Cream Cheese Filled Strawberries

Source:  Debbie - Mountain Breaths

8 ounces room-temperature cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 TB tablespoons confectioners' sugar
12 strawberries

NOTE: 
The only adjustment I made to the recipe was to add more powdered sugar.  I like my cream cheese filling sweet.  And I dipped each strawberry in
chocolate before piping in the filling.  Also I filled the strawberry from the top , not the stem end.


Whip room-temperature cream cheese on medium speed until slightly fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 2 TB confectioners' sugar. Trim tops and bottoms of 12 strawberries to level. Use a small melon baller to scoop out tops. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch star tip with cream cheese mixture; pipe into berries until it brims over tops. Toast 1/4 cup sliced almonds in a 350°oven until golden-brown, 3 to 6 minutes; arrange slices over filling.


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