Classic Tiramisu

Classic Tiramisu

Make a classic Italian dessert layered with sweet cream cheese, delicate cake, and spiked with coffee and rum.

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

7:35

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

6
large egg yolks
3/4
cup sugar
2/3
cup milk
1
lb mascarpone cheese or 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 1/4
cups whipping (heavy) cream
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
cup brewed espresso or very strong coffee, chilled
2
tablespoons rum*
2
packages (3 oz each) ladyfingers**
1 1/2
teaspoons baking cocoa
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, beat egg yolks and sugar with wire whisk until well mixed. Beat in milk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly; reduce heat to low. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Pour into medium bowl; place plastic wrap directly onto surface of custard mixture. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled.
  2. Add cheese to custard mixture. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth; set aside.
  3. In chilled medium bowl, beat whipping cream and vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until stiff; set aside. In small bowl, mix espresso and rum.
  4. Separate ladyfingers horizontally; brush with espresso mixture (do not soak). In ungreased 11x7-inch glass baking dish, arrange half of the ladyfingers in single layer. Spread half of the cheese mixture over ladyfingers; spread with half of the whipped cream. Repeat layers with remaining ladyfingers, cheese mixture and whipped cream. Sprinkle with cocoa. Refrigerate at least 4 to 6 hours to develop flavors but no longer than 24 hours. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 8 servings
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Did You Know?
Mascarpone is a sinfully rich double or triple cream cheese that originated in the Lombardy region of Italy. It has a delicate, buttery flavor with just a hint of sweetness. Look for it in the cheese case in large supermarkets, specialty cheese shops or gourmet food stores.
*1/8 teaspoon rum extract mixed with 2 tablespoons water can be substituted for the rum.
**2 packages frozen (thawed) pound cake (10.75-oz each) can be substituted for the ladyfingers. Place each pound cake on its side; carefully cut each into 3 lengthwise slices (to total 6 slices). Brush each slice with espresso mixture (do not soak). Arrange 3 slices crosswise in baking dish. Layer as directed in step 4, adding remaining 3 slices.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 540
    • (Calories from Fat 340),
  • Total Fat 38g
    • (Saturated Fat 22g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 270mg;
  • Sodium 260mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 32g),
  • Protein 9g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 7 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.