Cherries with Mascarpone
Added by LaTavolaMarche | Thu 04 Jun 2009 @ 13:28
Our cherry trees are bursting with color & flavor -so here is a perfectly simple summer dessert with cherries!
Pound of pitted cherries
3-4 leaves of mint, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons of liquor of your choice (we use brandy or cognac)
3/4 cup of mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Toss cherries with liquor in a bowl with a little sugar, if cherries are tart add more sugar, if cherries are already sweet you can omit the sugar.
Refrigerate for an hour or two.
In a separate bowl whip cheese, chopped mint & cream adding in a spoonful of sugar of two until incorporated & smooth. Mixture should have just a hint of sweetness to it - not sugary.
Spoon cherries with syrup into a pretty serving dish or cup (we use a martini glass) and top with a couple spoon full of marscapone.
Garnish with fresh mint.
We added a short bread cookie for a little crunch! You could also fill a tart shell with a layer of the cheese & then top with cherries - that is really good too!
Enjoy! The perfect ending to a summer lunch.