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Balsamic and Parmesan Strawberry Bites

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Dress to impress. Transform an already beautiful strawberry into an extraordinarily delicious work of art with flavorful filling topped by fascinator-like parmesan crisp.

Balsamic and Parmesan Strawberry Bites

Balsamic and Parmesan Strawberry Bites

Course: Appetizer
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Yield: 18 Balsamic Bites
Calories: 147kcal
Tip: Cheese filling can be made up to 3 days in advance and kept refrigerated in an airtight container.

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Equipment

  • Piping bag

Ingredients

  • 18-20 medium-sized fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup softened low-fat cream cheese
  • ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp finely chopped thyme
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper

Parmesan Thyme Crisp:

  • ½ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

To prepare the strawberries:

  • Trim the leafy stem end from a strawberry and stand up on cut end.
  • Starting at the tip of the strawberry, make two cuts in a cross pattern 2/3 of the way down.
  • Gently open up the four strawberry sections wide enough to fit a large star piping tip.
  • Repeat with remaining strawberries.

For Parmesan Thyme Crisp:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • On a parchment-lined baking sheet, sprinkle Parmesan in an even 1/8 inch thick layer.
  • Top with thyme leaves and cracked black pepper.
  • Bake in center rack for 3-4 minutes until light golden.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, ricotta, grated Parmesan, balsamic vinegar, thyme and pepper.
  • Scrape mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
  • Pipe about 1 ½ tablespoons into each strawberry.
  • Gently break Parmesan Thyme Crisp into small pieces and top each strawberry to garnish.

Notes

1 bite is 1/18th recipe and assumed all Parmesan Thyme Crisps used up.
Cheese filling can be made up to 3 days in advance and kept refrigerated in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 3  strawberries | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 334mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 37mg

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