Mascarpone Filled Strawberries

Transform luscious, juicy berries into an appetizer or bite-sized dessert with this delectable recipe for Mascarpone Filled Strawberries.
Mascarpone Filled Strawberries | Luscious ripe strawberries filled with mascarpone cream

I have been making strawberries filled with sweetened cream cheese 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 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?


When checking out dessert ideas on the Driscoll’s  website, I saw a recipe for Strawberries with Mascarpone Whipped Cream…and knew that my old recipe had just been trumped! The strawberries at our local Fresh Market were ripe and fragrant…whew…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. 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 almonds; they add a nice crunch to contrast with the juicy berries and creamy filling. 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.


Mascarpone Filled Strawberries

Serves 16 berries     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Sweet ripe strawberries filled with mascarpone cream.Recipe adapted from Driscoll's.


  • 16 large strawberries (Driscoll's are wonderful!)
  • 1 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.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 99kcal Calories from fat 79
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 80mg3%
Carbohydrate 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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Disclosure: Driscoll’s provided me with coupons for complimentary berries. I was not compensated for writing this post and all opinions are my own.

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  1. Yes please:) Sounds and I am sure it is a very refreshing dessert. Perfect to end a good dinner.

  2. I love this idea! Mascarpone on soft fruits is bound to be a popular dessert option in my household. Thanks for the idea.

  3. These are so simple and must taste amazing! I always like a new way to use mascarpone, though I´d die if someone made these for breakfast Liz!

  4. Simple,easy and delicious,I can’t wait to try this 🙂

  5. I shouldn’t really wish my life away but hurry up June, so I can make this with the strawberries from my garden!

  6. So pretty – upright or inverted!! What a great idea for Valentine’s Dinner or any occasion for that matter! Your vanilla bean scones also sound like a wonderful companion to this. Yummmmm.

  7. Lizzy,
    I love strawberries in any way , and these are amazing. I had my first strawberries of the season, and they weren’t that good, but they weren’t Driscoll’s either. Pinning these!

  8. Lovely! This really is a great idea for a little treat without shoving an entire hunk of cheesecake into your mouth. Although, around here we’d likely do both. 😉

  9. SO pretty Liz! These are perfect for Valentines Day! Can you make the filling ahead? Or does it deflate like whipped cream?

  10. Love strawberries, love cheese. Need I say more?

  11. Wow, those do sound and look amazing. Hubby would faint too, by the way, and he doesn’t leave until 7:15. Sooooo, will you be posting the vanilla bean scone recipe or is it already somewhere else on here?

  12. What a strikingly beautiful image in the middle of winter! I love this idea (especially since I don’t like whipped cream a lot…).

  13. UUMMM, hello!! So delicious!

  14. They look so pretty and elegant!

  15. Great idea, easy and so pretty .. love it!

  16. Yeah Mascarpone trumps the original recipe, they look amazing. And nice strawberries in winter, wow

  17. What a lovely valentine’s day treat, Liz, just lovely. May I suggest drizzling with balsamic vinegar, I have a very old one I can bring by 😉

  18. Yes, the strawberries look fantastic.

    And the recipe for vanilla scones is where?

  19. I always use a plastic bag with the corner cut off for my piping bag, too. Makes cleanup tons easier, and it works extremely well. Anyway, good stuff here. These absolutely say Valentine’s Day. Thanks for this.

  20. So easy and elegant – Love these, Lizzy!

  21. Gorgeous, Liz! You can never go wrong with strawberries and mascarpone :).

  22. Lizzy these are the most beautiful strawberries I seen
    Love them so much

  23. These strawberries look so fancy and pretty. I love how you did them in both directions. 🙂 It will make any Valentine’s Day or any day special. 🙂

  24. Lizzy,
    The strawberries look delicious. What a wonderful presentation.

  25. Those are gorgeous, Liz! Mascarpone is one of my favorite things and I NEVER turn down strawberries!

  26. They couldn’t be simpler and yet are so effective visually. I was wondering how come you had strawberries in the middle of winter but I guess these days they can produce anything anytime by imitating nature. I do love mascarpone.

  27. This is amazing Liz, so pretty and this will be my valentine’s dessert. Can I fill them with a night or few hours before?

  28. Mascarpone makes everything better! I just about always have some in my fridge because you can use it in so many different ways. Just gorgeous Liz!

  29. I don’t like whipped cream, but i LOVE mascarpone, so these sound amazing! What a great, healthier Valentine’s day treat!!

