The original recipe calls for whipped cream and chopped pecans topping each slice as served. Since I wouldn't be there for the slicing I came up with the idea to add a topper of lightly sweetened and flavored mascarpone cheese--since it is made from cream. I added vanilla for flavoring and then used candied pecans to complete the recipe and make for a pretty presentation. Easy enough for someone to remove the pecans if they aren't interested and the candied pecans make for a nice crunch and a little added sweetness instead of raw or only toasted pecans.
Saturday, October 9th, 2010