Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are elegant and so easy to prepare! It’s like a bite of strawberry cheesecake without all the work!
Valentine’s Day is a family affair around these parts.
Long gone are the days of Brian and I gazing into each other’s eyes over a romantic dinner in a secluded booth at a five-star restaurant. Wait a second, did that ever happen? I’m pretty sure that hasn’t happened in the history of ever.
Maybe in 20 years, but for now Valentine’s Day is a family holiday and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Along with our annual Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt (not food related), we do a candlelight dinner.
My four boys go crazy over this tradition. Just last night, I overheard my 8-year old say to his younger brother in a voice that could barely contain his excitement, “Only a few more days before we get to eat dinner in the dark!”
Clearly I need to get candles that produce a bit more flame. Here I thought I was teaching my boys the niceties of fine dining and all along, they’ve just been ecstatic to eat dinner in a situation that approximates cavelike dwelling.
Over the years, I’ve served a fancy meal, everything-heart-shaped meal, and an all pink or red meal (that one was a bit scary).
This year, I have a few new ideas up my sleeve. First up are these delightful cheesecake stuffed strawberries.
After tasting them, the only coherent thought I could muster was “where have these been all my life?” Not only are they a cinch to prepare, they taste absolutely amazing.
It’s like a heavenly bite of strawberry cheesecake with the emphasis on the strawberry, which is just fine with me. They are an absolute cinch to prepare and look much more elegant than the preparation requires.
I don’t know if I’ll serve these cheesecakes stuffed strawberries as a sweet side dish or as a dessert option, but either way, come February 14th, they’ll be on our table and I kinda sorta think they should be on yours, too.
One Year Ago: Red Velvet Sheet Cake
Two Years Ago: Caprese Skewers
Three Years Ago: Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
- 24 medium to large strawberries
- 8 ounce (227 g) light cream cheese
- ⅓ to ½ cup (38 to 57 g) powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup (50 g) graham cracker crumbs
- Remove the tops of all the strawberries and and cut out a cone shape from inside the middle of each strawberry with a paring knife – a little well to be filled with cream cheese mixture.
- Mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Fill a ziploc bag with the cream cheese mixture (filling it into one of the corners). Twist the top of the bag and snip the corner of the bag with the filling.
- Squeeze filling into each strawberry and sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Recipe Source: inspired by many recipes online including The Girl Who Ate Everything
45 Comments on “Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries”
I used a mellon baller to core out the center of the strawberries…
I really want to try this! How do you store them in the fridge standing up?
If you pack them side by side into a pan or dish, they’ll stand up.
I piped the cream cheese filling in. They looked great!!!!
I mashed the removed insides of the strawberries and added to the cream cheese mix and added a dash of pepper, delish.
Utterly delish! We have printed and saved this recipe! Can’t wait to try this weekend!
Made these today and already have requests by my kids and husband to make another batch. Soooo yummy! I let my girls help too and they had a blast.
I made these last night and loved them!!! (the hubby went nuts over them as well) I didn’t let my cream cheese soften up long enough and had a real mess on my hands with a plastic baggy that apparently wasn’t tough enough and I had cheesecake coming out the sides! So let your cream cheese soften and use a trusty bag. I’ve never perfected those piping skills, but the taste was out of this world!!!
You could certainly try that!
Amazing! I have already linked it to my boyfriend! Hope you don’t mind I have provided a yummly to them on my site I just couldnt stop staring!
could you do the same with Peaches , Apricote, Plum,s or even Watermelon
These were great! Delicious and brilliant. These were amazing and very easy to make! Thanks for the recipe! (I sweetened it up a little more by dipping the strawberries in chocolate.)
is this easy to make
I made these last night for a BBQ gathering and everyone absolutely loved them. They are so easy to make once you’ve mastered getting the middle out of the strawberries. Definitely recommend them.
Oh my gosh, these are so easy and delicious! You never fail me Mel, thank you so much! I can’t wait for my hubby to try them tonight for Valentine’s!
Mel, I always struggle with what dessert to make for Valentine’s Day because my husband’s birthday is the next day. This was the perfect “lighter” option so that we would still feel like eating birthday cake (or pie, in this case) the next day.
My daughter made these for a lunch potluck at her new job. Way too impress your coworkers! They loved them. I’m making them now. Serving several topping choices. Toasted coconut, toasted Chopped amonds, graham crumbs, chocolate graham crumbs and grated dark chocolate. Adding a bit of lemon juice to the filling also. Thanks!!!;
Made 190 of these for Easter breakfast at our church. I did not bring any home with me. Five cartons of Costco strawberries and I tripled the cream cheese mixture. Huge hit with lots of complements!!
