Learn how to make Mascarpone Cheese Dip with Fresh Blackberries, one of Rita's healthy pescatarian recipes.

Mascarpone Cheese Dip with Fresh Blackberries


  • 1 (8-ounce) container mascarpone cheese plain whole-grain crackers for serving
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch of coarse salt


  1. Bring vinegar and brown sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Boil until reduced to 2 tablespoons. Pour into a medium bowl. Let cool.
  2. Gently stir in blackberries, basil, pepper and salt.
  3. Fill a bowl with hot water. Dip bottom of the mascarpone container in water for about 5 seconds. Using a rubber spatula, unmold mascarpone onto a serving platter.
  4. Spoon blackberry mixture over mascarpone, being sure to scrape all juices out of the bowl, and letting berries fall randomly. Serve with crackers.