Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

CheesecakeStuffedStrawberries

Not sure where I took a left turn, but cheesecake is my new obsession – I love it! Maybe it’s just one of those things that continues to prove “tastes change.” Or maybe it’s because my husband hates it and I never bother making a big ol’ cheesecake for one.

Where has this stuff been all my life?!

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Still, these are just little bites – barely enough to fully rediscover a cheesecake love. But, trust me, if you’ve got a craving (and a lil’ devil on your shoulder reminding you of that two-piece), these are IT. They totally satisfy at only 60 calories apiece, and will make party guests swoon…

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Sprinkle on some graham cracker crumbs, arrange them all pretty, and watch ‘em fly off the platter!

True story: Hubby may hate cheesecake, but I actually had a problem getting these out the door and over to a girls’ night. The man wouldn’t keep his greedy paws off these pretty little thangs!

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These cute, colorful bites are incredibly easy and perfect for any spring or summer party. Just mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Hull a whole carton of strawberries, pipe in the cream cheese mixture (or just spoon it in if you’re tight on time), and pop them in the fridge ‘til party time!

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Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Yield: Makes 16-20 stuffed strawberries

Ingredients:

1 lb. fresh strawberries, rinsed and pat dry

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Graham cracker crumbs, optional

Directions:

With a paring knife, cut off the strawberry stems. Cut around the inside of the strawberry, hollowing out slightly and creating a well for the cheesecake. (You can also do this with a small melon baller). Cut off a small portion of the pointy strawberry tip, so that each strawberry can stand. Place each on a large baking sheet.

In a medium bowl, with a standing or handheld electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy, about 2 minutes on medium speed. Place mixture in a pastry bag and pipe into each strawberry, adding a little extra to the top. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

Optionally, sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top of each stuffed strawberry.

Enjoy!

TIP: Don’t make more than 5 hours in advance, or your strawberries will sweat and may become a bit soggy.

Adapted from Make It & Love It

      

64 Responses to “Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries”

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 12, 2013 @ 12:25 am

    I just made strawberry cheesecake bars today, but how cute are these! You can never go wrong with these flavors :).

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — April 12, 2013 @ 1:15 am

    I’ve always been a cheesecake lover and these are practically killing me right now. I absolutely have to try them!

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    Vicki Bensinger — April 12, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    These are beautiful and a perfect treat for Mother’s Day, a luncheon or shower. What size tip did you use? Thanks for sharing.

    • Georgia — April 12th, 2013 @ 8:17 am

      Thanks Vicki! I used a Wilton 2D.

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    Kathy — April 12, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    How beautiful! I cannot wait to go pick strawberries. I am adding this to my list of things to make with them!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 12, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    These look like a total delight!!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — April 12, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Such a SIMPLE, yet tasty fresh little treat Georgia! I could do major damage to a plate of these. I’d eat more than I’d like to admit. I love anything and anything cheesecake. :)

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — April 12, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    What a perfect treat to bring to a spring party! Love these little bites!

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    The Café Sucré Farine — April 12, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    These are so fun, so pretty and SO delicious looking, YUM!

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    McKenna Ryan — April 12, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    These look absolutely scrumptious! I am sure if I made these I would eat ALL of them. Happy Friday!!
    xx. McKenna Lou
    http://www.lynnandlou.com

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    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — April 12, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    I love this idea, they look and sound absolutely gorgeous! Your photos are so pretty!

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    Wendy — April 12, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    What a pretty platter these make! I am excited to have this piped cheese cake filling recipe. The more strawberries and the more cheese cake, the happier I am.

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    Eat Good 4 Life — April 12, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    Wow so simple and so luxurious. I am sure this were gone in no time :-) I love the pop and contrast of colors!!

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    val — April 12, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

    I just made mascarpone stuffed strawberries the other day and these ones look so much better than mine!! I just want to reach through the screen.

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    Pam — April 12, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

    I have a feeling I could eat the whole plate full of those beauties. They look pretty and delicious!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 12, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    Man oh man! I’m a cheesecake fanatic, and I love strawberries so this here is my heaven. I’m sure I’ll eat every last one of these until they’re all gone!

