Mascarpone Dip with Basil Blackberries

Mascarpone Dip with Basil Blackberries

A tub of mascarpone turns into a sophisticated spread when topped with a simple mixture of balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, blackberries and basil. Serve with crackers and guests will be left wondering how you put together this amazing combination.

  • Method

  • Bring vinegar and brown sugar to a boil in a nonreactive small saucepan over high heat. Boil until reduced to 2 tablespoons. Pour into a medium bowl. Let cool.

    Gently stir in blackberries, basil, pepper and salt.

    Fill a bowl with hot water. Dip bottom of the mascarpone container in water for about 5 seconds. Using a rubber spatula, unmold mascarpone onto a serving platter. Spoon blackberry mixture over mascarpone, being sure to scrape all juices out of the bowl, and letting berries fall randomly. Serve with crackers.

  • Ingredients

    1/3 Cup balsamic vinegar
    1 Teaspoon. light brown sugar
    1 Punnet Driscoll's Blackberries
    2 Tablespoons thinly sliced basil leaves
    1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    Large pinch of fleur de sel or other flaky salt
    1 container mascarpone cheese
    Crackers, for serving

    • Serves 6
    • Snack
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