Buttered Pound Cake with Sherry Mascarpone and Soaked Berries Recipe

Bold Flavor Boosts for Tradition-Worthy Meals - For a dessert no one can say no to, make this scrumptious Buttered Pound Cake with Sherry Mascarpone and Soaked Berries recipe.

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Buttered Pound Cake with Sherry Mascarpone and Soaked Berries Recipe

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Servings: 10 (2 pieces per serving)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes plus marinating

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup Holland House Sherry Cooking Wine, divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound cake, cut into 20 pieces

Recipe Instructions

    In medium bowl, combine rasp-berries, blueberries, blackberries, 1/3 cup cooking wine, lemon juice, lemon zest and honey. Cover bowl and marinate at room temperature 30 minutes.

    In mixer, whip mascarpone by slowly adding heavy whipping cream, sugar and remaining cooking wine. Once thoroughly mixed, whip to stiff peaks.

    Butter both sides of each piece of pound cake and add to saute pan. Over medium heat, brown both sides of cake until golden. Place two pieces of toasted pound cake in individual serving dishes and let cool.

    Place dollop of whipped mascarpone on pound cake pieces. Garnish with marinated berries.

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Dessert, Pound Cake, Italian

SOURCE: Holland House Cooking Wines

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