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Strawberry Blossoms
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.