Balsamic Strawberries with Whipped Mascarpone Cheese

1/3 c. OLIVE MILL strawberry balsamic
2 t. plus 4 T. sugar
½ t. fresh lemon juice

½ c. chilled mascarpone cheese
½ c. chilled whipping cream
½ t. vanilla
3 1-pint baskets strawberries, hulled, halves

Combine balsamic, 2 t. sugar and lemon juice in heavy small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Boil until syrup is reduced to about ¼ c. (about 3 minutes. Transfer to small bowl, cool completely. Combine mascarpone, cream, vanilla and 2 T. sugar in medium bowl. Whisk until thick soft peaks form. Cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours. Combine berries and remaining 2 T. sugar in large bowl; drizzle with balsamic syrup and toss to blend. Let stand 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Divide berries and syrup and syrup among 6 goblets. Top with mascarpone mixture.

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