25 Reviews

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.

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Mirj May 27, 2002

Had all of the ingredients already and making this was a snap. Worked well in my recipe. I'm going to print and save for later.

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sewgirl43 February 27, 2016

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

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Rene H. November 19, 2015

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

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Mary-Kathleen G. November 11, 2015

This will be every helpful! I've been trying to figure out how to make a vegan version and this is perfect for what I'll need to substitute!!! Best recipe I've found yet!

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Jodie N. August 02, 2015

Genius and such a life-saving recipe when the real thing becomes impossible to find! Used it in my cannoli cupcakes and nobody was the wiser. Thank you!

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HavLuv December 22, 2013

Great sub. Thanks for posting.

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aronsinvest January 28, 2012

Believe me, it's the perfect substitute too! What a great recipe!

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wholelottagall January 28, 2010

I live in a small town but love to cook gourmet desserts! So, in a small town we have the regular ole cheese, so finding this recipe has helped me alot because i really wanted to do this recipe that i found on this website, and i looked up the substitute and is AWESOME! i absolutely love it!!!

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june_bug0000 June 26, 2009

This came through in a pinch when I needed Mascarpone for Tiramisu cupcakes. I could eat this all day long. Thank you Kevin.

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cookiedog June 08, 2009
Substitute for Mascarpone Cheese