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Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone and Balsamic Drizzle

Fresh strawberries shine in this simple, but sophisticated delicacy. The balsamic vinegar syrup add an interesting sweet-savory quality to the dessert.—Cathy McInnes, Randolph, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar and vinegar to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup, about 2 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Divide strawberries among four dessert plates. Top with cheese mixture; drizzle with balsamic mixture.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup strawberries with 1/4 cup cheese mixture and 1 tablespoon balsamic drizzle: 591 calories, 52g fat (28g saturated fat), 140mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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