Strawberries with Cream Cheese Filling

 
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Strawberries and Cream

INGREDIENTS:

32 fresh whole strawberries, large
11 to 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons semisweet or milk chocolate, grated


Directions:

Cut a thin slice from the stem end of each strawberry, allowing the berries to stand upright on flattened end.

Place berries, cut side down, on a serving platter. Cut each berry carefully into 4 wedges, cutting almost to, but not through, bottoms.

Fan wedges just slightly, taking care not to break; set berries aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and almond extract until light and fluffy.

Gently fold in grated chocolate. Using a teaspoon or decorating bag with decorative tip, fill the strawberries. If desired, sprinkle with a little more grated chocolate. Coverand chill until ready to serve. Makes about 32 filled strawberries.