Berries & Mascarpone Cheese 'Dessert in a Jar' (Refined Sugar-Free) (Kid-Friendly)


Christmas is almost upon us again. I can help but feel excited, hopeful, nostalgic and grateful that a new year is about to begin. And that is incredible! The holiday season is such a special time, a new opportunity in life to start over, to work toward our dreams and let our light shine. 

I was recently reminded by Jane Taylor words on ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’... how beautiful the creations of this world are- even the stars in the sky are made for us. We’re not alone in life.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. 

When the blazing sun is gone, when he nothing shines upon, then you show your little light, Twinkle, twinkle, all the night. 

Then the traveler in the dark Thanks you for your tiny spark, how could he see where to go, If you did not twinkle so? 

In the dark blue sky you keep, Often through my curtains peep for you never shut your eye, till the sun is in the sky. 

As your bright and tiny spark Lights the traveler in the dark, though I know not what you are, Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

- Jane Taylor.

Happy Holidays!  🎄🎅🎇 
Big hugs to every one of you! Eat well, be happy and merry!



Mixed Berries, frozen or fresh, to make berry jam
Mascarpone Cheese softened (you can also use cream cheese)
Gingernut Biscuits, gluten-free if possible
Honey, to taste
Some Fresh Strawberries, or any berries of your choice to garnish


+ Choose favorite jar. Clean and set aside.

+ In a saucepan add mixed berries, a bit of water. Cook for a few minutes until berries start to soften. Add honey to taste when ready. Turn off and set aside. Let it cool.

+ Place gingernut biscuits in a plastic bag (or food processor) and crush with a rolling pin until crumbled. Set aside.

+ In a bowl add mascarpone cheese and cut fresh strawberries into slices. Set aside.

Easy-Peasy Assembling Dessert Jars: 
+ Take the jar. 
Place 2-3 Tbsp. crumbled gingernut biscuits, then add berry jam (about 2 Tbsp) and mascarpone cheese.
Repeat the process, starting with the gingernut biscuits. Add sliced strawberries on top and refrigerate until ready to eat. 


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