A family favorite recipe with a twist

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Bailey McLean, News Editor

No one can deny that in today’s world there is a dramatic change that has affected us all in some way or another. The news can be so overwhelming, with a virus that we have not experienced, that has changed our daily lives. This brings uncertainties, quarantines, and social distancing. However, despite this, The Bear Truth hopes to bring a little delight into the kitchen. 

With families staying home more, we now have a chance to reconnect with each other, to do things together. One thing that always brings a family together is cooking. Cooking and conversation.

With summer quickly approaching, picnic foods, barbecue, and sweet sundaes are coming back in season. Today, I will be giving you an easy, fast, family favorite that you can try. This recipe with a twist I’m sharing is called, Deviled Strawberries with cream cheese filling. Who doesn’t like cheesecake?

Ingredients 

18-24 large strawberries

1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese (softened)

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1/3 cup sour cream

2/3 cup white granulated sugar

1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (optional)

Instructions

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. Then 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).

Place the softened cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon juice in a medium-sized mixing bowl (DO NOT add the heavy whipping cream). Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

In a different medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form (about 5 minutes). Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until well incorporated.

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

There you have it, a twist on an old favorite that I’m sure everyone will enjoy! We hope that you and your family are staying safe during this time.