Mascarpone Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberry Santas Recipe

All opinions expressed herein are my own!

Because of my pregnancy I am really into small portions, small meals, small snack, and small desserts.  If I eat too much of anything I get very ill, so this Christmas I am keeping things small — but certainly not doing without my cheesecake! I hope you enjoy these little Santas as much as I do.

A little reminder before you begin, these little guys don’t keep for days. I do not recommend you prepare this recipe until the day you plan to serve. While they “can” keep overnight, that will often lead to strawberry juices oozing all over your serving platter; not making for a presentable treat.

Stuffed Santa Strawberries Recipe

Mascarpone Cheesecake Stuffed

Strawberry Santas Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pint Fresh Strawberries
  • 4 oz Mascarpone Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Mini Chocolate Chips or Sprinkles
  • Pastry Bag, Round tip

Directions:

Wash strawberries, remove green cap (don’t hull). Slice the bottom of the strawberries, 1/3 from the tip. Set aside the tip. Using a paring knife, hull the strawberries from the side you removed the tip from.  Allow strawberries to continue to dry on a paper towel while you prepare the filling.

In a mixing bowl, beat mascarpone cheese and granulated sugar until smooth. Add vanilla extract, beat until well combined. Set aside.

In a separate mixing bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks are formed.  Gently fold cream into mascarpone mixture and transfer to a piping bag.

Before filling your strawberries, pipe two “buttons” onto your strawberry Santa bodies.  Gently place your strawberry body where you want them on your serving platter after your buttons are piped on.

Pipe Santa “heads” onto your strawberry “bodies” using a basic cupcake swirl.

After you have piped all of the “heads”, top each with the strawberry tips you set aside earlier.  Pipe on a small dot at the top of each to resemble the Santa hat’s cotton ball.

Place two chocolate “eyes” on each “Santa head”. Use decorating tongs to prevent smearing your filling.

Chill stuffed Santa’s for 30 minutes, or until ready to serve.

Tip:  If you aren’t serving your Santa’s right away, store in a sealed container or cupcake carrier until you are ready to serve. Do serve the same day as prepared.

 


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19 thoughts on “Mascarpone Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberry Santas Recipe

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    These are adorable and so fun! I bet they taste delicious too, I love mascarpone. I am definitely going to make some, thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

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    These are so cute and very clever! They look delicious.

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    Those are so pretty. And they would taste wonderful.

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    These are so cute! Strawberries are my favorite, and I absolutely love mascarpone. I just don’t have enough excuses to use it. Thank you!

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    These little guys wouldn’t stand a chance with my family. We are all huge strawberry lovers.

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    The strawberry Santas are really adorable and what a great idea! I would have a great time serving these to guests!

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    Adorable! And healthier than most desserts 🙂

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    These are just such a wow. Cute, whimsical, creative and yummy. Love the idea

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    So adorable and yummy looking. Thanks for the tip about not making them too early.

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    Wow, these look cute and delicious! Could easily be adapted too…I’m thinking Valentine’s Day.

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    I love marscapone cheese, this recipe look delicious!
    I can’t wait to make this for my next gathering!

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    First off, Can I just say how cute these are! I’ve never used marscapone cheese and it sounds like this is a great way to use it!

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    That is an adorable idea. I can understand why you wouldn’t want to make them too early.

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    These look too cute to eat! Thanks for the recipe.

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