Lemon Mascarpone Grilled Cheese Recipe

Tanya Schroeder | Lemons for Lulu

Lemon Mascarpone Grilled Cheese for dessert. Yes, dessert. Dessert grilled cheese may just be the best idea ever.

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Have you ever been so desperate for dessert that it became an obsession? Usually I have an abundance of baked goods in my kitchen such as cookies or brownies. Since they are abundant, I only nibble at them here or there.

Every once in a while, I don’t have any time to bake and that’s when my obsessive dessert cravings go into overdrive. I kick myself for taking all my baked goods I used to have for granted. Or worse, I curse myself for not being better about hoarding desserts and hiding them throughout the house.

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These are the days I am tempted to dig into my supply of unsweetened chocolate. Heck if I smother it with peanut butter, I could convince myself it’s a Reese Cup right? Or maybe I could open up the marshmallow fluff and dig in with a spoon?

Then I remember I have lemons, and I have eggs, and I have sugar. With the help of my trusty dusty microwave I could be digging into tart lemon curd in a matter of minutes!

Lemon curd is one of my favorite things in the world. Give me the choice between lemon curd and ice cream and I’ll choose the lemon curd every time. It is mouth-puckering goodness that can be eaten with anything. Even cardboard would taste good with lemon curd.

Lemon Mascarpone Grilled Cheese Image

The ideas kept swirling about in my head - I was going to feast on dessert sandwiches tonight! I grabbed the mascarpone that I had sitting in the fridge and the pound cake from the freezer. While those two came to room temperature, I made my lemon curd. The rest as they say, is history!

I got my skillet and added a swirl of butter then I toasted one side of my pound cake, spread on the mascarpone and added a lovely dollop of lemon curd. Before I knew it I was digging into the sweetest sandwich! It tasted like cake AND lemon meringue pie all at once! The lemon curd melted perfectly into the mascarpone. Each bite was tart and creamy. I was in dessert heaven!

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I need to go without baking more often. I come up with the best desserts!

We couldn't agree more, Tanya! Want to start your meal with a savory sandwich? Don't miss Tanya's Jalapeño Turkey Burgers Recipe or The Rachel Sandwich.

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Lemon Mascarpone Grilled Cheese Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 6 tablespoons Microwave Lemon Curd
  • 4 ounces Mascarpone, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Butter
  • 1 loaf Pound Cake


  1. Slice pound cake into 12 slices.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Swirl a teaspoon of butter in the skillet.
  3. In a small bowl, combine mascarpone and powdered sugar.
  4. Spread a teaspoon of cheese on one side of pound cake. Place cake (cheese side up) on hot skillet.
  5. Place a generous dollop (about a tablespoon) of lemon curd on cheese and top with another slice of pound cake.
  6. Toast sandwich for about 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  7. Carefully flip sandwich over and toast the remaining side.
  8. Proceed with remaining slices of pound cake.


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Author: Tanya Schroeder
Recipe Yields: 6 sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 sandwich
Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 247
Calories 693

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g
  Saturated Fat 9g
Sodium 431mg
Total Carbohydrate 90g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 52g
Protein 11g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Tanya Schroeder

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Tanya covers every kind of meal on Lemons for Lulu. As our Sandwiches fanatic, she's going to wow you with Sandwich greatness, proving there's more to it than just bread, cheese, and meat.

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