I saw this recipe at www.nutmegnanny.com and was instantly in love. It combines two of my favorite foods, cheesecake and strawberries. To view the original please visit here. There are some good tips and the inspiration for the recipe on the original site. Nutmegnanny.com has several inspiring recipes that I might have to try someday and you should visit the site to check them out.
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries:
1 pound large strawberries
8oz. block cream cheese – soft
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.
You could also drizzle or dip strawberries in chocolate if desired.