How to Replace Mascarpone

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How to Replace Mascarpone
Tiramisu uses mascarpone for its creamy texture, but you can replace this cheese in your recipe. (Tiramisu image by Stana from

Mascarpone is a creamy fresh cheese with a high fat content. It adds a mild richness to dishes such as tiramisu. If you cannot find mascarpone, you can replace it with a combination of cream cheese and whipping cream or with creme fraiche. These substitutes will approximate the mild taste and smooth, creamy texture associated with mascarpone.

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Things you need

  • ¾ cup cream cheese
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Hand or stand mixer
  • or 1 cup creme fraiche

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  1. 1

    Combine the cream cheese and whipping cream in a bowl.

  2. 2

    Mix the ingredients with a hand or stand mixer on low speed until they're completely blended.

  3. 3

    Replace each cup of mascarpone in your recipe with the cream cheese and whipping cream mixture or with one cup of creme fraiche.

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