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    Julia | JuliasAlbum.com — April 12, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    These strawberries look so cute! I was looking for a recipe with strawberries yesterday, because my husband bought quite a few, and this one looks great!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 12, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

    They look so good! Your piping work filling them is so neat and perfectly precise…so impressive!

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    CCU — April 12, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    A whole dish would not be enough :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — April 12, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make these! I just bookmarked this recipe for a bachelorette party I’m throwing… GAH! You’re a life saver! Thanks Georgia!

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    Reeni — April 12, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

    Be still my heart! These are stunning Georgia! it’s amazing how something so simple can elicit swooning.

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — April 12, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    Amazing! My two favorite things in the world, cheesecake and strawberries!

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    Nisha — April 13, 2013 @ 1:54 am

    cheesecake-stuffed strawberries. chocolate-dipped strawberries. i love all these kinds of quick fixes!
    great pictures, by the way… :)

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    Monet — April 13, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    Cheesecake should be my new obsession too! Especially if it looks as lovely as these strawberries! Thank you for sharing. I wish we could share a few of these together. It was so good to see you in Austin though!!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — April 13, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    These look absolutely perfect!

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    Juliana — April 13, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    This strawberries filled with cream cheese are just so pretty and elegant…I love the pictures!
    Enjoy your weekend Georgia :)

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    Liz — April 13, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    Simply stunning, Georgia! And as tasty as beautiful…I”m just certain!

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    Jeanette — April 13, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    What a great idea Georgia and so pretty! Love the idea of serving these for guests or for satisfying a strawberry cheesecake craving.

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    ashley - baker by nature — April 13, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    Wha-wha-whattt?! I friggin love these!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — April 13, 2013 @ 11:43 pm

    I’ve made these too but they started falling over so I now dip the bottoms in chocolate and set on baking paper and they get a little stand. Yours don’t seem to fall over at all. They’re beautiful!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — April 14, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    I love cheesecakes AND mini bite sized desserts! This is such a great idea, and so pretty too!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — April 15, 2013 @ 12:21 am

    Shut the front door!!! I need these delish morsels!!!

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    Jeremy — April 17, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    Georgia,

    These look really fantastic, I am going to make them for my wife to take to her Book Club tonight. Your site is really well done and your writing is done with care and is as entertaining as it is informative.

    Thanks!

    • Georgia — April 17th, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

      Hi Jeremy – Thank you so much for your kind comment. How funny that you mentioned your wife will take these to a book club. That’s what I made them for! Glad you enjoy what you’ve found here and hope you come back soon. :)

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    Hazel — April 18, 2013 @ 5:58 am

    What a fabulous idea! They look so gorgeous. They would be ideal for Valentine’s Day. I love your photography too.

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    marcie@flavorthemoments — April 26, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    These are too adorable. This is one dessert that I wouldn’t feel too guilty about, except that I’d probably eat twelve!

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    Annette C. Harris — April 27, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    I have made these before but use 2 tsp. of reconstituted lemon juice instead of vanilla flavoring. Give a bit of twang to the cheese. Actually prefer the lemon juice. Can’t wait to do the cucumber cups.

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — May 17, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

    Oh, so pretty! And, perfect for spring and summer gatherings!

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    Grandmaof15Cindy — July 6, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    I will try this recipe next I couldn’t remember how to make the cheese cake; i mixed up whipping cream to almost whipped and a small amount of powered sugar and then added a package of cream cheese and some orange flavoring. It turned out pretty good, was trying to go from memory and sometimes it doesn’t work all that well. Thank you for this recipe. Will try again this weekend. I have great testers; three grand children.

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    Mark — July 14, 2013 @ 11:34 pm

    My girlfriend saw these on her visit to California and had to make them for me. I helped with mixing the cheese and sugar but the results were even better. I kept eating them as we prepped them before putting them in the refrigerator. Lol. What a tasteful treat. Everyone needs to try this simple but tasty delight.

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    Michele Poland — August 4, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    I made these and they were a BIG hit. They were very quick and easy too. I was also able to use 2 lbs. of strawberries and these same amount of filling.

