Nectarine & strawberry pots

Nectarine & strawberry pots

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Prep: 15 mins Plus chilling time


Serves 4
Based on a traditional Russian dessert with sweet mascarpone and finshed with a naughty warm chocolate sauce

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal844
  • fat75g
  • saturates38g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre4g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.2g


  • 250g pot mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of a large orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 2-4 tbsp icing sugar, to taste
  • 85g flaked almonds, toasted
  • 2 ripe nectarines, hlaved, stoned and thinly sliced



    A smooth-skinned variety of peach native to China, similarly flavoured to peaches with slightly…

  • 100g strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

For the chocolate sauce

  • 100g bar dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
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    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-o-let

    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • 142ml carton of double cream
  • 25g unsalted butter


  1. Line 4 x 150ml ramekin dishes with cling film. Beat the mascarpone until soft and creamy, then mix in the vanilla extract, orange zest and icing sugar to taste. Fold in 50g/2oz of the almonds.

  2. In the prepared ramekins, carefully layer up the cheese mixture with the nectarines and strawberries. Level the tops and chill for at least 1hr.

  3. To make the sauce, put the chocolate, cream and butter in a small pan and stir over a low heat until melted. Don’t leave the pan as the chocolate will turn grainy if it gets too hot. Once melted, stir in 2 tbsp of hot (not boiling) water.

  4. To serve, run round the ramekins with a sharp knife then unmould onto plates. Top with remaining almonds and drizzle with warm chocolate sauce.

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17th Jul, 2009
I made this recipe with the mascarpone cheese I had left over from the "creamy pesto chicken with roasted tomatoes" (both of which I made for 2 people). It was very nice, although I didn't make mine as "pretty" as Lesley did! I layered the fruit and cheese mix in glass dishes, and didn't do the chocolate sauce as I didn't have any cream, so I just shaved lots of dark chocolate over the top! Delicious and easy to make - will definitely do it again.
9th Jun, 2009
It's a great dessert but mascarpone cheese is not really known in Russia.
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