Cheesecake Strawberries

These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are filled with a sweet cream cheese filling and topped with crushed graham crackers!

If you need a quick and easy bite-sized party dessert, these stuffed strawberries are it! You could also try Oreo Truffles or Sheet Cake Bites.

Cheesecake stuffed strawberries on a black plate

Like bite-sized strawberry cheesecake!

Years ago, I saw a version of this recipe on Pinterest and thought it would be the perfect addition to a dessert table at a party I was hosting. I made a few of my own modifications, and sure enough the Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries were a hit!

They have all the same flavor of a cheesecake with strawberry topping, but WAY less hassle and time spent in the kitchen. Which is why they’re the perfect party treat—you can make several servings in a jiff!

Grab some fresh strawberries, whip up a cheesecake filling, and start stuffing!

Strawberry Tip: Perfectly ripe strawberries should be bright red in color with no bruises. They should also have a sweet aroma. Strawberries do not ripen after they have been picked so try to find berries that have very little to no green or white spots.

You’ll want medium to large sized berries so you can have enough space to add the cream.

Hulled strawberries for stuffed strawberries recipe

How to Make Cheesecake Strawberries

PREP. Rinse all strawberries and let dry.

HULL. Using a knife, cut off the stems and then cut out the centers of the strawberries from the top in a cone shape. (Note: they also make specific strawberry hulling kitchen gadgets to do this.)

FILLING. Beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, whipped cream and vanilla until smooth. Pipe cheesecake filling into the strawberries and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tip: The best way to get the cream in the center of the strawberry is to pipe it in. If you do not have a piping set, you can use a gallon sized Ziplock bag with one corner snipped off.

GRAHAM CRACKERS. Top with crushed graham crackers right before serving.

VARIATIONS

A few ways to change these up…

  • Crush Oreos and add them to the tops instead of the graham cracker crumbs
  • Once you stuff the strawberries, dip the tops in milk or white chocolate securing the cream safely in the middle
  • Add red food coloring to the cream mixture for a perfectly pink dessert!
A hand holding one stuffed strawberry

Tips for Serving & MAKING AHEAD

You can easily SERVE these on a platter or tiered trays. I also saw a beautiful bouquet display.

To do that, cut a large foam ball in half. Use toothpicks to fasten the berries, cream side up, to the foam ball. You can use other berries like raspberries and blueberries to cover any open spots.

This would be so great to serve at a bridal shower or a baby shower or easter brunch or valentines…. really – anytime!

You can prepare these a few hours in advance. Cover the plate tightly with plastic wrap and keep them STORED in the fridge before serving.

To prep them further in advance, you can mix up the cream and keep it in a container in the fridge. You can also wash, DRY and hollow out the strawberries in advance. Keep them in an airtight container until you are ready to fill them with cream.

A plate full of cheesecake stuffed strawberries

 

For more cheesecake flavored recipes, try:

Cheesecake Strawberries Recipe

5 from 8 votes
These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are filled with a sweet cream cheese filling and topped with crushed graham crackers!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 90 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 20 strawberries
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers crushed

Instructions
 

  • Rinse all strawberries and let dry.
  • Using a knife, cut off the stems and then cut out the centers of the strawberries from the top in a cone shape.
  • Beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, whipped cream and vanilla until smooth. Pour into a Ziploc bag and cut tip.
  • Pipe cheesecake filling into the strawberries and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with crushed graham crackers right before serving.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    Ohhhhh … these are so pretty and so very easy! Perfect for Valentine’s Day and definitely for summer picnics and potlucks, too! I love that you can make them completely a few hours ahead, and even get them all prepped even further in advance – I adore make-ahead recipes!

  2. 5 stars
    Love that these are bite-sized! The combination of the cream cheese filling and the fresh strawberries are the perfect combination! Making these for our Valentine’s Day dinner….this time I will be doubling the batch. My kids ate these way too fast!