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Rating: 4.27 stars
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert. Ladyfinger cookies are dipped in coffee, then layered with mascarpone (a rich Italian cream cheese) and dusted with cocoa powder. It might become your new favorite dessert!

Recipe Summary

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

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl beat together the egg yolks and 1/3 cup of sugar. Using a wooden spoon stir in mascarpone cheese, beaten egg whites, cream and kirschwasser; stir until smooth. Set aside.

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  • Dissolve remaining 2/3 cup sugar in coffee. Quickly, to avoid complete saturation, dip ends of ladyfingers in coffee mixture. Place ladyfingers in a single layer in a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish. Spread a layer of cheese mixture over the ladyfingers; repeat layers, ending with cheese mixture.

  • Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Sprinkle with cocoa just before serving.

Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, How to Make Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts

748 calories; protein 17g; carbohydrates 62.3g; fat 47.5g; cholesterol 414.3mg; sodium 176.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2006
This recipe is really tasty and tastes just like the Tiramisu at the Italian Restaurant I work at. However, it needs to chill over-night to make it sit-up properly. Also, the marscapone mixtures is too runny, so the second layer of lady fingers float to the top. I would possibly suggest letting the marscapone mixture chill for awhile before putting ontop of the lady fingers. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2005
I had great hopes on this recipe but it did not turn out that great. I am disappointed.The only thing differnt i did was to replace kirschwasser. The chesse mixture came out more like a custard and the lady fingers got too soggy. It was a waste of a lot of ingredients not to mention time and effort. Read More
(20)
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2006
This recipe is really tasty and tastes just like the Tiramisu at the Italian Restaurant I work at. However, it needs to chill over-night to make it sit-up properly. Also, the marscapone mixtures is too runny, so the second layer of lady fingers float to the top. I would possibly suggest letting the marscapone mixture chill for awhile before putting ontop of the lady fingers. Read More
(87)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2004
This recipe is so delicious. I skipped the kirschwasser and added about a teaspoon of vanilla. You will not be disapointed! Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2004
my family begs me to make this all the time. i don't have any kirschwasser so i just subbed with coffee liquor. this one is a keeper Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2004
with tiramisu you can also subsititute the coffee and liquer with ovaltine or hot chocolate mix tiramisu means pick me up but in italy children are given the substitued one. Read More
(39)
Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2005
I had great hopes on this recipe but it did not turn out that great. I am disappointed.The only thing differnt i did was to replace kirschwasser. The chesse mixture came out more like a custard and the lady fingers got too soggy. It was a waste of a lot of ingredients not to mention time and effort. Read More
(20)
Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2009
This had a good taste to it but it turned out more like tiramisoup. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/29/2006
It was ok but since everyone gave it such a great reveiw i thouhgt i bring down the average so less people come to the site Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2009
this is a wonderful recipe!! i made it for a friend and they said it was better then any they have had before! it is easy and fast to make. i am going to make it next time we have company over! i highly recommend this recipe! i made tiramisu before and some of the other recipes i have tried are very difficult and time consuming but this one is perfect! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2008
Wow this was amazing! Almost as good as my favorite restaurants version. Read More
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