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Transform luscious, juicy berries into a bite-sized dessert with this delectable recipe for Mascarpone Cheesecake Filled Strawberries.

These Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are as tasty as they’re beautiful!!

Mascarpone Filled Strawberries on a small glass pedestal

Mascarpone Filled Strawberries

I have been making cream cheese stuffed strawberries for many, many years. They are a gorgeous addition to a fruit tray or even as a healthier sweet on a dessert buffet.

I’ve used Martha Stewart’s version with cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla, which were topped with toasted sliced almonds. I shared this recipe early in my blogging career, and it was recognized by the now-defunct Foodbuzz as one of their Top 9 posts. Such a thrill for a new blogger.

My latest twist was to try Mascarpone Filled Strawberries. Don’t they look scrumptious? They make a beautiful, healthier dessert recipe!

Mascarpone Filled Strawberries on a square white serving tray

Stuffed Strawberries

When checking out dessert ideas on the Driscoll website, I spotted their version of stuffed strawberries. I quickly realized that my old recipe had just been trumped!

The strawberries at our local Fresh Market were ripe and fragrant. You never know what you’ll find in Indiana in the middle of the winter. I made a half batch to take to my knitting group along with some vanilla bean scones. Such a lovely combination on a chilly morning.

How to Pick Ripe Strawberries

There are two seasons for beautiful, ripe strawberries here in the Midwest. Local strawberries ripen in late spring, then California strawberries fill in the gap for the rest of the summer. Around November, Florida’s crop is available, just in time for the holidays.

When choosing your strawberries, look for bright red berries with no white or green around the stem area. The exterior should look glossy and the tiny seeds should look fresh, not dry. There should be no blemishes, soft spots, or signs of mold.

Inhale and you should smell a lovely aroma of sweet berries. If they don’t smell like strawberries, they won’t taste like fresh ripe berries. 

Tips for Filling Your Strawberries Stuffed with Mascarpone Cheese

You don’t need a fancy piping bag and tip to make these. I have always used a Zip-loc bag with the corner cut off to fill my strawberries. Feel free to top yours with sliced almonds; they add a nice crunch to contrast with the sweet juicy berries and creamy filling.

You can stuff from either end of the berries. If you choose to fill from the tip end (top photo),  first cut off the stem so the bottom is flat. Then from top to bottom, cut almost all the way through with two perpendicular slices. Make sure not to cut all the way through the berries.

Alternatively, you can fill the strawberry from the stem end. In this case, I cut a small slice off the tips of my berries. This allows them to sit upright on a platter without wobbling. Then using a paring knife, I open up a cavity in the stem end for the mascarpone mixture.

These mascarpone-filled strawberries would be a nice surprise for your sweetie on Valentine’s morning. I think mine would faint if I made him breakfast!!! Granted, he does leave the house before 6 AM. At least that’s my excuse for now.

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The Recipe: Mascarpone Filled Strawberries

Sweet ripe strawberries filled with mascarpone cream.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 16 berries


  • 16 large strawberries
  • 1/2 cups Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Prepare strawberries. To make the presentation in the top photo, trim off stem end, then place stem end down on a cutting board. Cut berry into quarters from top to almost the bottom of the berry, taking care not to cut all the way through. Place berries stem side down of serving platter.
  2. An alternative is to trim a bit off the non-stem end to allow for the berry to stand upright. Slice off stem end and remove the core. Place these on the platter with the stem side up.
  3. To make filling, beat Mascarpone with cream, sugar and vanilla till smooth. Put filling into a piping bag fit with a star tip or even a Zip-loc bag with just a corner cut off. Pipe the filling into the the middle of each berry. Garnish with a small sprig of mint if desired.


Look for red, fragrant strawberries for the best results.

The recipe is adapted from Driscoll's.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 strawberries

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g


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71 comments on “Mascarpone Cheesecake Filled Strawberries”

  1. what a combo! sweet perfection! A must try in my book

  2. This is one of my fav ways to eat strawberries! These are really easy to prepare but so elegant, and, best of all, delicious! Perfect on their own or as part of a dessert spread!

  3. The strawberries are a fun dessert for the holidays. We love them.

  4. Just found this recipe! I’m so excited to try it. Quick question though…I don’t have cream, will whole milk work as a replacement?

    • Hi, Jennifer, since the whole milk isn’t as thick as cream, I’d cut it back to 2 tablespoons. I just don’t want your filling to be too runny 🙂 Feel free to slowly add the other 2 tablespoons, one at a time, if it happens to be too thick. Hope you enjoy!!

  5. MMM I love strawberries and can’t wait to try this simple recipe out. Bet it’s BERRY delicious : )

  6. Hummm…. computer timed out when I tried to leave a comment so here we go again, lol!

    Thanks for sharing these yummy looking strawberries at my link party last weekend!

    The party for this week is now live

    Hope to see you there!

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