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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.]
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(Cookery) a soft Italian cream cheese
[from Italian, from dialect (Lombardy) mascherpa ricotta]
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(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]
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A thick Italian cream cheese made from cow's milk, and used in sweet and savory dishes.
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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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INGREDIENTS (Serves 4) 200g mascarpone cream cheese 2tsp vanilla paste 4 large ripe but firm peaches, halved and stones removed 2tbsp melted butter 8 amaretti biscuits, crushed METHOD 1.
Next, spoon on half the chocolate mascarpone mixture and level it out, then add another quarter of the cookies.
This buttery sponge cake with zingy mascarpone cream is suitable for any sort of celebration.
Treats for Mother's Day BBC Good Food daily recipe to collect 130g butter, melted, plus extra for the tin 300g chocolate digestive biscuits 150g milk chocolate 150g dark chocolate 250g mascarpone 300g cream cheese (don't use a low-fat variety) 50g icing sugar 25g malted milk drink powder (we used Horlicks) 25g hot chocolate powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 300ml double cream 150g Maltesers (100g chopped, 50g whole), plus a handful to decorate 100g chocolate buttons, roughly chopped 1 30 plus Butter and line a 23cm springform cake tin.
When the chicken mixture is cooked, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the ham and mascarpone. Season with salt and pepper and tip into an ovenproof dish.
Instead of making a custard filling, we simply whipped egg yolks, sugar, salt, rum and mascarpone together and lightened it with whipped cream.
INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed Generous pinch nutmeg 400g mixed winter greens, large stems removed and roughly chopped 200g mascarpone 30g parmesan or vegetarian alternative, grated Lemon, juiced 320g pack puff pastry 1 egg, to glaze METHOD 1.
LIMONCELLO TIRAMISU WITH MASCARPONE, CHERRIES AND WHITE CHOCOLATE INGREDIENTS: (Serves 8) 2 oranges 200ml limoncello 4tbsp runny honey 200g sponge fingers 200ml good espresso (cold) 250g mascarpone cheese 250g natural yoghurt 1tsp vanilla bean paste 250g ripe cherries Extra virgin olive oil 100g white chocolate METHOD: 1.
Desserts include: Paris-Brest - Choux crumble pastry with hazelnut praline flavoured cream Le Saint Honore - Choux pastry with vanilla cream served with whipped mascarpone Princess Fraire - Strawberry vanilla tart with mascarpone cream and pistachio Le Chou Gourmand Choux pastry with chocolate cream split by a chocolate croquant
INGREDIENTS 300g mascarpone 150g Greek yoghurt 75g icing sugar, sifted 1tbsp rose water 3 meringue nests, roughly smashed into pieces 6 plump figs, quartered 450g raspberries 2tbsp date syrup (silan) Around 8 pieces of baklava, smashed with a rolling pin (optional) 100g pomegranate seeds A small bunch of mint leaves, shredded MIDDLE-MESS SERVES 6 METHOD 1.
| Takes 30 mins INGREDIENTS 100g strawberries, pitted and halved 1tbsp sumac (a tangy, lemoney spice) Juice of 1 lemon 60g walnuts, toasted 2tbsp of rosemary, finely chopped 1tbsp brown sugar 2tbsp mascarpone Zest of 1 orange 1tsp cinnamon 100g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) 55ml extra-virgin olive oil 300ml whipping cream; salt METHOD 1.
At the Roladin chain of bakeries, for instance, you'll find sufganiyot with names like Cream Cheese Pavlova (filled with vanilla-flavored Italian mascarpone cream cheese and topped with white chocolate, meringue bites, blueberries, and a little test tube filled with a raspberry-creme de cassis liqueur chaser) or St.