Raspberry Creamy Parcels

Raspberry Creamy Parcels

Another summer favourite. These little parcels are delightful. Raspberries are folded in a creamy blend of mascarpone and cream cheese and then chilled. They are topped with a mixed berry compote and decorated with raspberries.

Raspberry Creamy Parcels

4 servings
  • Preparation time: 25 minutes
  • Freezing time: 45 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes

  • Ingredients
  • For the parcels
  • 170 g (6 oz) cream cheese (¾ cup)
  • 170 g (6 oz) mascarpone cheese (¾ cup)
  • 55 g (2 oz) butter, softened (¼ cup, or ½ stick)
  • 40 g (1½ oz) caster/superfine sugar (3 tbsp)
  • 115 g (4 oz) fresh raspberries (1 cup)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • For the fruit compote
  • 225 g (8 oz) mixed frozen berries, thawed (1⅓ cups)
  • 28 g (1 oz) caster/superfine sugar (2 tbsp)

Equipment

  • You will also need 4 x 8 cm (3 inch) ramekin dishes.


  • Method
  • For the parcels
  • Line the four ramekin dishes with cling film/food wrap, overlapping the edges, and put to one side.

  • Beat together the cream cheese and mascarpone in a large bowl until smooth. (A food mixer or hand-held whisk does this easily.)

  • Now in a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then stir in the vanilla extract. Add to the cheeses and beat well to combine.

  • Reserve 12 raspberries for decoration and gently fold the rest into the cheese mixture.

  • Divide the mixture amongst the ramekins, pressing it down with the back of a spoon to remove any air pockets. Fold excess film/wrap over the top and place in the freezer to become firm, about 45 minutes.

  • For the fruit compote
  • Meanwhile prepare the fruit compote. Place the fruit in a small pan and sprinkle over the sugar. Now cook the fruit, over a medium heat, until it starts bubbling.

  • Reduce the heat and, using a wooden spoon, break up any larger fruit pieces, mashing the fruit slightly. Gently cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

  • To serve
  • Unfold the cling film/food wrap from the top of the ramekins and invert each one onto a plate. Peel off the rest of the film/wrap.

  • Spoon the fruit compote over the parcels and place 3 raspberries on each to decorate.
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Updated: October 19, 2019