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(1 rating)
Recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

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.

(1 rating)
yield 10 to 14
prep time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tiramisu

  • 1 lb
    mascarpone cheese
  • 1 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 8 lg
    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
  • 14-15
    maraschino cherry halves, (optional)

How To Make tiramisu

  • 1
    To make the filling, in a large bowl, beat the mascarpone & heavy cream until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  • 2
    In 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.
  • 3
    When cooled, fold the whipped mascarpone into the cooked sauce and set aside,
  • 4
    To 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.
  • 5
    Just before serving dust with cocoa powder, and optional cherries if desired.Makes one 13X9 inch Tiramisu.