Rating: 4.46 stars
84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5

Mascarpone is a creamy cheese. It is hard to find and pretty expensive. I have used this recipe in several Tiramisu cakes.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 1/4 cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, cream and butter until well blended. Use in place of mascarpone in any recipe.

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Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 0.8g; fat 12.3g; cholesterol 38.9mg; sodium 84.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (61)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2005
Easy, delicious and money saving substitute. No one even noticed or suspected that there was no real mascarpone cheese in the tiramisu. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
(64)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/02/2009
i was so excited when i found this recipe only to be disappointed when i tried it. i'm sorry but the taste is a far cry from the real thing! the cream cheese is way dominated the taste sour and salty. that's just not how it should be sorry... Read More
(82)
84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 1 stars
04/02/2009
i was so excited when i found this recipe only to be disappointed when i tried it. i'm sorry but the taste is a far cry from the real thing! the cream cheese is way dominated the taste sour and salty. that's just not how it should be sorry... Read More
(82)
Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2008
This tasted too much like cream cheese. In order to get rid of the taste I added and extra tablespoon of butter and two tablespoons of sour cream. It helped a bit. Luckily in Germany, mascarpone is not expensive as in NA, so I think I will keep using the real thing. Thanks, anyway! Read More
(72)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2005
Easy, delicious and money saving substitute. No one even noticed or suspected that there was no real mascarpone cheese in the tiramisu. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
(64)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2012
I really like this recipe. I was able to find mascarpone in the store but it was something like $9 a tub so I decided to try this. I doubled the butter (which helped get rid of the tang from the cream cheese). I also added a little sugar and vanilla to add some sweetness and flavor. I pretty much just kept tasting it till it was what I was looking for. I used it for a cheesecake recipe and it was awesome. I've also since used it as a filling for stuffed french toast and it turned out delicious! I'll definitely make it again. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
I used some other mascarpone substitutes but this is the best one!!!...Easy to make very delicious in taste and lower in costs. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2005
Thank Heaven! I have been looking for this recipe so I could make my tiramisu. I live in a small town where the marsacarpone cheese is impossible to find. Yeah! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2005
This worked great in the Classic Tiramisu recipe! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
Thank you sooooo much for sharing this with those of us who live in tiny towns that don't sell mascarpone! Not a single person knew I substituted this when they raved about my tiramisu (also from this site). I will never travel 70 miles to spend 9 a tub again!! Thanks again Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2007
Delicious and cheap. Better than the real thing. Read More
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