Try this delicious dessert by Susan Massey.

Photo by Adam Finkle

Prep time: 15 minutes
Serves 4


4 to 6 nectarines, washed and sliced into sixths
1 pint of raspberries, washed and drained
2 tablespoons sugar
1 box of shortbread cookies
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese or créme fraiche, stirred well
Edible flowers or mint leaves to garnish

Combine fruit in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the fruit with sugar and allow the fruit to rest for 10 minutes, or until sugar dissolves.

Carefully spoon a layer of fruit into fluted glasses or wine goblets. Add 1 shortbread cookie, and a teaspoon of mascarpone cheese. Repeat with a second layer. Garnish with edible flowers or mint leaves if desired.