Patriotic Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are perfect for July 4th! They are naturally gluten free and a light dessert on a hot summer night! I made these for a summer cookout and they were gone in minutes 🙂 If you are not serving them immediately I would suggest refrigerating them immediately. They are at their highest quality for 12 hours and then they start to lose their firmness.
Did you know that you can freeze cream cheese? It works great and saves money! I like to purchase cream cheese in bulk on sale and stockpile it for recipes. Check out this post Can You Freeze Cream Cheese to find out how!
- 1 lb large strawberries
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- nilla wafers crumbs or graham cracker crumbs - optional
- Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry.
- Remove the top and clean out with a paring knife.
- Prep all strawberries and set aside. Pat dry.
- Cut off the bottom so that they will sit straight.
- In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add cream cheese mix to a icing bag or ziploc with the corner snipped off.
- Fill strawberries with cheesecake mixture.
- Top with 1 blueberry
- Optional, Once strawberries are filled sprinkle the top in graham cracker crumbs.
- If not serving immediately, refrigerate until serving.