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Mascarpone Substitute Recipe
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Mascarpone Substitute

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

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Original recipe makes 1 1/4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 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...

Nov 08, 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!

Dec 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.

May 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!

Apr 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.

Feb 17, 2005

This worked great in the Classic Tiramisu recipe!

Dec 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


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  • Calories
  • 119 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 85 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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