Here's a good snack or appetizer that's simple to make granted that strawberries are in season. I look forward to making these for our family's Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's get together.
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
- 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. )
- Graham cracker crumbs
Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top and clean out inside with a paring knife if necessary. I found most of the strawberries already had a nice hollow center so that step was not necessary. If you want to stand your strawberries upright (like in the picture) slice a bit off the bottom. One strawberries are prepped set aside.
Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with a mixer or by hand. Add cream cheese mix to piping bag and fill strawberries. Once strawberries are filled dip the top in graham cracker crumbs. Devour and fall in love.
You could also drizzle or dip strawberries in chocolate if desired.