Monday, August 29, 2011

Stuffed Strawberry Bites

The United States produces the largest amount of strawberries in the world, over 1.3 tonnes in one year!   Our largest crop comes from California and it's the milder temperatures that allow us to have fresh strawberries almost year round.   Here in Texas we are anxiously awaiting fall but it was 112 degrees in Austin so we are still in summer-mode.   I wanted to create a snack for Emma that was on the healthier side but yet easy to pop into her mouth, so I prepared my stuffed strawberry bites!   She loves to grab the leaves, take her bite and throw the stem away.   Cool, creamy and sweet - these are sure to please!

Stuffed Strawberry Bites

 Ingredients:
  • 15-20 strawberries, washed and dried
  • 1 C mascarpone cheese
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1/3 heavy cream
Directions:   Wash and dry the strawberries and leave the leaves and stem attached.  I used a hand corer to core the center of each strawberry, then a small paring knife to remove it.   Set aside.   In a large mixing bowl, beat the mascarpone and sugar until light and fluffy.   Slowly add the cream and beat until stiff.   Fill a piping bag with a star tip and gently pipe mascarpone cream filling into each strawberry and serve!   You can prepare these ahead of time, cover with Saran Wrap and store in the refrigerator.

Perfect for a Girls Night Out cocktail party, just serve with your favorite champagne!

15 comments:

Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said...

What a great looking treat. I love that you filled from the tip and kept the green on, for a little handle :)

Alida said...

What a great idea! They sound just delicious and are so cute!

Tina said...

Easy and tasty. Sometimes simple fruit snacks steal the show at luncheons. Great pictures.

Claire @ The Realistic Nutritionist said...

These are beautiful! What a great dessert idea.

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Seriously, strawberries and marscapone cheese are one of my favorite things EVER. These would be perfect for a girl's night or a romantic evening!

Lilly said...

What a great and easy snack! I love strawberries and stuffing them with mascarpone just takes them over the top!

Yesim said...

It looks mouthwatering, unfortunately i ve alergy to strawberry.. i know it s sucks!!

Stacey Rider said...

@Yesim - I am so sorry you are allergic! Hmmm, trying to think what you can substitute, but above all, the mascarpone cream is heavenly and would go on anything!

Lizzy said...

I LOVE these delicious beauties!!! Beautiful, too~

Christine's Pantry said...

Easy and tasty!

Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen said...

Lovely, elegant snack. Great idea as a little cocktail snack.

Jill@MadAboutMacarons said...

Love it - looks like I'll have to have these with some Champagne, if you really insist! ;-)
Funny, as I did something like this the other day with some left over buttercream from macarons. The kids ate them so fast, I didn't take any photos! Love your mascarpone filling.

Kim Bee said...

Looks so good. Love the filling choice. I also like how you kept the tops on and filled the bottom instead. Looks so much better that way. Leaves a nice handle.

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

Oh this is a great treat! These would make such cute appetizers or desserts at a party!

Kristen said...

Those strawberries look beautiful. I would have a hard time making them because I'd keep sneaking tastes until there weren't any left on the plate! YUM!