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Can half and half be used as a replacement for heavy cream?

asked by Teak about 6 years ago

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hardlikearmour

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added about 6 years ago

As long as you're not trying to whip it. If the recipe calls for liquid heavy cream, then half-and-half most likely will be an adequate substitute. If the recipe needs the extra fat from the cream, you could add a little unsalted butter also.

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added about 6 years ago

I have often sub'd half and half, but would not go any lower in fat content.

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added about 6 years ago

Half n half is fine for most recipes that call for cream. Just keep in mind you do not save hardly any calories by doing that.

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added 9 months ago

I am making pecan bars

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added 3 days ago

Hi can I use half and half instead of heavy cream I’m making chicken and mushroom pasta

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added 3 days ago

Linda-
Doesn't seem like a problem to me- you might want to add a touch of butter as mentioned above