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Honey-Cinnamon Mascarpone Cheese Dip

Try this recipe as a dip or on a sandwich (Photo by James Brosher)


This recipe is perfect for Sunday brunch or a holiday cocktail spread. I whipped this dip up on a recent afternoon when some friends invited us over for beers. We devoured it with apple slices and pumpkin crackers. But, this could also be a delicious spread on a bagel or a great base for crostini.

Honey-Cinnamon Mascarpone Cheese Dip


  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup walnuts


  1. Combine mascarpone, honey, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat on high speed until combined and fluffy. Transfer dip to a decorative bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat a small pan over medium-low heat. Once pan is warm, add walnut and toast until fragrant — about two minutes. Remove walnuts from heat and cool. Once nuts are cooled, chop them finely.
  3. Top dip with chopped walnuts and remaining 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.

Barbara Brosher

Barbara Brosher is the Senior News Editor at WTIU/WFIU and blogger at She's passionate about good storytelling and good food. Barbara believes in hoppy beers, long bike rides and extravagant cakes.

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