Thursday, June 27, 2013

Stuffed Strawberries and Peaches





These little guys are perfect for any occasion, including dessert.  Fresh, light and super quick and easy.  I had no idea if this was going to work-whipping lemon curd in with the whipped cream-because it is so thick, but it turned out wonderfully.  It was airy with nice body, and the flavor was a kiss of summery, lemony sweet freshness.

I am going to do these again today, mixing the filling fruit with some raspberry jam with a dab of the whipped cream or straight lemon curd just for another flavor boost.

As always,  you can doctor my recipes to your specific liking.

I used:

Fresh peaches
Fresh strawberries
Frozen Maine blueberries (I have them on hand always)
3/4 C lemon curd
2 C whipping cream
1/3 C powdered sugar
Chocolate shavings
Can mix filling fruit with your favorite jam, lemon curd or a bit of the whipped cream.





Combine cream, sugar and curd in mixer and whip on high (starting slowly at first as not to spray paint your kitchen) until fluffy, whipped cream consistency.



 


Hull and core the fruit, hollowing a cradle for the fillings.






Spoon out the peach just to smooth and widen the pit area.




Stuff with fresh or thawed blueberries.




 Top with the lemon cream.








Garnish with shaved semi-sweet chocolate.