Red, White and Blue Stuffed Strawberries
Strawberries season is here, so I’m making a lot of strawberry themed side dishes and treats this weekend! (Need strawberries? Zaycon is selling freshly picked strawberries in bulk. Head HERE for more details!)
20-25 fresh strawberries
20-25 fresh blueberries
80z. mascarpone cheese
4 T. confectioners sugar
1 t. vanilla
1. Wash and dry strawberries and blueberries. Set blueberries aside. Using a small paring knife, cut the bottom off of each berry so that they stand up on a plate or tray. Using a melon baller, scoop out the top and stem of the strawberry.
2. In a mixer beat together cheese, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Place this mixture in a ziploc bag and snip off a tiny corner of one bag to make an opening like a pastry bag. Alternatively, use a pastry bag if you have one available.
3. Gently squeeze the cheese mixture into each berry and top it with a fresh blueberry. Serve.
Variation Ideas: If you want to take this dessert over the top simply dip the finished strawberries in chocolate, or add cocoa powder to the mascarpone cheese to make the stuffing chocolate flavored.