The wonderful thing about long car rides is it allows for endless conversations about anything from the latest book we’ve read to a recipe we want to try. I sat and listened while Eric described his idea for what I’m calling – Delightful Strawberries. I’m all for Eric trying out new recipes. They’re good for my taste buds and good for this blog. It’s a win – win.

Monday night he began hulling strawberries and I grabbed my camera. While the Delightful Strawberries turned out to be absolutely scrumptious… the final pictures of them didn’t turn out well. Here’s what happened. I decided to wait until the chocolate hardened to take the last shots. Eric, Kai and I turned on Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of The Ring while we waited. If you have seen Fellowship of the Ring you know it’s a LONG movie. By the time it was over I was half asleep and in no mood to make strawberries look pretty for a picture. When I took the berries out of the fridge I realized I should have put parchment paper under them. I was left holding a strawberry with half its chocolate coating stuck to the plate. I ate it. Then I ate three or four or five more because they were incredible and because I was feeling sorry for myself after watching a movie based off of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel. He was a brilliant writer. Gollum  has to be one of my all-time favorite characters. The lesson… when faced with feelings of inadequacy over an artist’s brilliant work – eat chocolate covered, cream cheese filled strawberries. You’ll feel better… for a minute or two.

So, the strawberries don’t look tasty but believe me they are! Here’s the recipe. Make sure to place parchment paper under the chocolate.


  • Pint of Strawberries
  • Chopped Orange Zest (1 Teaspoon)
  • Chocolate for Dipping
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
  •  1/2 Teaspoon Orange liqueur
  • Parchment paper

First, hull the strawberries.

Not sure how to hull a strawberry properly. Follow this link.

Next, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, and orange zest.

Pour in the liqueur, stir, and fill each strawberry with the mixture.


We tried using a corn holder. A spoon may have worked better.

Sprinkle extra zest on the strawberry. Let the chocolate dry. Delicious!

Sorry looking strawberries that taste like heaven.

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Delightful Strawberries

Serves 12-14
Prep time 20 minutes


  • 1 pint Strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Peel (finely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons Cream Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Orange Liqueur
  • 1 cup Chocolate (Chocolate for dipping fruit)


Step 1
Hull strawberries.
Step 2
Mix together the cream cheese, sugar, orange zest and orange liqueur.
Step 3
Fill the strawberries with the mixture and dip them in chocolate.
Step 4
Place the chocolate strawberries on parchment paper to dry. Sprinkle extra orange zest over the filling to decorate.


Comments to "Delightful Strawberries"

  1. Vivian Kirkfield

    June 7, 2012

    WOW! I think they look awesome…and I’m sure they tasted even better…thanks for the recipe and photos.
    Long car drives have always been our favorite time to talk…in fact, my husband and I would use our car (in the driveway) to have serious discussions when our kids were growing up and we felt the need to “get away” with actually going anywhere. 🙂

  2. kdrausin

    June 10, 2012

    You’re welcome and thanks for stopping by Vivian. I’m excited to try the strawberries again. They really were delicious.

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