Fairy Berries

20 to 25

In this dainty dessert, whipped-cream-filled raspberries are garnished with a chocolate curl.


  • 6 ounces red raspberries (½ pint)

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

  • 1 bar milk chocolate (4 ounces)

  • 1 bunch mint leaves (20 to 25 leaves)


  1. Using the blunt end of a skewer, gently open raspberries and flatten the bottoms slightly so that berries stand upright.

  2. Whisk cream in a medium bowl until soft peaks form. Whisk in confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form. Transfer whipped cream mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a small plain round tip (such as Ateco number 3). Pipe a small amount of the cream into each berry, transferring them to a platter as you work. Refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 1 hour.

  3. Shave off small curls of chocolate from the chocolate bar using a vegetable peeler. Just before serving, top each filled berry with a chocolate curl. Place each berry on a mint leaf. Serve immediately.

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