Friday, February 27, 2009

Strawberry Fantasy

6 oz cream cheese (softened at room temperature)
½ cup powdered sugar
1 cup heavy cream
½ tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup strawberry glaze
2 pints fresh strawberries
4 waffle bowls
1 can aerosol whipped cream

1. Place cream cheese in mixing bowl and mix on low speed until smooth.
2. Add powdered sugar, heavy cream and vanilla. Mix on low until combined.
3. Increase speed to medium and continue to whip until mixture is thick and has stiff peaks.
4. Keep filling covered and refrigerated until ready to use.
5. Remove stems from strawberries and rinse.
6. Save 4 well shaped strawberries for garnish. Slice remaining strawberries into halves or quarters depending on size.
7. Mix strawberries with glaze until coated. Do not refrigerate.
8. Place waffle bowl on a dessert plate. (A small dab of filling underneath will keep the bowl from sliding when served).
9. Fill waffle bowl with ½ cup cream cheese filling. Top with 1 cup of fresh strawberry mix.
10. Garnish with whipped cream and a whole strawberry. Serve immediately.

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