(OK to lighten this up with light whipped topping and reduced fat cream cheese)
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (4 ounces) mascarpone cheese
9 ounces white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 packages (3 ounces each) ladyfingers, split
2/3 cup orange juice
4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
Chocolate syrup, optional
1. In a large bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. In another bowl, beat cheeses until light and fluffy. Beat in cooled chocolate, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Fold in 2 cups of the whipped cream.
2. Brush half of the ladyfingers with half of the orange juice; arrange in a 13x9-in. dish. Spread with 2 cups cream cheese mixture; top with half of the strawberries. Brush remaining ladyfingers with remaining orange juice; arrange over berries.
3. Gently stir remaining confectioners' sugar into remaining cream cheese mixture; fold in remaining whipped cream. Spread over ladyfingers. Top with remaining strawberries. Refrigerate until serving. If desired, drizzle with chocolate syrup before serving. Yield: 15 servings.
From A Taste of Home recipes
Presented by Melissa Graves, Donna's Old Town Cafe
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