Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Creamy cheesecake filling, made lighter, pairs perfectly well with juicy, fresh strawberries in this irresistible mini dessert. There’s no need to go to the trouble to bake a whole cheesecake—and then be tempted with all the leftovers—when you’ve got this delicious bite-size dessert that provides you with all the same great flavors.
How Many Calories and WW Points in Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries?
According to my calculations, each perfectly portion-controlled strawberry stuffed with lightened cheesecake filling has about 50 calories.
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Light cream cheese spread
Fat-free cream cheese
Light whipped topping
Fresh whole strawberries
Graham crackers, or graham cracker crumbs
How to Make Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries, Step-by-Step
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients. Sprinkle ¾ the graham cracker crumbs over a small serving platter and set aside.
Step 2: In a small bowl with a spoon, mix the cream cheeses, sweetener, lemon zest and almond extract until thoroughly combined and smooth. Add the light whipped topping and stir to combine.
Step 3: Add the mixture to a pastry piping bag with a piping tip or add the cream cheese mixture to Ziplock baggie and cut a small hole in one of the corners. If you don’t want to use a piping bag or plastic baggie, you can leave the cream cheese mixture in the mixing bowl and use a small spoon to fill the strawberries (which is what I did and why they aren’t as pretty as they could be).
Step 4: Carefully remove the stems and hulls from the strawberries using a small sharp knife.
Using either the piping bag method or a small spoon, carefully fill each strawberry with about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture and then set filled strawberries on the prepared serving platter.
Step 5: Sprinkle the remaining graham cracker crumbs over the strawberries and serve.
Step 6: Store any leftover strawberries in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Make this ahead and place stuffed strawberries in the refrigerator until serving time. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over strawberries just before serving.
Variation: Stir mini chocolate chips (butterscotch chips, Heath toffee bits, peanut butter chips, mini M&M’s, or your favorite baking chip) into lightened cheesecake filling. Stuff hulled strawberries with about 1 tablespoon cheesecake filling and set on serving plate. (Be sure to adjust WW Points for any recipe add-ins.)
Cheesecake filled strawberries can be placed on a single platter for serving. Alternatively you can add individual stuffed strawberries to mini cupcake liners and then sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs for serving.
Ways to Use Leftovers
Leftover stuffed strawberries can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
1 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Recipe source: Eat More of What You Love by Marlene Koch
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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