Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

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Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are a sweet treat with less guilt!

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One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about joining Pinterest is getting ridiculously fantastic ideas, all in one place, for home, fashion, (future) babies, travel, and food.

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE FOOD.

I drool as I scroll by decadent recipes like Cinnamon Roll Pancakes that would surely send me into a wonderful, Cinnabon-sized sugar-coma upon first bite,

slurp as I imagine the, um, zillions of items I could drizzle thick, luscious Homemade Cheese Sauce on if only given the chance,

 

and even go so far as to make emergency stops at the grocery store for the ingredients to make creamy Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries for fear of spending another moment without them.

Cheesecake. Stuffed. Strawberries. People. These babies are right up there with chocolate-covered-frozen-cheesecake-on-a-stick in terms of cheesecake ingenuity. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw them on the boards!

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I made a batch of these stuffed stunners yesterday afternoon, and took a plate over to my parent’s house to give them a taste. I was quite sad for my Mother’s poor timing, as she was at Kohl’s when I showed up, and my Dad – whose sweet tooth rivals my own – simply cannot be trusted around a plate of goodies unattended. I made him promise he’d save her a few, but chances seemed slim as he mumbled “Uh-huh. Sure. Whatever you say!” in between mouthfuls of stuffed strawberries.

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A text message from my Mom a few hours later confirmed that he had indeed pulled through for his dear wife.

“What is IN this filling? I could straight up just eat that by the spoonfuls!

By the spoonfuls.

Oh boy. ;)

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These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are as easy as they are mouthwatering. Start by cutting the tops off of 2lbs of strawberries, then, with a small paring knife, hollow out the insides. I found it was easiest to do this by placing the strawberry flat on a cutting board and rotating it as I cut.

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Voila. :)

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Next, mix up your cheesecake filling.

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That’d be powdered sugar and vanilla extract, whisked into softened cream cheese. Yummy.

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Scrape the cheesecake filling into a piping or ziploc bag, cut the end off,

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then stuff. :D

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At this point you’ll be dying for a taste – but practice patience, kimosabe. There’s just one final, glorious step left.

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The graham cracker crust step…YES.

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Crush up some sweet and crunchy crackers, then dunk and roll your cheesecake stuffed berries on in.

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Wheee!

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Now, you’ll need a friend or family member around at this point to make sure there aren’t more cheesecake stuffed strawberries going into your mouth, than onto your plate. I was left allllll alone during assembly and, well, let’s just say major casualties were suffered… ;)

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Ahhhhhh…

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Can you imagine how big of a hit these would be at your next potluck or get together? Sun-ripened strawberries stuffed with velvety-smooth cheesecake filling, then topped with the unmistakable crunch of graham cracker. Unbeatable!

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Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Print this recipe!

 

Recipe from Sugar Derby

Ingredients:
2lbs strawberries
8oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 full sheets graham crackers, crushed

Directions:

  1. Cut the tops off the strawberries and, using a paring knife, hollow out the insides.
  2. Combine softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla together in a bowl, then transfer to a piping or ziploc bag. Snip the corner off the bag and pipe filling into the strawberries, allowing the filling to come a little over the top of the berry.
  3. Pour the crushed graham crackers into a shallow dish or bowl. Dip the exposed top of the cheesecake stuffed strawberry into the crumbs.
  4. Place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Devour.

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Comments

  1. jean 07.25.2011

    I love reading your blog – you are so funny!! Your recipes are the best, simple and delicious

  2. erica 07.25.2011

    O
    M
    G

    there is a pool of drool on my desk right now.
    that looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i must make it!

  3. sheila 07.25.2011

    These look awesome.
    Have you checked out foodgawker? Another great resource for gorgeous food ideas.

  4. kelly 07.25.2011

    Oh baby those look good. I will be making them for sure!!

  5. Melissa 07.25.2011

    These would be good for breakfast, right? I mean, you put cream cheese on a bagel anyway, and then there’s fruit, and graham crackers are super healthy . . . yeah. Doing this for breakfast.

  6. #bestthingever definitely sums those babies up!

    Although I do want in on that cinnamon roll pancake action too!

    • Julie S. 07.26.2011

      I printed off that cinnamon roll pancake recipe, too! YUM!

  7. Rebecca 07.25.2011

    that was TOTALLY on my pinterest! You beat me too it! Thanks for following me back by the way!

  8. I love these! Fairly simple to make, yet they taste so gourmet!

  9. Kelly 07.25.2011

    holy moly! that is the most simple recipe for amazingness i have ever seen! :D thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Low 07.25.2011

    Oh sweet baby jay, those look ammmmazing!!

  11. Machelle 07.25.2011

    oh dear God, how i wish you would have had this recipe when the strawberries were in peak season! i had a heaping flat of berries that i made stuff with. i did freeze a couple baggies of whole berries…….if they thaw out ok i will be makin these! YUM! i’m thinkin if one were being lazy, they could just swipe thru the cream cheese mixture and dab in the graham crackers and down the hatch! no presentation needed! ha!

  12. Oh. My. Gosh.

  13. MOM 07.25.2011

    I must confess-the extra filling you left with us might have gone in one giant strawberry filled like a custard cone:)

  14. Lesley 07.25.2011

    Holy $#*! that looks crazy good!!

