Strictly speaking it's a cheese, but wonderful Italian mascarpone is a superb ingredient for cheesecakes, creamy accompaniments to baked fruit and even for fillings and toppings for cakes. If you haven't yet tried it, you're in for a real treat!
This recipe is a lighter take on the Christmas pudding theme. You can make them a few hours ahead, and re-heat in a medium oven for about five minutes before serving.
Elegant and autumnal, this dessert would go down well at the end of a special meal and is simplicity itself to make. Of course, you can use the mascarpone mousse in other recipes too - a great addition to your repertoire!
Creamy mascarpone, luscious caramel, crunchy hazelnuts: this is a truly memorable dessert combining very special flavours and textures.
Apple crumble is one of your all-time favourite desserts, so why not give it an extra dimension with pecan nuts and mascarpone cream, lifting it into the luxury league.
This is a bit of a clever wheeze, if I say it myself. Instead of buying all those Christmas pud ingredients, take a jar of mincemeat from Sainsbury’s and short-circuit all of that.
Perfect for late-summer entertaining, this wonderful dessert has to be made in advance, leaving you stress-free on the day! The combination of fresh apricots, Marsala and mascarpone cream is utterly sublime.
As the title says, this cake is just made in one bowl to the time-honoured all-in-one creaming method. Add fresh raspberries and mascarpone cream for a really summery treat!
Mmmm…apple fans will swoon over this fabulous trifle, with its Calvados-soaked trifle sponges, apple puree and custard layer, with mascarpone and almonds on top.
OK, this isn't the healthiest dessert on record, but we all deserve a no-holds-barred bit of indulgence now and then. Anyone who loves chocolate will thrill to this wonderful baked cheesecake. To avoid it cracking, allow to cool in the oven.
The combination of orange and passion fruit gives this a tangy flavour, and because passion fruit is always available it’s great to use between seasons, particularly in winter.
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