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500th Post: Strawberries stuffed with Pistachio and coated with Chocolate

Strawberry final

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These delectable berries are so simple to throw together yet make an elegant and beautiful dessert. The rich and creamy nutty filling is slightly sweetened and pairs beautifully with berries for a healthier sweet treat The dark chocolate coating and a crunch of pistachio add a special touch

These are also great for any party, or anytime. =) Make the Pistachio cream sauce ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.

Yields: 15
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Soaking time: 6 to 8 hours

Ingredients:

  • Fresh strawberries-15 number

For coating:

  • Dark chocolate (70%)- 100gms
  • Crushed Pistachio-3 tbsp (optional)

For stuffing:

  • Pistachios- 1/2cup
  • Cashew nut- 10-12
  • Agave nectar- 1/4cup (or as sweet desired)
  • Vanilla essence- 1tbsp
  • Few tablespoons of Almond milk/coconut milk or any milk may be required while blending.

Procedure:

Pre-preparation steps:

  • Soak cashews and pistachio in water overnight.
  • Wash strawberries thoroughly in running water-pat dry completely before dipping.

For chocolate dipping sauce:

  • Line baking sheet with parchment or wax sheet.
  • Place the crushed pistachio in a shallow bowl/plate and set aside.
  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler – fill a small saucepan about quarte of the way with water and bring it to a boil and now position a metal mixing bowl on top of the saucepan to create double boiler, making sure the bowl does not touch the water. Place chocolate in the top bowl and melt stirring continuously.
  • Now dip the strawberries into the melted chocolate followed by pistachio and place the coated strawberries on the lined tray to cool. Continue with the remaining strawberries.
  • Refrigerate the chocolate coated strawberries until it is set and hardened.

For filling:

  • Drain water from the soaking nuts and place it in the food processor along with agave nectar, vanilla essence and pulse for several seconds.
  • Using spatula scrape the sides of the blender to push down for any nuts that might have tried to escape and pulse again, repeat that process several times until the mixture begins to get creamy.
  • (want to add a little milk. Do so by adding 1 tablespoon at a time until you get the right consistency. Once you’re there, pulse the nuts cream for up to a minute in the food processor. You want that cream to be silky smooth!)
  • Scoop the filling mixture into the frosting bag or zip lock bag and keep ready.

Filling strawberries:

  • Take out the coated strawberries from the refrigerator- place on the working surface and scoop out a well in the middle of each, using a small spoon or knife.
  • Pipe carefully into the strawberries (garnish with some sprinkler or nuts if desired)

And enjoy!

Note:

  • Using cashew is optional just for extra creamy texture I used bit of cashews- you can use just pistachio and do the filling.
  • Use bigger strawberries and make sure they are dry before dipping into chocolate

I am bringing this recipe to Kimmy’s HVF#36

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on February 28, 2015, in Dessert, Indian, International, Sweets, Vegan. Bookmark the permalink. 71 Comments.

  1. Wow, these look super delicious!

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  2. Chitra those beautiful strawberries are brilliant, I love the pistachio stuffing and coating in chocolate just gilds the lily. Delicious and a perfect light dessert that would satisfy any sweet tooth.

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  3. Congratulationssssss Chitra on 500 posts !! You are really an inspiration for all bloggers, always come with new, unique and amazing recipes..hats off to you dear…feeling lucky to have you as a friend ❀ stay in touch xx

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  4. Chitra how beautiful and wonderfully tasty πŸ™‚ I might make these for a party coming up soon πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

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  5. wow, 500th post! Congrats!

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  6. 500th post, you are simply awesome Chitra!!! Many more to come….Awesome post as well πŸ™‚

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  7. delicious! Great idea!

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  8. Congrts dear:-) way to go.. Strawberry and choco is thr any better way to celebrate

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  9. These are such a yummy, healthy treat! Congratulations on your 500th post! πŸ™‚

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  10. Congratulations on your 500th post! Delicious-sounding recipe. πŸ™‚

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  11. Chitra
    these are sinful and i LOVE them!

    Best to You

    john

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  12. Wow! Congratulations on your 500th post! I heart this; so healthy and delicious! πŸ™‚

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  13. Chitra,
    Congratulations on your 500th post! Needless to say, you have an awesome blog!

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  14. Congratulations on 500 posts! Your stuffed strawberries look like a great way to celebrate.

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  15. Wow, congratulations on your 500th post, Chitra πŸ™‚ The strawberries look superb.

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  16. Yum n simple n delicious. I do this with cuties.. (California oranges) this is in my draft yet to post.

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  17. Congratulations on 500th poat

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  18. Wow! Love that stuffing!!

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  19. Congratulations Chitra!!! πŸ™‚

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  20. Wow, congrats on your 500th post! Well done to celebrate it with this healthy, yummy treat! πŸ™‚

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  21. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  22. Many many congratulation Chitra for your 500th post. Simply chocolate coated strawberries impressed me a lot….I can imagine how much delicious this dessert would be……superb idea……keep presenting us more and more innovative ideas…. πŸ™‚

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  23. Congrats on 500 posts! These yummy strawberries are perfect to celebrate this milestone πŸ™‚

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  24. Compliments! Last year I publicized my 500th post with a special recipe.

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  25. congratulations and don’t these look dreamy πŸ˜€

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  26. congrats on the 500th post yayyyyyyyyyyyy and what a TREAT it has brought us yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  27. Congratulations on your 500th post!! I just might hurt myself on this recipe πŸ˜‰ (strawberries, pistachios and chocolate) hmmm, hmmm, good!

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  28. I am in awe of your recipes dear..These look simply amazing!! Congrats on your 500th post and wishing you all success..

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  29. Happy 500th post Chitra! What a way to celebrate with this beautiful chocolate, strawberry treat =) Thank you so much for sharing them over at Healthy Vegan Fridays! I have pinned your recipe to the Pinterest Board and look forward to seeing you again at HVF!

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  30. Congratulations, your recipes are awesome!

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