These were wonderful! I made a batch for a bbq and they were a huge hit. I made some with mini chocolate chips, some with graham cracker crumbles, and some with both. They were gone fast! This will be a regular I will make in the future!
Fabulous recipe! Followed directions and dipped the ends in chopped pistachios and almonds, YUM!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!
I had to add a lot more powder sugar to make the filling taste like more than just cream cheese. It was pretty tasty, but I think I'll stick to my cream cheese/marshmallow cream mixture that I think is tastier. Thanks for posting!
My guests were WOWED by these fresh berries all stuffed and looking so beautiful! They were excellent and gone in no time! I dipped the ends in finely chopped cashews and almonds mixed!
I made these for a Memorial Day picnic and they were a huge hit. They all disappeared before the hamburgers came off the grill (they were suppose to be for dessert). Next time, I will double the recipe.
I made these yesterday for a small family get together. WOW! What a hit they were. I made 40 of them, there were only 12 of us and I only took 3 back home with me. I used the already made Philly cheesecake filling to save on time and rolled them in crushed almonds. They take some time to prepare but darn well worth it. I made the hole in the middle of the strawberries the night before to save some time the next day. You gotta try these you won't be disappointed. YUM!
I am rating this recipe for the idea and preparation, but not the taste of the cheesecake filling, as I did not follow this recipe for that. I made these for a dinner party at my sister's. I wasn't sure how long the stuffed strawberries should be left before being eaten, so I shopped for the ingredients on the way to her house. As I was to arrive one hour early to help watch my two nephews as she finished cleaning for the party, I started to rethink making the filling along with cutting, stuffing, and dipping. In the aisle with the cream cheese I spotted the ready-made Philadelphia cheesecake filling. I bought one large tub and two pounds of various sized strawberries. I also bought graham crackers. At my sister's house, the longest part was cutting the strawberries (and this is only because I had about 40 berries of varying size). I meant to bring over a pastry bag and tip to fill the berries, but I forgot. Instead I heaped the ready-made cheesecake fillling into a gallon-sized plastic bag and cut off the tip. It took less than five minutes to stuff ALL of the 40 berries. I then rolled the ends in the crushed graham crackers. The berries were refrigerated for about 2 hours before being eaten. Everyone raved about them! One of my friends said, "It's great because you get the full flavor of strawberry cheesecake with each bite, but I don't feel as guilty because I am not eating the full slice!" The smaller strawberries were perfect for the young children who were present. They loved them, and as they only ate 3-4 of them, they too, didn't partake in a full slice. Thank you very much for posting this recipe!
I made these twice on the same day. First, I used fat free cream cheese and lemon extract, lemon juice and lemon zest. I cut the berries in half, put a dollop of the filling and dipped them in crushed graham crackers. The second time, I used regular cream cheese with the lemon and dipped them in a graham cracker crust crumb mixture made with sugar and some melted butter. My family loved them. We sat around the table filling our own strawberries and dipping them. A detour with raspberries was not quite so successful. Cheesecake and strawberries belong together. These went fast and will probably be part of the Easter dessert menu. Thanks
I used a slightly different presentation - cut off the stem end so the strawberry can stand up, slice into the point in a star pattern so that the strawberry can open up like the petals of a flower, and pipe in the filling. I mixed the almonds into the cream cheese, subbed almond extract for the vanilla, and piped into the "petals" for our beautiful Valentine's Dessert that was a perfect complement to the truffles I had made hubby. I also used splenda this time around, as I didn't want too much more sugar added to the day! AWESOME and my mom is dying to make them herself!
Wow! Great recipe with actual cheesecake taste for little effort - very, very quick and easy to make. Made with graham crackers & mini chocolate chips. I put cream cheese mixture in freezer for a few minutes to firm up before stuffing the strawberries. The kids loved and are asking for them to be made again... would be a very easy desert to bring to a party.