Chocolate-Balsamic Strawberry Trifles with Mascarpone Whipped Cream
End your dinner on a sweet note with an easy-to-whip-together trifle. The deceptively simple dessert blends the classic Italian pairing of strawberries and sweet balsamic vinegar with lighter-than-air ladyfingers. What really sets it apart from other desserts is the chocolate-balsamic glaze and mascarpone whipped cream. The rich glaze is as simple as reducing balsamic vinegar to a syrupy consistency, then adding dark chocolate.
FOR THE STRAWBERRIES, TOSS:
FOR THE GLAZE, COMBINE:
FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM, BEAT:
FOR THE TRIFLES, LAYER:
For the strawberries, toss together strawberries, 1 Tbsp. vinegar, and 1 Tbsp. sugar in a bowl; season with pepper.
For the glaze, combine ⅔ cup vinegar and 3 Tbsp. sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce mixture to ⅓ cup, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat; whisk in chocolate until melted, then let cool slightly.
For the trifles, layer a quarter each of the ladyfingers, strawberries, mascarpone cream, and chocolate-balsamic glaze into two individual serving dishes; repeat layering.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 70%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 169mg 56%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Carbs 63g 21%
Fiber 4g 16%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.