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    Crema Di Mascarpone (Chilled Cheese Dessert)

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    10 mins

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    twissis's Note:

    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)

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4-6

    Yield:

    Dessert ...

    Units: US | Metric

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

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Blend the cheese in an electric blender till very smooth.
    2. 2
      Beat in the sugar, egg yolks, cream & Cognac till the mixture is very smooth & thick. Refrigerate till well-chilled.
    3. 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.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 02, 2007

      25

      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.

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    • on July 15, 2007

      55

      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!

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    • on April 11, 2007

      55

      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.

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    Nutritional Facts for Crema Di Mascarpone (Chilled Cheese Dessert)

    Serving Size: 1 (48 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 171.8
     
    Calories from Fat 61
    35%
    Total Fat 6.8 g
    10%
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    15%
    Cholesterol 199.0 mg
    66%
    Sodium 10.1 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 25.7 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 25.0 g
    100%
    Protein 2.5 g
    5%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    mascarpone

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