Berry-Mi-Su: Berry-Me-Up
Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray


 Recipe Summary

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


1 package ladyfingers
1 package frozen raspberries, defrosted, 10 ounces
8 large strawberries, sliced
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

Open the ladyfingers and separate them.

Strain the frozen berries over a bowl, reserve juice. Combine defrosted raspberries with sliced strawberries and blackberries.

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.