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Transform luscious, juicy berries into an appetizer or bite-sized dessert with this delectable recipe for Mascarpone Filled Strawberries.

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

Mascarpone Filled Strawberries - Luscious ripe strawberries filled with mascarpone cream

Mascarpone Filled Strawberries

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 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?

Mascarpone Filled Strawberries on a square white serving tray

Cream Stuffed Strawberries

When checking out dessert ideas on the Driscoll’s  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…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.

Tips for Filling Your Berries

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 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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Yield: 16 berries

Mascarpone Filled Strawberries

Mascarpone Filled Strawberries

Sweet ripe strawberries filled with mascarpone cream.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 large strawberries (Driscoll's are wonderful!)
  • 1/2 cups Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  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.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Driscoll's.

 

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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68 comments on “Mascarpone Filled Strawberries”

  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 Iยดd die if someone made these for breakfast Liz!

  4. Simple,easy and delicious,I can’t wait to try this ๐Ÿ™‚

  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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

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

  16. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Yes, the strawberries look fantastic.

    And the recipe for vanilla scones is where?

  18. 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.

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

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

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

  22. These strawberries look so fancy and pretty. I love how you did them in both directions. ๐Ÿ™‚ It will make any Valentine’s Day or any day special. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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?

  27. 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!

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

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

  30. 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!

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

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

  33. 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

  34. Very pretty Lizzy ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I like simple recipes, your strawberries make a lovely Valentines dessert ๐Ÿ™‚
    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!

  35. 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.

  36. 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?

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

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

  39. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Driscoll’s are wonderful but a tad expensive here ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

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

  43. 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!

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

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

  46. 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.

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

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

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