Buddy's Maple Mascarpone Cream

An Italian favorite to serve with pandoro or panettone, or even on crepes, or to dip your cantucci biscotti, this mascarpone cream is inspired by "Elf", the movie. Instead of rum or brandy, this uses maple syrup for an extra boost in flavor. Buddy might put it on spaghetti, but I wouldn't advise it.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
12 servings


  • 4 eggs, separated

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 2 ¼ cups mascarpone cheese


  1. Whisk egg whites in a stand mixer fitted with a wire whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Set aside in another bowl.

  2. Beat egg yolks and sugar together in the bowl using the paddle attachment until smooth and pale. Add maple syrup and beat until fully combined. Slowly mix in mascarpone cheese. Fold in egg whites.

  3. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours, loosely covered with plastic wrap. Cream may begin to separate after 24 hours. Gently stir before serving.

Cook's Note:

If you prefer, you can pasteurize the eggs with a sugar syrup. Beat whole eggs with 1/4 cup sugar. Heat 1/4 cup sugar with 1/4 cup water until it reaches 250 degrees F (121 degrees C). Mix the syrup into the creamed eggs in a slow, steady stream until fully incorporated and sides of the bowl are cool to the touch. Mix in mascarpone and maple syrup. This method doesn't use the whipped egg whites, but is delicious all the same.

Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
21g Fat
11g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 5g
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 27mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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