Not-a-Tiramisu, Easy Tiramisu Recipe

 

It’s not-a-tiramisu, but it’s as close to an easy tiramisu recipe as you can get. If you are a coffee, liqueur and cream lover, you will adore it.

 

 

Minimal cooking involved, just layers and refrigeration. Better to do it the day before.

 

 

Layers of creams, lady fingers, chocolate, amaretti cookies, almonds, and coffee.

 

 

I did it in a tart pan with a removable base to keep it in place. I added two walls of foiled paper around to maintain the deep shape. I used a vegetable peeler to make the chocolate curls.

 

 

Ingredients:
(for the cream)
8 oz  mascarpone cheese
6 oz heavy cream whipped
1/4 cup caster sugar

(to sprinkle)
1  tablespoon finely ground coffee
2 oz chocolate chopped into very small pieces
2 oz chocolate curls
1 cup of sliced toasted almonds
1 cup of amaretti cookies crushed into small pieces

2 packets of lady fingers

(for dipping the lady fingers)
4 cups of expresso coffee
4 tablespoons of caster sugar
8 tablespoons of brandy

Preparations:
Make a cream by whisking together the mascarpone cheese, the heavy cream and the sugar. Chill. For dipping the lady fingers make three cups of expresso, stir in the sugar and add the brandy. Place it in a bowl and let it cool.

Start the first layer with the lady fingers dipped into the coffee mixture and lay them in a row in a tart mold, cover with thick cream. Sprinkle with some of the chocolate pieces, spread the second layer, dipping the lady fingers in the coffee mixture, then cover with the cream and sprinkle with the amaretti cookies chopped. Continue the next layer in the same way this time sprinkling with coffee grounded and chocolate pieces.

Cover the top with coffee cream, the chocolate curls and toasted almonds. Chill overnight. Another stress free dessert!!!

 

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25 Comments

  1. I have always liked this recipe but I can not find the Amaretto cookies even at the specialty stores here,,,,,what would be a good subtitute? I wanted to try it years ago, wish I could make it soon!!

  2. Love it,,,,is “not a tiramisu”, which is one of my favourite desserts, but it seems so fast and easy, just what I like the most! I would definitely try it soon, thanks for this Lola!

  3. Love it! I have made Tiramisu because is my favourite dessert, but this “not tiramisu” seems really fast and easy, again, what I like the most! Therefore I would definitely try it soon!

  4. Thank you for your lovely comments! xo

  5. This is a very unique and creative recipe. A much simpler version than a tiramisu. Great job!

  6. Dear Lola, Wishing you a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday. Catherine xo

  7. Looks wonderful! I love tiramisu and this is an interesting way of preparing it. Thanks!

  8. Hi Lola, This looks wonderful..love tiramisu, and I love your short-cut version for it! Nicely done!!

  9. Easy peasy! I like it.

  10. Wow…I think you should have entitled this recipe “Better than Tiramisu”! I love also the addition of amaretti cookies. This just looks fabulous! : )

  11. I love everything about this!

  12. i am definitely a lover of all of those things so I would really loooooove this!

  13. Love coffee, cream and liquor! Looks delicious!! Cannot wait to try. :)

  14. Wow looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  15. Oh wow, how wonderful this is…love the ease and delicious traditional flavors at the same time! A perfect holiday stress free dessert, gorgeous!

  16. Oh, YUM! I adore these flavors, and a simple dessert like this is perfect for the busy weeks ahead. Thanks for sharing~

  17. Dear Lola, This is something that I KNOW I would adore!! Oh, it has everything in it that I love. It also is something that I would not have to watch the clock so that I don’t over bake it. I really like this recipe. Blessings, Catherine xo

  18. Hi Lola! I’m a tiramisu fan. I definitely love your way of making this decadent dessert. Lovely photos and thanks for popping by over at my blog. To answer what food I like most so far, I will have to say my very first beef tartare that I had in Chef Tyler’s Mayfare Tavern. It’s so good and not one bit tasted like raw beef. I will share more on that soon. Have a good week.. btw I’m planning to get some stuff from your shop ;). Hopefully you can ship them to me.. Hugsss, Jo

  19. Hi Lola! I’m a tiramisu fan. I definitely love your way of making this decadent dessert. Lovely photos and thanks for popping by over at my blog. To answer what food I like most so far, I will have to say my very first beef tartare that I had in Chef Tyler’s Mayfare Tavern. It’s so good and not one bit tasted like raw beef. I will share more on that soon. Have a good week.. btw I’m planning to get some stuff from your shop ;). Hopefully you can ship them to me.. Hugsss, Jo

  20. Hi Lola! I’m a tiramisu fan. I definitely love your way of making this decadent dessert. Lovely photos and thanks for popping by over at my blog. To answer what food I like most so far, I will have to say my very first beef tartare that I had in Chef Tyler’s Mayfare Tavern. It’s so good and not one bit tasted like raw beef. I will share more on that soon. Have a good week.. btw I’m planning to get some stuff from your shop ;). Hopefully you can ship them to me.. Hugsss, Jo

  21. Hi Lola! I’m a tiramisu fan. I definitely love your way of making this decadent dessert. Lovely photos and thanks for popping by over at my blog. To answer what food I like most so far, I will have to say my very first beef tartare that I had in Chef Tyler’s Mayfare Tavern. It’s so good and not one bit tasted like raw beef. I will share more on that soon. Have a good week.. btw I’m planning to get some stuff from your shop ;). Hopefully you can ship them to me.. Hugsss, Jo

  22. Well, tiramisu is my most favorite thing ever so I REALLY love this!

  23. Stress free….and DELICIOUS! What a nice way to make all the flavors of tiramisu without going crazy! Your pictures are terrific – as always!

  24. Nothing like a tiramisu, but yours is special. So clever and so much reward, Love it Lola!! Rgds, A

  25. Very creative short cut way to get all the flavor of a tiramisu without all the time in the kitchen. That first picture with all the layers does look amazing. I have saved this lovely dessert-can’t wait to make and taste it. Great post!

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