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Sweet Stuffed Strawberries

Written By: Chris - Aug• 19•14

I’ve had stuffed strawberries a couple of times and couldn’t recall the exact recipe that our friend Silvia gave a while back.  Hers were a “cheesecake” type, but I think it just means that you whip together cream cheese, powdered sugar and some vanilla extract, so it really pretty easy.  I had the girls coming over for a Monday night and as usual, just came up with this recipe based on what I had on hand in the fridge.  I thought that the Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt would not only make it creamy, but sort of a bit healthy too!  This recipe was easy and delicious!  You could do a bunch of varieties of stuffed strawberries; just scoop out the center and pipe in the filling!  You might also top them with graham cracker crumbs or flavor the cheesecake filling with chocolate or nutella and/or you could even use a light batter and deep fry them!  Trust me, these are simple and delicious!

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Ingredients: 

20-25 large fresh Strawberries
1/3 packages Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 Cup Vanilla Greek Yougurt
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Grated Chocolate

Start by washing and removing the stems from strawberries;  I used a paring knife, but have since seen a trick using a straw that I think I’ll try!  If you use a Knife, position a paring knife next to the stem of a strawberry.  Insert it on an inward diagonal and move it in a circular motion around the stem. (This leaves some room for filling as well.)  The stem should come off, taking a small piece of pulp with it.

You could also use a Huller, which looks like a short, fat pair of tweezers. Grasp the huller in your dominant hand and the strawberry in the other and use the huller to grasp the strawberry’s hull, pushing in slightly.  Twist and pull to remove the hull.

But if you are using a straw, use a sturdy plastic drinking one and place one end of the straw at the bottom of the strawberry and just push up through the bottom of the strawberry and push it through toward the stem until the stem pops off.  The straw should contain the fleshy pulp inside.

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Regardless, you will want to use something like a melon baller or knife to remove some of the center of the berry to leave room for filling.

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You then need to cut off a small piece of the bottom of the strawberry so that it sits flat!

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In a small bowl or food processor, beat the cream cheese, yogurt, powdered sugar and extract until light and fluffy.

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Place filling into a plastic zip lock bag or piping bag and pipe about a tablespoon into each berry (or how ever much you can fit).

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I had a mini candy bar, so I used it to grate on the top of each berry; but you could use whatever you like!

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Chill and enjoy!  They are also good at room temperature.

Cheers!
~Chris

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