My friend Kristy showed me how to make these pretty strawberries. They resemble flower petals and are piped with sweetened cream cheese. They really brighten up a dessert table and taste delish!
Strawberries with Cream Cheese Filling
32 fresh whole strawberries
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 tsp almond extract
grated chocolate for garnish
Cut a thin slice from the stem end of each strawberry so that they stand upright, then cut each berry carefully into four wedges, cutting almost to, but not through, the bottoms. Fan the wedges just slightly, but be careful not to break them. Set berries aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, confectioners sugar and almond extract until light and fluffy. Pipe filling into strawberries using a decorating bag with decorative tip. Grate chocolate over top to garnish.
Cover and chill until ready to serve.