  30. These are beautiful and so perfect for Valentine’s Day! I can only imagine how wonderful they must taste!

  31. Lovely Miss Lizzy! Just lovely! I’m going to hope someone gives me a plate of these for Valentine’s day, oh and I’d like that pretty towel and little glass cake plate too please!

  32. That’s areally nice way to serve strawberries!

  33. The strawberries turned out beautiful. I love this idea and I think it would be great for a valentine treat too.

  34. Hotly Spiced says:

    Hi Lizzy, I just had a chicken curry accepted on Tastespotting and what did I see right beside it? Your gorgeous strawberries. What were the odds! And these would be just perfect after an Indian curry xx

  35. Very pretty Lizzy 😉
    I like simple recipes, your strawberries make a lovely Valentines dessert 🙂
    I don’t know why ? But I realized today that I’m not getting your blog updates in my email anymore, so I’ll subscribe again and hope it works!

  36. What a pretty presentation!

  37. Liz, what a delicious combination – fresh ripe sweet strawberries and mascarpone whipped cream, this certainly sounds like a delectable dessert and it is so very pretty. By the way the Vanilla Bean Scones sound wonderful, Now I am curious which recipe you used.

  38. What a great combination! A perfectly perfect Valentine’s Day treat. (I can’t believe it is almost here!) Sharing that scone recipe anytime soon?

  39. They are so pretty Liz! I can’t wait for the strawberry season to begin!

  40. Cassie | Bake Your Day says:

    This is a beautiful treat for Valentine’s day, Liz! I could eat my weight in strawberries and I love the mascarpone!

  41. One of my friends introduced me to cream cheese stuffed strawberries and I was hooked – whenever I make them, I’m sure to make “too much” of the cream cheese filling so that I can sneak spoonfuls of it. In allllll my days, I have never used mascarpone and love the idea of trying it for this delicious and decadent treat! Your strawberries are gorgeous and this is so fresh and tasty for whipping up any night of the week or for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day! My boyfriend will be thanking you after I make up a batch of these pretty guys! 🙂

  42. Driscoll’s are wonderful but a tad expensive here 😛 😀 It’s strawberry season in our side of the world , cheap and sweet , that is , if I’m lucky lol That delicious combo is a sure winner ! Your photos are as gorgeous as that dessert 😉

  43. These are strawberries are really gorgeous! I love how you arranged them on the plate – very elegant looking. Thank you, Liz!

  44. Wonderful Mascarpone-filled strawberries! I just love stunning but easy to make desserts like this, Liz!

  45. Ooh I love these, and Driscolls strawberries are the ultimate for Valentine’s Day. I’ve seen a similar recipe on the back of InStyle Magazine one year and tore it out. It was a recipe to one of the stars. It sounds wonderful and looks so pretty. I never did try it but now that I see your version I need to. So simple yet it looks irresistable!

  46. Oh Lizzie, this strawberries filled with mascarpone awesome…so simple and elegant.
    Gorgeous pictures as always.
    Hope you are enjoying your week!

  47. Just what I need to look at before getting hit with 2 feet of snow. I hope my sweetie makes some for our breakfast.

  48. What an elegant dessert! Sometimes I think the best desserts are the simple ones, just a piece of fruit with something to liven it up. These strawberries look wonderful.

  49. Simply lovely…wouldn’t a tray of these be wonderful to wake up to on Valentines…well after 6 a.m.!

  50. i absolutely love edible bites! especially strawberries, they are just so pretty! the color is amazing.

  51. I can see why your strawberries were in Foodbuzz’s top picks. Oh my goodness, you present such elegant dishes…I’d never thought of mascarpone in strawberries, but why not? Bravo, Liz for this discovery =)

  52. Oh Yum!!! Those are gorgeous!

  53. Ooh how fun! I LOVE these, Lizzy! Not only they look so adorable but they have mascarpone filling – yummers!

  54. Last spring when I guest posted for you, I discovered the sweet combination of strawberries and mascarpone cheese! These are just gorgeous Liz! And I LOVE the presentation! So pretty, so yummy and so easy! PERFECT!


  55. I am loving this combination. Mascarpone is one of my fav cheese to work with. I am making this for Valentine’s day dinner and I am going to drizzle some chocolate sauce on top. Sounds so yuM!

  56. I saw it on IG and I immediately love it! So cute, so easy, perfect quick dessert!

  57. So simple, but also so tasty! I am obsessed with mascarpone and it’s the perfect filling!

  58. Such a simple and elegant dessert! Looks beautiful too!

  59. These are beautiful and I love your photos! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back by today to vote.

  60. My trial was good, I did take a shotsnap but they don’t look as pretty as yours.

  61. 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!

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

  63. 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!!


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