Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Simple Mascarpone Masterpiece!

So I just had to share this quick and delicious dessert I whipped up tonight! I had been meaning to find some mascarpone cheese for a while, especially after seeing it used often on all my favorite food channels. Tonight, looking for some good feta at Publix, there it was, in the refrigerated specialty cheese section! I happily grabbed some and dashed to the berries, which I knew would be juicy, sweet and on sale :)
Here is my impromptu creation which is healthy enough to eat on a weeknight, yet yummy enough to be called dessert:

summer-fresh berries, I used strawberries and blueberries
vanilla extract
lime or lemon
mascarpone cheese

I washed about a cup and a half of berries and sliced them down into smaller pieces, then transferred them to a bowl. I added regular sugar (about 2 teaspoons), a few drops of vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon of fresh lime juice. Stirring this mixture around and letting it rest for a few minutes will allow the citrus and sugar to really bring out the flavor of the berries. So this is it. Serve in a nice glass bowl and add a generous spoonful of mascarpone right on top....enjoy!