It’s almost Valentine’s Day and that means roses, chocolate, wine and strawberries, although not necessarily in that order.
For couples, Valentine’s Day can be a romantic time. For us single people, Valentine’s Day comes with a bit of dread. I attend a Sunday school class for single parents, so you can imagine that there’s not a lot of love for February 14 in our group. However, because we always make the best of everything, we usually have a group event on that evening and enjoy each other’s company.
Last year, one woman made cheesecake stuffed strawberries, and I’m pretty sure they were gone before we ate the actual meal.
I’m going to make them this year because even if three of us bring the same thing, we still won’t have enough!
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
1 lb washed strawberries
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
6 Tbsp powdered sugar (add more if it’s not sweet enough)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
Use a paring knife to cut stems off strawberries. Hollow out a small hole in the center of the strawberries. You can also cut a small piece off the bottom of each strawberry so it will stand.
Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
Using a spoon, put the filling in a plastic bag and snip off a corner; pipe the filling into each strawberry.
You can then sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on the top.
Refrigerate until cold.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 307, Calories from Fat: 186, Fat: 21 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (12 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 62 mg, Sodium: 216 mg, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Fiber: 9 g, Sugar: 19 g, Protein: 5 g