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    LishyLou — November 16, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    Oh my…I LOVE YOUR BLOG! I just by accident found it while looking for new recipes and I have to confess, I’ve been on your site for over an hour adding new recipes to my Pinterest boards and planning my meals for a ten day family vacation over the holidays. You can guarantee that many of your lovely recipes will be the stars of the upcoming meals. Thank you so much for all your hard work to make everything look so easy and your photographs are in themselves, works of art. Job well done. I subscribed to your email list. Can hardly wait for more to come.

    • Georgia — November 17th, 2013 @ 10:46 am

      Hi LishyLou – Your comment absolutely made my day! Thank you SO much for your kind words. So nice of you to stop by and take the time! :)

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    Nilsa Torres — February 1, 2014 @ 10:58 pm

    I love cheesecake, and strawberries too! This is a dessert for Super Bowl 2014..

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    JAMIE — February 6, 2014 @ 9:11 am

    I want to make these for valentines day! Can I make these a day before? How long do they stay good for in the fridge?

    • Georgia — February 6th, 2014 @ 9:13 am

      I’d suggest making these the same day you’ll eat them, but they will stay fresh in the fridge overnight.

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    Teresa Ochoa — February 11, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

    These look so pretty for Valentine’s Day!!

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    meandjason0209 — February 15, 2014 @ 5:48 pm

    I love these. I have made these for cgurch,school parties and 2 batches for home. All in one week. This is so addicting.and not on my diet. But ohh well.

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    Joanna — February 15, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

    Perfect! I made these tonight and they are perfect! My picky kids loved them and so did I. I don’t consider myself crafty and yet even I callus make this look fancy.

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    Tara Heine — March 12, 2014 @ 11:17 pm

    What piping tip # did you use?

    • Georgia — March 13th, 2014 @ 8:33 am

      I used a Wilton 2D.

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    Al — March 26, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

    Beautiful in color.
    I guess they taste awesome!
    Thank you.

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    Kandy — March 26, 2014 @ 9:11 pm

    I have a question …. How do you get them to stand on end so nicely without falling over.

    • Georgia — March 27th, 2014 @ 8:21 am

      You cut off a small portion of the pointy strawberry tip, so that each strawberry can stand.

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    Kristin Drake — June 25, 2014 @ 8:37 pm

    These look delicious and I cannot wait to try!!! I was wondering though, if I could do a cooked cheesecake? I want to use my dutchoven (for a family contest requirement). Would I be able to stuff the strawberries after it cools?

    • Georgia — June 26th, 2014 @ 10:26 am

      I’m not sure how you would stuff these strawberries with a cooked cheesecake, but could try! I can guarantee this method is much easier though. :)

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    Jennifer — July 1, 2014 @ 8:13 pm

    These look so beautiful and simple. I can’t wait to bring them to my monthly team lunch. They are going to be a huge hit!!!!!

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    Cyndy — July 5, 2014 @ 10:41 am

    Use a large size straw and push it up from the tip of the strawberry through to the top. This will remove the white core and then you can hollow the top out a little more with a paring knife. It is quick and easy and make clean up easy.

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    CJ — July 6, 2014 @ 7:24 pm

    I made these yesterday for our July 4th (on the 5th) party. If they were out for 5 minutes I would be surprised. They were a HUGE hit! So much so I have been asked to make them for an event that I have coming up.

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    Kat — August 16, 2014 @ 6:41 pm

    I was lazy about it so I made a dip instead of filling the berries, and dipped them in it… so yummy.

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    Cathy Detwiler — August 20, 2014 @ 10:54 am

    I was thinking that these would also be good, just smaller, if you used raspberries. No need to hollow out, they already come that way.

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    nita — September 30, 2014 @ 12:05 am

    My sister made these for my baby shower and they were amazing and very refreshing! They didn’t last long either!!!

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    Diane Blackney — October 3, 2014 @ 10:32 pm

    I’m diabetic. Can I use stevia instead of powdered sugar? Or do you have any other ideas?

    • Georgia — October 4th, 2014 @ 7:40 am

      Stevia won’t give the same fluffy texture to the “cheesecake” mixture. But, you can certainly try it!

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