Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cream Cheese Filled Strawberries




This is a light, yet elegant and romantic dessert. After a heavy V-Day meal I thought of serving a simple dessert and this worked well. This recipe is from Paula Deen Show, but I tweaked a little. The original recipe called for full pack of cream cheese and Pecans. To make it light I used half pack of Fat Free Cream Cheese and added little Marsala wine to make it more flavorful. It tasted like Tiramisu in a Strawberry topped with chocolate.
I am sending this Priya's Heart For St. Valentines Day & PJ's No Cook Event

Ingredients:

Strawberry- 14-16
Cream Cheese- ½ packet
Confectioner Sugar- ¼- ½ cup
Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp
Marsala wine- 1-2 Tbsp
Magic Shell- as needed (optional)

Method:



Clean and dry the strawberries. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each strawberry so the berries stand upright. Carefully make “X” incision on the berries , half the way. Fan wedges just slightly, taking care not to break them. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, wine and vanilla until combined. Using a Ziploc bag or pastry bag, fill the strawberries with the cream cheese mixture. Drizzle the stuffed strawberries with magic shell. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

32 comments:

Jyoti V said...

Wow very nice way to have berries...

sangi said...

Nice recipe Preethi!

Jagruti said...

wow....nice way to have berries.simply the best dessert!!

Priya said...

Wat a delicious way to enjoy those berries...yummm!

Sarah Naveen said...

wow!!! terrific...yummy yumm..excellent idea deary

simply.food said...

Yummy, very innovative dessert.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Filling the strawberry is simply brilliant... I always thought that strawberries go well with champagne... Adding wine is again a very nice one gotta try my hands on this!!!

kothiyavunu said...

whoa, this looks pretty & sounds so good! I'm hungry and wish I had some right now.:)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Simple and delightful strawberries:)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I had this last Valentine's day. But didn't dip it in chocolate. This one looks very wicked and decadent!

Gita said...

Gos...thatz absolutely delicious, love your yummy idea of stuffing strawberries with cream cheese..yum :)

shahana said...

awesome strawberries!!

Swathi said...

Preethi
Nice strawberry dessert

Padma said...

Very tempting... yummy desert :)

Rahin said...

yummy , strawberries with cheese, winning combination :)

crispus said...

edaa adipoleee..yummy :)

Tina said...

Great idea dear....

Parita said...

Thats a brilliant idea! Strawberries + cream cheese+ choco..what an unbeatable combo!

PALATABLE said...

Strawberries...looking great, nice photo....

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Anjum said...

Brilliant combo!! what a way to enjoy this bite size dessert

Rachana Kothari said...

I love Strawberries and I love Chocolate and after seeing your yummy strawberries am seriously craving for it:)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Chocolate and strawberries..perfect combination with cheesy filling!!1 oh don't tempt me dear:)

SE said...

truly delighful !! yum

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, looks so inviting and comeon who could resist them, right!

Gulmohar said...

yummy recipe...what an excellent combo..thanks Preethi !

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

so delicious! simple n wonderful!

J said...

very innovative

Siddhi S said...

wow preety this r very tempting...nice recipe

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Aparna said...

wowww Adipoliyayitundu:)

Valarmathi said...

Lovely and yummy recipe....looks tempting.

Hari Chandana said...

Nice recipe.. sounds too good.. first time here.. nice blog..:)

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