Recipe By Carol
Published Aug 14th
Prep 30m Cook 30m Additional 1h Ready In 1h 60m
Servings 12 servings Calories 568.3

Classic Italian dessert made with ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese. It can be made in a trifle bowl or a springform pan.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups mascarpone cheese
  • 1 ¾ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 (12 ounce) packages ladyfingers
  • ⅓ cup coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored.
  2. 2 Add mascarpone to whipped yolks. Beat until combined. In a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold into yolk mixture and set aside.
  3. 3 Split the lady fingers in half, and line the bottom and sides of a large glass bowl. Brush with coffee liqueur. Spoon half of the cream filling over the lady fingers. Repeat ladyfingers, coffee liqueur and filling layers. Garnish with cocoa and chocolate curls. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  4. 4 To make the chocolate curls, use a vegetable peeler and run it down the edge of the chocolate bar.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 568.3
  • Carbohydrate 59.6 g
  • Cholesterol 302.9 mg
  • Fat 31.8 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 9.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 17 g
  • Sodium 112.7 mg
  • Sugar 24.7 g

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  1. You can never go wrong having tiramisu, yet you can mess up during the making of. Some tips: Melt the sugar down to a syrup in the double broiler with a bit of water. Then in a separate bowl combine syrup with egg yolks and whisk to the thick lemon yellow consistency. This made it - Read more ...
  2. My friends love this Tiramisu and I love serving it. I substitute the Mascarpone cheese with 8oz of cream cheese, one-fourth cup heavy cream and 3 tablespoons of sour cream. I use 2, 3oz packs of soft ladyfingers (bought from the bakery section of the local Kroger). I don't use coffee liquer, so I substitute - Read more ...
  3. I have made this many times, LOVE it and get tons of compliments!!! Here is a summary of the tips I use from other reviewers: 1. I scale the recipe to 10 servings so I can just use the 8 oz. container of mascarpone cheese. 2. I use the Savoiardi style hard ladyfingers, buy them - Read more ...
  4. It is wonderful! But mascarpone cheese is really expensive i found a substitute... 8 oz cream cheese 2 tsp of sour cream and 2 tsp of heavy cream combined.
  5. excellent recipe!!!! rave reviews from everyone!!! i found that i had to 1/2 the sugar. also, the double boiler must be on the lowest heat setting!! too high will cause the egg to cook and clump, and must be cooked for the full 10 minutes, otherwise sugar grains will appear in your tiramisu. also i - Read more ...
  6. Oh man... I'm pretty sure tiramisu will be waiting for us in Heaven. I used the ladyfinger recipe from this site and sliced them in half longways, like a hot dog bun. I used a pyrex 9" x 13" pan. I made a single layer of ladyfingers, poured some of the coffee liquer on top, - Read more ...
  7. I always end up with more lady fingers than I need to make this dessert. Not a problem since I just pop them in my mouth as I'm making the dessert. But since they're kinda expensive to buy, I'll be using the recipe for ladyfingers by roxanne. I always end up using more mascarpone cheese, - Read more ...
  8. This was EXCELLENT! I can't even begin to tell you how amazing this Tiramisu is. I have some points to make, 1. it's EASY, 2. It's great that the eggs are cooked, 3. I didn't add any vanilla at all even though I was worried that since there were 6 egg yolks it will have - Read more ...
  9. Just a reply to MCCREARY74's comment about the Ladyfingers being so hard. When I first made Tiramisu (a different recipe), I went to my local supermarket and bought the only type of Ladyfingers they offered. They were hard as rocks (like Stella D'oro breakfast cookies), and even had a picture of Tiramisu on the package - Read more ...
  10. This is awesome! Same recipie fromback of the ladyfinger package, except they gave a wonderful substitute for the marcapone cheese, it's one 8 oz package of cream cheese, 1/4 cup sour cream and 2 tbs heavy cream, whipped together...this was the best dessert I've ever made! I brushed on really potent coffee, no alcohol, and - Read more ...