Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries
Steve Legato

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup  light tub-style cream cheese
  • 1/3 Cup  nonfat cream cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons  granulated no-calorie sweetener (4 packets)
  • 1/8 Teaspoon  lemon zest
  • drops almond extract
  • 1/2 Cup  light whipped topping, thawed
  • 12  large whole strawberries (about 1 pound)
  • graham cracker squares, crushed finely

Luscious, creamy, juicy, dreamy — here's a dessert that turns decadent strawberry cheesecake inside out. With only 50 calories per stuffed berry, life doesn't get much sweeter. Mini-desserts are "in" and these no-bake sweet bites are meant for sharing.

Directions

In a small mixing bowl, by hand or with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheeses with the sweetener, lemon zest, and almond extract until smooth. Stir in the light whipped topping. Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag with a ½-inch fluted tip; alternately, you can use a zip-top bag with a small hole cut in the bottom.

With a sharp knife or apple corer, remove the stem and hull from the strawberries, creating a small cavity. Slice a ¼-inch strip from the side of each strawberry (so it can sit on its side without rolling).

Place the graham cracker crumbs on a small plate. Pipe 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese filling into and on top of each strawberry. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of crumbs over the filling. Place the strawberries in the refrigerator until time to serve. Arrange the strawberries on a platter and serve.

Notes

Note: These little gems are great for entertaining. You can stuff the strawberries up to 6 hours ahead and sprinkle with the graham cracker crumbs (or crushed vanilla or chocolate wafer crumbs) just before serving.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

79 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

4%

Servings:

12
  • Fat 76g 116%
  • Carbs 57g 19%
  • Saturated 42g 209%
  • Fiber 10g 38%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 34g
  • Monounsaturated 19g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 16g 33%
  • Cholesterol 235mg 78%
  • Sodium 777mg 32%
  • Calcium 304mg 30%
  • Magnesium 85mg 21%
  • Potassium 1,030mg 29%
  • Iron 3mg 17%
  • Zinc 2mg 12%
  • Phosphorus 366mg 52%
  • Vitamin A 769µg 85%
  • Vitamin C 267mg 445%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 13%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 24%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 16%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 144µg 36%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 10%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 18µg 23%
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