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What else can I do with mascarpone?

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I purchased 2 tubs of marscapone cheese to make a tiramisu for Christmas Eve. I'm not sure I will have the time to make it tonight. Does anyone have any other good, easy suggestions on how to use the mascapone? Thanks, and Merry Christmas to all !!

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  1. Buon Natale! I saw Giada DeLaurentiis add a dollop of mascarpone to a bowl of minestrone on her FoodTV show, "Everyday Italian." The mascarpone was added after the zuppa was ladled out.

    1. You can use it to make a cannoli filling that's much more luxurious than the traditional ricotta-based mixture.

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      1. re: FlyFish

        Just substitute mascarpone for ricotta?



      2. It makes for a great spead on a bagel. Stuffed celery stalks, or on a waffle topped with a fruit compote. (And please forgive me for these) Peanut butter sandwiches and lastly, stuffed Jalapeno peppers, halved and de-seeded.

        1. Sorry, I may have misinformed you. Go to Foodnetwork.com and choose the option 'Topic' in the search box. Use the keyword 'mascarpone' for 49 recipes. It may have been that Giada used it on a dessert in one of her episodes. I usually am interested in entrees and may have become distracted by something during the show.

          1. Serve a dollop w/ wine-poached or grilled pears w/ a sprinkling of pistachio nuts. Or whisk in some honey and serve w/ toasted pine or pistachio nuts.

            Can also be used in savory dishes. Consider using as a sub for cream cheese, creme fraiche, or sour cream.

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            1. re: Carb Lover

              Yeah, I really love it with pears or apples (when I bother to do anything but eat it out of the tub with a spoon).

            2. Cheesecake - but you'll probably need more.

              Link: http://www.napastyle.com/kitchen/reci...

              1. Funny that this question was here...I literally just finished stuffing dates with marscapone cheese! Saw it in Marcella Hazan's newest cookbook & thought it'd be great to try. All you really do is cut open one side of the date, take the pit out, scoop in some cheese, and fold back up! Serve with an assorted dessert platter and coffee/after dinner drinks.

                1. I know you said you didn't think you'd have time to make the tiramisu, but the recipe linked below is really easy to assemble, and makes the *best* tiramisu I've ever tasted, in a restaurant or otherwise.

                  I'd love to hear what tasty uses you come up with for the marscapone, after all -- this thread has some really good ideas.

                  Link: http://www.tantemarie.com/tiramisu.html