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 (mäs′kär-pō′nĕ, -pōn′)
A fresh soft Italian cheese with a high butterfat content, made from light cream.

[Italian, augmentative of dialectal (Lombardy) mascarpa, mascherpa, a kind of ricotta, of unknown origin.]


(Cookery) a soft Italian cream cheese
[from Italian, from dialect (Lombardy) mascherpa ricotta]


(ˌmæs kɑrˈpoʊ ni)
a very soft Italian cheese made from cow's milk and cream.
[1930–35; < Italian, derivative of dial. Italian mascarpa cream cheese]


A thick Italian cream cheese made from cow's milk, and used in sweet and savory dishes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mascarpone - soft mild Italian cream cheesemascarpone - soft mild Italian cream cheese  
cream cheese - soft unripened cheese made of sweet milk and cream
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1 Beat the mascarpone and sugar together in a large bowl.
INGREDIENTS 250g mascarpone 25g icing sugar 4 egg whites 100ml Amaretto liqueur 100ml water 12 savoiardi (ladyfinger) biscuits 1 x 397g tin Carnation caramel or dulce di leche 6 small bananas 3 Amaretti biscuits
INGREDIENTS 250g mascarpone 1tbsp wasabi paste 10g chives, chopped 10g tarragon, chopped 1 spring onion, finely sliced 2 banana shallots, sliced widthways 2tbsp sweet sherry vinegar 1tbsp olive oil 1kg mixed tomatoes, cut into slices and wedges 1cm thick 20g pine nuts, toasted 5g mixed basil leaves Coarse sea salt and black pepper METHOD 1.
BARBECUE DESSERTS BARBECUED BANOFFEE TRIFLES Serves 6 Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins, plus cooling time INGREDIENTS Olive oil, for brushing 6 firm, skin-on bananas, halved lengthways 6 pieces dairy fudge, cut in half 1 x 100g (3 1/2oz) bar 85% plain chocolate, broken into chunks 120g (3 3/4oz) reduced-fat mascarpone 140g (5oz) ginger cake, cut into 2.
INGREDIENTS 250g softened butter 280g self-raising flour 250g golden caster sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder 4 eggs 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp mixed spice 60ml fresh orange juice plus zest of one orange 60g walnuts, finely chopped 2 tbsp walnuts, roughly chopped FOR THE FILLING 100g icing sugar 150ml double cream 100g mascarpone 1 tsp cinnamon 1 Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas Mark 4.
Place johnnycakes on plates, add some of the Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette on top and then top with a generous heap of the Tomato Mascarpone.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 6) 250g Christmas pudding, crumbled 250g tub mascarpone 2tbsp Baileys 4 sheets filo pastry 25g melted butter Icing sugar, for dusting Cream or custard, to serve Heat the oven to 200C.
Sometimes a disappointing slab, bought from an uncaring catering supplier, but more often a wedge taken from a well-crafted example, made to a family recipe, the tiramisu is a wonderful rich dessert made by soaking sponge fingers (Savoiardi) in espresso coffee, and layering these up with a rich cream made with beaten eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese, plus a little booze (often Marsala), with a little cocoa or grated chocolate is sprinkled on top to add a nice complimentary flavour.
1Instead of choosing custard or double cream to have with hot desserts such as chocolate fondant or sticky toffee pudding, try using a spoonful of mascarpone instead to add creaminess.
In a bowl, beat together the mascarpone, milk and lemon juice.
The ice cream is mascarpone based with fudge and is with covered cannoli pieces, in addition to a mascarpone swirl.
INGREDIENTS for gnocchi: 65g plain flour, 20g cocoa powder, ' tsp chilli powder, pinch sea salt, 325g cooked mashed potato, 1 egg yolk, 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil to serve: 200g mascarpone, fresh ground black pepper, 10g fresh oregano leaves, 25g pecorino cheese, grated.