Fresh Berry and Mascarpone Cream filled Crepes

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4 full cups of any fresh berries, (if using strawberries quarter first)
1/8 cup of granulated sugar
2 tbsp. raspberry or blackberry liqueur (optional)
8 oz. mascarpone cheese
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar, little extra for garnish
1 tbsp. vanilla
8 crepes (in your produce dept. are packages of pre-made crepes, I have used these in a pinch, they do work well)

In medium bowl add all berries, granulated sugar and liqueur (if using), gently combine, set in refrigerator for 20 minutes.  In another bowl add mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, cream and vanilla, mix together with hand mixer on high until mixture is thick.

Lay crepe out, spread about a 1/3 cup of cheese mixture down the center of the crepe, top with 1/2 cup of the berry mixture, fold sides in towards center, sprinkle powdered sugar on top.  You can add less berries to the crepe and keep some to garnish on top if you wish.

This dessert is so easy, you can keep berries and cheese mixture in the fridge until your ready to make and serve…Enjoy!!!!

It’s Spring time ready for some Very Berry Sangria

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Very Berry Sangria

  • 1 bottle Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (CA)
  • 1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 12 oz. bottle of ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 oz. blackberry liqueur

Toss the wine, the berries, the blackberry liqueur and the sugar in a pitcher, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight. Pour in a bottle of chilled ginger ale just prior to serving. Add ice in either the pitcher or individual glasses. Enjoy!