Saturday, July 16, 2016

Strawberries and Cream - An Elegant Adult Dessert

A simple yet impressive summer dessert, these are quick and easy to make. You can just read through the recipe below and then sort of estimate based on your own tastes.

Julian's Strawberries and Cream Cheese
(in one of my deviled egg holders)
My version does include orange liqueur in the recipe (Grand Marnier) which I think adds a nice flavor and makes for a small adult themed dessert. If you want to skip the liqueur you certainly can. Add more or less for your own taste. If you don't use any liqueur you can substitute vanilla extract, which only takes a half teaspoon or so.

8 large fresh strawberries
4 ounces cream cheese
2-4 tablespoons powdered sugar
2-4 tablespoons orange liqueur (Gran Marnier)

Wash and dry the strawberries, leaving the green tops in place. Slice each berry in half. Using a small melon scoop/baller, cut out the white centers and discard.

Mix the cream cheese with a hand mixer or spoon until softened. Mix in the sugar and orange liqueur. Taste and adjust as needed using. Using a piping bag or even just a spoon, fill the centers of each berry. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours and serve.

Center scooped out.

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