My husband and I created these delicious strawberries for a Valentine's dinner we hosted several years ago. They've been a favorite of ours for many years. They are simple to make for any romantic dinner.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat the mascarpone cheese, confectioners sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream. Spoon cheese mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star tip.

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  • Leaving the stem end in tact, cut off the tip of each strawberry, and carefully remove the core using a small, thin knife. Stand strawberries upright (stem end down), and slice through the tip toward the stem. Do not cut completely through. Repeat, slicing a total of 4 times. Each strawberry will have 8 sections. Roll the strawberries in the sugar.

  • Gently open each strawberry and fill each with the cheese mixture, using a circular motion. Arrange strawberry roses on a platter, and sprinkle with lemon zest.

Cooks Note

The roses are easier to form if strawberries are at cool room temperature when filling.

Nutrition Facts

369.1 calories; 4.5 g protein; 30.5 g carbohydrates; 72.8 mg cholesterol; 35.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
These were heavenly! I don't know what the problem was for the previous user and the cheese first I don't know how long you beat the cheese for but I did mine for about 2 minutes and it was nice and smooth no chunks at all.. maybe your cheese was bad or you beated for too long or not enough? Secondly I see marascapone in almost every grocery store I go in. I would think cream cheese would give it a whole different taste. Anyway the only problem I had was for them making it to the serving platter. lol This recipe also made about 16 medium plump strawberries for us and was a huge hit! Will definitely make these again and again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2009
I hate to give poor reviews... but this one just DID NOT WORK. After reading other reviews I made sure that my ingredients were at room temperature and that I did not overly beat the mascarpone cheese but it still got lumpy something like ricotta just like one of the other reviewers said. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
These were heavenly! I don't know what the problem was for the previous user and the cheese first I don't know how long you beat the cheese for but I did mine for about 2 minutes and it was nice and smooth no chunks at all.. maybe your cheese was bad or you beated for too long or not enough? Secondly I see marascapone in almost every grocery store I go in. I would think cream cheese would give it a whole different taste. Anyway the only problem I had was for them making it to the serving platter. lol This recipe also made about 16 medium plump strawberries for us and was a huge hit! Will definitely make these again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
These were heavenly! I don't know what the problem was for the previous user and the cheese first I don't know how long you beat the cheese for but I did mine for about 2 minutes and it was nice and smooth no chunks at all.. maybe your cheese was bad or you beated for too long or not enough? Secondly I see marascapone in almost every grocery store I go in. I would think cream cheese would give it a whole different taste. Anyway the only problem I had was for them making it to the serving platter. lol This recipe also made about 16 medium plump strawberries for us and was a huge hit! Will definitely make these again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
Its a really cool desert! Great job!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2011
These things are out of this world!! Oh my gosh they're so good! None of us could stop eating them. Even the men were silent (other than moans) when they bit in to them. Yes... they're that good. I followed it to a T other than i couldn't find the mascarpone cheese so I used philidelphia cream cheese. Makes a TON of filling though... you can do way more than 16 berries. I also dipped the ends of some of the berries in chocolate let it set then put filling in. Awesome!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2009
I hate to give poor reviews... but this one just DID NOT WORK. After reading other reviews I made sure that my ingredients were at room temperature and that I did not overly beat the mascarpone cheese but it still got lumpy something like ricotta just like one of the other reviewers said. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
Wow - whole family LOVED Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2009
The directions for this are misleading; they should read 'gently mix together the cheese powdered sugar and vanilla'. Beating the cheese causes it to separate. Even thought I am an accomplished cook mascarpone cheese is not easily found and so I have not ever used it.When I found this recipe I thought it would make a great topping for a lemon chiffon cake I was making for a party and since I follow directions to the letter proceeded to BEAT the cheese...... so I ended up with 6 of cheese down the drain and a concoction that looked like ricotta! The flavor was good but I thought a tad sweet so I would recommend cutting the sugar by 1/2 a cup. I ended up using this recipe but with cream cheese (and not as much sugar) and it turned out great for my cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2010
Pretty good but I have to confess I used cream cheese because I could not find mascarpone. I live in rural area so we don't have alot of what is avaliable at most stores. This worked great with the cream cheese though. I thinned it with a little milk and beat it for a few minutes so that it would fluff up a bit. I am excited to make these for family summer get togethers with farm fresh strawberries! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2013
A slightly sweet creamy treat. Next time I'll sift the confectioner's sugar to avoid lumps. I didn't have coarse sugar and didn't think of rolling the strawberries in granulated sugar; it probably would have helped the tartness of a few of the strawberries. I halved the recipe and it was plenty for the two of us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
Wow everybody went crazy about it! a really huge success with no fuss at all: I served these beautiful roses at my kid's Confirmation party and got rave reviews. I used cream cheese (the lighter version less fat than the regular and extremely less fat than mascarpone cheese!) didn't bother with the sugar and used simply granulated sugar I had handy and a tablespoon of lemon juice that's all. Delicious and impressive Read More
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