Mascarpone-filled Strawberries
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries, rinsed and dried
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • ten drops of stevia, or to taste
  • dark chocolate, for drizzling or dipping
Instructions
  1. Use a sharp knife to slice the strawberries lengthwise, leaving them attached at the top.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the mascarpone, orange zest, and stevia. Use a small spoon to stuff each strawberry with a spoonful of the mixture, and transfer the stuffed berries to a plate. When they are all stuffed, place them in the refrigerator to chill while you melt the chocolate. If you plan to fully coat the berries with chocolate, chill for an hour before dipping.
  3. Break up the chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after each minute, until the chocolate is smooth. Drizzle over the berries or dunk them, and place them on waxed paper to cool.
  4. Note: I used six ounces of chocolate to drizzle half of the batch and dunk the other half.
Recipe by Seasonal & Savory at http://www.seasonalandsavory.com/2013/02/mascarpone-filled-strawberries.html