Introducing our delicious nectarine and strawberry pots, a heavenly twist on a classic Russian dessert. Treat yourself to the irresistible combination of delicious mascarpone cheese with a touch of sweetness. Garnished with juicy slices of fresh nectarines and juicy strawberries, this dessert is a feast for the senses.
But that’s not all – to take this heavenly treat to the next level of decadence, we drizzle it with a sinfully delicious warm chocolate sauce. Creamy, rich and absolutely irresistible, this dessert is for anyone looking to satisfy their sweet cravings. Treat yourself to this cheeky treat and experience an incomparable taste experience.
- 250 g pot of mascarpone cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Peel of a large orange
- 2-4 tbsp powdered sugar to taste
- 85g almond flakes, roasted
- 2 ripe nectarines, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
- 100 g strawberries, peeled and cut into thin slices
- 100 g bar of dark chocolate (70% cocoa content)
- 142ml carton of double cream
- 25g unsalted butter
- Line 4 ramekins of 150 ml each with cling film.
- Beat the mascarpone until soft and creamy.
- Mix in vanilla extract, orange peel and powdered sugar to taste.
- Fold in 50 g almonds.
- In the prepared ramekins, carefully layer the cheese mixture with the nectarines and strawberries.
- Smooth the tops and chill for at least 1 hour.
- For the sauce, place the chocolate, cream and butter in a small saucepan.
- Stir over low heat until melted.
- Do not leave the pan standing or the chocolate will become grainy if it gets too hot.
- Once melted, stir in 2 tablespoons hot (not boiling) water.
- To serve, circle the ramekins with a sharp knife and then transfer to plates.
- Top with remaining almonds and drizzle with warm chocolate sauce.
Equipment and tools
- mixing bowl
- Zester or grater
- measuring spoon
- frying pan
- cutting board
- spatula or spoon
This recipe contains the following allergens:
- Milk (mascarpone, double cream)
- Dark chocolate
Please be aware of these allergens if you or anyone consuming this dish suffers from allergies or dietary restrictions.
Storage and leftovers
If there are any leftovers from the nectarine and strawberry pots, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Note that the texture may change slightly as it cools.
Before storing, make sure the pots are covered to prevent odors from affecting the taste of the dessert. When ready to use up the leftovers, give them a quick stir to redistribute the flavors.
The nectarine and strawberry pots are best enjoyed fresh, but if you need to prepare them beforehand, you can prepare the components separately and assemble them just before serving. Store the sliced nectarines and strawberries in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them.
Remember to keep the pots cool until serving, as the mascarpone cheese and cream mixture may soften at room temperature. Enjoy!
Health Benefits of Nectarine and Strawberry Pots
The delicious combination of nectarines and strawberries in these pots not only makes a delicious dessert but also offers a range of health benefits. Packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants, this dessert can be a guilt-free treat. Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of the main ingredients used in this recipe.
This creamy cheese is a good source of calcium and protein. Calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth, while protein plays a crucial role in repairing and building tissue. However, due to its high fat content, mascarpone cheese is recommended to be consumed in moderation.
These juicy fruits are not only delicious but also offer various health benefits. Nectarines are low in calories and fat, making them a good choice for anyone watching their weight. They are also rich in fiber, which aids digestion and helps maintain a healthy digestive system. Additionally, nectarines are a good source of vitamins A and C, which are important for promoting a strong immune system and healthy skin.
These bright red berries are known for their sweet taste and exceptional nutritional value. Strawberries are rich in antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help protect the body from oxidative stress and promote overall health. They’re also a good source of fiber, potassium and folic acid, all of which contribute to heart health and can help regulate blood pressure.
Dark chocolate (70% cocoa content)
Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content offers several health benefits. It contains powerful antioxidants called flavonoids, which may help reduce inflammation, improve blood circulation and reduce the risk of heart disease. Additionally, dark chocolate may help improve cognitive function and mood due to its natural compounds such as caffeine and theobromine. However, due to its calorie and fat content, it is important to consume dark chocolate in moderation.
Double cream gives this dessert a rich and luxurious texture. Although it is high in saturated fat and calories, it can be enjoyed as an occasional treat. It contains essential nutrients such as vitamin A, calcium and phosphorus, which are essential for maintaining healthy bones and teeth.
Not only do flaked almonds add a delicious crunch to this dessert, but they also offer numerous health benefits. These nuts are a good source of healthy fats, proteins and fiber. They are rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Additionally, almonds have been linked to improved heart health and can help with weight control when consumed in moderation.
In summary, this delicious dessert made with nectarines, strawberries, dark chocolate and other ingredients not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also provides a dose of essential nutrients and antioxidants. Remember to enjoy it in moderation as part of a balanced diet.