Cheesecake Berry Bites Recipe
 
 
Ingredients
  • 25 - 30 fresh strawberries
  • 25 - 30 blueberries
  • 1 (3 oz) box of cheesecake instant pudding mix
  • 1 (8 oz) block of cream cheese
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Wash the berries.
  2. Slice the stems off the strawberries, leaving flat bottoms to set them on the serving tray.
  3. Starting at the pointed end of each strawberry, slice down through the center of the berry, stopping about ⅔ of the way down. DON'T CUT ALL THE WAY THROUGH.
  4. Turn the berry one quarter turn and do the same thing, stopping when you get about ⅔ of the way through. Repeat this process 2 more times until you have made 4 cuts and your strawberry is starting to open up into little "petals". It won't spread open very wide, so don't worry. You've definitely done it right. The "petals" will be pushed out a little when you add the filling.
  5. Cut each strawberry in this same pattern.
  6. Mix cream cheese, dry pudding mix, whole milk and vanilla, with an electric mixer, until smooth and creamy.
  7. Spoon the filling into a piping bag with a decorative tip or into a plastic sandwich bag that has the corner snipped off.
  8. Squeeze "cheesecake" into the cavity you created when slicing each strawberry. Use enough filling to gently separate the strawberry "petals".
  9. Top each filled strawberry with a blueberry for a festive red, white and blue Fourth of July appetizer.
  10. Because you sliced the bottoms flat, the berries will easily sit on a platter or tray for serving and you can sprinkle additional blueberries around the base for added color and snacking.
  11. Refrigerate until time to serve.
Recipe by Busy-at-Home at http://busy-at-home.com/cheesecake-berry-bites-recipe/