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Mascarpone Cheese Substitute

Prep Time 5 mins


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened


  • Mix all ingredients together. Do not substitute low-fat cream cheese or sour cream.


  • Store-bought mascaropone cheese can be pretty expensive, but this is a much cheaper alternative. Due to the price of mascarpone cheese, I've never actually tried it; I always use this substitute. I can tell you though, I've had no complaints about the dishes I've used this in - particularly tiramisu! Enjoy!