  15. Ashley 07.25.2011

    I have these on one of my boards to make! They look delicious!

  16. Your blog is so great, you are hilarious and your recipes…well simply to die for :) This one is genius!

  17. Lindsey 07.25.2011

    Love, love, love Pinterest! I saw those strawberries and they look amazing! I also must make those pancakes ASAP!

  18. Amanda 07.25.2011

    Whoa!! These look DELICIOUS! Strawberries + Cheesecake?? These sound so tasty! :)

  19. Christine 07.25.2011

    OH.MY.WORD. Those look AMAZINGGGGGG.

  20. Lori 07.25.2011

    Thanks for sharing! These look so easy and obviously delicious.

  21. I’m literally drooling as I read this post. These look SO tasty!! Definitely making them ASAP!

  22. So my mind is naturally whirling into variations of this – though I trust that the original is a great one – imagine a peanut butter or chocolate cheesecake filling in one of those!

  23. Darcy 07.25.2011

    I love taking these places! Always a hit of the party! I also add a dash of orange peel/zest into the filling mix then will dip both the graham cracker crumbles or crumbles of chocolate teddy grahams for a “chocolate” crust. TO.DIE.FOR!!! Next time, TRY IT!!!

  24. AbbieBabble 07.25.2011

    I think I need to make those immediately. They look amazing!

  25. Jen C. 07.25.2011

    I would love to dip those in Chocolate at the end! Or somehow use Nutella :) They look so good!

  26. sarah 07.25.2011

    wow. i have no words. amazing!!

  27. Ali 07.25.2011

    You have the best recipes EVERRRRR!

  28. Kate 07.25.2011

    Those look amazing! It’s so funny you picked those cinnamon roll pancakes- I saw those and showed them to my fiance, and he cannot stop talking about them! I think we will definitely be trying them out.

  29. Ryah 07.25.2011

    Oh. My. God. My life clearly had a cheesecake stuffed strawberry sized hole in it up until now. I have to make these ASAP. Thank you. So excited. :)

  30. Charis 07.25.2011

    OMG! That IS the best thing ever!!!

  31. OH MY GOODNESS. Pure heaven! You share the best recipes!!!!

  32. Carmen 07.25.2011

    I love these. Beautiful.

  33. Hope 07.26.2011

    Wow! These look delicious! Those would be perfect for a party! :)

  34. those look amazing. can NOT wait to make them. :)

  35. You. Are. Wild. These look unreal!!!

  36. Erin 07.26.2011

    Sounds fantastic! They may be perfect for a party, but they’d be perfect sitting on a plate for dinner O:-)

  37. wowza these sound so good!!!!!!!!!!!! what a fun party treat idea too, so impressive!!

  38. O.M.G. Must make these today!

  39. Katie 07.26.2011

    There is a Taste of Home cheesecake dip recipe that is very similar except it also has sour cream and almond extract. You are supposed to dip the strawberries in it and then coat them with the crumbs. I have served it with all kinds of fruit, very yummy! So nice of you to share with your family. Those Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are delicious.

  40. Sarah T. 07.26.2011

    OMG those look friggin’ awesome!!! I think those will be a must to make this weekend…if I can wait that long!!! One could even drizzle chocolate over the top. Glorious!

  41. AJ 07.26.2011

    Wow, I need to make those. It’s probably for the best that for some reason, Pininterest pages take about 2 minutes to load on my work computer…. Otherwise I wouldn’t be getting much done.

  42. mina 07.26.2011

    Good to hear they actually taste good! I pinned these last month and haven’t gotten around to actually making them.

  43. Erica 07.26.2011

    I made these two weeks ago for a birthday party and I too, found them via pinterest!
    I left the stems on the strawberries and used a 1/8 teaspoon to ‘pit’ the strawberries and it worked like a charm! A lot less knife work and less chances of chopping off a finger! Picked up some raspberries and filled them as well. I cheated and used the Philadelphia pre-made cheesecake filling to save on time :)
    They were quite a hit and I will definitely be making them again in the future!

  44. too funny–I’m throwing a Cheesecake Party this weekend and these are on the menu! Glad to hear they got rave reviews!! :)

  45. Kristen 07.26.2011

    oooohh! yum I have seen these on Pinterest and thought they looked amazing! How do I find you on Pinterest?

    • Iowa Girl Eats 07.26.2011

      I think you can just search for “iowagirleats” and I’ll pop up :)

  46. amy 07.26.2011

    Gonna make these tomorrow. Sounds delish! Love your articles!

  47. Sarah W 07.26.2011

    I made those pancakes into waffles this morning. Sooo good. Kinda made a messy waffle iron but so worth it. It helped to wipe the iron down while still warm. Yummm
    What if you dipped the strawberries in chocolate after they’ve been filled? Cheesecake+ strawberry+ chocolate…it would be a one bite flavor explosion!

  48. Lori @ Recipegirl 07.26.2011

    Thanks for sharing my cinnamon roll pancakes! These strawberries look irresistible!!

  49. Sarah 07.26.2011

    Just finished making these for dessert tonight…thanks so much for the recipe! As someone who loves chocolate, I also dipped some of the strawberries in crushed Andes Mints (which you can buy pre-crushed!). Definitely not as healthy as the graham crackers…but seriously delicious!

  50. genius!

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