Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Filled Strawberries!

Remember the  cheesecake filled strawberries I made with Tupperware back in April for my friend’s going away party?

 

I thought I’d change them up a bit in celebration of Independence Day:

I made them the same way I did the first ones (click here for my recipe & step-by-step photos), but instead of drizzling chocolate and sprinkling them with graham cracker crumbs, I used blue Wilton Candy Melts & star sprinkles I got from the bakery at Stop & Shop!

 

It took about 15 minutes, start to finish!
How’s that for an easy treat to bring along to a 4th of July Picnic?

Pink Lemonade and Pretzel Pie

Looking for a great sweet & salty recipe? Try this pink lemonade pie with pretzel crust!

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups broken pretzels (approx 4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine

Filling

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese
  • 3 boxes instant pudding and pie filling mix – (either white chocolate, cheesecake or vanilla flavor)
  • 1 can (12 oz) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 or 3 drops red food color

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

    Pretzels in Smooth Chopper

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

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Making the Crust:
First, heat oven to 350°F.
Next, using either the Quick Chef or Smooth Chopper, crush your pretzels.
NOTE: I found that the Smooth Chopper took less time then the  Quick Chef to get them finely crushed, though either tool would do. (The Quick Chef is ON SALE for the month of June)!

 

After the pretzel’s are crushed, place the paddle whisk in the Quick Chef Pro, and mix the sugar with the crushed pretzels.

Tupperware Products Shown: Quick Chef® Pro, Counterscaping Dry Seasoning Container, Measuring Cups

Next, melt your butter, and attach your funnel to the Quick Chef Pro.

Pour your melted butter in  and mix well.

Quick Chef Pro with Funnel.

Next, spread the crust in the bottom of an ungreased  pan or glass baking dish.
Bake it for 5-8 minutes, then let it cool completely.

Making the Whipped Cream:
Since we need some whipped cream for the filling make your whipped cream first!
To do this, you just need your Whip ‘N Prep! Just combine your Whipping Cream, Vanilla & Powdered Sugar, turn the handle til it’s whipped and you have easy homemade whipping cream!
                                                     NOTE: The Whip’N Prep is ON SALE til June 8th!

 

 

 

 

Making the Lemonade Filling:

First start by softening the cream cheese (microwave on medium for 1 min or til softened).

Once it’s soft, either use the Quick Chef Pro or the Whip ‘N Prep to mix the cream cheese with the pink lemonade concentrate.

Once it’s well-blended, add the pudding packets & red food coloring. Mix until it gets fluffy! Then add 2 cups of whipped cream, mix again and spread it over the crust (once it’s cool).

Then, add the whipped cream on top & spread it. Refrigerate for 2 hours then ENJOY! :)

 

 

Adapted for Tupperware from a Betty Crocker Recipe

How To: Make Cheesecake Filled Strawberries with Tupperware!

I was in the grocery store this morning and saw the strawberries were on sale buy one get one free! I have a going away party to attend tonight so I figured I’d get some to bring. I was trying to think of something else to bring with them, but there wasn’t very much “party-worthy” in my cupboards. Though I did find a box of No Bake Jello Cheesecake!At first I thought I’d make strawberry cheesecake. Then I remembered having seen people on pinterest pinning cheesecake-filled strawberries and thought, “hmmm I could fill the strawberries with the cheesecake!” I looked to see how they did it. People mentioned filling them with cheesecake mix with a spoon… but I had a better idea!Here’s how I did it in under 20 minutes start to finish:

First I used a paring knife to cut the tops of the strawberries off, and then cut the middles out. This was the step that took the longest (10 minutes for 2lbs of strawberries).*

*NOTE It may have taken me a bit longer then it will take you since I do have neuromuscular disease & I’m on coumadin (blood thinner) so I cut slow plus didn’t want to bleed all over the food. ;)

When I’m not busy creating stuff for my etsy shop, or working on D.I.Y. Projects for my daughter, I also sell Tupperware! It’s not your grandmothers Tupperware though.

They have some fabulous new stuff including the Whip ’N Prep™ Chef and my latest favorite gadget, the Squeeze It™ Decorator!!! I used both of these items to make it quick and easy!

I used the Tupperware Whip ‘N Prep™ Chef  to mix the Jello NoBake cheesecake mix. Took me under a minute to mix it!

Next I poured the cheesecake mix into the Squeeze It™ Decorator. It took me under 2 minutes to fill all the strawberries with this! it would have taken far longer by spoon and been far messier!

The other advantage to the Squeeze It™ Decorator over a spoon is it comes out looking fantastic! It comes with 5 tips (fine threads, closed star, open star, shell and filler) and I used the open star.

NOTE: Squeeze It™ Decorator is on sale til April 27th for $14 – regularly $23.50!

Next, I sprinkled the graham cracker crumbs on top that came in the box.

NOTE: If I didn’t have a boxed mix, I could have used my favorite Tupperware gadgets – Chop ’N Prep™ Chef or Smooth Chopper – to make the same mixture quickly from graham crackers!

Finally, I drizzled  chocolate on the top! You can do this with the Squeeze It™ Decorator fine threads tip! :)

It’s in the fridge cooling before the party in an hour! With just 20 minutes of time and a few awesome gadgets to make it quick and easy, I have a great treat!!!

Now I’m just sad to go say goodbye to my friend, who is moving to Brazil on Tuesday. :'(