Friday, June 10, 2011

Stuffed Strawberries...again!

This post is a re-run from last year.  Nothing says summer like fresh juicy strawberries!

Mmmmmm....don't they look yummy?  They are as yummy as they look and so easy to make too!  All you need is :

1 quart fresh strawberries
1 container (8oz) Mascarpone cheese
3 TBS powdered sugar
1 tsp milk
1/2 tsp almond extract
Sliced almonds, toasted

Start by toasting the sliced almonds in a small pan over medium heat.  Keep a close eye on them so they don't burn.


Meanwhile, trim the tops and bottoms of the strawberries so they will sit level.  Be careful not to trim so much off the bottom that you have a hole.  You don't want the filling to go all the way through!


Next you need to scoop out the center of each strawberry.  You can do this with a small melon baller, paring knife or small corer.  Whatever you have and is easiest for you is fine.  I actually used a tool for getting out the center part of a tomato that is left when slicing off the stem end. 

You should have a plate of strawberries that look like this


 Now you're ready to make the filling.  In a medium bowl, mix the mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, milk and almond extract.  Just use a spoon and not a mixer.  The mascarpone cheese is soft and creamy and is easy to stir.  It's the Italian version of our cream cheese!

Spoon the cheese into either a pastry bag with a star tip or a zip top plastic bag and cut the corner off. 

Squeeze the bag to pipe the cheese mixture into the strawberries.

Top with the almonds that you remembered to keep checking on!

Refrigerate until ready to serve. 


For a big Ta-Da presentation, serve them on a bed of coconut on a cake stand with whole strawberries surrounding the foot of the cake stand!

Today I'm joining

What is your favorite way to eat strawberries?


  1. They look so yummy! I'll be right over! T. :)

  2. OOOOOh, YUM! I have never tried that cheese and will have to check for it at the supermarket.

  3. Oh My... how wonderful these look, and easy too.
    I wish I could eat them!!

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    My Journey With Candida

  4. Wow - these look so good I could eat the entire plate. Thanks for sharing. What else could you use that filling with?

  5. I used to have a recipe for these and lost it. Thanks so much for sharing! They truly are delish. I'm following now via Friday Follow. Hope you'll stop by and see me soon! Your blog is beautiful.


  6. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe.I am following you from Friday Follow 40 And Over. Would appreciate it if you could stop by my blog.Have a great weekend!

  7. I've dreamt about these ever since Erin's shower. I could've eaten every last one of them! :)

  8. Wow! These look incredible. I have never in my life heard of mascarpone cheese. Now I will surely look for it and try out these goodies!

  9. Mmmmmmmm!! Yummy!! They look soooo good!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Yummy! And if I eat a whole plateful, I'm almost there with my 5 servings of fruit/vegetables for the day, right? (If only ALL fruits and veggies were stuffed with a sweet Italian cheese filling...)

  11. Those look sooooo good! But then again, anything with mascarpone cheese can't be bad! :)
    thanks for the lovely comments on my porch xo

  12. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. I do like the name and I don't think I'll change it. I'm following you now. I love anything with marscapone cheese and almonds yum! I do a similar thing with goat cheese and figs. Delish!

  13. Mmmmmm! Those look delish. I will definitely be trying this. Goat cheese and figs sounds good too.

  14. The strawberries looks sooo good! I want some:):)

  15. Looks so yummy!!! Strawberries are my favorite fruit. Thanks for the recipe.

  16. those look amazing. I'm going to have to try them. Thanks for sharing. I love strawberries.

  17. The pictures wouldn't load for me. =( But I am loving my new way to use strawberries, Homemade Fruit Leather... basically fruit-by-the-foot or fruit roll-ups but made with JUST strawberries. Couldn't get healthier. =)

  18. Oh dear - these are way too good. Love them!!


  19. yum, these look so good. I will have to try these this summer

  20. We have strawberries planted at the side of our spa. Favorite way to eat? Picked fresh during a long soak.

    But stuffed just might be just as good. Will have to try very soon.


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