Rating: 3.91 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

A rich but yummy dessert.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix coffee, milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons rum together in a bowl. Soak lady fingers in the coffee mixture. Layer 1/2 of the soaked ladyfingers in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • Beat egg yolks and 2 tablespoons sugar together in a bowl; add mascarpone cheese and 1 tablespoon of rum and mix well.

  • Beat egg whites in a bowl using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form; fold into mascarpone cheese mixture. Spread 1/2 of mixture over soaked lady fingers; cover with second 1/2 of soaked lady fingers and cover evenly with remaining mascarpone cheese mixture. Sprinkle top with cocoa powder. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

597 calories; protein 15g; carbohydrates 58.2g; fat 32.6g; cholesterol 320.9mg; sodium 174.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2003
I served this at an Italian themed dinner party. It was the easiest item on the menu to prepare - and the that got the most compliments! It is not cooked so the alcohol is not burned off. I wouldn't serve large pieces to children.:-) Also remember the eggs are not coddled so keep refridgerated. I modified the recipe slightly to include a third layer. Very easy recipe to modify. I used 50% more lady fingers another 2/3 cup coffee teaspoon of cognac (Yes I used cognac in lieu of rum) etc. It wasn't an exact science - I eyeballed most of it - but the recipe is really friendly so everything turned out perfectly. Great recipe! Give it a try! One other tip - use a glass pan not metal. Metal will react with your liquor and turn the lady fingers dark green/black. Not pretty. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2005
This recipe was okay. I replaced the rum with Kahula which made it alot better. I highly recommend chilling this desert over night it was much better than four hours after making it. I also suggest making a small batch to try your hand at it first it was helpful to tweek the recipe to my taste. Read More
(25)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2003
I served this at an Italian themed dinner party. It was the easiest item on the menu to prepare - and the that got the most compliments! It is not cooked so the alcohol is not burned off. I wouldn't serve large pieces to children.:-) Also remember the eggs are not coddled so keep refridgerated. I modified the recipe slightly to include a third layer. Very easy recipe to modify. I used 50% more lady fingers another 2/3 cup coffee teaspoon of cognac (Yes I used cognac in lieu of rum) etc. It wasn't an exact science - I eyeballed most of it - but the recipe is really friendly so everything turned out perfectly. Great recipe! Give it a try! One other tip - use a glass pan not metal. Metal will react with your liquor and turn the lady fingers dark green/black. Not pretty. Read More
(57)
Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2005
This recipe was okay. I replaced the rum with Kahula which made it alot better. I highly recommend chilling this desert over night it was much better than four hours after making it. I also suggest making a small batch to try your hand at it first it was helpful to tweek the recipe to my taste. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
wow. delicious and easy. i couldn't find ladyfingers at the store so i used vanilla wafers instead. and i substituted kahlua for all the rum. it was fantastic if i do say so myself. the only thing i would do differently next time is soak the cookies longer. i was afraid they would get too soggy but i think they weren't soggy enough. my bad. overall though totally killer and it really was easy to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/06/2003
This ended up a little bit to soggy for us and the rum flavor was a bit overpowering. The cream mixture turned out pretty good. Maybe the lady fingers I used soaked up to much. I only dipped them for about 1 second though. My husband usually loves tiramisu but wasn't all that impressed. Sorry! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2007
There are so many different ways to make this dessert. This is very tasty try using rum extract Very good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2006
I found it a bit to watery when it as sat for some time Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2004
This recipe was quite easy to prepare but not as good as tiramisu in a restaurant. I agree with other reviewers that it was too runny and the alchohol overpowered the dish. The flavor masked the delicacy of the mascarpone. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2004
The rum flavor was overpowering but if less was used or none at all this would be delicious. It also seemed there was not enough of the mascarpone cheese mix so I will make more next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
Thank you so much for this amazingly easy recipe Jackie!! I had to do some hunting for the ingredients but all in good stead =)I was quite apprehensive while making it as well. But once it was made and kept for chilling "and" brought out I could not believe the result! It was truly mind-blowing!! I can't wait to make it again... Read More
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