Cheesecake stuffed strawberries are irresistible and perfect for a party. They have just 4 ingredients and are versatile enough to serve for brunch or on the dessert table. Make them for showers, graduation parties, tea parties, or Valentines Day.
These cheesecake filled strawberries are the perfect easy and delicious recipe for any occasion. They’re simple to make with just a few ingredients and a piping bag.
You’ll love these as mini desserts, but they’re equally at home for an appetizer party or brunch party. This has become my favorite way to indulge in strawberries!
Why You’ll Love It
- These bite-sized desserts have party-perfect presentation. They look impressive but are actually very easy to make.
- They’re a make-ahead recipe with no cooking involved.
- They’re great for red and white themes for Christmas parties or Valentines day.
- You can easily double or triple the recipe to suit the number of guests.
- Strawberries. Use fresh strawberries; medium to large sizes work best.
- Cream cheese. I typically use light cream cheese but you can use the regular full fat variety too. Make sure it’s softened at room temperature before mixing.
- Powdered sugar. Also known as confectioners sugar; make sure you sift it to remove lumps so it’s easier to mix in.
- Almond extract. Gives delicious flavor to the cheesecake filling, but you substitute with vanilla extract too.
Addition & Variations
- You can make chocolate covered strawberries stuffed with cheesecake filling. Just dip the bottom half in melted chocolate before filling with the cream cheese.
- Add texture on top by sprinkling graham cracker crumbs on top of the cheesecake filling.
- You can also make fruit kabobs with strawberries, pineapple, banana, and apples, and have the cheesecake dip on the side.
How to Make It
- Wash and dry the strawberries, then trim off the stem side to make a flat bottom for them to sit on.
- Make a cross-shaped cut on the tip, but leave the base intact. Press your finger into the cut portion to help open up the area.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar and almond flavoring until they become creamy and smooth.
- Fill a pastry bag with a star tip with the mixture and squeeze it into the strawberries. Arrange them on a serving dish and chill them until serving time.
- I recommend you prepare the cream cheese filling in advance, either a few hours or the night before, so that the flavors can fully integrate and develop.
- You can also stuff the strawberries the night ahead. If you do, make sure to place them in an air tight container lined with a paper towel to catch any juice that may seep out.
If you don’t have a pastry bag with a star tip you can use a zip lock bag and cut a small hole in the corner to pipe the filling into the strawberries.
If you’re short on time you can serve the strawberries and the cream cheese filling separately like I did for this Wimbledon theme brunch. Just dip the fruit into the cheesecake mixture.
More Recipes with Fresh Strawberries
I know you’re going to love cheesecake stuffed strawberries for your next gathering. Here are some other ways to serve fresh strawberries.
- Chocolate fondue with dippers. A dessert that delights the party guests with its flavor and fun
- Strawberry spinach salad. It is an easy and beautiful salad to make for showers and ladies luncheons.
- Angel cake strawberry shortcake. Make these mini desserts quickly and enjoy their delicious taste with fresh strawberries, angel food cake, cream cheese and whipped topping.
- Chocolate charcuterie board. Fresh fruit and chocolate are a marriage made in heaven!
- Red, white and blue trifle. Layers of cake, cream and fresh berries make this the ideal dessert for 4th of July celebrations.
- 1 quart fresh strawberries (about 2 dozen)
- 8 ounces light cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 teaspoon almond extract (or vanilla extract)
- Prepare strawberries by washing and drying them. Cut the stem side off to create a flat base for them to sit on.
- Cut the tip in a cross pattern, but do not cut all the way through. Set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy.
- Add almond flavoring and integrate well.
- Transfer mixture into a pastry bag with a star tip attached.
- Pipe the cream cheese filling into the strawberries and place on a serving dish.
- Keep chilled until ready to serve.