Strawberries Stuffed With Cranberry Mascarpone

"I've been hanging on an old magazine recipe clipping for years. Finally, I made this recipe and, WOW, it's great. I used jumbo strawberries, but you can also use regular-size strawberries. Serve an appetizer or a dessert! The filling is not overly sweet, and you can add powdered sugar to taste if you want a sweeter cheese mixture. I've found that there's more than enough filling for 12 medium-large strawberries. If you don't have time to pipe the filling, you can serve it in a bowl as a dip."
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  • Combine mascarpone cheese, dried cranberries, orange zest, and liqueur in a bowl.
  • Pipe the cheese mixture onto the strawberry halves using a pastry bag fitted with an open star tip. The tip should be large enough so the cranberry bits do no clog the tip.
  • Chill then serve.

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  1. Artwhimsy
    These are little bites of heaven! I made them for a dinner party with the cheese I had left over from my Tiramisu. I didn't add cranberries or orange zest, but I did put shaved chocolate on top! Wonderful!!!
    This was the dessert I chose for the Father's Day meal and I'm happy I did! Simple, quick, beautiful presentation and very delicious! I used Nancy's cultured cream cheese, orange juice and the dried cranberries. A melon scoop was helpful in placing the cream cheese mixture on the strawberries. No additional sugar was added. Variations would be unlimited: pear brandy for the oj, for example. I thought about adding a drop or two or vanilla or almond extract or garnishing with finely chopped hazelnuts but in the end I made as written garnishing with orange zest. Thank for posting. I'm looking forward to preparing this dessert again!
  3. Debi9400
    An excellent way to make a simple desert of fresh strawberries into something special. I found it needed a bit of sugar as well. I've found the flavour is a little nicer using orange liquor over juice. Make this the day before so the flavourof the cranberries have a chance to totally infuse the cheese.
  4. angry candy
    excellent recipe; however, i added some vanilla sugar and chopped hazelnuts to the mixture. i then refrigerated the strawberries and piped them with milk chocolate for a bit more flavor as well as presentation.
  5. Chef Buggsy Mate
    Oh my goodness another Zaar member/friend told me about this recipe just over 2 months ago. I knew I had to try it but it took me 2 months to find the Mascarpone cheese. I am soooo glad I didn't give up searching for it! This is absolutely out of this world! It tastes like something you would get at a fancy catered event yet it is so simple to make! I did a trial run last night and cut the recipe way back (I used orange juice and just a pinch of confectioners sugar). Then I got up early this morning so I could make it again to take to a prototype craft class and share. Trouble is I want to go 1 for you and 2 for me! Thanks for posting this delicious recipe


  1. Linda B
    Made these for a bridge foursome. I used the orange juice instead of the liqueur, and they needed something else so I added more orange juice and zest. I think adding a little sugar might help too, although my guests and I liked this as I served them.



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