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Classic Tiramisu

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Classic Tiramisu
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 7 hr 35 min
  • Servings 8
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Make a classic Italian dessert layered with sweet cream cheese, delicate cake, and spiked with coffee and rum.
Updated Mar 29, 2013

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.

Nutrition

540 Calories, 38g Total Fat, 9g Protein, 39g Total Carbohydrate, 32g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
340
Total Fat
38g
58%
Saturated Fat
22g
108%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
270mg
91%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
180mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
32g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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