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
Stove Top


  • 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
  • 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.

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About Tiramisu

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian

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