Deviled Strawberries


Deviled Strawberries with Spiced Mascarpone Cream
adapted from The Quinces and the Pea
  • 1 pound strawberries, rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbs sugar (more if the strawberries aren't very sweet)
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • cinnamon, for sprinkling
Halve each strawberry through the stem-end, and use a melon baller or paring knife to scoop out part of the middle.

In a medium bowl, beat the mascarpone, cream, sugar, vanilla, and cardamom until soft peaks form.  Using a piping bag fitted with corner snipped off (or a round tip), fill each strawberry with the cream.  Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon, and serve.