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Anne’s birthday dessert

When I originally made this dessert for Anne’s birthday, I was winging it, I hadn’t tested the recipe beforehand. It needed a little tweaking. I used too much brown sugar and too much brandy that first go-around which made it runny and way too strong in the alcohol flavor. It doesn’t spend that much time under the broiler to burn off all the brandy I originally had in there.  I made it again and got it just right. The photos were taken when I remade it as a single serving for my do-over, but the ingredient portions in this recipe serve four.  

Broiled Summer Berries with Mascarpone

  • 3 cups mixed summer berries; such as raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and sliced strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 4 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided
  • 8-ounce package mascarpone

Preheat the broiler and line a baking sheet with foil.

In a bowl, gently mix the berries with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and the brandy.

Pour the mixture into an ovenproof dish or divide between four small ovenproof dishes.

Spoon the mascarpone over the berries to cover, then sprinkle the remaining brown sugar over the top.

Place dish(es) on the prepared baking sheet and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until bubbling and caramelized.

Cool for a few minutes before serving.

Serves 4

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1 Lisa { 06.23.19 at 9:14 AM }

Can you make this ahead?

2 Linda Hopkins { 06.25.19 at 3:11 PM }

Hi Lisa, Yes you can assemble them up to one day ahead, cover and refrigerate and then bring out to broil right just before serving.

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