This strawberry dessert recipe is easy, yummy, and has less calories than most desserts! Adding blueberries on top creates the red, white and blue theme for your 4th of July get together.
- 1 lb. strawberries, rinsed and pat dry
- 6 oz mascarpone cheese, softened ( or cream cheese)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt (optional)
- Optional garnish: Blueberries
In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together mascarpone cheese, powered sugar, vanilla and salt until fluffy.
Place mixture in a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip or into a zip log bag. Refrigerate.
Cut the tops off the strawberries. Using a pairing knife, core strawberries removing the white interior. Cut off a small portion of the pointy tip so it stands flat.
To Assemble: Pipe mascarpone cheese mixture into each strawberry and top with blueberry. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Tip: the filling can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator but it’s best when eaten within a couple hours of assembling as it will become soggy.