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What else can I do with mascarpone?

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Miss M Dec 23, 2004 08:58 AM

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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    ChiliDude RE: Miss M Dec 23, 2004 09:14 AM

    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.

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      FlyFish RE: Miss M Dec 23, 2004 09:22 AM

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

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        Doug Weller RE: FlyFish Dec 24, 2004 02:06 PM

        Just substitute mascarpone for ricotta?

        Thanks

        Doug

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        Lanny RE: Miss M Dec 23, 2004 09:23 AM

        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.

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          ChiliDude RE: Miss M Dec 23, 2004 09:28 AM

          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.

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            Carb Lover RE: Miss M Dec 23, 2004 11:39 AM

            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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              Ruth Lafler RE: Carb Lover Dec 23, 2004 01:06 PM

              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).

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              muD RE: Miss M Dec 23, 2004 01:47 PM

              Cheesecake - but you'll probably need more.

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

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                Mish RE: Miss M Dec 23, 2004 10:12 PM

                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.

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                  DanaB RE: Miss M Dec 24, 2004 02:23 AM

                  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

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