Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cream Cheese Filled Strawberries

I was planning on baking something extraordinarily scrumptious for the Sunday School Brunch last weekend, but here in the south, it's just been so HOT, HOT HOT!  Just when May barrels it's way through  our lives, like a steam locomotive, with its award days and field days and graduations and final exams, and I can't think of anything better than to wake up with nothing to do and nowhere to go, I realize that summer has arrived.  Not the crisp cool nights and carefree summer of my youth, but a Southern summer, with its scorching sun and oppressive heat.  A season where not one day in ninety is different than the rest.  A season whose silver lining is - the strawberry.

And so, although I signed up for "Baked Goods", what I brought to the Sunday School brunch was good, but not baked.  What I brought was more than good, it was delicious!

Begin with the most delectable red strawberries you can find.

Remove the stems and core.

With a star tip attachment, fill the core with cream cheese icing.

Garnish with a mint leaf.

Watch every strawberry on the plate disappear.

Be the hero because you kept an extra plate full of cream cheese filled strawberries at home!

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 8 ounce package cream cheese
1 stick butter
4 cups powered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Blend cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and salt.  Beat some more.  Add powdered sugar one cup at a time.  Beat until smooth.

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  1. This is EXACTLY what Krista will LOVE to make. I'm forwarding this to her.

  2. These sound so simple and look so elegant! Love em.

  3. Ok I LOVE These for a tea party! You have to link up at TEa Party Tuesday either this week or wait till my next one this Tuesday...TOO CUTE!!! http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/2011/06/tea-party-tuesday-link-up-2-elegant.html

  4. I love these too and make them often. Yours look so pretty! I'm stealing your idea of garnishing them with a mint leaf next time I make them :)

  5. YUM!! We'd love to see you at our Monday Link Up over at www.dimpleprints.com!

  6. oh my gosh! i want some really bad now! i LOVE your blog and i am your newest follower! i would love for you to come and check out my blog sometime!!! madisonavenue2011.blogspot.com

  7. The photos of this recipe are beautiful and the recipe--DELICIOUSNESS! I can't wait to try this! I shared your blog and post on my Friday Favorites today. Thank you for such a great recipe and idea. This will make an appearance at my next party! Have a great weekend!

  8. I've made these and they are soooo good. Great made with mascarpone too!