Rose Mary Mogan


I made this great tasting dessert for a church function. It was such a hit, that I had to make a second one a few days later, because my husband never got to taste it. It is one of his favorite desserts. I adorned the top with maraschino cherries, as a guide for cutting the slices. In the end they were scraping the bowl with plastic spoons, trying to get the last few morsels. I am sure you will love this recipe. This is an impressive dessert sure to please. Of course you do not need to use the cherries, I just wanted it to look more impressive.Recipe from the Editors of Time Life Books.

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10 to 14
45 Min
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1 lb
mascarpone cheese
1 c
heavy whipping cream
8 large
egg yolks, room temperature
1/2 c
1/3 c
marsala wine


3/4 c
hot water
3 Tbsp
instant expresso
1/4 c
1/2 c
kahlua or other coffee liqueur


40 -50
good quality lady fingers
1/4 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
maraschino cherry halves, (optional)

How to Make Tiramisu


  • 1To make the filling, in a large bowl, beat the mascarpone & heavy cream until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  • 2In top of a double boiler, beat the egg yolks and sugar until very light and fluffy. About 3 minutes. Stir in the Marsala wine. Set over simmering water & cook.Whisking constantly, until thickened,about 5 minutes. Remove the top of the double boiler and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • 3When cooled, fold the whipped mascarpone into the cooked sauce and set aside,
  • 4To make the syrup, in a small bowl, stir together the water ,expresso, & sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the Kahlua. Set aside.To assemble the tiramisu, lay 3 rows of ladyfingers in the bottom of a 13 X9X2 size baking dish. Brush them with a third of the syrup. Spread with a third of the mascarpone. Repeat twice, ending with the mascarpone. Cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate for at least 2 hours & up to 8 hours.
  • 5Just before serving dust with cocoa powder, and optional cherries if desired.Makes one 13X9 inch Tiramisu.

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About Tiramisu

Course/Dish: Cakes, Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian

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