White Chocolate Cheesecake Strawberries

 Make an eye-catching treat out of fresh berries filled with a creamy rich center.

Ingredients

  • 16-20 medium (about 1¼ in./3 cm each) fresh strawberries
  • 1/3  cup (75 mL) white chocolate morsels
  • 4 oz (125 g) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) Double-Strength Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) thawed frozen whipped topping
  • 1   graham cracker square
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) semi-sweet chocolate morsels (see Cook’s Tip)

Directions

  1. Stem and hull strawberries using Core & More. Cut a very thin slice off pointed end of strawberries to form a flat base. Place strawberries on paper-towel-lined Medium Sheet Pan.

  2. Place white chocolate morsels in Small Batter Bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 45-60 seconds or until almost melted; stir until smooth. 

  3. Add cream cheese and Vanilla to batter bowl. Whisk until smooth using Stainless Whisk; stir in whipped topping. Spoon filling into Easy Accent® Decorator fitted with open star tip.

  4. Coarsely chop graham cracker using Food Chopper

  5. Place semi-sweet chocolate morsels into (1-cup/250-mL) Prep Bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 45-60 seconds or until almost melted; stir until smooth. Spoon chocolate into small resealable plastic bag; trim the corner.

  6. Pipe filling evenly into each strawberry. Sprinkle with chopped graham cracker; drizzle with melted chocolate. 

Yield:

  • 16 
    16  servings of 1 strawberry

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 70, Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 2.5 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 30 mg, Carbohydrate 7 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 1 g

Cook's Tips:

Any crispy cookie can be substituted for the graham cracker, if desired.

In Step 5, white chocolate morsels can be substituted for the semi-sweet chocolate morsels, if desired. 

 

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