Substitute for Mascarpone Cheese

"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."
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Ready In:
1 1/2 cup




  • Blend all three ingredients together until smooth.

Questions & Replies

  1. What does mascarpone cheese taste like?


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. This came through in a pinch when I needed Mascarpone for Tiramisu cupcakes. I could eat this all day long. Thank you Kevin.
  5. I should have known better... worst tiramisu ever. Tiramisu cheesecake maybe... how can anyone claim this tastes like mascarpone???


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