Strawberries With Kahlua Cream
photo by AmandaInOz
- Ready In:
- 8 ounces cream cheese (can be slightly reduced fat)
- 2 tablespoons Kahlua (or equivalent)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 -4 tablespoons brown sugar (satisfy your sweet tooth (I use 2)
- 6 tablespoons heavy cream
- 8 cups strawberries, hulled
- 4 tablespoons caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup pecans, chopped and toasted (or more)
- 8 sprigs of fresh mint (optional)
- For the Kahlua cream, put the ingredients (except the heavy cream) in a food processor. Process until combined, scraping down sides as needed. Add the cream and process again briefly. Refrigerate until needed.
- If strawberries are different sizes, cut the largest ones in half. Otherwise leave whole.
- When you are ready to make the berries and pecans, preheat oven to 350 degrees. *If you decide not to roast the berries, you can stir the berry ingredients together and put them in the fridge to marinate for a few hours. and skip steps 5 and 6.
- Chop pecans. Spread them on a baking tray. Toast them in the oven for about 8 minutes. Cool.
- Put berries in an oven-proof pan (such as glass) on a sheet of baking paper. Sprinkle with castor sugar, maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. Stir well.
- Roast strawberries in oven for 15 minutes, shaking the pan or stirring every 5 minutes.
- Dish the berries into bowls and spoon over any pan juices. Serve immediately, topped with a good dollop of Kahlua cream. Garnish with toasted pecans. Add mint sprigs (if desired).
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This was EXACTLY what I was looking for. My DH and I eat totally sugar free, and this made for some very easy substitutions (including the maple syrup and the Kahlua) and it tastes absolutely wonderful. I opted not to roast the strawberries, but just served them marinated, topped with the roasted pecans and the Kahlua Cream. I can't say enough good things about this recipe. THANK YOU!!
WOW! This is so terrific and so easy and everyone thinks I'm a gourmet chef! I used Bailey's instead of Kaluha because that's what I had, and I think I'll use it every time. (I also doubled the Bailey's, which I think I'd do again...) I stopped with the sauce because I didn't think the balsamic mixture would match up with blueberries I was trying to use. But if I had a cookbook named easy, delicious, elegant make-ahead desserts worthy of guests, I would save this recipe in there! Thanks for posting!
I gave this 5* for simplicity and flavour. I love my strawberies with balsamic & sugar but this has an added depth with the maple syrup. I didn't roast the strawberries as it was way too hot a day :) I served with some meringues that I had left over from another dessert instead of the nuts. A keeper in my book :)
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