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Berry Mascarpone Fool

Categories: Easter, Entertaining, Fourth of July, Quick to fix, Sweet, Valentine's Day
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

This pretty dessert can be made with any berries of your choice

Prep Time: prep 15 mins, plus chilling

Serves: makes 4 servings


  • 12oz ( 350g) raspberries, or blackberries or sliced strawberries
  • 2 / 3 cup sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 / 3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 / 2 cup mascarpone, at room temperature
  • mint leaves for garnish
  • blueberries, for garnish
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  1. Reserve a few berries for garnish. Purée the remaining berries and sugar in a food processor or blender. Strain through a sieve to remove any seeds. The purée should be quite thick. Add the lemon juice.
  2. Whisk the cream in a chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Whisk the mascarpone in another bowl to soften it. Fold the mascarpone into the cream. Stir half of the berry purée into the cream mixture.
  3. Divide the berry purée among 4 glasses and top with the cream mixture. Garnish each with the reserved berries and a mint leaf. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until chilled. Serve cold.
  • prep 15 mins, plus chilling

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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