Are you all about simple recipes with simple ingredients? Me too. I love when basic ingredients come together and make a fantastic tasting dish everyone loves and this recipe for red, white and blue stuffed strawberries completely fits the bill. It is easy, good for you, and looks absolutely beautiful on a plate!
I first made this recipe for stuffed strawberries about 10 years ago. I planted a small strawberry patch just off the deck and that first summer, it really didn’t do much. The following year? It went crazy! I would pick and fill my large colander with huge beautiful berries almost every day. We had so many strawberries I couldn’t give them away fast enough.
I needed a recipe that did not involve shortcakes, pound cake or anything baked for that matter. So I played around a bit with flavors and came up with the pairing of cream cheese, a bit of powdered sugar and vanilla extract. It was tasty, but not what I was looking for…so then I tried almond extract and BINGO! That small flavor change made all the difference. Stuffed into a strawberry and it was fantastic!
My stuffed strawberries recipe has been shared more times than I can think of…In fact, this recipe along with another family favorite is featured in the July/August issue of iBlog Magazine! But for this blog, I’ll share one more time with a little patriotic twist…adding a blueberry seemed to dress up this red white and blue dessert just in time for 4th of July.
So grab those fresh picked strawberries and stuff them! Add a blueberry, drizzle with chocolate or enjoy plain, they are delicious no matter what!
Ready to make these? Great!
- 1 pint strawberries, washed
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 tsp. almond extract (you may substitute vanilla here as well)
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1. Wash strawberries and dry well with paper towel.
- 2. Cut off green top so berry can sit flat.
- 3. In separate bowl, combine cream cheese, extract and sugar. Mix well until creamy.
- 4. Cut an ‘X’ in pointed end of strawberry, careful not to cut all the way through.
- 5. Fill a pastry bag or zip-lock baggie with cheese mixture. If using baggie, make small snip in corner of bag.
- 6. Carefully pipe filling into center of ‘X’ in berry.
- 7. Top each with a blueberry.
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