Saturday, July 31, 2010
COMPANY'S COMING DESSERT
Here is a little dressed to impress dessert that will have your guests talking. We all like to entertain. But with the unusually hot weather we are having this summer, we want to prepare something that is quick, easy and special. This would be a perfect choice. It is a grown-up dessert because the ladyfingers are soaked in Moscato d'Asti wine which is sweet and fruity. I hope you will give this a try for your next dinner party. Your guests will love you for it.
3 peaches, pitted and cut into 8 pieces
2 apricots, pitted and cut into 8 pieces
1 pound raspberries, halved
2 T. granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream
2 T. confectioners' sugar
1/4 c. Moscato d'Asti wine
Place fruits in a bowl and add juice and zest from the lemon. Add the 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Toss together and let sit for 10 minutes. Whip cream until thickened; add the 2 tablespoons confectioners's sugar and whip until soft peaks form.
Place the wine in a shallow bowl. For each serving, dip three lady fingers into the wine and arrange them in a single layer at the bottom of the serving bowl. Place a heaping tablespoon of fruit on top of the ladyfingers, followed by a heaping tablespoon of whipped cream. Repeat the procedure with the ladyfingers, the fruit mixture and the whipped cream. Top each bowl with a little more fruit. Cover each serving with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until serving.