Recipe by s'kat
My neighbor brought this over one evening for my husband and I to sample. We just happened to be entertaining some guests, and hadn't planned a dessert. When the meal ended, I brought out the two portions and divided it carefully amongst the group. We practically licked our bowls clean, this was so wonderful. He had pulled the recipe from epicurious. Makes a beautiful presentation, very simple, very good. just be certain to use a good-quality balsamic.
Top Review by eileen513
This was so delicious. Make when strawberries are in season and you're in for a heavenly treat! Use a good quality balsamic vinegar such as: 1) LUCINI GRAN RISERVA BALSAMICO, 2) MONARI FEDERZONI BALSAMIC VINEGAR OF MODENA or 3) ORTALLI BALSAMIC VINEGAR OF MODENA.
- 1⁄3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sugar, plus
- 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄2 cup chilled mascarpone cheese
- 1⁄2 cup chilled whipping cream
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 pints strawberries, hulled, halved
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine vinegar, 2 teaspoons sugar, and lemon juice in heavy small saucepan.
- Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
- Boil until syrup is reduced to scant 1/4 cup, about 3 minutes.
- Transfer to small bowl; cool completely.
- (Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.) Combine mascarpone, cream, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl.
- Whisk until thick soft peaks form.
- Cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.
- Combine berries and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in large bowl; drizzle with balsamic syrup and toss to blend.
- Let stand 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Divide berries and syrup among 6 goblets.
- Top with mascarpone mixture.