Ingredients

3 cups fresh raspberries
3 cups fresh blackberries
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1-1/3 cups sugar, divided
4 teaspoons grated orange zest
1 cup orange juice
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cartons (8 ounces each) mascarpone cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 packages (7 ounces each) crisp ladyfinger cookies
Additional fresh berries, optional

Directions

• Place berries in a large bowl. Mix 1/3 cup sugar, orange zest and orange juice; toss gently with berries. Refrigerate, covered, 45 minutes.

• Beat cream until soft peaks form. In another bowl, mix mascarpone cheese, vanilla and remaining sugar. Fold in whipped cream, a third at a time.

• Drain berries over a shallow bowl, reserving juices. Dip ladyfingers in reserved juices, allowing excess to drip off; arrange in a single layer on bottom of a 13×9-in. dish. Layer with half the berries and half the mascarpone mixture; repeat layers, starting with ladyfingers.

• Refrigerate, covered, overnight. If desired, top with additional berries before serving.

Editor’s Note

This recipe was prepared with Alessi brand ladyfinger cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 501 calories, 26g fat (14g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 5g fiber), 8g protein.