A sweet, creamy filling make these luscious Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries even more irresistible! My valentine ate his before dinner!
I’ve filled gorgeous ripe, Driscoll’s strawberries with sweetened cream cheese and with mascarpone cheese as well as just dipping them in melted chocolate. But I had a plan to combine BOTH of these sweet treats.
Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberriesies
Using a small, oblong melon baller, I scooped out the core of each berry leaving the leaves on top. Then I piped a mixture of mascarpone cheese and just a wee bit of sugar and a splash of vanilla into the small cavity and folded the green foliage over the opening. But I couldn’t stop there!
Sweets for your Valentine
Even though it appears that I munch on cookies and slabs of decadent layer cakes each day, I’m a pretty healthy eater. I must admit, though, I have a bit of a sweet tooth, and just like Winnie-the-Pooh, I need a little something sweet after dinner. These stuffed and dipped strawberries were the perfect nibble. The hubby popped a couple in his mouth before dinner, but I held out and had mine for dessert. We were, obviously, both fans of these sweet gems. I think you and your Valentine will be, too!Print
Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries #ValentinesDay
Sweet berries filled with mascarpone cheese and dipped in chocolate make for a lovely after dinner nibble
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 32 minutes
- Yield: 12 berries 1x
- Category: Dessert
- 12 Driscoll’s strawberries
- 3/4 cup Mascarpone cheese
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Chocolate melts or 6-8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate melted with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- With a small paring knife or a mini-oblong melon baller, core out the middle of each berry at a point near the stem. Leave leaves intact. Set aside.
- To make filling, beat Mascarpone with cream, sugar and vanilla till smooth. Put filling into a piping bag or even a Zip-loc bag with just a corner cut off. Pipe the filling into the the middle of each berry.
- Yield depends on size of berries.
- In a small bowl, melt the chocolate melts according to package instructions or gently melt semi-sweet chocolate with oil in the microwave.
- Carefully dip berries into the melted chocolate turning so that 2/3 of the berry is coated. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and let stand at room temperature till set.
- Best eaten within a few hours.
Find more inspiration for your Valentine’s Day chocolate covered strawberries on Driscoll’s website.
Disclosure: Driscoll’s supplied me with berry coupons and a gift card for ingredients. I was not compensated for writing this post and the opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Driscoll’s.