Tiramisu

This Tiramisu dish is the perfect combination of coffee and rum flavored ladyfingers layered with mascarpone custard and whip cream. It is a popular Italian dessert and is absolutely delicious. It might take a little effort to find the lady fingers and mascarpone cheese, but it is one of those dessert recipes that is definitely worth it. This Tiramisu recipe is really easy to put together but looks as though you spent a lot of time on it. If you have never tried Tiramisu, you really need to give this recipe a try. You don’t have to live in Italy to enjoy this absolutely delicious dessert.

Photo by Terri G.

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PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 6

    egg yolks

  • 3/4

    cups sugar

  • 2/3

    cups milk

  • 1 1/4

    cup heavy whip cream

  • 1/2

    tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1

    pound mascarpone cheese

  • 1/4

    cup brewed coffee

  • 2

    Tablespoons rum

  • 2

    (3 oz.) packages lady fingers cookies

  • 1

    Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

Directions

Separate the egg yolks and put in a medium saucepan along with the sugar. Whisk together until smooth. Add the milk and bring to a boil stirring continuously. Boil for 1 minute. Let cool slightly and then cool in refrigerator for an hour. Beat together the whip cream and vanilla in a medium bowl until it forms stiff peaks. Set aside. Add the mascarpone cheese to the cooled egg mixture and whisk together until smooth. In a small bowl mix together the coffee and rum. Dip the lady fingers in the coffee mixture and arrange them in the bottom of a 7x11 dish. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the top of the lady fingers, then spread the whip cream mixture on top. Repeat the layers. Sprinkle the cocoa on the top then cover the dish and chill in refrigerator for 4-6 hours (until set).

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