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This mascarpone stuffed strawberries recipe is sure to be a hit this Valentine’s Day. You can make it in just half an hour (or maybe less!) and you just need four ingredients as well as optional toppers. Fresh strawberries are the perfect way to celebrate your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day (or even Galentine’s Day), so why not serve these special cheesecake stuffed strawberries with your champagne or drink of choice?

Valentine's day marscapone stuffed strawberries.

Mascarpone stuffed strawberries pair fresh strawberries with a sweet creamy cheese filling. The recipe is super-easy to make and sure to impress. 

Looking to pair these with more fruity goodness? Try out some refreshing chocolate dipped strawberry popsicles or indulge in strawberry shortcake in a jar. If you’re in the mood for something a bit simpler, sparkling strawberry lemonade is sure to satisfy.

Cream cheese stuffed Valentine's strawberries with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Why You’ll Love These

Easy:  This recipe is incredibly easy to make. Forget expensive Valentine’s sweet treats from the grocery store and make these cheesecake stuffed strawberries instead.
Tasty: You can’t go stuffing juicy fresh strawberries with a creamy mixture that tastes like vanilla no bake cheesecake filling. It’s like a cheesecake without the graham cracker crumbs.
Versatile: Stuffed strawberries can be prepared ahead, to free up your time later. Serve them for dessert, as a sweet snack or paired with a sweet drink.

Indulge in a delectable strawberry treat this Valentine's day with our marscapone stuffed strawberries.

Mascarpone Stuffed Strawberries Ingredients

A complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

Strawberries: Thawed strawberries won’t work here. You need the firmness of fresh ones to hold the filling.
Mascarpone cheese: Mascarpone cheese is a soft Italian double or triple cream cheese. This tangy soft cheese contrasts beautifully with the berries. If you prefer, you can use softened cream cheese instead, as the cream cheese mixture will have a similar flavor and texture.
Powdered sugar: To sweeten the mascarpone or cream cheese filling. Don’t use regular sugar because it would be grainy. Powdered sugar is sometimes labeled confectioner’s sugar – this is the same thing.
Vanilla extract: Adds a lovely flavor to the filling. Feel free to use another flavor extract if you prefer.
Melting chocolates or candies: Although optional, these do look pretty on the finished stuffed strawberries. Sprinkles also look great and will stick to the melted chocolate if used.

Valentine's day stuffed strawberries skewers.
Marscapone stuffed strawberries topped with cream and sprinkles.

How to Make Deviled Strawberries

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Prepare the strawberries:  Scoop out the middle of each strawberry with a melon baller or spoon. Pat them dry on a paper towel if needed.
Make the cheesecake filling: Whip the mascarpone with powdered sugar and vanilla extract, adding more powdered sugar if you want it sweeter.
Fill the hulled strawberries: Fill a large piping bag with the cheese filling and fill the strawberries.
The finishing touches: If you want to decorate them, melt chocolate or candies and then pipe heart shapes and add sprinkles on top. Keep the cheesecake mix stuffed strawberries and the candy hearts chilled until serving.

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Creamcheese stuffed strawberries with whipped cream on a cutting board.

Substitutions and Variations

Cream cheese also works: Cream cheese works in place of the mascarpone, so feel free to make a cream cheese mixture if you like.
Cut the carbs: Swap the powdered sugar for a keto-friendly alternative, such as a powdered sugar alternative or a few drops of liquid stevia sweetener.
Swap the vanilla: Valentine strawberries can be flavored with vanilla extract or any other kind you want.

Valentine's strawberries with cream and sprinkles on a wooden cutting board.

Serving Suggestions

You can thread these on to long bamboo skewers as a garnish for cocktails or serve them just as they are. If you’re making them as part of a Valentine’s meal, here are some pairing ideas:

Main dish and sides: Pair stuffed strawberries with any of these Valentine breakfast ideas or for lunch or dinner, how about a special lobster dinner?
Desserts: Strawberry desserts like strawberry shortcake and bundt cakes can be decorated with mascarpone cheese strawberries.
Drinks: They would be delicious served with Valentine’s Day cocktails.

Indulge in the irresistible combination of Valentine's strawberries, delicately stuffed with cream and adorned with sprinkles.

How to Store Mascarpone Filled Strawberries

Store:  These are best served the day you make them but will keep for a day or so. They might weep a little if you don’t eat them for more than a day.
Freeze:  These don’t freeze well, as they will thaw out mushy.

Strawberry treat with whipped cream on top.

Top Tips

No piping bag? No problem: If you don’t have a piping bag, you can either use a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off instead, or else simply use a small spoon to fill the berries.
Make the chocolate decorations last: It’s best to prepare the sprinkle-topped chocolate hearts just before serving (if using) so they don’t melt or run.
Customize as you like: You can have fun trying different flavors of extract (almond extract is really good too) and take your pick from different melting candies and types of sprinkles.

Valentine's day stuffed strawberries with cream and sprinkles on a cutting board.
Four strawberries stuffed with mascarpone and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Filled Strawberries FAQs

What’s another way to garnish these?

If you don’t want to make chocolate hearts or melted candy hearts, you can sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the finished mascarpone devilled strawberries instead. Crushed graham crackers also work well, as a nod to cheesecake.

What piping tip is best for piping in the filling?

A large star tip works best for piping the cheesecake filling into the cored strawberries.

Can you make the filling ahead?

Yes, you can make it up to a day ahead. Keep it covered and refrigerated so it stays fresh.

Indulge in the irresistible combination of Valentine's strawberries, delicately stuffed with cream and adorned with sprinkles.
Cream cheese stuffed strawberries on a cutting board.

Mascarpone Stuffed Strawberries Recipe

5 from 45 votes

Mascarpone Stuffed Strawberries

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Mascarpone stuffed strawberries pair fresh strawberries with a sweet cream cheese filling. The recipe is super-easy to make and sure to impress.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

Optional heart toppers:

  • Cup chocolate , melting or candy melts in preferred color
  • sprinkles, as needed

Instructions 

For the Strawberries:

  • Use a small melon baller or spoon to scoop the center out of each sliced strawberry. If the strawberries appear to be wet, dab them dry gently using a paper towel and set aside.
  • In a bowl, whip the mascarpone cheese together with ½ cup of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Give the mixture a taste, if you prefer a sweeter filling add an additional ¼ cup of powdered sugar and whip again.
  • Fill a large piping bag, fitted with a large open star piping tip, with the mascarpone filling.
  • Fill each strawberry with the mascarpone.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to serve. When ready to serve, top with chocolate hearts and sprinkles.

Optional Chocolate Heart Toppers:

  • Melt the chocolate or candy coating in a small microwave safe dish.
  • Fill a piping bag with the melted chocolate. When the chocolate has cooled enough so that it is safe to handle, snip just the very tip off of the piping bag.
  • On a piece of parchment paper, draw hearts using the piping bag then either fill them in solid or in a “scribbled” pattern.
  • Sprinkle with sprinkles.
  • Let cool and harden completely before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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If you’re looking for a romantic Valentine’s sweet treat that’s easy to make and sure to be a hit, you can’t go wrong with creamy cheese-stuffed strawberries. They’re like bite-size mini cheesecakes, just without the graham crackers. You can make heart-shaped decorations with dark chocolate, white chocolate or melting candies, or choose readymade candies to finish these off beautifully.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends too!