With this polenta, I decided to make it a little different. I like polenta served as a bed for fish, meat or greens but then I thought, why can't it be for dessert? (I also really wanted to use these new blue dessert cups I bought at the thrift store! Aren't they pretty?) So, to sweeten up the deal I mixed in some creamy mascarpone cheese and topped it with a dollop of strawberry preserves. It came out so creamy and delicious. This is yet another way to pretend to bake for an easy dessert, just like my roasted plum dessert!! Sweet!
Sweet Mascarpone Polenta
2 cups polenta
1 tablespoon mascarpone
splash of milk
1 Cook polenta according to directions in a medium saucepan and stir in milk, then mascarpone until creamy.
2 Serve with jam or preserves for dessert.