Probably not too bad for you.
Soo Delicious. (so worth whatever calories)
Strawberry Pie with Balsamic Glaze.
Now I kind of combined a couple recipes and ended up having to make a few alterations because I was not going to go to the third store to find mascarpone cheese, so I made it work with what was in the fridge and again I must say it is delicious. (next time hopefully I can try the macsarpone)
Here is the recipe that I started with and followed most closely:
A pre-made graham cracker pie crust
2 lbs. fresh strawberries (sliced or quartered)
1/2 cup regular sugar
zest of 1 orange
1/2 a small lemon juiced
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
8 oz. mascarpone cheese
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Mix well with the regular sugar, orange zest and half the lemon juice. Set aside for 30 minutes.
Whip the whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, salt and remaining lemon juice, with an electric mixer. Once it’s good and whipped, add in the mascarpone cheese and whip again just until it’s well blended.
--This is the part where I strayed. I used organic vanilla yogurt, sour cream, whipping cream and powdered sugar. I don't have measurements because I was just working to get the consistency right.
Spread the mascarpone mixture evenly into the pie crust. Now stick it in the refrigerator.
Your 30 minutes should almost be up now. Strain the juice from the strawberries into a saucepan. Put the strained strawberries on top of the pie and put it back into the refrigerator. Add the balsamic vinegar to the strawberry juices and boil it until it becomes a syrup. Take a pastry brush and brush the syrup over the strawberries until they are all glazed. You may not use all the syrup. Put that pie back in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
The orange zest and lemon juice make it fresh. You can't go wrong with strawberries and the balsamic vinegar adds the perfect flavor.