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Chocolate Pistachio Truffle Berries

Inspired by Amee’s Savory Dish’s recipe appearing on PopSugar

Chocolate Mascarpone Truffle Stuffed Strawberries with Pistachios ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #strawberry #recipe

Strawberries filled with a sweet chocolate mascarpone filling, topped with dark chocolate and chopped pistachios to seal in the “truffle-esque” filling.

I made these chocolate mascarpone stuffed strawberries for my friend Kelly for her birthday … she had given me some ideas for favorite foods, but then she kept talking about strawberries all week. So I decided it had to be strawberries. But something way more decadent than just berries. This was a special birthday and Kelly is a pretty dang awesome friend.

Kelly shared the berries with our group. Several of the gals agreed they were “truffle-esque” … I like that word. So I decided these should be called “Truffle Berries”.

If you are not sure whether your recipient is fond of pistachios, make some with nuts, some without.

Chocolate Pistachio Truffle Berries

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 40 berries or so, depending on the size of berries

Serving Size: 1 - 2 berries

Chocolate Pistachio Truffle Berries

Ingredients

    For the filling:
  • 8 oz. Mascarpone cheese
  • 5 oz. light cream cheese
  • 3 oz. dark or semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • About 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil or mint leaves (optional)
  • And the rest:
  • 1 - 2 lb. fresh strawberries
  • Good quality dark or semi-sweet chocolate, melted, for dipping
  • Chopped roasted pistachios

Instructions

  1. Mix together all the filling ingredients. Beat with a mixer on high speed until the mixture is soft and fluffy.
  2. Clean the strawberries, then, using a small knife cut out a cone in the center of each berry to make a hole for the filling.
  3. Cover a flat surface (such as a large cutting board or baking sheet) with waxed paper or a nonstick silicon baking mat.
  4. Pipe (or spoon) as much of the filling as you can fit into each berry. Melt the dipping chocolate and drizzle over the end of the berry to seal in the filling, then sprinkle the chocolate end of the berry with chopped pistachios and set the berry gently on the prepared surface. Repeat with the other berries until you run out of berries (or filling or chocolate). Make some without the nuts to please those who aren't partial to nuts.
  5. Let the berries sit until the chocolate has set ... or set the tray in the fridge to set faster. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until serving time. Serve the same day for best results.

Notes

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Chocolate Mascarpone Truffle Stuffed Strawberries with Pistachios ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #strawberry #recipe

This recipe was shared at: Wednesday ExtravaganzaThursday Favorite ThingsCreate it Thursday, Thursday’s TreasuresWhat to Do Weekends and Keep Calm & Cook On – Strawberries.

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9 Responses

  1. You are soooooooo brilliant, dear Ann! xoxo

    July 1, 2013 at 9:57 pm

  2. Oh my goodness…these look divine! This would be perfect to link-up to my Create It Thursday post…it’s live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/07/create-it-thursday-9-plus-feautres.html

    July 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you for your kind words … and for the invite Leslie! I’m on my way 🙂

      July 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm

  3. Oh my those look so lovely and sound sooooo delicious. I must try these and soon! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation. Hug, Beverly

    July 5, 2013 at 3:43 am

  4. Love this! Pinning!!

    ~Peace,
    LuAnne

    July 5, 2013 at 7:44 am

  5. Such a simple yet elegant dessert! Chocolate and strawberries are always a winning combination, but the mascarpone and pistachios just put this over the top. Lovely!

    July 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm

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