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Emma's Fresh Strawberries and Marscapone

April 29, 2011
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Author Notes

An old family friend of Italian heritage who lived in Montana used to make this for us. Her name was Emma and she just mixed this to suit her taste. I watched her for years and then made this for my family. —SKK

  • Serves 6
  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries
  • 8 ounces container marscapone cheese
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk, or as needed to thin
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil if desired
In This Recipe
  1. Clean strawberries and cut in half.
  2. Mix marscapone, half and half, brown sugar, vanilla in bowl.
  3. Refrigerate strawberries and marscapone until ready to serve. Spoon cream mixture over strawberries and serve. If you desire, sprinkle fresh chopped basil over the top.

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    12 Reviews

    Wickedbitchofoz May 12, 2013
    Why may i ask do you use store bought marscapone, is it something one could make on their own?
    I'm not knowledgeable on that product.
    JanetFL June 9, 2012
    The perfect dessert for summertime! Thank you for sharing.
    Author Comment
    SKK June 9, 2012
    A pleasure! I love how easy it is.
    EmilyC June 9, 2012
    This sounds so simple and delicious. Looking forward to trying it!
    Author Comment
    SKK June 9, 2012
    Thank you!
    EmilyC June 10, 2012
    This is SO delicious! Just got done eating a big bowl of strawberries with this cream mixture drizzled quite liberally on top. I'm a whipped cream fan, but I'll take this over whipped cream any day for fresh berries. Can't wait to try it with strawberry shortcake as well. Thanks for the great recipe!
    Author Comment
    SKK June 10, 2012
    Thank you, Emily! And Emma deserves the credit! I agree, this is much better than whipped cream for berries.
    creamtea September 3, 2011
    How nice and simple. I like sprinkling a tiny bit of freshly ground black pepper over my strawberries. Counter-intuitive, but it somehow makes them taste even more strawberry-like. Or, alternatively, as you do, brown sugar. Will try this.
    Author Comment
    SKK September 3, 2011
    Yes, pepper would be wonderful! Thank you for the idea creamtea>
    Strawberries and mascarpone are such a perfect marriage! I will definitely try this recipe soon with strawberries in all stores.
    Author Comment
    SKK May 12, 2011
    Thsnk you ChezSusanne! I am on my way to the store for the great ingredients for your Red Pepper Jam.
    I hope you like it! I'm making my third batch over the weekend. I'd love to hear how it goes for you!