Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

by | Jun 19, 2020 | All, Desserts

These Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries taste just like no bake mini cheesecakes. One of our favorite easy desserts to make for parties!  

This post was originally published in 2014 and updated in 2020. 

Cheesecake stuffed strawberries on a wooden cutting board

Do you have a handful of easy desserts that you always fall back on? You’ll want to add this Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries recipe to that list! Simple but decadent, these bite size desserts always disappear. 

Cheesecake + strawberries = A definite crowd favorite! 

Strawberries on a wood cutting board with a bowl of cheesecake filling and a bowl of crushed almonds.

Ingredients

This easy dessert recipe only has 5 ingredients: 

  • Strawberries – Pick the largest and ripest berries you can find. You’ll be digging out a well in the berries to load in the cheesecake mixture so you want enough room to be generous with that filling. 
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Toppings – more on that below
Small bowls of crushed Oreos, graham crackers and almonds next to strawberries and cheesecake filling.

Cheesecake toppings for stuffed strawberries

Just like there are hundreds of flavors of cheesecake, there are countless options for toppings for these cheesecake stuffed strawberries. Here are some suggestions:

  • Roasted and salted almonds – my personal favorite. There is just something so irresistible about that salty sweet combination! 
  • Oreos (or other chocolate cookie)
  • Graham crackers
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Biscoff cookies
  • Gingersnaps
  • Melted white or dark chocolate (for drizzling)
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Candied nuts
  • Colorful sugars or sprinkles (fun for a special occasion like a baby shower, Easter or the Fourth of July)

NOTE: Nut toppings are coarsely chopped while cookies and crackers are finely crushed. You can either crush them in a large plastic bag using a kitchen mallet or give them a spin in the food processor to finely pulverize them.

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries on a wood cutting board

Instructions

Now that you’ve assembled your ingredients, let’s make this recipe! 

  1. Clean and dry your strawberries. Use a small sharp knife to take off the greens and cut a deep, cone-shaped cavity in each berry. You want the cavity to be deep enough to hold a generous amount of cheesecake filling but not so deep that you carve out most of the inner flesh of the berry. Set berries aside. Tip: This trimming knife is my favorite kitchen tool for this recipe. It has a short, narrow blade that gives you a lot of control when carving the berries. 
  2. Put your prepared topping in a shallow bowl. Set aside. 
  3. Place your room temperature cream cheese in a medium bowl. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth. The cheesecake filling will be thick; that’s ok. You need a thicker consistency for piping it into the berries. 
  4. Spoon the filling into the plastic bag, squeeze it toward one end of the bag and snip a small corner off one end of the filled bag. Voila! You have a makeshift piping bag! (If you own a proper piping bag, feel free to use it for this step.)
  5. Equally pipe the filling into the berries. You’ll notice some recipes call for you to cut off the bottom of the strawberry so they stand upright on a plate or platter. That step is totally optional; I skip it. 
  6. Dip the tops of the cheesecake filled strawberries into the filling and place on serving platter. 
Strawberries on a wooden board stuffed with cheesecake filling and topped with crushed almonds

Can you make these Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries in advance? 

Making this recipe for a party? You can do almost everything ahead of time: carve out the strawberries, prep the topping(s) and make the cheesecake filling. 

The only thing you can’t do is actually assemble the strawberries. I would hold off on stuffing and dipping the strawberries until just before serving to prevent berry juice from weeping into the cheesecake filling and/or the cracker and cookie toppings from getting mushy. 

Craving more strawberry recipes? We’ve got ‘em!

  • This simple but elegant almond cake is the perfect base for ripe summer strawberries.
  • These roasted strawberries are tossed with balsamic vinegar for an irresistible sweet and tangy flavor. Great with goat cheese on baguette slices or as a topping on ice cream! 
  • How do you make cream cheese danish even better? Add fresh strawberries! 
  • This strawberry spinach salad with feta cheese has a double dose of fresh berries in both the salad and the vinaigrette. 
  • You didn’t think we’d forget a strawberry cocktail, did you? This easy vodka drink recipe is made with strawberries, fresh basil and a splash of Prosecco. Perfect for happy hour! 
Strawberries lying on a wood cutting board that are filled with cheesecake filling and topped with chopped almonds

More easy, no bake cheesecake recipes

You can find all of our dessert recipes in our archives.

Don’t forget the after dinner drink to go with these Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries! 

Yield: Serves 8-10

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Cheesecake stuffed strawberries on a wooden cutting board

These simple Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries taste just like no bake mini cheesecakes. Perfect party food! 

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup roasted, salted almonds, chopped

Instructions

  1. Core strawberries and cut out additional space in the center of the berry (You’ll need a little extra room for the filling!)
  2. Place cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar in a bowl and beat together until smooth.
  3. Place filling in a piping bag or a plastic sandwich bag with a corner cut off. Evenly pipe filling into strawberries.
  4. Sprinkle top of filling with chopped almonds. Serve immediately.

Notes

Make ahead suggestions: Carve the berries, make the cheesecake filling and prep the topping in advance but wait to pipe and garnish the berries until just before serving.

Other topping ideas: Check the post for a complete list, but the options are endless: vanilla wafers, Oreo cookies, Biscoff cookies, etc.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

2 berries

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 4g

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22 Comments

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      What’s not to love, right? 🙂

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    Anna, simply delicious! Now I can still give into my cheesecake craving 🙂

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      Indulge, away, Beth!

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      You nailed it, Erin!

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      Yes! Can’t wait to hit the fields for some farm fresh berries, Liz!

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      Not sure, Nicole. 😉

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      I can vouch that they make excellent breakfast bites. In case you’re wondering…

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      I hope you enjoy them, Donalyn!

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    These are so cute and look absolutely amazing. I am thinking I would like these with the chocolate drizzled on top. 😉

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      How can you go wrong with a chocolate drizzle??

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      Thanks, Karen. You can’t go wrong with simple and tasty!

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    these are great little bites to serve at a party!

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    This is a great idea and I can’t belive I didn’t think about this. You have a very creative recipe. Love the colors and the combination. The pics look so scrumptious.

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      Why, thank you! Sometimes simple is soooo tasty!

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