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    Cherry, mascarpone & amaretti pots

    Cherries, almonds and creamy mascarpone - what’s not to love? Serve in jam jars for a relaxed gathering, or wine or martini glasses for an elegant dinner-party dessert.

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 0 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes

    Serves: 4


    180g pack Waitrose & Partners Cherries 
    2 tbsp icing sugar
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    150g mascarpone
    150g natural yogurt
    ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
    100g amaretti biscuits


    1. Halve and stone the cherries, then toss in a bowl with 1 tbsp icing sugar and the lemon juice, and set aside for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    2. In a bowl, mix the mascarpone, yogurt, remaining 1 tbsp icing sugar and vanilla paste. Put the amaretti biscuits in a clean food bag and crush into rough pieces with a rolling pin.

    3. Divide ½ the crushed biscuits between 4 wine glasses, tumblers or jam jars. Divide ½ the mascarpone mixture between the glasses, layering it over the biscuits, then top with ½ the macerated cherries. Repeat to create a second layer. Serve immediately or make up to 2 hours in advance, chilling until ready to serve. 

    Cook’s tip

    For a more grown-up dessert, add 1 tbsp Disaronno Amaretto almond liqueur with the other ingredients in step 1. 

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    This recipe appeared within the July 2019 recipe card collection.
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