I had so wanted to try a variation on a theme using this recipe as a template and Agave Nectar as the sweetener but alas time has run out. So I shall do the next best thing and share the recipe that was originally posted on my favorite recipe site: Epicurious.com
Whenever you find yourself in a pinch for a new recipe, wondering how to cook a specific ingredient, or looking for ideas from a certain ethnicity Epicurious.com is the go-to site. They have bailed me out countless times and I cannot recommend them enough. This recipe is just one fine example of the many you will find there.
Happy Mother’s Day and God bless all of the Moms! To the rest of you…please make this day special for your Mom for without her where on earth would you be?
Mixed Berries with Mascarpone-Limoncello Cream
3/4 cup chilled whipping cream
1/2 8-ounce container mascarpone cheese
3 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons limoncello (lemon liqueur)
8 cups assorted fresh berries (such as raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and hulled sliced strawberries; about 2 pounds)
3/4 cup raspberry preserves
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
Combine whipping cream, mascarpone, 3 tablespoons sugar, and limoncello in large bowl. Beat until soft peaks form. Combine all berries, raspberry preserves, lemon peel, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in another large bowl; toss gently. Divide berry mixture among 8 coupes. Top with mascarpone cream.