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Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone and Balsamic Drizzle Recipe

Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone and Balsamic Drizzle Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and vinegar to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup, about 2 minutes.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup strawberries with 1/4 cup cheese mixture and 1 tablespoon balsamic drizzle equals 591 calories, 52 g fat (28 g saturated fat), 140 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.