Sweet, soft caramel with creamy custard is hard to pass up to begin with, but Grace at La Mia Vita Dolce elevates this classic dessert to a new level with the addition of mascarpone cheese, a nod to her Italian roots. Mascarpone can add a bit of flair to both sweet and savory dishes, and Grace says it contributes a silky-smooth feel to this custard. To enhance the flavor of the custard, she cooks the custard in the same saucepan used to make the caramel, infusing the entire dish with caramel flavor. Then, she lets the vanilla bean infuse the mixture for a whole hour! To serve the Mascarpone Crème Caramel, simply flip it onto a plate, and add a drizzle of liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or brandy. This would be an excellent make-ahead dessert for an elegant dinner party!
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