Step 1: Ingredients
8oz cream cheese (Philadelphia brand is the best)
4oz real dairy sour scream
1/2 cup powdered sugar - sifted
1/4-1/2 tsp almond extract
Slivered or Sliced Almonds
Step 2: Prepare the Strawberries
Using a thin pairing knife, cut a deep X through the tip of each berry, but be sure not to cut completely through.
Set the berries aside till later.
Step 3: Prepare the Filling
Step 4: Fill the Strawberries
Whichever method you use, pipe the filling into the berries.
Place the filled berries onto a cookie sheet or platter, and put them in to chill until serving time.
Step 5: Garnish and Enjoy
Serve and enjoy!
Step 6: Variations
Mix some cocoa powder into the filling
Replace the almond extract with rum extract or mint extract
Instead of cutting the X, hull the strawberries and pull out the core. Use a filling with mint instead of almond extract to fill the hollow, then recreate the hull using young mint leaves.
Use fresh raspberries instead of strawberries
The possibilities are virtually endless. Don't be afraid to experiment.