RECIPE

Stuffed Roasted Strawberries

This is an inside-out version of chocolate dipped strawberries. Roasting the fruit brings out even more flavor and juiciness – you’ll never settle for plain old dipped berries again! You can use any type of chocolate (milk, white or semi-sweet), but remember that bittersweet chocolate has less sugar and is lower in carbs.


These berries are a delicious dessert with Turkey Cacciatore Burgers on Portobello “Buns”.

Ingredients

  • 12 extra-large strawberries (the bigger the better!)
  • 1-2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • Whipped cream, from a canister
  • Cocoa powder, for garnish

Preparation

Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.


Slice the tops of the berries off just below the stem. Cut the tips off (about 1/4-inch), so that the berries will sit upright. Next, use a small spoon or a melon baller to hollow out the strawberries, working from their tops, in order to create a cavity in each one. Stuff some chocolate into the cavity of each strawberry and place them upright in a baking dish. Lightly sprinkle the berries with sugar, if desired.


Roast the berries until soft and the chocolate is melted, about 10-12 minutes.


To serve, place three strawberries on a dessert plate in a triangle. If the berries have given off liquid in the baking dish, spoon it over them. Spray a small mound of cream in the center of the berries, and top each berry with a rosette of cream. Sift a little cocoa powder over the plate and enjoy!

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