Recipe: Yogurt-Filled Strawberries


Yogurt-Filled Strawberries, Courtesy: www.bettycrocker.com
Yogurt-Filled Strawberries, Courtesy: http://www.bettycrocker.com

 

It’s almost strawberry season! Here’s a fun way to serve this sweet fruit – stuff them with your favorite yogurt and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Nice!  Here are some fun facts about strawberries from our friends at Country Living:

  • Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen each Spring
  • Each strawberry has an average of 200 seeds.
  • Strawberries are considered members of the rose family and give off a sweet fragrance.
  • As perennials, they will grow back year after year.
  • Don’t rinse cut strawberries under water until just before you are ready to eat them because it speeds up the spoiling process.
  • There is a museum in Belgium dedicated to strawberries.
  • Strawberries are grown in every US State and Canadian province.

So go ahead and enjoy strawberries year round!

Ingredients:
12 large strawberries
1 container (5.3 oz.) yogurt
Miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips, if desired
Grated orange peel, if desired

Directions:
  1. Wash and pat strawberries dry.
  2. Using small melon baller, scoop out the green top of each strawberry.
  3. Spoon yogurt into center of each strawberry.
  4. Sprinkle miniature chocolate chips and/or orange peel on top of strawberries.
  5. Serve immediately, or refrigerate up to two hours before serving.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • The original recipe called for Yoplait® Greek tangerine yogurt. However, I used a store brand of strawberry yogurt, to enhance the strawberry flavor. Use your favorite yogurt.
  • A note following this recipe advised to remove the hulls of the strawberries after rinsing to avoid water-logged berries. I think that’s a great hint, so I am passing it along.
  • No melon baller? No problem – use a small paring knife instead.
  • How about serving with chocolate sauce for dipping? Yes!

Yield: 12 strawberries

Source: http://www.bettycrocker.com and http://www.countryliving.com

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