Cloud 9 with Mascarpone, Chocolate, & Cherries

Cloud 9 with Mascarpone, Chocolate, & Cherries

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Credit: Courtesy of Canadian Lentils


1/3 cup (85 mL) split red lentils
½ cup (125 mL) 35% cream
2 tsp (10 mL) confectioner's sugar
1 cup (250 mL) mascarpone cheese
¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean
1¼ cup (310 mL) quartered fresh cherries, reserve some for garnish
½ cup (125 mL) finely grated dark or milk chocolate,
reserve some for garnish


1. Cook the lentils in 1 cup (250 mL) of water until tender. Rinse under cool water and strain. Dry excess moisture off with paper towel.

2. Whisk the cream with confectioner's sugar until medium peaks develop. Cover and refrigerate.

3. In another bowl, whisk the mascarpone with sugar until smooth and light. Scrape the inside of the vanilla bean into the mascarpone mixture. Stir to combine. Fold in the cooked lentils. Mix in the cherries and grated chocolate. Gently fold in the chilled whipped cream.

4. Portion about 2/3 cup (150 mL) into wine glasses and garnish with fresh cherries and grated chocolate. Serve immediately.


6 servings



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