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Strawberries a La Cream Cheese

No recipe image available.Ooh la la, you will love these fresh strawberries a la cream, filled with a luscious orange liqueur-laced sweetened cream cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons orange liqueur, sherry or other liqueur of your choice
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 quart strawberries
Mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy, gradually adding sherry and sugar.
  2. Wash strawberries in cold water. Drain well and dry excess moisture with paper towels; then hull.
  3. From point, slit each berry into quarters, but do not cut through bottom. Using a cake decorator, fill each berry with cheese mixture, bringing to a peak at the top. Refrigerate.
  4. To serve, arrange on mounds of crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Variation: Add 2 tablespoons finely shredded Wisconsin Swiss cheese or 2 tablespoons crumbled Wisconsin Blue cheese to cream cheese mixture before filling strawberries, if desired.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.