Mixed Berries with Honey Maple Mascarpone |Healthy Dessert

by Krista on April 25, 2014 · 56 comments

Mixed Berries with Honey Maple Mascarpone | Healthy Dessert

A healthy dessert option for the summer with fresh mixed berries and topped with a slightly sweet Honey Maple Mascarpone Cheese.

Happy Friday ya’ll!!

Today is a special day because myself and couple of bloggy friends have decided to get together and throw Cathy over at Lemon Tree Dwelling a Virtual Baby Shower!

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What does a virtual baby shower look like?

Well, normally for a baby shower you would have people bring food/snacks to eat and then gifts for the guest of honor.

So, today we are bringing Cathy food… and LOTS of it! The gift is that you click on over to Cathy’s site and congratulate her on her upcoming arrival. {while your there check out some of her recipes, she has definitely got some awesome food over there}

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The food I decided to bring to this Par-tay today was a dessert option. But ya know, when your pregnant, you also have to be health conscious because everything you eat that baby eats! Motherhood starts as soon as that baby is forming in your belly not when the baby comes out.

This Mixed Berry dessert with Honey Maple Mascarpone is the perfect slightly sweet snack to satisfy that “get-me-a-32oz-chocolate-fudge-shake-or-else” feeling. It has just the right amount of sweet from the maple and honey added into the mascarpone. The creaminess from the mascarpone goes perfectly with the fresh berries and then paired with raw sliced almonds makes this a home-run dish for any dainty baby shower, fun summer bbq party, or just a weekend treat!

To get started, wash 1 pint of raspberries, 1 pint of blueberries, and 1 pint of blackberries.

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Once clean put them in a small bowl and toss together. In a small bowl mix 8 oz. of mascarpone cheese, 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of raw honey, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

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Mix together until completely combined. To put the dessert together, place 1/2 cup of the berry mixture together in a small serving bowl.

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Top with 2 tablespoons of the Honey Maple Mascarpone mixture and sprinkle with raw sliced almonds. Serve!

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Mixed Berries with Honey Maple Mascarpone
 
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Recipe type: dessert, side dishes, bbq dish, snack
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 pint of fresh raspberries
  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries
  • 1 pint of fresh blackberries
  • ½ cup of raw sliced almonds
Honey Maple Mascarpone:
  • 8 oz. of mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Wash raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries and put them in a small bowl. Toss together.
  2. In a small bowl mix mascarpone cheese, pure maple syrup, raw honey, and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix together until completely combined.
  4. To put the dessert together, place ½ cup of the berry mixture together in a small serving bowl.
  5. Top with 2 tablespoons of the Honey Maple Mascarpone mixture.
  6. Sprinkle with raw sliced almonds.
  7. Serve!

Check out the other dishes brought to this awesome Virtual Baby Shower!

Cathys-Baby-Shower-1Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwiches by Life Love and Sugar Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake by Your Homebased Mom Lemon Yogurt Cake by Yummy Healthy Easy Orange-Raspberry Mini Toaster Strudels by Chelsea’s Messy Apron Orange Dream Monkey Bread by Wine and Glue Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs by Or So She Says Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake by Beyond Frosting Strawberries and Cream Cheese Ball Bites by Five Heart Home Pig Pickin’ Cake by Sugar Dish Me Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Skillet Cookie by Lemons for Lulu Creamy Shrimp Dip by Mostly Homemade Mom Salted Butterscotch Coffee Cake by Julie’s Eats and Treats Strawberry Cake by The NY Melrose Family Frozen Chocolate S’mores Ice Cream Pie by Pink When Carrot Cream Cheese Swirl Loaf by Spoonful of Flavor Fiesta Rice Skillet by The Grant Life Raspberry Ripple Lemon Bundt Cake by Love Bakes Good Cakes Ooey Gooey Orange Creamsicle Bars by The Gunny Sack Mixed Berries with Honey Maple Mascarpone by Joyful Healthy Eats Rosewater Almond Macaroons by Little Miss Celebration Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes by Crazy for Crust Momosas Mocktail Recipe by The Weary Chef

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{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy Eikenberg April 25, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Krista, this looks just beautiful and delicious and I love that you made a fruit dish for the shower. So much fun to see all of the great recipes and I’m sure Cathy will enjoy this! Pinning and hope you have a fabulous Friday!

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Krista April 26, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Thanks Cindy! It was so easy to make. Love thinking up healthy things for people to eat and for a pregnant person this is a totally guilt free dessert. Thanks for the pin!

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Tonia April 25, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Gorgeous and perfect for a baby shower!

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Krista April 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Thanks Tonia! :)

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Jenny April 25, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Those look so perfect Krista! Love them. Pinning!

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Krista April 25, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Aww.. thanks Jenny! It was fun to make and loved celebrating Cathy! :) Thanks for the pin!

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Rachel Kathyg @ onlinesisterhood April 25, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Yummy! Love the Mascarpone & maple topping! pinned. Have a great weekend.

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Krista April 25, 2014 at 2:09 PM

OH.. it totally rocks. If I could sit there with a spoon and eat it … I would!

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ATasteOfMadness April 25, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Healthy dessert you say? This is definitely what I’ll be craving on a hot summer day. Yum!

