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Mascarpone cheese is great but can be hard to find. Learn how to make mascarpone at home with this simple recipe. It isn't 100% authentic (authentic recipes use a bacterial culture), but it doesn't require any hard-to-find ingredients, either!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour cream into a metal bowl and place over a pan of simmering water. Heat until warm. Stir in cream of tartar; continue to heat and stir until the temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). Remove from heat.

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  • Line a strainer or colander with cheesecloth and place over a bowl. Paper towels also seem to work well. Pour mixture into the strainer; let drain for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Spoon the resulting cheese into a clean container and use within one week. Store in the refrigerator.

Note

You may substitute 3 tablespoons of lemon juice for 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar. Using lemon juice will impart a lemony flavor.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 2g; fat 22g; cholesterol 81.5mg; sodium 22.9mg. Full Nutrition
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