Crema Di Mascarpone (Chilled Cheese Dessert)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

The beauty of this dessert by Romeo Salta from "The Pleasures of Italian Cooking" is its simplicity. It is a no-cook & quick-fix taste sensation that is best when garnished w/fresh berries. Enjoy! (Time does not include time to chill the crema)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb mascarpone (ricotta or cream cheese may be used)
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks (lightly beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cognac (or other Brandy)


  1. Blend the cheese in an electric blender till very smooth.
  2. Beat in the sugar, egg yolks, cream & Cognac till the mixture is very smooth & thick. Refrigerate till well-chilled.
  3. To Serve: Spoon chilled crema into 4-6 sml dessert bowls, ramekins or goblets. Fresh raspberries or strawberries were suggested as the ideal garnish, but I think a wide variety of imaginative choices would also work well.
Most Helpful

We didn't care for this. I would greatly decrease the cognac next time, it was too strong for us and illed the taste of the cheese.

Kasha August 02, 2007

This was an absolutely amazing dessert!!! My husband and I had never had marscapone cheese before and I bought some so I needed a recipe. I found this one and tried it, we're now hooked on this scrumptious little treat! I only made half of this recipe and altered a few ingredients. I used maple syrup instead of sugar, this gave the dessert a very nice richness that I think would be missing otherwise, and we used vanilla instead of cognac. It's a great dessert with fresh blueberries on top! This is a keeper and we'll have this one more often!

cookin' kayte July 15, 2007

Delicious! Just made half the recipe for a late-night dessert for hubby and self. Could only find small fresh berries but tasty nonetheless. Will do these again, thanks for this one.

Julie B's Hive April 11, 2007