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Krista April 25, 2014 at 2:19 PM

I know right! Its seriously perfect! Glad you liked it! :)

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Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling April 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

What a perfectly DELICIOUS dessert, Krista! Pretty sure I could eat this every day….and absolutely love it! I’m so happy you are part of my baby shower – it is SUCH an overwhelming surprise! :)

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Krista April 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Thanks so much Cathy, it was all for you and totally made this thinking.. okay if I was pregnant what sweet treat would I want and not feel guilty about eating. :)

So happy to hear that you loved your surprise, you are basically awesome and deserved it! :) Happy baby shower!

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Lisa @ Wine & Glue April 25, 2014 at 3:13 PM

I love this!! Healthy desserts are my best friend right now with all my sugar cravings :) Pinned!

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Krista April 25, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Oh girl… totally understand!!! The more healthy desserts the better, especially when pregnant. Although, I’m pretty sure you are probably the cutest pregnant lady ever!

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Melanie @ Carmel Moments April 25, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Looks delicious Krista!
Have a beautiful weekend!

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Krista April 25, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Thanks so much Melanie, I hope you have a wonderful weekend to girl!

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Danae @ Recipe Runner April 25, 2014 at 4:28 PM

What a beautiful, healthy, delicious dessert! I love the gorgeous berries and that honey maple mascarpone topping with the almonds is calling to me!

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Krista April 26, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Thanks Danae, it was super easy to make and even easier to eat! :)

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Heather @ French Press April 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM

I am in LOVE!!

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Krista April 25, 2014 at 11:04 PM

haha… thanks Heather! :)

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 25, 2014 at 8:17 PM

This is gorgeous!!

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Krista April 25, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Thanks Dorothy, and guilt free! My favorite kind of dessert :)

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Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes April 25, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Perfect for summer, Krista!

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Krista April 25, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Thanks Jamie!

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Kelley April 25, 2014 at 10:46 PM

This looks delicious! So simple, yet so perfect for a baby shower!

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Krista April 25, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Thanks Kelley, thats exactly why I love this dish!

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Zainab April 26, 2014 at 9:24 AM

These are so beautiful and perfect for any shower! And summer night.

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Krista April 26, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Thanks Zainab, super light and refreshing!

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Julie April 26, 2014 at 11:11 AM

This looks delicious. I love berries (can’t wait for berry season to arrive), and your topping looks like it would make it the perfect dessert bite. I haven’t used mascarpone before, but it seems it’s an ingredient I should try. Pinning.

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Krista April 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Oh… its an ingredient you HAVE to try. It is seriously soooo good and when paired with these fresh berries… muahh.. perfection! :)

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Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven April 26, 2014 at 7:17 PM

I love these berries, Krista! They look so bright and colorful against that lovely mascarpone. I love the lighting and styling you did. — It makes these berries look so classy and elegant!

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Krista April 29, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Thanks Sarah, that means alot! :) Definitely something I have been working on in the photography realm.. as far as the food goes… this was absolutely delicious. Hope you get a chance to try it! :)

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Kelly April 27, 2014 at 4:37 AM

This looks gorgeous Krista! I love that you made a healthier sweet treat for Cathy – the berries look so pretty and refreshing – definitely perfect for a baby shower! Pinning :)

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Krista April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Thanks so much Kelly, I figured when I was pregnant I always wanted something sweet but didn’t want to go out and get a big old shake. This was light and sweet. :) Thanks for the pin girl!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor April 27, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Berries with mascarpone has always been my favorite dessert. As a child, I never liked chocolate (I know, shocker) so I always requested this simple dessert. It’s so flavorful and healthy at the same time. Pinned and making soon!

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Krista April 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

What?!? Crazy girl, you are like my brother. He always preferred berries and such over chocolate. But after this dish I might be converting to the berries instead of chocolate theme too! YUM! Thanks for the pin girl!

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kristina @ love & zest April 27, 2014 at 12:51 PM

these are gorgeous!!

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Krista April 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Thanks so much Kristina!

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Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron April 28, 2014 at 6:39 AM

This is the prettiest dessert ever Krista!! How gorgeous! And I can’t believe you’ve made it so healthy! Pinned :)

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Krista April 28, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Aww.. thanks Chelsea.. you are too sweet! Thanks for the pin girl!

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Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar April 28, 2014 at 12:18 PM

So beautiful and perfect for a baby shower! I’m totally loving fresh fruit and the honey maple mascarpone on top sounds delicious!

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Krista April 28, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Thanks Lindsay, the fresh berries are great but I could totally just sit with a spoon and eat that mascarpone.. holy yum!

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Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife May 4, 2014 at 10:33 PM

This looks delicious! I love berry desserts. It’s almost berry season here in Oregon and the kids and I can’t wait to go pick some fresh berries for delicious treats like this one! Yum!

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Krista May 5, 2014 at 2:47 PM

ohhh yeah! I can’t wait to go berry picking too. SO fun! Thanks for the sweet comments marlynn! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

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Liz Fourez June 5, 2014 at 6:19 AM

A perfect, light summer dessert! YUM!

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Krista June 5, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Thanks girl! :)

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