Amaretti & Mascarpone Cups

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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Yes, we’re ‘doing Italian’ again. This time, Amaretti & Mascarpone Cups – a combination of mascarpone and egg cream along with a heavily spiked amaretti and cocoa crumble. And, if I do say so myself… OMG.

This recipe, thanks to Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos (Cooking Channel, is done and dusted in about 15 minutes flat. It doesn’t require chilling – just make and eat.

It’s simple, yet sublime with its sweet and airy cream mixture atop a crunchy base of crumbled amaretti biscuits tossed in cocoa and brandy. So good was it that more than one person licked the glass clean (sophisticated we ain’t). Enough said… enjoy!



Indulge in authentic Italian flavors with these Amaretti & Mascarpone Cups! Layers of creamy mascarpone, almond-infused biscuits, and a touch of brandy create a sophisticated dessert with contrasting textures and luxurious taste. Perfect for an elegant dinner party or a simple after-dinner treat.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 371 kcal


  • 3 organic eggs, separated
  • 2 oz sugar, divided in half
  • 8 oz mascarpone
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups roughly crumbled amaretti biscuits (just break them in your hands)
  • 1.5 fl oz good quality brandy
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder or to taste
  • To serve: Shaved dark chocolate / cocoa / berries


  • Beat the egg yolks with half the sugar until you obtain a creamy light mixture.
  • Add the mascarpone to the eggs and beat until combined.
  • In another bowl, mix the egg whites with a pinch of salt and the remaining sugar until they reach a firm peaks (but not stiff), and then fold them into the mascarpone.
  • Add the biscuits to a medium bowl and stir in the brandy (I added a tablespoon at a time and combined, before repeating – you want the mix just moistened; not soggy). Add the cocoa powder and stir though. Divide the biscuit crumble into the bottom of 6 glasses.
  • Dollop the mascarpone mixture over top of the crumble.
  • Top with a sprinkle of cocoa powder and/or shaved dark chocolate. Garnish with berries of your choice and dig in.


Calories: 371kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 9gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 140mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 648IUCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
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Susan, AKA Kiwicook
About The Author
Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.


  1. Another gorgeous dessert! I want to move there so you can invite me over to dinner! 🙂


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