What is a substitute for mascarpone cheese?
I've found mascarpone cheese can be pricey. What would be a good (in taste and price) substitute?
The specific application would be for a dessert with peaches and mascarpone, using this recipe: http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/peaches-with-mascarpone
I found a highly rated mascarpone cheese substitute recipe on food.com. I haven't personally tried it, but it's highly rated on that site, and is ridiculously simple.
- 1 16 oz block of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Blend until smooth
Try it and let us know? :)
That is definitely quite like mascarpone! I went ahead and bought mascarpone, despite the cost, as a special treat for some guests. I also mixed up some of this substitute. VERY similar. In fact, my husband didn't like the actual mascarpone b/c he said it tasted like cream cheese.
@JustRightMenus: Great! I'm glad it worked for you. I'll make sure to use this if I ever need to sub mascarpone.
I made tiramisu using fat free cream cheese and fat free sour cream in place of the marscapone (I did use the heavy whipping cream) and it turned out great.