Layered berry fruit salad with port syrup

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Serves: 4 to 6


Goat cheese cream:

  • 2/3 cup goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped lemon balm
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup


  • 1/2 cup redcurrant jelly
  • 1/2 cup port
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind


  • 8 ounces cherries, pitted
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 2 cups blackberries


  • 6 lemon balm leaves


Stir together goat cheese, cream, lemon balm and maple syrup until smooth. Reserve.

Combine jelly, port and orange rind in a small pot. Bring to a boil, stirring. Boil 2 minutes longer. Cool.

Place a layer of cherries in a bowl and spoon a little sauce over top. Add a layer of blueberries and drizzle with more sauce. Continue, repeating layers, until all the fruit is used. Pour any extra syrup over the top.

Top each serving with 2 tablespoons sweetened goat cheese. Garnish with a lemon balm leaf