Berry-Mi-Su: Berry-Me-Up

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 cup fresh blackberries, a couple of handfuls

1 cup mascarpone cheese, available in specialty cheese case of supermarket

1/3 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

1 package ladyfingers

1 package frozen raspberries, defrosted, 10 ounces

8 large strawberries, sliced


  1. Open the ladyfingers and separate them.
  2. Strain the frozen berries over a bowl, reserve juice. Combine defrosted raspberries with sliced strawberries and blackberries.
  3. Line 4 martini glasses with a single layer of ladyfingers, letting the cakes overlap a bit at the stem. Press the cakes down a bit to fit the lines of the glass. Paint the ladyfingers with raspberry juice, liberally. Beat cheese with cream and sugar on low, 2 minutes. Spoon berries, then sweetened mascarpone into glasses. Top glasses off with a cap of the ladyfingers dotted with berry juice and more mixed berries.

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