Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries and Mother’s Day

I always have mixed emotions on Mother’s Day. It’s a beautiful day to celebrate and recognize all that moms do. I’m so grateful to be a mother but always feel like there’s room for improvement on my part. My own mother is amazing and I can only hope to be half the mom she is.

But then I’m also very sensitive to those who are future moms or want to be moms and can’t. Then I think of those, like my nephew, who have moms in heaven watching over them. I’m torn the whole day.
My husband always spoils me on Mother’s Day.
He ordered these live lobsters that showed up a day early. So we had to eat them a day early so they didn’t die…before we killed them.

We let the kids play with them first.

I know you shouldn’t play with your food but the kids have been begging us for a dog and this was our compromise.

After we did a little BTR (build-the-relationship), I couldn’t bring myself to cook them. I made my husband do it.

Baby Gracie checking out the grass while the boys fished.

Mother Nature was celebrating Mother’s Day too. These baby birds just hatched in our Bougainvillea. Every time I peek my head in they open their mouths for food.

The best part about the day was that my husband cooked dinner. Steaks, crab cakes, potatoes au gratin, and these cheesecake stuffed strawberries that I’ve seen all over Pinterest. Our strawberries were the size of small apples! In case you want the recipe…it’s below.

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries and Mother’s Day

Ingredients

  • 1 lb large strawberries
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup powdered sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

Instructions

  1. Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top and clean out with a paring knife, if necessary (some of them are hollow already. Prep all of the strawberries and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add cream cheese mix to a piping bag or Ziploc with the corner snipped off. Fill the strawberries with cheesecake mixture.
  3. Once strawberries are filled, sprinkle or dip the tops with graham cracker crumbs. If not serving immediately, refrigerate until serving.

Notes

slightly adapted from The Sweet's Life

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  1. I’ve seen these all over Pinterest too and have yet to try them. Brett would love them though!

  2. Tell Brett they are 80 calories per strawberry. John figured it out for his food journal.

  3. That meal sounds heavenly and your pictures are beautiful!! I feel the same way on mothers day…very bittersweet.

  4. So glad you had a wonderful day. These strawberries have been on my must try list for a while too.

  5. What in the world? These look delicious! I have to try it!

  6. I just did Nutella stuffed strawberries! But I’ll definitely have to try these, too! Yum.

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    Christina

  7. Yum! What a great Mother’s Day!

  8. Wow – these look SO good! I missed them for Mother’s Day but they’re on the menu for this weekend! :)

    Thanks for the fabulous recipes and beautiful photos!

    Warmly,

    Amy McCready
    Positive Parenting Solutions

  9. That picture of the baby birds is amazing! Great photos!

  10. What could be better than tiny newborn birds on Mother’s Day?? Adorable. And I am so trying those strawberries.

  11. Looks like you had a fun weekend! So what did you do with the lobsters if you couldn’t bring yourself to cook them? I trust that beautiful little Gracie isn’t still playing with them. :)
    The strawberries look delicious!

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  13. Those look delicious! Where did you get Gracie’s headband?

  14. I’ve made these before and then dipped them in chocolate too…makes them even better!!!

  15. That’s a great idea! They look really easy, not to mention tasty (which, of course, is the most important element)

  16. @selvegeedge,
    Haha! No, I made my husband cook them!

  17. I agree Mothers Day is mixed emotion wise. I miss my Granny and my Grandma and my Mother-In-Law. My Mom is in the USA and I am here in Greece. Anyway! I enjoyed your pictures and how you spent your day. Your strawberries look very good!

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  19. You stuffed those, wow thats a new one on me and looks great! Richard

  20. Those look AMAZING!! I so making them the next time I want to impress my guests! Thank you!! :)

  21. This is a great idea, but I wanted you to know that a blogger named HomesteadSurvival has stolen your content.

    • Homestead Survival only gave the link to this website, they aren’t claiming it as their own. They are wonderful about directing their followers to other sites that have interesting (and delicious) ideas.

  22. How about just a little bit more decadence – dip them in dark chocolate?

  23. This looks incredible. I can’t wait to try it.

  24. Hi from Australia, these look amazing! Have to try very soon…would also be great with a chocolate flavour cream i think…

  25. CHEESECAKE FILLED STRAWBERRIES?!?! What a revelation, my mind is blown!

  26. Omg I made these today and we just had them! They are delicious!!!!

  27. Omg I made these today and we just had them! They are delicious!!!!

  28. I made the strawberries with my daughter with her using creamy white frosting from a can. Colored some frosting blue…left some white and piped it into berries for Memorial Day…looked and tasted great!

