It's a Rerun, but ~ You Must Try THIS one....

Strawberries prepared this way ALWAYS receive RAVE reviews. If you make them, prepare extras as there are never any left !

I learned this method of preparing them from my friend Debbie. Please visit Debbie's Blog:

Mountain Breaths

Beautiful photos, and she and she lives a gracious, lovely life!

If you like strawberries and cream cheese you will LOVE this one.

Here you go. As originally posted

My friend Debbie introduced these delicious sweet mouthfuls to me, and I'm so happy she did!

Fresh strawberries, tips trimmed so they stand upright, hull end leveled, then slightly hollowed and filled with lightly sweeted whipped cream cheese, they taste like little individual Strawberry Cheese Cakes.

They are perfect for a dessert buffet.

The recipe first appeared in Martha Stewart Living a couple of years ago. So simple to assemble and they pay back big rewards for such easy prep.

Filled Strawberries
Yields 12 filled berries; recipe is easily increased

With an electric mixer whip 6 ounces of room-temperature cream cheese on medium speed until slightly fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 1 1/2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar.

Trim tops and bottoms of 12 strawberries to level. Use a small melon baller to scoop out tops.

Fill a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch star tip with cream cheese mixture; pipe into berries decoratively.

Toast 1/4 cup sliced almonds in a 350 degrees oven until toasty brown, 3 to 6 minutes; arrange slices over filling.

The berries are best made just a few hours (or less) before serving, keep loosely covered in the refrigerator until serving time.

If you would like a printable copy of the recipe, you can find it on my recipe blog by clicking HERE.

Thank you Debbie ~

I think of you every time I make them.

This is my entry for ...

Thank you for hosting us Michael ~ you and Mister are in my thoughts.

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  1. Oh Mari, my mother (also named Debbie) Makes these! She made them for my son's Christening two years ago and I promise they were gone in about 5 minutes! They are delicious. You can see pictures of them from the Christening on my blog! Thanks for sharing and for anyone who hasn't had them.... you must try!

  2. How beautiful! What a great, simple and elegant way to serve strawberries.

  3. Love the sound of this!
    Looks delicious!
    Thanks for the recipe
    Great site and pics!! :)

  4. Hi Mari,

    These are adorable!

    I have a favor to ask. May I talk about your acorn squash soup you posted awhile back on my blog? I made it based off of your ideas and loved it. I would link back to you of course too.


  5. Not only are these gorgeous looking they sound sooooooo good too. Thanks for the recipe and the instructions. I can't wait to make them. Hugs, Marty

  6. Beeeeeaaauuuutiful!
    Each and every time!

  7. They look fabulously yummy. So easy too:) I think I will give these a try at my next tea:)

  8. I remember the first time Debbie posted them and also your beautiful rendition. Lots of happy memories.

  9. These look wonderful, I know I would not be able to stop eating them!!! Love Strawberries...

  10. What a YUMMY!!! recipe. GREAT!!! for a get together with family and friends. I will add this to my recipe box and to try list ASPA!!! THANKS!!! Geri

  11. Mari, I'm sure they are as yummy as they look!

    BTW, I've left you an award. Stop by when you get a chance.

  12. These are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Thanks for sharing!

    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  13. What a lovely idea!!I love these kind of things. Simple to make, beautiful te look at and delicous to eat!

  14. Mari, I'm glad you enjoyed them! I always get a chuckle at how they fly off the plate at gatherings :-)

  15. Good morning and thank you for sharing! Wow, I will so make those, they look delicious!

    Mine's over at my fam blog:

  16. how cute! bet they are tasty (minus the almonds, since I'm allergic).

  17. These are beautiful! I would love for you to join me for Crock Pot Wednesday on Mister Linky will be up by Tuesday for your entry. Thanks so much for posting. Debbie


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