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Berries and Cream

July 20, 2010

By Kath Dedon


When we were visiting our good friends in Oswego, New York a few years ago, Dennis made a wonderful dessert that is just genius in its simplicity.

Dennis had come home from Ontario Orchards (the fabulous farm market and nursery that he and his family own) with fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, pure maple syrup, and whipping cream. Shortly before dinner, he simply stirred them all together. By the time dinner was over, the cream had thickened a bit, and we had a fabulous dessert!

Since that visit, Berries and Cream has been a favorite at our house. I have lightened it up a bit, using less cream and maple syrup, and it’s still delicious.

This is a welcome dessert to serve if you or any of your guests are avoiding grains or need to eat gluten-free.

My recipe serves 4, but you can easily multiply it.



Berries and Cream

(Recipe adapted from Dennis Ouellette’s version)


(print the recipe)


I think this is best made a little bit before you plan to eat it, so put it together just before dinner.


Serves 4 (multiplies easily)


1 cup raspberries

1 cup strawberries, sliced if they are large

1 cup blueberries

¼ cup heavy whipping cream

¼ cup pure maple syrup


1. Stir the whipping cream and maple syrup together so they are well combined.

2. Gently stir the cream and maple syrup into the berries.

3. Let the dessert sit for 45 minutes to an hour. Enjoy!

27 Comments leave one →
  1. July 20, 2010 8:43 am

    Wow those berries look fantastic, such a simple recipe and so gorgeous. Loved the flower bowl.

    • July 21, 2010 4:49 am

      Thanks, Anna! I usually like to use plain white or off-white dishes for my photos, but this little flower bowl seemed to work with the berries.

  2. July 20, 2010 9:22 am


  3. July 20, 2010 9:41 am

    What a great simple dessert. I love things that don’t take a lot of fuss and are full of fruit. This one is a winner!!!

  4. Laura permalink
    July 20, 2010 10:08 am

    Mmmm one of my FAVORITES!

  5. July 20, 2010 11:39 am

    those gorgeous berries….wow…..berries and cream are perfect any time of year, and always a welcome dessert!

    • July 21, 2010 4:53 am

      Our tomatoes and corn may be lacking here in the NW, but we do have great berries, Dennis! 8)

  6. July 20, 2010 12:31 pm

    Hi Kath! fun, easy, and tasty dish! I just bought a bunch of berries so it’s good timing. Mixing cream with maple syrup is interesting. I’ve never done that before

  7. July 20, 2010 3:41 pm

    What a scrumptious treat! And so easy too. I bet the flavor of the berries is really enhanced. Would love to try it with honey too.

    • July 21, 2010 4:51 am

      Honey should work well. It’s usually sweeter than maple syrup, so you might want to try using a bit less. And probably a mild-flavored honey so it doesn’t overwhelm the flavor of the berries.

  8. July 20, 2010 5:12 pm

    Oh do I love berries – these photos are scrumptious – just mouthwatering. And yes, i do agree that a little maple syrup in cream in a wee bit of heaven. Many thanks for your visit and lovely comments. I’ll be back.

    • July 21, 2010 5:47 am

      Thank you, Claudia! And I do enjoy your blog. I love learning about real Italian home cooking!

  9. July 21, 2010 12:10 pm

    We are on the same wavelength! We enjoyed something very similar last night for dessert with the berries I found at the farmers market! A bowl of deliciousness!

  10. July 22, 2010 8:02 am

    Those berries looks so fresh and juicy! This is a very smart recipe. My family will love this 🙂
    Have a wonderful day,

  11. July 22, 2010 4:22 pm

    I love the first photo – the way the blue flowers frame the berries is stunning! It’s a simple thing to mix cream with maple syrup, but I never thought of that!

  12. July 25, 2010 5:48 am

    My grandmother had rows of raspberry bushes and we used to help her pick them. She’d bring us bowls of whole cream and sugar. This reminds me of those wonderful days. I’ll have to try it with the maple syrup. Beautiful picture!

    • July 28, 2010 7:31 am

      That sounds wonderful, Kristi! There’s nothing better than picking your own fresh berries.

  13. July 25, 2010 2:54 pm

    i love berries with whipping cream. i never had it with maple syrup, but i’m sure it is good!

  14. September 3, 2021 1:27 pm

    I love strawberries, blueberries, raspberries. Looks very tasty.

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