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Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone and Balsamic Drizzle

 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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

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. 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: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.