9.19.2011

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

We have tailgated with the same big group of people for the past like 8 years at every home Colts game... we've all become some sort of fine-tuned machine, full of competitive cornhole, great company and delicious food.

The thing is, when you tailgate together for that long - you go past the 'bag of chips and salsa' tailgating, we actually have a menu for the tailgating season and everyone brings a complimentary side dish / appetizer or dessert if it's not your week to make the main menu item.

Since this Sunday was a 1 o'clock game, we did the traditional biscuits & gravy, with tater tot casserole, bacon, bloody mary's and all sorts of other breakfast goodies, and I brought along some Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries inspired by this recipe. They were a huge hit, and the bitesized desserts proved to be the perfect tailgating sweets.


 Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Ingredients
3 containers of strawberries
1 brick cream cheese, softened
3-4 heaping tablespoons of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 graham cracker square, crushed up

Directions
1. Cut the tops off the strawberries, then using a small paring knife cut a cone shape out of the middle of the strawberries (I used the white part as a guide). Do this with all of the strawberries and set aside.

2. Crush up your graham cracker crumbs into a small bowl and set aside.

3.  In a mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar (to taste), mix until creamy.

4. Scoop cheesecake mixture into a ziploc baggie, and snip the corner off. Pipe the filling into the strawberries, then dip them in the crushed up graham crackers.

5. Refrigerate until you're ready to enjoy them!


I expected these to be sort-of time consuming considering how you have to cut every strawberry but they really didn't take too long. And they were definitely worth it! All of them got eaten up yesterday!


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13 comments:

Al said...

Ugh. Istanbul. Too much Baklava, not enough cheesecake strawberries!! :)

Mrs. Mama said...

im making these!

Michelle (michabella) said...

DANG!!!! Gimme some of those!!! Y'all have an awesome tailgate routine!!! Love it.

Our Family of Four said...

Your kidding right?!?! YUM!!

undomestic chica said...

Saw those on Pinterest! So glad they're as good as I hoped they'd be. And I made your girlfriend cookies last night. Mine didn't flatten out for some reason but you're right, they're so soft and chewy.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

My Life as A Plate said...

umm your tailgating menu in general sounds AMAZING. I love the strawberries this is def. a recipe I will have to try!!

Jen said...

Yum!!!!!

Vanessa said...

YUMMO!! Ugh too bad I'm trying to lose weight because those look good!

Kelly said...

Omg. Yum!! I've had these pinned for quite a while, and wondered if they would take a long time or not. Good to know that they were a success :-D

Melanie said...

Um, those look amazing! I may have to try sometime soon. Question- Can these be made the day before?

Jax said...

HOLY MOLY I am MAKING these! Eric's mom is like Betty Crocker and makes amazing treats for the tailgates. I show up with the one dip I know how to make. This is an EXCELLENT treat that I WILL make! YAY! Thank you!

Madeline said...

OH MY GOSH! those look absolutely delicious. i wish i had the time and patience to make these.

Madeline
Changingtunestheblog.blogspot.com

P.S. your blog is absolutely adorable :)) I love it!

Whitney said...

These look delicious!