Substitute for Mascarpone Cheese

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Okay, okay I know. True tiramisu uses mascarpone, but just in case your local Safeway or whatever doesn't carry it, which is often the case, this is a good substitute. I used it in Emeril's tiramisu recipe and it came out very nicely. Just thought this might help someone.


  1. Blend all three ingredients together until smooth.
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Do you know how hard it is to find mascarpone cheese where I live? It's easier to find a unicorn! I made a batch of tiramisu this past weekend and used this substitute. Served it to some discerning food snobs, and it got a thumbs up from everyone, and a request for seconds. One friend asked me where I had managed to find mascarpone in our culinary dessert. I just sat back and smiled. This will be our secret, Kevin, thanks! Next time I'm going to try it with a lower-fat cream cheese.

Mirj May 27, 2002

i'm lucky that kroger and meijer carry it. we also have an italian deli shop nearby owned by friend from school noless,lol. this is a great substitute in a pinch i've used cool-whip in place of sour cream. mine is called 'drunken tiramisu' i usually make about 6 pans when everyone finds out i'm making they call. sorry for typos--stroke-one finger typing

Rene H. November 19, 2015

This was the BEST !!! Everyone loved it and never knew I substituted mascrapone ...Thank you

Mary-Kathleen G. November 11, 2015