Mascarpone-Filled Fresh Strawberries

Add an elegant touch to a meal with these beautiful berries, ready to serve in just 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

1
quart fresh strawberries
1
container (8 oz) mascarpone cheese
3
tablespoons powdered sugar
1
teaspoon milk
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
Sliced almonds
  • 1 Using larger strawberries, trim tops and bottoms of strawberries to level. Using small melon baller, scoop out center of each strawberry.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix cheese, powdered sugar, milk and extract until smooth. Spoon cheese mixture into small resealable food freezer plastic bag or pastry bag fitted with star tip; seal bag. Cut small hole in bottom corner of plastic bag. Squeeze bag to pipe cheese mixture into strawberries; top with almonds.

Expert Tips

For a beautiful presentation, serve on a bed of coconut on a pretty platter or tray.

Look for mascarpone in the gourmet cheese section of your grocery store. It's usually found near the deli cheeses. In a pinch, cream cheese can be used instead.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.