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