Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Yield
Serves 6 (serving size: 3/4 cup fruit mixture and 4 teaspoons mascarpone cream)

Summertime means berries and stone fruits. You can take advantage of the abundance and low prices of the season, and serve them for a quick and easy dessert. Any combination of berries will work; even add a sliced nectarine or two.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 2

Combine strawberries and next 3 ingredients (through blackberries) in a medium bowl. Gently stir in sugar, mint, and orange juice. Spoon fruit mixture into bowls; top evenly with mascarpone cream. Garnish with orange curls and mint leaves, if desired.

Step 3

Tip: Don't wash your berries until you're ready to use them; otherwise they can go bad quickly. Once you wash them, dry them gently on paper towel–lined jelly-roll pans. Give them a gentle shake to remove excess water. Also, I buy organic when possible because berries easily absorb pesticides.

Step 4

Kids Can Help: When washing berries, line baking sheets with paper towels. Then let kids rinse the berries in a colander, dump them onto the baking sheets, and give them a shake to dry them.

Chef's Notes

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Cooking Light Real Family Food

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