Mmmmmm, we just devoured several of these treats!! Wonderful Valentine’s dessert. I even dipped some of them in chocolate….HEAVENLY!!! Thanks again, Mel!
I made these last night for my husband, but he is a big fan of protein, so I used 4 oz cream cheese and 8 oz cottage cheese. Delicious! Thanks for the great idea:)
Hi Mel! I make a version of these with some lemon juice/zest mixed in with the cream cheese and they are so addicting. I’m totally stealing your scavenger hunt idea. Thanks!
Oh my gosh, what an idea! These look amazing! So cute and I’m sure they are delicious. I might just have to try them for Valentine’s day. My family will go crazy!
Thanks! ; )
Katherine and Donna – well, the scavenger hunt isn’t anything crazy big, but my kids look forward to it every year. Basically, I gather/buy 9-10 little (and I mean little, like a silly bandz or a pencil or a pack of gum or small toy) things for each child. Then, I cut out 9-10 hearts of the same color for each child (so in my family, I end up with a set of green hearts, a set of blue hearts, a set of red hearts, and a set of yellow hearts because I have four boys doing the hunt). I paper clip one heart onto one paper bag and put one little toy/item in each paper bag. So in the end, I have about 40 paper bags. Then, I get my thinking cap on and write little rhyming clues and paper clip the next clue onto the bag with the heart. I use the same clues for each boy, mostly, I just put them in a different order so they aren’t going to the same place at the same time. Anyway, that’s it. My kids love it and talk about it all year. In fact, I’m sitting down tonight to write the clues. Wish me luck!
What an adorable idea!! Uber creative on your part and interactive for the kids..Great memories for them
These look delicious but I am curious about the Valentine Day scavenger hunt. We have grandchildren living with us and that sounds like fun. Could you tell us alittle bit about the scavenger hunt? Thanks.
These look devine! I WILL be trying these beauties! I would love to hear about “The Scavenger Hunt” you do for Valentine’s!
Someone brought these to us after we had our 4th baby but she flipped them the other direction so they stood on the plate!! They are delicious and so cute too! Thanks for the recipe now!
I might add these to the sweet table at my daughter’s wedding.
So yum! V-day dinner is a big deal at my house too. Thanks for sharing this. We will for sure have them on our table–yum!
Mel, these are beauties, I tell you! I’m set about to find a good gluten-free way to make them (thinking of toasting ground almonds with a pinch of cinnamon and sugar) If it’s a success, I’ll have to post it on my site!
another possibility…toasted coconut then finely ground into crumb-like pieces for the topping
Holy Toledo!! This may be the best recipe yet. Love to chat, but I’m off to the grocery store….
Tiffany – I’d suggest making them 3-4 hours in advance. Anytime you wash strawberries in advance, they can get a bit soft/soggy upon sitting so I wouldn’t make them too far before serving (just long enough to set up and chill for a bit).
These look so good. It’s nice too that the price of strawberries are starting to come down too. It’s hard paying $3 a lb for them in the middle of winter. Thanks Mel!
I love these! They are such a great presentation and taste delicious. I always make them for the Fourth of July. 🙂
Hi Mel- just wondering how far in advance these can be made?
These are brilliant! So cute and I bet so delicious. Perfect for a Valentine’s get together!
This might ruin plain, healthy strawberries for me….but who cares!?
I’m hosting book club at my house on the 12th and I’ve been looking for fun valentine-y treats. This definitely makes the cut! Thanks Mel!
I have made these before and they truly are fabulous… now try chocolate dipping them. Oh. My. Heavenly. Goodness. YES.
I agree with Stephen C and I bet your boys feel like they´re camping and eating in the middle of the wilderness. Nice tradition Mel!
I have pinned this recipe to try, and I’m thrilled that you have already tested the recipe! That’s so cute that your boys are excited to eat Valentine’s Day dinner in the dark! 😉
I’m not a fan of rich desserts, especially chocolate desserts (I know, I know). I think this sounds like a perfect dessert.
Not to be punny, but that’s a really sweet idea.
I have a filling I use in the same way to fill strawberries…….. I use a block of cream cheese room temp. and a small jar of marsh mellow fluff. Whip it up and fill the strawberries…….Its a real croed pleaser.