Almond Cream Addition Makes for Classic Italian Fare
"Balsamic vinegar and fresh fruit is classic Italian fare. Here, we reduce the balsamic vinegar to bring out its sweetness, then pair it with fresh berries and a simple cream cheese blend for one knockout combination."
Pour the balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to
1/4 cup (about half the original volume) and syrupy, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside to cool while you assemble the desserts.
In a mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and almond extract. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is very smooth.
When ready to serve the dessert, divide the berries evenly among six dessert bowls. Place a generous dollop of the sour cream mixture over the berries, and then drizzle with some of the balsamic drizzle. Garnish with the almonds, and serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, from Emeril 20-40-60, HarperStudio Publishers, New York, 2009, copyright MSLO, Inc.
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Total: 15 minutes
Food Styled by Karen Pickus
Main Ingredients: balsamic vinegar, cream cheese, berries, almond cream
Course: Dessert, Brunch