Deviled Strawberries

Move over deviled eggs!

Deviled Strawberries with frosting filling

Rachel Marek

Total Time:
25 mins
48 halves

Strawberries have long been a topper on cupcakes, cheesecakes, chocolate mousse cakes—you name it, someone else has put strawberries on it. But magic happens when we flip the script and let strawberries be the star. These deviled strawberries are decorated with a dollop of cream cheese frosting and rainbow sprinkles that practically melts in your mouth. Our deviled strawberry recipe also has step-by-step instructions for topping your strawberries with lemon cheesecake, caramel pretzel, hazelnut spread, or marshmallow chocolate frostings. With five variations to choose from, no one will go hungry at your next get-together or Easter gathering.


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 24 large strawberries, halved lengthwise

  • 5 shortbread cookies, finely crushed

  • Sprinkles


  1. mixing butter, cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar for deviled strawberries with stand mixer

    Rachel Marek

    In a medium bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar on low speed until smooth.

  2. Butter, creme cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar added to piping bag

    Rachel Marek

    Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.

  3. cutting and coring strawberries for Deviled Strawberries

    Rachel Marek

    If strawberry halves don't sit flat, use a paring knife to trim a small slice off the bottom of each half. Using a small melon baller or measuring spoon, slightly scoop out the center of each strawberry half.

    Test Kitchen Tip: You can remove the green leaves from the strawberry if desired. While testing, we found that keeping them attached made it easier to pick up the finished deviled strawberries.

  4. piping filling into prepared strawberries for deviled strawberries

    Rachel Marek

    Pipe cream cheese filling onto each strawberry half and then sprinkle with some crushed cookies. Serve immediately.

deviled strawberries

Rachel Marek

Test Kitchen Tip: To make ahead, cut and scoop out strawberries as directed. Place filling in a piping bag and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve, take out 10 minutes ahead of time to bring to room temp. Make the filling up to 48 hours ahead of time. When ready to serve, pipe on filling and top with cookie crumbs and any other desired toppings.

Lemon Cheesecake Variation

Prepare filling as directed except add in 1 tsp. lemon zest and 2 tsp. lemon juice. In place of the cookies and sprinkles, top with crushed graham crackers and lemon zest.

Caramel Pretzel Variation

Prepare filling as directed except add in 1/4 cup high quality caramel sauce. In place of the cookies and sprinkles, top with crushed pretzels or pretzel chips and drizzle with additional caramel sauce.

Chocolate Hazelnut Variation

Prepare filling as directed except use only 2 oz. cream cheese and add in 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread. In place of the cookies and sprinkles, top with crushed chocolate wafer cookies or chocolate sandwich cookies.

Marshmallow Chocolate Variation

Prepare filling as directed except use only 2 oz. cream cheese and add in 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff. Omit cookies and sprinkles. Top with chocolate sauce to cover the filling, chill until set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
18g Fat
37g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.5g 24%
Saturated Fat 10.8g 54%
Cholesterol 44.8mg 15%
Sodium 162.9mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 37.1g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
Total Sugars 31.7g
Protein 1.8g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 31.8mg 159%
Calcium 27.1mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 112.6mg 2%
Fatty acids, total trans 0.5g
Vitamin D 0IU
Alanine 0g
Arginine 0.1g
Ash 0.8g
Aspartic acid 0.2g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 0.1mcg
Choline, total 9.7mg
Copper, Cu 0mg
Cystine 0g
Energy 1319.2kJ
Fluoride, F 2.8mcg
Folate, total 20.6mcg
Glutamic acid 0.3g
Glycine 0g
Histidine 0g
Isoleucine 0.1g
Leucine 0.1g
Lysine 0.1g
Methionine 0g
Magnesium, Mg 9.7mg
Manganese, Mn 0.2mg
Niacin 0.5mg
Phosphorus, P 36.4mg
Pantothenic acid 0.2mg
Phenylalanine 0.1g
Phytosterols 6.5mg
Proline 0.1g
Retinol 138.1mcg
Selenium, Se 2.2mcg
Serine 0.1g
Starch 3.4g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.8mg
Tryptophan 0g
Tyrosine 0.1g
Valine 0.1g
Vitamin A, IU 518.6IU
Vitamin A, RAE 141.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 3.3mcg
Water 59.4g
Zinc, Zn 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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