(new recipe) Absolutly loved these!
24 large strawberries, hulls removed
12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup almonds, chopped fine in the blender
Place cream cheese in a bowl, and microwave for 30 seconds, so that it's soft.
Whip together the cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar.
In the center of each strawberry, using a sharp knife, make a hole in each one, as deep as you can without going out the bottom.
Spoon or pipe the filling into each hole.
Dip cheesecake end of strawberry into chopped almonds or pistachios, making sure you completely cover the cheesecake with the nuts.
Lay strawberries in a pretty serving dish.
Sprinkle with any leftover nuts around the dish.
Chill, and serve.
Makes 24 servings.