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!
those looks so good. the strawberries look so awesome against that blue plate too. i am def trying this one…
Great refreshing for Super Bowl Thanks for sharing recipe.
I love the photographs, and what a great and simple idea :)
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!
Where in the world did you manage to find such beautiful strawberries this time of year?? I need to know!!! Beautiful Linsdey!
YUMMO ————SO PRETTY TOO
I forgot to tell you I left you some blog awards for your fabulous recipes and photos!
Thank you, Carrian!
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!
BTW, I agree with Steph….I was wondering as well, where you found such luscious looking strawberries? wow.
jenny from KY!
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~
These are beautiful! And so simple.
I love doing strawberries like this, but filling them with lemon curd (BFContessa’s recipe of the curd). It’s amazing.
If I haven’t commented on this shame on me.
What a smart idea. really smart.
Have you then dipped in chocolate?
what is “cold heavy cream”?
Cold heavy cream is heavy cream straight from the refrigerator. The colder the better.