Fresh strawberries are packed with Key Lime Pie filling for the perfect Spring dessert! You will love how simple this is!
Are you as excited about strawberry season as I am?
Because I am PUMPED! I love strawberries, in any form. In salads, smoothies, desserts, or just by themselves. When I went to the grocery last week I saw that strawberries were marked 3 for $5. So naturally, I bought six packages. In case you are wondering, that is six pounds.
Yep, six pounds.
I might have gone a little overboard with my excitement.
Fear not, I came up with lots of ways to use them. My first thought was a new twist on one of my favorite classic recipes, Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. I wanted a fun, Spring twist so I decided to try Key Lime Pie Stuffed Strawberries. Let me tell you, these did not disappoint!
I actually went through three batches before I got these right. I was determined to use yogurt in some capacity in the filling, but it just didn’t work. The first batch I tried equal parts Key Lime yogurt and cream cheese, the second time I tried less yogurt, more cream cheese and the filling never set properly. Ultimately, I just put a simple lime twist on my filling for the Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries.
These are the perfect simple, yet impressive Spring dessert. There is no baking required and they take minutes to whip up. They would make a lovely addition to your Easter brunch!
- 1 (8 ounce) package of reduced fat cream cheese
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice*
- zest from one lime
- 1 pound strawberries
- In a mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, lime juice and lime zest. Place the mixture in the fridge to chill.
- Carefully cut the tips and the stems from the strawberries. Use a small spoon or metal measuring spoon and hollow out the inside of the berries. Be careful not to cut into the edges.
- Spoon or pipe the filling into the berries.
- Keep cool.
- Tips: I used a metal teaspoon to hollow out the large berries and a metal ½ teaspoon to hollow out the small berries.
- You can place the prepared berries in the freezer for a few minutes to help the filling set so if they tip over it doesn't ruin the appearance.
*You can add an additional 2 teaspoons of lime juice without it altering the filling if you prefer more lime flavor.
To see a step by step tutorial on how to hollow out and fill the berries click here.
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