I was one of 4 hostesses for a bridal shower a couple of weeks ago and I made these to go on the dessert tray. They were easy and delicious.
I like to share…
6 ounces of mascarpone cheese, room temperature
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon almond extract
3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
¼ cup sliced almonds
12-20 fresh strawberries
Rinse strawberries and cut both ends. Use small melon baler to remove inside stem. Allow to air dry for about 1 hour, or pat dry with paper towel.
Meanwhile toast almonds in 350° for 5-6 minutes.
Mix mascarpone cheese (cream cheese can be substituted) with hand mixer until fluffy. Add extracts and sugar and mix until blended.
Place cheese mixture into a pastry bag with ¼” star tip. Stuff each almond with cheese mixture. Chill strawberries.
Add cooled, toasted almonds. Can be made earlier in the day.