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Whipped Cream And Berries With Spiced Maple Syrup

This is a great light dessert that's full of bright flavors and a satisfying variety of textures: creamy whipped creme fraiche, vibrant berries, a sweet spiced syrup and marcona almonds. If you have any leftover syrup, it's lovely in coffee!

Whipped Cream And Berries With Spiced Maple Syrup
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Whipped Cream And Berries With Spiced Maple Syrup

Category

Dessert

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Calories

286

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

    For The Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • For The Cream:

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, (chilled)
  • 1/4 cup creme fraiche, (chilled)
  • 2 teaspoons spiced syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • For The Assembly:

  • 3 cups mixed berries, (rinsed and halved or quartered if large)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Marcona almonds, (optional)

Instructions

  1. Special equipment: 4 coupe glasses or dessert dishes
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the syrup, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer, discarding the spices. Cool to room temperature.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the heavy cream, creme fraiche, 2 teaspoons of the spiced syrup and vanilla. Using a large whisk or handheld mixer, beat until the cream thickens and soft peaks begin to form (careful not to over whip).
  4. Divide the berries among 4 coupe glasses or dessert dishes. Dollop with the whipped creme fraiche and drizzle with 1 to 2 teaspoons of the syrup. Sprinkle with almonds, if using. Leftover syrup will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator in a sealed jar.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
286
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
47 grams
Protein
2 grams
Fat
11 grams
Saturated Fat
5 grams
Cholesterol
20 milligrams
Sodium
26 milligrams
Fiber
4 grams
Sugar
37 grams
Unsaturated Fat
4 grams

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