An Easy Easter Treat: Stuffed Strawberries

Stuffed Strawberries

March 25, 2015   5 Comments

Simple and beautiful reign! We are into spring and strawberries are happening.

I buy strawberries the moment they show up in the supermarket in March. They are in season in California (obviously not in season yet in Massachusetts) and I can’t wait to start wolfing them down.

I am a friend of California Strawberries and their website has a bunch of wonderful ideas for how to serve them as well as information about their nutrition.

These stuffed strawberries are both pretty and delicious. When these are sitting out at your Easter brunch, I bet they will be gone faster than the baked goods (well, maybe!).

I did use a special tool to make these – a pastry bag and a star tip to pipe the filling into the strawberries. Before you get all like freaked out, having your own pastry bag and tips is wonderful for when you want to decorate a cake or cupcakes (see below). Cake decorating isn’t as hard as you think – you don’t have to be the Cake Boss!

If you don’t have a pastry bag – you could use a Ziploc and cut off the end to pipe the filling in – but you wouldn’t get the pretty “star shaped” effect.

What is your favorite Easter treat?

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Stuffed Strawberries Recipe

Makes 1 pound strawberries

1 pound fresh strawberries
1 8-ounce package Neufchatel cheese (next to cream cheese)
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 small package fresh blueberries (optional)

With a paring knife slice off the stem of the strawberry so it can sit up on a plate. Cut a deep cross into the tip of the strawberry being careful not to cut through it. Cream Neufchatel cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a bowl with a fork.

Put cheese mixture into a pastry bag with a star tip and pipe filling into strawberry. Add blueberry to the top for cuteness.

Stuffed strawberries will store in the fridge for one day.

One strawberry is 42 calories, 2.7 g fat, 1.7 g saturated fat, 3.3 g carbohydrates, 2.6 g sugar, 1.3 g protein, 0 g fiber, 46 mg sodium, 1 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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5 Comments:

I've been enjoying strawberries, blueberries and raspberries a lot lately too. From California. Question: Do you follow EWG's Dirty Dozen-Clean Fifteen Guide for avoiding pesticides?
http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php

on March 25, 2015

If I don't buy local, I buy Driscoll's strawberries because they use good practices and don't irradiate. I buy organic as much as possible.

on March 25, 2015

My family loves Stuffed strawberries!! We stuff the top end though! We organic vanilla greek yogurt and one surprise in the bottom...a dark chocolate chip! My girls love to take 2 of them to school here and there. Just slice a little off the bottom so it stands up...no special tool needed to dollop a small amount into the top, just hollow it out a tad bit if needed. Voila!

on March 25, 2015

Did you know that you can do surveys at the Driscoll's site and earn a coupon to use on their berries? The more surveys you do the higher the coupons. Gold level is $1 off each time you do a survey.

on March 25, 2015

I wonder what else you could stuff them with. We're lactose intolerant, but I love this idea. Would have to be "clean", too, lol.

on March 26, 2015


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