Strawberries a La Cream Cheese
Ooh la la, you will love these fresh strawberries a la cream, filled with a luscious orange liqueur-laced sweetened cream cheese.
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)
- In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy, gradually adding sherry and sugar.
- Wash strawberries in cold water. Drain well and dry excess moisture with paper towels; then hull.
- 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.
- 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.