Sent in By: Tabby
12 large, fresh strawberries, rinsed
1 - 3 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tbsp sour cream
Remove stems from strawberries to form a flat base.
Place berries on cutting surface, pointed end facing up. With a sharp knife, carefully slice each berry in half vertically to within a 1/4 inch of base.
Cut each half into three wedges to form 6 petals. (Don't slice through the base.) Pull petals apart slightly.
In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and sour cream; beat until light and fluffy.
With a pastry bag and star tip or small spoon, fill strawberries with cream cheese mixture.
Note: A zipper sandwich bag can be used instead of a pastry bag by filling with cream cheese mixture and squeezing out excess air before sealing. Carefully cut one corner off of the bottom of the bag.
Variation: Use strawberry flavored cream cheese for added sweetness.