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Peach Ale Cherries on Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Stout Whipped Mascapone

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds fresh cherries pitted and stems removed
  • 1 12 ounce bottle peach ale I used R.J. Rockers Son of a Peach
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 8.8 ounce container mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons confectioner sugar
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate stout I used Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout
  • Prepared chocolate pound cake slices I used Sara Lee

Instructions

  1. Combine peach ale, cherries, and corn starch in a Dutch oven over high heat, bring to a boil, reduce to a heavy simmer
  2. Cook until thick and syrupy - I let them go for about 1 hour
  3. Set aside to cool
  4. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine mascarpone, honey, heavy cream, and sugar.
  5. Beat on medium high until combined and smooth - 1-2 minutes
  6. Add chocolate stout and whip until combined, scraping down sides when necessary
  7. Arrange chocolate pound cake on a plate, top with cheese mixture, then cherries