Lovely and easy recipe for a mascarpone dessert, this sweet and easy dish is now a must in my house!
For your sweet fix, a helping of freshly whipped, light-as-air Mascarpone cream is a perfect way to end a meal. Or enjoy as a tempting snack - when paired with fresh fruit compote, it makes for a moderately-healthy snack as well. With a smaller dose of sugar, this dessert (or snack!) packs a punch of sweet flavors from slow-cooked fresh berries which you snazz up with a sprinkling of fresh mint - adding color and zest to your dish, incorporating fresh herbs is always a welcome touch to any Italian dessert or general recipe.
Mascarpone-based dessert recipes are always a welcome addition - light, simple, and fast, all you need to do is give the dessert recipe time to chill in the fridge while you enjoy working on other activities in your kitchen.
A classic Italian dessert, with a classic Italian ingredient, you'll be bringing a taste of Italy right to your table for your loved ones to enjoy whenever you whip up this quick, simple Italian Mascarpone dessert recipe.
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for 6 servings
In large mixing bowl, soften mascarpone cheese up with a few tablespoons of room temperature milk (whole milk works best).
When mascarpone has been softened, add powdered sugar to bowl and beat with a handheld whisk until smooth, creamy and uniform. Add vanilla extract, and blend well until ingredients are smoothly uniform.
In another medium mixing bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer until cream has risen and and holds peaks. Add whipped cream to mascarpone blend, and fold gently until ingredients are well blended and uniform.
Place pudding into individual serving dishes, and place into refrigerator and let chill at least 1 hour prior to serving.
Clean berries - feel free to use whichever berries are in season and you can find fresh. Rinse well, and very gently pat dry. In small bowl, zest lemon rind (into strips to be used for garnish) and juice lemon. Set aside.
In medium mixing bowl, blend berries with 50 g granulated sugar and grated lemon rind and lemon juice. Blend very gently, set aside and allow to macerate.
Remove chilled pudding from refrigerator, and dress with a few tablespoons of the berry compote. Be sure to use berry liquid to drizzle over the top of the yogurt portions. Garnish with with shaped lemon rind and two mint leaves per portion. Serve chilled.