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Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Strawberry Cream Cheese Bites

My sister, Michele came up with this fun little one-bite dessert. You can also use the cream filling as a dip for other fruits.

Servings: 24
Cook Time: Prep Time: 20 minutes; Total Time: 20 minutes
Meal Type: Dessert
NC Ingredients: Strawberries

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lbs. Strawberries
oz. Cream Cheese, softened
cup confectioners’ sugar
tsp. vanilla extract
tsp. lemon extract
Zest of 1 lemon, divided
Cocoa powder for dusting the strawberries


Choose the largest strawberries first. Wash and cap the strawberries. Also cut off the tip of the berry so it will sit flat.

With a melon baller, scoop out the center of the strawberry, leaving the outer edge intact.

Turn berries upside down to drain on a paper towel while making the filling.

Cream together cream cheese, sugar, both extracts and ½ the lemon zest. Place in a piping bag and fill the strawberries. Dust strawberries with cocoa power and top with remaining lemon zest.


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