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Stuffed raspberries--clever presentation!

kattyeyes Apr 1, 2012 07:33 AM

I saw blueberry stuffed raspberries (à la olives) on "Chopped" yesterday while flipping channels--then googled and found this today.

http://lapaceksorchard.blogspot.com/2011/08/special-treat-blueberry-stuffed.html

Wouldn't the blueberry ones make a beautiful appearance in a sparkling adult beverage?

Ooh, chips, chips! Even betta! I wanna remember this very cool idea when it's pickin' time.

And if "chips, chips" also makes you think of this, well, it's wondaful--good luck, my baby!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44wqc2...

  1. mamachef Apr 1, 2012 07:58 AM

    My OCD would have to kick in real hard for me to want to stuff a raspberry - but I completely agree that it would indeed, be lovely.

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      kattyeyes Apr 1, 2012 08:32 AM

      OCD? Really? Aw, pfft--go stuff a raspberry! ;P

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        mamachef Apr 1, 2012 08:42 AM

        I'm busy stuffing raisins with cooked peas at the moment, but I'll take it under advisement. : )

    2. Hank Hanover Apr 1, 2012 09:32 AM

      Chips? You mean stuffing the raspberry with chocolate chips?

      I saw that episode of chopped and they were pretty. What wouldn't look as good but would be tastier is ganache stuffed raspberries. I'm sorta biased because I am not that enamored with blueberries. I don't dislike them but thay aren't my favorite.

      If you are primarily wanting pretty, glazing them with heated apricot jam so they are shiny would be even prettier.

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      1. re: Hank Hanover
        kattyeyes Apr 1, 2012 09:43 AM

        Yeah, further down on the link is a pretty shot of raspberries stuffed with chocolate and white chocolate chips.

        Oooh, ganache--with you there. And glazed is a nice idea, too. Made me think of a cherry almond cake I made a coupla summers ago--topping cherry halves with blueberries would be visually interesting...and then maybe brushed with heated apricot jam for extra shine. I'm keeping this all on file in my head. Thank you!

        1. re: kattyeyes
          Hank Hanover Apr 1, 2012 11:22 AM

          Would make a gorgeous fruit tart wouldn't it?

          1. re: Hank Hanover
            kattyeyes Apr 2, 2012 04:22 AM

            Mm-hmm!

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              LN2008 Apr 2, 2012 08:03 AM

              That's brilliant. Maybe a Pavlova?

            2. re: kattyeyes
              hotoynoodle Apr 2, 2012 07:20 AM

              while i love raspberries with chocolate, most chips in the supermarket are barely even chocolate anymore. they are labeled "morsels."

              if i had a bunch of little kids i'd have them stuffing raspberries with blueberries all day! lol.

              1. re: hotoynoodle
                danna Apr 2, 2012 11:25 AM

                yeah, the chip-stuffed ones don't appeal to me at all. Even with good quality chips, the textures are still wrong.

                At Alinea, i had a raspberry filled w/ white wine gel.

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                  Firenzilla Apr 2, 2012 12:19 PM

                  The Alinea cookbook also has a recipe that included raspberries filled with a red pepper gel.

                  It may sound a little weird, but I've actually paired raspberry with red bell pepper before and it worked really well (pizza with lamb sausage, feta, red onion, red bell pepper, kalamata olives, fresh mint and raspberries)

                  1. re: Firenzilla
                    danna Apr 3, 2012 05:31 AM

                    wow. genius combo. I wish I could taste it.

          2. blue room Apr 1, 2012 11:45 AM

            Wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it -- it IS April 1st!

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              maxie Apr 1, 2012 12:33 PM

              Pastry cream and lemon curd are other good fillings, kind of inside-out tarts

              1. Novelli Apr 2, 2012 08:12 AM

                There have been times where I've pipped Nutella into rasberries, dunked them in some ganache to coat, then stick a tiny little mint leaf into the top before it sets.

                TEDIOUS! ...but it kills time...

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                  Firenzilla Apr 2, 2012 12:19 PM

                  Now that sounds delicious.

                2. Hank Hanover Apr 2, 2012 11:15 AM

                  You could take some of those stuffed raspberries and put them in a bowl with a layer of creme anglaise. A piece of pound cake under the sauce would make it more substantial but still beautiful.

                  Of course, you could always decorate a cake with them.

                  1. sunshine842 Apr 2, 2012 11:22 AM

                    Y'know, as much as I love my guests, and as much as I love to cook, I don't love either of them enough to stuff raspberries.

                    Nice idea, but gads.

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                    1. re: sunshine842
                      Hank Hanover Apr 2, 2012 04:14 PM

                      That is why I am using the term... you. You could do this with em... You could do that with em....

                    2. ttoommyy Apr 2, 2012 11:42 AM

                      Stuff a blueberry into a raspberry, then cut a large strawberry in half, hollow out both sides, fit the stuffed raspberry inside both halves and then while holding the two halves closed, dip in chocolate and let set up. The "turducken" of fruit. :)

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                        maxie Apr 2, 2012 11:59 AM

                        Chocolate covered strasbluerry?

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                          kattyeyes Apr 2, 2012 11:59 AM

                          HA HA HA, the "turducken" of fruit! Love it--so funny! Who will be the first to try it?!

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                            ttoommyy Apr 2, 2012 12:04 PM

                            "Who will be the first to try it?!"

                            What do you mean??? We make these every year at Easter! ;}

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                              buttertart Apr 2, 2012 04:56 PM

                              The big strawberries are almost hollow enough naturally to do this! (ttoommyy, you slay me)

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                            Hank Hanover Apr 2, 2012 04:18 PM

                            If you are going for the Turducken effect, Wrap the whole thing in sweetened cream cheese and either roll it in chopped pistachios or coconut or even one on top and one on bottom. You could dip them in chocolate. Put them on lollypop sticks and have something the size of an extra large hen's egg...on a stick. It would be good and memorable and a big hassle but when has that stopped this crowd?

                            I think this is another incident when we have gotten carried away with a perfectly good idea.

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                              kattyeyes Apr 2, 2012 06:39 PM

                              LOLOL...then dip it in edible gold and sell it for one million dollars! ;)

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                                Hank Hanover Apr 2, 2012 09:25 PM

                                No just use it as a dare or an initiation. Bet you can't eat even one?

                          3. sscookwaresets Apr 2, 2012 09:41 PM

                            Yes, stuffed raspberries with blue berry. Its really great idea. I prepared it for my children. They enjoyed a lot.

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