Strawberries with Mascarpone Whipped Cream
Strawberries are so beautiful and delicious when filled with a simple creamy mascarpone whipped cream. Easy to fill and decorate, these bite-sized goodies make a great dessert for hot summer days when you want something cool and sweet to eat.
- 16 large Driscoll's Strawberries
- 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Cut stems off of the strawberries and place stem-side down on on cutting board. Cut each strawberry lengthwise into quarters, stopping just before knife hits cutting board, so berries stay intact or cut crosswise in thirds. Place on a serving platter.
Place mascarpone cheese, heavy cream, sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until cream is thickened and smooth. Place mascarpone mixture in a piping bag with a star tip attached or a plastic bag and cut off one corner of the bag to pipe. Slowly pipe the mascarpone cream into the berries until filled.
This was really good! I used vanilla bean instead of vanilla and then rolled the tip in crushed graham craker crumbs - Cheesecake with no baking and no fuss!!!
This is my new go-to summer dessert recipe. It is really easy, it looks beautiful, and it tastes sublime. The mascarpone filling is amazing.
This tasted like mini strawberry short cakes! I'm not very good with the pretty designs out of the corner of a plastic baggie, but they sure did taste good :)