What could be better than luscious fresh strawberries filled with sweet, creamy cheesecake filling? These delicious Strawberry Cheesecake bites are the perfect, no mess finger food for snacking or summer parties.
During the spring and summer months we have a tendency to gather with friends for a wide variety of occasions, floatillas on the lake, pontoon parties, beach grilling, even a few weeknight gatherings here and there during the work week. As such, I like to keep a varied selection of “go-to” recipes that can be whipped up and thrown together within a very short period of time.
Although loaded with flavor, this recipe is only 4 simple ingredients. Although it’s already fairly low in fat and calories, you can reduce them further by using neufchatel cheese in place of the cream cheese.
1 (8oz) pkg Cream Cheese
1 c. Confectioners Sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 lbs Fresh Strawberries
In a large mixing bowl beat the cream cheese and confectioners sugar together until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla. Transfer the cheesecake filling into a frosting bag with a tip of your choice. If you don’t happen to have a frosting bag, you can transfer the filling to a ziploc baggie. Cut the tip of the corner off the baggie and use it to fill your strawberries.
Slice the very tip top off the strawberry (just the green!).
Using a knife tip or a the tip of a carrot peeler (which works great!) carefully cut out the center of the strawberry.
Remove the center piece of the strawberry:
Pipe the filling into the center of the strawberry:
Repeat until all the strawberries have been filled
This is what the centers of the strawberries look like when they’ve been cut open:
Items we used to make these: