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).”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  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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