Thursday, March 5, 2009

Stuffed Strawberries

I first made these for my favorite niece, Brooke's bridal shower. It's a simple frosting recipe that works on just about anything, so I figured, why not strawberries? How could strawberries and cream cheese be anything but delish!? Well, last night, my friend, Jeana, did suggest that they could be chocolate dipped strawberries! FYI, creating two quarts of these beautiful babies takes about 30-40 minutes. But, clean-up is very tasty!

2 cups powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla

2 quarts fresh strawberries

Mix the frosting until fluffy. Do not removed the caps from the berries. Cut strawberries in fourths from stem almost to the cap. I use my Pampered Chef Decorating Press to stuff the strawberries with the frosting. If you don't have a press, you could put the frosting in a heavy zip-lock bag and cut one tip off the corner of the bag. Open the strawberry a bit and fill with frosting. The close the strawberry back enough that the frosting oozes out the sides a tiny bit. Chill until served. Note: You can make these about four hours in advance but make sure the place the filled strawberries on a few layers of paper towels to store because the sugar in the frosting will cause the strawberries to become a bit juicy. Enjoy!

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