Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

By Rena |

These Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are so delicious and easy to make with only 4 ingredients. They are healthy, satisfying, and perfect for everyone to enjoy at any family gathering or party.

lined up strawberries stuffed with cream cheese stuffing

You can now enjoy healthy strawberry cheesecake without all the hassle and hours to prep and make cheesecake. These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are just as delicious and a guilt-free way to enjoy your favorite dessert without all the calories. This stuffed strawberries recipe is made with only 4 ingredients with optional toppings that you can get as creative with as you like. Make this delicious healthy dessert for kids or adults and for parties and gatherings. It will be a winner.

Why you will love this simple cheesecake dessert

  • Healthy: this cream cheese stuffed strawberries is the perfect substitute for the traditional cheesecake thats loaded with calories.
  • Easy and quick: it is super easy to make these cheesecake stuffed strawberries. It needs 10-15 minutes to put together.
  • Delicious: you will love how tasty these stuffed strawberries are. Satisfies that sweet tooth without the guilt.
close up stuffed strawberries with cream cheese filling on a plate

Ingredients you will need

strawberries
cream cheese, full-fat or light
honey or maple syrup
vanilla
optional toppings: chopped unsalted peanuts, crushed graham crackers, blueberries, or dark chocolate chips

ingredients to make cheesecake stuffed strawberries

How to make cheesecake stuffed strawberries

  • Prepare strawberries: To a colander, add the strawberries and gently wash them very well. Pat dry with paper towels. Use a paring knife to cut the green parts and a tiny bit of the tip, allowing the strawberries to stand up on your platter.
  • Core the strawberries: Next, scoop out a bit from the inside of each strawberry, to make space for the filling.
strawberries being cored
  • Arrange the strawberries on your platter.
  • Mix the filling: To a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, honey, and vanilla. Mix them until smooth and creamy, then transfer them to a pastry bag.
cheesecake filling being piped into the strawberries
  • Fill the strawberries: Use your favorite tip to fill and decorate the prepared strawberries. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts, if desired.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!
top view of cheesecake filled strawberries
side shot of cream cheese filled strawberries

Recipe notes and tips

  • Use hard and fresh strawberries 
  • You may use light cream cheese 
  • In place of cream cheese, another soft cheese you can use that would be the best substitute would be mascarpone.
  • If you prefer maple syrup over honey you may substitute it 
  • Toppings: you can get creative with the toppings. Use any crushed nuts, crushed graham crackers, some fresh blueberries for some red, white, blue inspiration. You can even top them with some dark chocolate chips.
  • You may store the filling in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
side shot of stuffed strawberries topped with chopped peanuts

Frequently asked questions

How do you hollow out a strawberry?

First thoroughly wash the strawberries. Cut the tops off the strawberries, hold the strawberries upright and then using a pairing knife start to hollow each one. You may also use a fruit scooper as shown in an image above.

What kind of cheese is used for cheesecake?

To make cheesecake filling, the main ingredient is creamy cheese with a thick consistency. That being said, the top 3 cheeses that are usually used are cream cheese, ricotta cheese, or cottage cheese. Our favorite cheese to use for cheesecake filling is cream cheese.

Can I use soft cheese instead of cream cheese for cheesecake?

Yes. The next best soft cheese to use for making cheesecake filling would be mascarpone. Keep in mind that mascarpone is richer, thicker, and creamer but will still do the job.

side shot of strawberry filled with cream cheese filling.

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lined up strawberries stuffed with cream cheese stuffing

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Easy to make healthy cheesecake stuffed strawberries made with simple ingredients and ready in just a few minutes.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 lb strawberries
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Optional: unsalted peanuts roughly chopped, blueberries, or crushed graham crackers

Instructions

  • To a colander, add the strawberries and gently wash them very well.
  • Pat dry with paper towels. Use a paring knife to cut the green parts and also a tiny bit of the tip; that will allow the strawberries to stand up on your platter.
  • Next, scoop out a bit from the inside of each strawberry, to make space for the filling.
  • Arrange the strawberries on your platter.
  • To a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, honey and vanilla. Mix them until smooth and creamy, then transfer to a pastry bag. Use your favourite tip to fill and decorate the prepared strawberries. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts, if desired.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use hard and fresh strawberries 
  • You may use light cream cheese 
  • If you prefer maple syrup over honey you may substitute it 
  • Toppings: you can get creative with the toppings. Use any crushed nuts, crushed graham crackers, some fresh blueberries for some red, white, blue inspiration. You can even top them with some dark chocolate chips.
  • In place of cream cheese, another soft cheese you can use that would be the best substitute would be mascarpone.
  • You may store the filling in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 4stuffed strawberry | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 394IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
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