A Vannila Berry Dessert with Wine!

published by aliki123 on Sep 27, 2010

The end of summer with a sweet light dessert enjoy!


  • 1  cup low fat cream
  • 1  tsp  powdered sugar
  • 2  tsps  granulated sugar
  • 3  cups  mixed fresh berries (any kind is fine you can choose one kind like raspberries or a mixture of them you can even use strawberries if you like)
  • 1  cup  red sweet  wine
  • tea cookies use vanilla or wine cookies to mix the flavors
  • 1/2  cup  finely chopped walnuts or pecans or pistachios
  • 2 vanilla beans


1. With a sharp paring knife, split vanilla bean open lengthwise. Use the knife to scrape the tiny black seeds into a small bowl; reserve pod. Add the powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of the whipping cream to the bowl and mix well to separate vanilla seeds.

2. Cut vanilla pod completely in half lengthwise. In a 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan, combine vanilla pod halves, granulated sugar, and wine. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer until reduced to about 1/3 cup, 15 to 20 minutes. Let mixture cool slightly; discard vanilla pod halves.

3. Stir berries into wine mixture in pan. Chill berry mixture in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes and up to 3 hours.

4. Meanwhile, in the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine vanilla-cream mixture and remaining whipping cream. Beat until soft peaks form.

5. Fold meringues into whipped cream mixture. In a 12-ounce glass, layer 1/8 of the berry mixture, 1/8 of the whipped cream mixture, and 1/8 of the walnuts or pecans or pistachios. Repeat layering and top with a few fresh berries. Layer ingredients in the same order in 3 more glasses.

2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by Raj the Tora
    September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 am #

    wow, I love Vanila thanks

  2. # 2 by Noeal V
    September 27th, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    Nice Share.

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