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Mascarpone Cream Stuffed Pastry Shell with Fresh Fruit and Spiced Red Wine Reduction

Ingredients - Pastries & Fruit

  • 12 Frozen Puff Pastries (Prepare as instructed on box, remove middle and set aside)
  • Fresh Fruit - Rinse blue berries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries quarter strawberries. Mix together and set aside

Ingredients - Mascarpone Cream

  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla
  • 16 oz Mascarpone
  • 2 limes

Ingredients - Red Wine Reduction

  • 2 cups of wine
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 6 Anise Stars
  • Small handful of whole cloves
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp of cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger


  • Whip Cream with 1/2 tsp of vanilla once whipped place in refrigerator to keep cool. Zest 2 limes into a bowl and squeeze for the juice. Mix mascarpone with lime zest and juice. Once mixed fold in whip cream. To infuse more flavor let the mascarpone cream refrigerate overnight.
  • Place all remaining ingredients into a medium sauce pan stir and place over medium high heat. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally, once mixture is reduced by approximately half remove from heat. Once cooled pour through a fine metal colander to remove whole spices. To assemble scoop or pipe mascarpone cream into prepared pastry shells, top with fruit mixture and drizzle red wine reduction.
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