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Amazing Strawberry (Or Blueberry) Shortcake

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“Found this amazing recipe in a magazine at the dentist and scrawled it on a scrap of paper. On the way home, I stopped by the market to get necessary ingredients and made it for dinner that evening. Incredible. I am sure any combination of berries would be wonderful. I am a mascarpone cheese convert--it is a softer, more delicate flavor than cream cheese and perfect in this recipe. Hope you enjoy! (Prep time includes 1 hour fruit sits in refrigerator).”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In small bowl, stir together berries, sugar, and lemon juice.
  2. Let sit 30 minutes to an hour.
  3. Near serving time, whip 1/2 cup of the heavy cream until soft peaks form.Mix in 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar.
  4. In another bowl, stir mascarpone until smooth. Stir in 3 Tablespoons confectioners' sugar, vanilla and remaining 1/4 cup of the cream.
  5. Fold mascarpone mixture into whipped cream mixture.
  6. To assemble: Place 2 lady fingers on 8 dessert plates and cover with 2 Tablespoons of strawberries, 2 Tablespoons of mascarpone mixture.
  7. Repeat with another lady fingers, laying across in the other direction.
  8. Divide remaining strawberries among plates and top with with remaining mascarpone cheese mixture.

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