Poached Damsons with Whipped Mascarpone

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A fresh, summery dessert that is the perfect after-dinner treat

Poached Damsons with Whipped Mascarpone

SERVES

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

20

MINUTES

CUISINE

COURSE

Dessert

Method

  1. Place all of the ingredients for the damsons into a heavy-based saucepan and gently bring to a simmer. The damsons should soften but not lose their shape.

  2. Set aside to cool. You can remove the cardamom pods.

  3. Whip the cream until it forms stiff peaks. Add the mascarpone, vanilla, and the honey and continue to whisk until it is light and fluffy. Serve with the damsons.

Ingredients

  • 500g damsons, destoned and cut in half

  • 200mls ruby port

  • 50mls honey

  • the zest and juice of 2 oranges

  • about 5 cardamom pods, lightly crushed

  • for the whipped mascarpone:

  • 150mls cream

  • 110g mascarpone

  • 1 tbs honey

  • 1 tsp vanilla

Method

  1. Place all of the ingredients for the damsons into a heavy-based saucepan and gently bring to a simmer. The damsons should soften but not lose their shape.

  2. Set aside to cool. You can remove the cardamom pods.

  3. Whip the cream until it forms stiff peaks. Add the mascarpone, vanilla, and the honey and continue to whisk until it is light and fluffy. Serve with the damsons.