I had this emailed to me the other day and I thought it was a great idea for Christmas! Quite similar to the Santa Hat Brownies recipe that I posted last year, but perhaps a bit easier to do.
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE SANTAS
You will need:
1 lb (500g) large strawberries
1 (8 ounce / 230g) package cream cheese, softened
3-4 Tablespoons castor sugar (or sugar substitute – to taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
A few linseed seeds or chocolate vermicelli pieces for eyes
Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top, (enough for a hat). Clean out the whole strawberry with a paring knife, if necessary (some of them are hollow already. Prepare all of the strawberries and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add cream cheese mix to a piping bag or a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off. Fill the strawberries with cheesecake mixture.
Once strawberries are filled, top with the ‘hats.’ Decorate according to photo. If not serving immediately, refrigerate until serving.