|Photo from Taste of Home|
Browsing a back issue of Country Woman magazine, I had come across this recipe for Heavenly Filled Strawberries. So when I saw strawberries in the sale flyer for $1.77, I knew what I would make with them. The berries have crosswise slits cut in the tips and are then filled with a simple cream cheese mixture -- I used 8 ounces cream cheese [the recipe calls for 11 ounces], a half cup of powdered sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract. I would have liked to pipe the mixture into the berries but didn't have an icing bag. I did the trick of putting the filling into a zip-top plastic bag and cutting off a corner, and filling the strawberries that way. Also, I substituted chocolate sprinkles for the grated chocolate. It looked very bit as nice and was easier and cheaper.
These looked very impressive arranged on a square plate and they went over very well at the potluck dessert table. If you happen to find a good price on strawberries and need a dessert for a summer event, I highly recommend these!