18-24 large strawberries
1 (8 ounce) Mascarpone Cheese (can sub cream cheese)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2/3 cup white granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Prep the strawberries by cutting off the stems and slicing them in half. Next, cut a small sliver off the back of each strawberry half so that they sit up straight. Then use a small melon baller to carefully hollow out a small piece of the middle. Place the softened mascarpone cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice in a medium sized mixing bowl (DO NOT add the heavy whipping cream). Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
In a different medium sized mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form (about 5 minutes). Fold the whipped cream into the cheese mixture until well incorporated. Fill a piping bag with the cheese mixture (I used a star tip), and pipe it onto each sliced strawberry. Finish with a drizzle of Bellisari’s Balsamic Shallot & Black Garlic Spread. Serve and enjoy!