Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
These Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are perfect for parties. They’re simple to make, and have the perfect balance of fresh strawberry and creamy cheesecake filling.
If you get a cheesecake craving but don’t want to go through all the work of actually making a cheesecake, this is the recipe for you.
You can think of this dessert as like cheesecake filling stuffed into a fresh strawberry.
They actually remind me of that really popular party dip that’s made with cream cheese and marshmallow fluff and served with fruit for dipping, but more thick like a traditional cheesecake.
The flavors work so well together, it almost feels unfair how delicious they are when they take such little work to make. They’re kind of like classic Chocolate Covered Strawberries, in that sense.
There are also quite a few ways to dress them up. You can serve them with blueberries to make a Red, White, and Blue theme for July 4th or other patriotic holidays, or you can sprinkle on graham cracker crumbs for an even more cheesecake-like experience.
Chocolate is also fantastic if you want to drizzle it over, or dip the strawberries entirely.
How to Make Them Step by Step:
First you need to hollow out the inside of the strawberry to make room for the filling. I like to use a melon baller:
You’ll also notice that I like to cut the bottom tip off to create a flat surface for the strawberries to stand up, but you can also just lay the strawberries on their side if you prefer.
The filling is thick enough that it won’t fall out.
Next, whip together cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla extract, then put it into a piping bag.
Then pipe the cheesecake filling into each strawberry:
To get the twist shape to happen, just take a star tip (this is the piping set I have) and keep rotating the strawberry around and around as you pipe the filling out.
But really, if you’ve got a piping bag and tip, it’s hard to make these look bad.
Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats, this Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait, and Strawberry Fool are some of my other favorite strawberry desserts for parties.
Here’s the full recipe, and I also have a video below if you want to see how I make the whole recipe, and how I pipe and swirl the filling.
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
- 1 lb package fresh strawberries
- 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
- 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- blueberries or graham cracker crumbs optional
- Remove the stems from the strawberries, then use a melon baller to scoop out a hole in the top of each strawberry.
- Cut a small part of the bottom of each strawberry with a sharp knife to create a flat surface for them to stand on.
- Using a hand mixer, mix together the cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla extract, until fluffy and light.
- Transfer the cream cheese mixture to a piping bag lined with a star tip, and pipe the filling into each of the prepped strawberries.
- Top each cream cheese pile with a blueberry or with graham cracker crumbs, if desired. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
Post updated with photos, writing, and more tips in August 2018. Originally published June 2013. This post contains an affiliate link.
47 Comments on “Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries”
Did this recipe previously include 1/4 tsp of almond extract? I’m just curious if this recipe has been revised? I used to make this frequently and it was always very good
Can you make these ahead for a tea party?
Great easy delicious! Unless the strawberries
are big you will have a little cream cheese left over…
No problem… great on graham crackers or just by the soon😘👌
What do you do with the inner side of the strawberry?
Can’t it be used too for the filling?
Hi Alma, that inner part doesn’t have a lot of flavor, but you can eat it if you prefer. Putting it in the filling would disrupt the creamy texture in my opinion, but you can try it if you don’t mind.
I made these and they were a big hit. I made half this way, and in the other half, I put in 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder into the cheesecake mix. The chocolate cheesecake bites were just as popular.
How far ahead of time can I make these? Hosting a party after boating this Sunday and trying to figure out how long they’ll keep in the refrigerator.