Red White & Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

June 30, 2018
Whip up a platter full of red, white, & blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites for an easy 4th of July ... or any  time ... treat.
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Summer is upon us, and the 4th of July is quickly approaching.  Which has had me thinking lately about watching the 4th of July fireworks as a kid ...and how easy  it was for our family to watch our town's fireworks celebration.  Yes, we were very fortunate and truly couldn't have had it much easier at all.  All we had to do was ... step out on our deck!

Seriously.

No driving.  No schlepping of lawn or camping chairs to sit in.  No parking spot hunting.  And no waiting-forever-for-the-parking-lot-to-empty after the fireworks were over.

See, I grew up in a small town in Vermont that was pretty much a valley in the center, surrounded by hills on each side.  Our town's fireworks were set off from the car racing track {a small quarter-mile speedway that I loved  going to every summer Thursday night!} that sat atop one of the town's hills.

Just cut some large strawberries in half.  I like to leave the leaf cap on and just cut right through it ... the leaves act as a little 'handle' to hold onto when eating these tasty little bites.

And our house?  Well, it just so happened to be located on the opposing hill to the race track ... with our deck offering a perfect view of the gorgeous fireworks as they exploded over the treeline.

Watching fireworks doesn't get much easier than that, does it?

Now these red, white, and blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites may not be quite  as easy as simply stepping out on the deck to watch the fireworks.

But they're pretty darn close.

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To whip up a platter full of Strawberry Cheesecake Bites, just cut some large strawberries in half.  I like to leave the leaf cap on and just cut right through it ... because {one} it looks pretty, and {two} the leaves act as a little 'handle' to hold onto when picking up and eating these tasty little bites.

If the berry halves don't sit level, cut a teeny tiny slice from the rounded platter-side of the strawberry to give it a flat spot to sit upon.

Place the strawberry halves, cut-side-up, on a platter.

If the berry halves don't sit level, cut a teeny tiny slice from the rounded platter-side of the strawberry to give it a flat spot to sit upon.

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Then pipe on a bit of cream cheese-confectioner's sugar mixture and top with a couple of fresh blueberries.

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And that's it!

Easy as that, you've got a perfect platter of red, white, and blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites for enjoying during your 4th of July ... or any  time ... festivities.

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Red White & Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
Source:  A Tracey creation
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
Directions
  1. Place softened cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, and almond extract in a small bowl; stir until well combined and smooth. Chill for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. While cream cheese mixture chills, rinse strawberries and pat dry with paper towels. Leaving leaves on, slice each strawberry in half lengthwise and set aside on a plate or serving platter with the cut side up. {If strawberry halves do not sit level on the platter, cut a very tiny slice from the rounded side of the berry half to create a flat spot for it to sit upon.}
  3. Spoon cream cheese mixture into a piping bag {I use a disposable piping bag} fitted with a large star tip. {If you don't have a piping bag, you can use a zip-top baggie. Cut off one of the bottom corners of the bag and use it to pipe through.} Pipe cream cheese mixture onto each of the strawberry halves.
  4. Top each strawberry half with two blueberries. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to about 3 hours.
Enjoy!



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17 comments

  1. Great ideas!! I am planning my 4th of July menu and your strawberry cobbler has made it to the list! I am sending this link to my family members so they can choose some recipes. Love it. - Seri from www.serisblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Seri. That Strawberry Cobbler rocks! Hope you and your family enjoy it!!

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  2. I love cheesecake, but it can be so time consuming. This is a great way to satiate my cravings a little faster. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites

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  3. I'm in love with this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you at tonight's party. We are always so impressed with your creations and can't wait to see them! Lou Lou Girls

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  4. I love this idea and can't wait to try it this 4th!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  5. I love your Strawberries, they look so festive and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  6. This is a lovely snack!

    (I pinned it here: pinterest.com/twopluscute/enticing-recipes)

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  7. If there are two things that belong together, it is cheesecake and strawberries. Can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing Tracey!

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  8. I am so making the strawberry cheesecake bites. They not only are pretty, but look delicious as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  9. This is one of the best red-white-and-blue dishes I've seen so far this year. I love how fresh it is with all the fruit, and easy to make. Thanks!

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  10. These look so cute and fun - as well as delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. I've featured your post at the party this week.Hope to 'see' you there! Happy 4th of July to you and yours!

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  11. What a cute idea. I know that these would go over big at one of my family gatherings. Thank you for sharing at Nifty Thrifty Sunday.

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  12. What a great idea for an easy 4th of July dessert. And sounds scrumptious!

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  13. I will definitely be making these for the 4th celebration. Not only are they easy but they look delicious! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  14. I just LOVE holiday themed treats Tracey!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy –
    Congrats on being one of our Featured Bloggers this week!

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  15. I had some of these at a party recently and they were heavenly!

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