Crema Di Mascarpone (Chilled Cheese Dessert)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by twissis

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)

Top Review by Kasha

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.

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.

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