Mascarpone Cream and Berries

"After a nice dinner in an Italian restaurant, my mom, daughter & I shared a fabulous dessert - the sweet cream was rich and berries were layered inside. I went on a mission to re-create the dessert and came up with this recipe. The cream is soft -- not stiff or firm, like whipped cream. You can use your favorite fresh fruit or coulis. Layer it in a clear glass goblet or parfait dish; about 2 cups of berries or fruit coulis will be right."
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Ready In:
1 cup




  • In a large bowl, whisk the mascarpone, heavy cream, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla until smoothly blended.
  • Using half of the mascarpone cream, divide it evenly among 4 dishes or goblets. Place a layer of your favorite berries or coulis over, and spoon the remaining mascarpone over. Top with a few more berries or coulis.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or as long as overnight. Serve cold.

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  1. hilarys_1332
    I made this as a dessert for an Italian wine night. I layered the mixture in miniature shot glasses with crushed shortbread cookies and balsamic strawberries. Delicious and so easy.
  2. BecR2400
    What a luscious, creamy treat! Reduced the sugar by about half, and it was still great. Used fresh raspberries, with fresh mint and lemon zest for garnish. Delicious--thanks for sharing, Park Rangerette!
  3. Jennifer F.
    Substituted stevia for the confectioners sugar to make this compatible with the ketogenic diet. Also, poured it into muffin cups and made 12 mini desserts instead of the 4 larger ones. Turned out wonderful! Thank you!
  4. mommymakeit4u
    This was nice! I had to use 1/2 and 1/2 in place of heavy cream and it worked out fine. I had to use my electric mixer to get it nice and fluffy.
  5. apblue
    I too had this at a restaurant and made it my quest to recreate it at home. I make it parfait style with assorted berries, cream, and angel food cake cut up into bite size chunks. LOVELY!


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