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Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

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It is SO easy to make mascarpone at home! All you need is heavy cream and lemon juice. Your mascarpone will be all natural, no preservatives, and a money saver to boot!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice

Preparation

Heat cream gently in heavy-bottomed saucepan until it reaches 190 F, stirring to ensure the bottom doesn’t scorch. If you don’t have a thermometer that is OK – you will know you’re at the right temperature when the cream is simmering very gently.

Add lemon juice to the cream and keep the mixture at 190 F (that gentle simmer) for 5 minutes while continuing to stir. The cream will thicken up so that it coats the back of your spoon, but no visible curds will form.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to cool for 30 minutes. Once it has cooled, pour the cream into a sieve lined with four layers of cheesecloth and set over a bowl.

Allow the cream to drain, letting it cool completely. Cover the sieve with plastic wrap, and put the sieve in the fridge overnight. The next day, remove the cheese from the sieve and store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

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okilisa on 6.26.2011

I appreciate your sharing of this recipe. I live in Japan and cannot find Mascarpone cheese. Can’t wait to try it! Off I go to try and find cheesecloth. Teehee
:D

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twotarts on 5.8.2011

It’s the perfect solution for people who live places where you can buy cream & lemons but not mascarpone. Let us know how it goes when you try it, and feel free to message me if you have any questions on the process… Most recipes online seem to be the same thing copy & pasted over and over which isn’t very helpful. The first time we tried we didn’t heat the milk enough, which resulted in a more tangy/runny cheese. It was still pretty tasty though! :)

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jodiemo on 5.8.2011

Love this! Living in the middle of no where means it’s hard for me to get fancy things like mascarpone! I will definitely give this one a try!

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Kimby on 6.6.2011

I’m SO glad you posted this recipe! Very creamy and amazingly simple to make. Thank you!

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