Cream Cheese and Pecan Stuffed Strawberries

June 21st, 2010 by Victoria

Sometimes I make food from recipes that I am really excited about. I think this is going to be glorious and I cannot wait to blog about it! But then it turns out bad, or just doesn’t taste as good as I expected. So that is why my friends sometimes, there are no blog posts. It has got to be good to post right? I am thinking of it as I am saving you time by not letting you waste energy and money on some not so great recipes.

So I thought back, what can I blog about that is always good? I have made tons of things, I know there is a recipe that was worth sharing that I have not posted about. Something I have made many many times…and I remembered. I thought of this recipe when I was at the store because it’s strawberry season and I remembered that I made this a couple years ago after I saw it on Paula Deen’s show on the food network. It’s really simple, really good, it’s not soaked in butter and everyone likes it! Also this dish has a really cute and modern presentation that is great for a fruit or light dessert option at a brunch or a party.

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Ingredients:

20 whole large strawberries, hulled
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup confectioners’ powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
2/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions
Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each strawberry so the berries stand upright. Place berries, cut side down, on a serving platter. Carefully cut the berries into 4 wedges but not cutting all the way through to the bottoms with a criss-cross cut, like an X. Fan the cute edges just slightly, taking care not to break them. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until combined but still stiff. You can either use a teaspoon or pastry bag with decorative tip to fill the strawberries with the cream cheese mixture. I put the mix in a small ziploc bag and make a small diagonal cut one of the bottom corners of the bag and I fill the strawberry that way. Then sprinkle chopped pecans on top of the stuffed strawberries. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve!

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