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Deviled Strawberries (Made with a Cheesecake Filling)

Are you looking for easy party food ideas to feed a crowd? These deviled strawberries are quick and simple to make with just a few ingredients! They are filled with a cream cheese filling that tastes just like strawberry cheesecake but in the form of finger food. They are perfect for parties, birthdays, potlucks, 4th of July, and more. Either way, this spectacular table display will be the hit of the party, both as a dessert and/or appetizer.

Keyword appetizer, cheesecake, dessert, finger food, parties, party food, potlucks, strawberries, treats


  • 18-24 large strawberries
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs


  1. Prep the strawberries by cutting off the stems and slicing them in half. Next, cut a small sliver off of the back of each strawberry half so that they sit up straight. Use a small melon baller to carefully hollow out the middle (you don't need to take out much, just make a small enough indent so that the cream cheese filling doesn't slide off). *Pictorial Above *

  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form (about 5 minutes). 

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon juice with an electric mixer until smooth. 

  4. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until well incorporated. 

  5. Fill a piping bag with the cream cheese mixture (I used a star tip), and pipe it onto each sliced strawberry.

  6. Finish with a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs.

  7. Serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

  • Want to make them low carb? Use a low carb sweetener in place of the sugar and omit the graham crackers.
  • The number of strawberries you need to match the amount of cream cheese mixture really depends on the size of the strawberries. I bought a large container of medium sized strawberries from Costco, and still ended up with a bit of leftover cream cheese mixture. I had no idea what to do with it, so I just ate it all in one sitting. 
  • You CAN make the cream cheese mixture (including whipped cream) the day before. My leftovers were the perfect consistency the next day (again, I may or may not have been eating it with a spoon).
  • The strawberries can also be cut and prepped the day before, just be sure to place them in an air tight container with a paper towel so that they don't get soggy or end up with that weird refrigerator taste.