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Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are my favorite way to eat my slice, but in the form of fresh fruit filled with a cool and creamy mixture. Perfectly portioned, bite-sized sweet treats that taste like the best bites of cheesecake without the guilt!
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Table of Contents
  1. Simple Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
  2. Why We Love This Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
  6. How to Make the Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
  7. Tips from Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Strawberry Recipes
  11. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Recipe

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are easy-to-make, no-bake treats that perfectly pair fresh fruit with a cool and creamy, lightly sweetened cheesecake filling. This super simple recipe uses only 4 ingredients to create a delicious 2-bite dessert that lets you eat your favorite strawberry cheesecake with your fingers instead of a fork!

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Simple Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

This Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries recipe is so quick and easy to make simply by piping plenty of the velvety-smooth cheesecake mixture into the middle of each fresh strawberry and sprinkling the tops with cookie crumbs. The creamy filling is slightly tangy from the cream cheese but is beautifully balanced by powdered sugar and sweet strawberries, while the vanilla wafer crumbs on top create the perfect crunch and contrasting texture.

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts and I love to incorporate it in so many of my recipes, from bars, bites, and brownies. Why eat one single slice from the bakery which contains more calories than necessary when I can make my own homemade version without worrying about my waistline? This light Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries recipe changes up the ratio of fruit to filling so that you can enjoy the same tasty treat in a perfectly portioned controlled bite.

For a chocolatey version of this recipe, check out my Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries!

Why We Love This Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make, and it’s no-bake.
  • Only uses 4 ingredients.
  • Naturally sweet fresh fruit pairs perfectly with the cool, creamy, and lightly sweet cheesecake filling.
  • Strawberries are the perfect vessel stuffing with cheesecake filling and provide portion control.
  • Delicious dessert in finger food, bit-sized form (no fork required!).
  • Beautiful berries to serve for showers and weddings, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or an anytime treat.

Other cheesecake Recipes

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Ingredients

  • Strawberries 
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar: Feel free to switch this out for granulated white sugar.
  • Vanilla wafer crumbs

Substitutions and Additions

  • Change The Cream Cheese: You can try this with special types of cream cheese, like whipped cream cheese of the following flavors: mixed berry, brown sugar and cinnamon, original, strawberry, blueberry and lemon zest, or any other sweet flavors you can find. 
  • Cookie Crumbs: Instead of Vanilla Wafer Crumbs, you can top your Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberry with crushed graham crackers, Oreos, Biscoff cookies, ginger snaps or the crumbs of any other sweet cracker or cookie.
  • Fancy-Up Your Filling: Add a fancier flair to your filling by drizzling the tops with chocolate, strawberry, or caramel syrup, mixing in mini chocolate chips or even adding lemon or orange zest to the filling.
  • Tasty Toppings: Feel free to sprinkle on some shaved chocolate, coarsely chopped nuts, candied nuts, or colorful sprinkles to the top.
  • Custom Colors: Top with a blueberry for a red, white, and blue 4th of July patriotic punch, or use holiday sprinkles or colorful sugar crystals for any holiday or special occasion.
cheesecake stuffed strawberries ingredients
  • Strawberry huller or small paring knife
  • Medium bowl
  • Measuring tools
  • Piping bag or Ziploc bag
  • Piping tip, optional: You do not need a piping tip. I used a Wilton 1M for this, but it’s not necessary. 
  • Mixing tools
  • Hand or stand mixer
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How to Make the Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

This Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberry no-bake dessert is so easy to make in a matter of minutes. Simply stuff your fresh fruit with a sweet cream cheese mixture and sprinkle on some cookie crumbs for the perfect crunch!

  1. Wash and cut the stems off the tops of the strawberries.
  2. Core out the center of the strawberries and set aside.
  3. Beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until fully combined and creamy, about 3-5 minutes. 
  4. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into a piping bag or Ziploc bag.
  5. Pipe the cream cheese mixture into the cavity of the strawberries until filled and there is some cream cheese mixture poking out the top.
  6. Sprinkle the tops of the strawberries with cookie crumbs, serve, and enjoy!

Tips from Our Recipe Developer

  • The amount of sweetener used depends on how sweet and ripe your strawberries are. If you have naturally sweeter strawberries, you may not need as much sweeter, and the opposite is true if you have less sweet strawberries. 
  • If you add mini chocolate chips to the cheesecake mixture, make sure that the piping bag hole is big enough for the chocolate chips to go through. 

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Depending on how ripe your strawberries are, these stuffed strawberries will last in the refrigerator anywhere from 2-7 days. Make sure to place them in an airtight container for maximum storage time.
  • To Freeze: To freeze your strawberries, individually wrap them in foil or plastic wrap and freeze them for up to two months.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have a strawberry huller?

If you don’t have a strawberry huller, you can use a paring knife instead. When making the cavities in the strawberries, I like to use a circular motion with the paring knife to cut an upside-down cone into the middle of the strawberry. This is pretty easy with a sharp paring knife and will make the hole deep enough for plenty of filling but not so deep as to poke a hole in the bottom.

What if I don’t have a piping bag?

If you don’t have a piping bag, use an extra-strong plastic baggie and cut a hole in the corner. Make sure that the hole is about ¼ to ½ an inch in diameter. Don’t let it get too big, and don’t make it too small, otherwise, it will make piping the cream cheese mixture more difficult.

Can I make these Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries in advance?

Yes, you can make your stuffed strawberries in advance. You can 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.

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Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Serves — 20
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are my favorite way to eat my slice, but in the form of fresh fruit filled with a cool and creamy mixture. Perfectly portioned, bite-sized sweet treats that taste like the best bites of cheesecake without the guilt!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounce package large strawberries
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp vanilla wafer crumbs (~ 5-6 cookies)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the strawberries by washing them and cutting off the stemmed tops of the strawberries.
  • Use a paring knife to core out the center of the strawberries and then set the strawberries aside.
  • In a medium bowl, using a hand or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until fully combined and creamy, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Spoon the cream cheese mixture into a piping bag or ziploc bag.
  • Pipe the cream cheese mixture into the center of the strawberries until the cavity is filled and there is some cream cheese mixture poking out the top.
  • Sprinkle the tops of the strawberries with vanilla wafer crumbs and then serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Depending on how ripe your strawberries are, these stuffed strawberries will last in the refrigerator anywhere from 2-7 days. Make sure to place them in an airtight container for maximum storage time.
  • To Freeze: To freeze your strawberries, individually wrap them in foil or plastic wrap and freeze them for up to two months.
Tips:
  • The amount of sweetener used depends on how sweet and ripe your strawberries are. If you have naturally sweeter strawberries, you may not need as much sweeter, and the opposite is true if you have less sweet strawberries. 
  • If you add mini chocolate chips to the cheesecake mixture, make sure that the piping bag hole is big enough for the chocolate chips to go through. 

Nutrition Info

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. ? What do you mean when package separates when freezing? Like each one individually in it’s own wrapping? Or can I just leave on cookies sheet and slide them all in freezer at once, just not touching..?

    1. I’m so sorry. I don’t understand the question. I don’t see anywhere I mentioned “when package separates when freezing”
      Regarding freezing – I really don’t think freezing is the best option, but if you choose to do so, you will want to wrap them individually. Rather, I would make the filling before hand and refrigerate that and then fill the strawberries before you are ready to serve.

  2. 5 stars
    I just love your desserts, easy to follow and they all taste good. I usually don’t comment but your desserts are the best, have tried others but there not for me, keep up the good work and keep the desserts coming