  29. HI, I found this recipe on homestead and it links right to this page so I think that they shared it which is great for you because it spreads the word about your blog. The strawberries look great and I am going to try them for my next book club.

  30. Why not take these one step further – and make them chocolate dipped, cheesecake stuffed strawberries . . . . evil.

  31. I made these for a party and everyone loved them. I also dipped them in white chocolate then added blue sugar sprinkles for Memorial Day. One comment I have is to not make them ahead of time. Eat them the same day. I noticed that the next day they had a liquor taste to them and they were pretty soft.

  32. WOW.. I need my mom and I to make this someday! Looks Yummy!

  33. What a delightful idea. I think it’s great, thanks!!!

  34. I’ve had these and they are delicious!! I’m actually making some today and I’m going to dip half in chocolate…mmm

  35. FYI — You can cut the bottom of the strawberry to make a flat surface and they will stand upright on a serving try. Don’t slice so much that the filling will come out when you pipe it. A small flat surface is all they need.

  36. This was my first Mother’s Day without mine so, also very bittersweet for me.
    Sounds like you’ve got a great family!

  37. Very good tips :)

  38. Lovely… How many strawberry cheesecake does 8oz/1package of cream cheese make?

  39. @Aurora,
    Of course it depends on the size of the strawberries but I would say around 25 strawberries.

  40. Thank you so much for this recipe! I make them all the time now! They are super easy and so yummy!

  41. I have made these a few times since first seeing the recipe in May. They r a huge hit! Everyone loves them and they r super easy! Thank you! :)

  42. What a wonderful meal!

    I made these strawberries for a potluck gathering today and they were a huge hit!! I transported them in a lidded plastic container for deviled eggs, which kept them nice and neat since they didn’t move. This recipe is a real winner!!

  43. I just made these for tonight’s dessert…they were a HIT!!!

  44. great recipe! shared it with our fans!

  45. Hello Christy:
    What a beautiful family you have, I love all the photos that you have included. Hope to learn more recipes from you, I really did enjoy my stay here in your page…Thanks a lot.

  46. I made something similar for Christmas eve instead of making cheesecake filling i used white chocolate cream cheese. It was delicious!

  47. I just made them for my fiance for her birthday, I used the already made cheesecake mix from Philadelphia cream cheese, and drizzaling chocolate over top of them too.

  48. I love this idea, it will be so yummy!!

  49. I followed a link here to read the cheesecake recipe. I was touched by your opening words – as one of those “want to be moms” (we’ve been trying for six years), Mother’s Day is one of the most painful times of the year for me. My husband and I both have rockstar supermom mothers, and I enjoy celebrating them, but it takes all of my energy to not cry all day. It’s nice to know that someone cares and thinks about people like me on that day. I hope it doesn’t diminish your celebration too much, though. As a person who thinks about others so deeply, I bet you’re a fabulous, caring mother who deserves to be celebrated. :)

  50. You lied! This isn’t cheese cake! You cook cheese cake! PHONY

  51. But seriously. These tasted really good

  52. I tried to make this and I cut my thumb and got 6 stiches. ON MOTHERS DAY!! When we got back from the ER, we finished them and they are amazing!!!!

  53. Such a cute idea..love these! Thanks for sharing, will try these at my next party or catering event!

  54. I bet these would be good with the cheesecake mix from the store. mmmmm. Def gonna try it.

  55. I NEED HELP. I HAVE FORGOTTEN MY PASSWORD. I was trying to save this recipe and it came back that I was already in the system. thanks Patsy

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Sorry! It’s a Ziplist plugin so I’m not sure how I would recover your password. Is there a forgotten password link?

  56. Any ideas on what to do with the parts of the strawberry you cut out?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      You really are just cutting out the green parts so unless you want to make something with the leaves, chuck ‘em.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      You really are just cutting out the green parts so unless you want to make something with the leaves, chuck ‘em.

  57. I made these tonight and all I have to say is, DELICIOUS! The recipe was short and simple. Thanks!

  58. Oh man that looks amazing. Need to make this ASAP!

  59. If you use 1/3 cup of icing sugar, they work out to less than a gram of sugar per strawberry (that’s when I use two containers of strawberries and a few end up being tossed for being in rough shape).