Berry Parfaits: Place the
berries (cut the strawberries into pieces if they are too large) in a
and sprinkle with the
sugar. Stir to combine and leave to macerate for about 30 minutes.
In bowl of
your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer or wire whisk) beat the mascarpone,
heavy whipping cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract just until soft peaks form.
Take four wine or parfait glasses and layer the berries
with the cream. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, if desired.
can be made several hours before serving. Cover and store in the
Makes 4 parfaits
3 - 4
cups assorted berries
or other fresh fruit (peaches, plums, cherries, nectarines, cantaloupe,
tablespoons (25 grams) granulated white
sugar, or to
1/2 cup (4 ounces)
1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy whipping
(25 grams) confectioners' (icing or
powdered) sugar, or to taste