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I have always wanted to try Tiramisu but never have ordered it in a restaurant. When I saw this recipe in Michele Stuart’s Perfect Pies cookbook I thought this was my chance to try the famous Italian dessert made with ladyfingers, coffee, mascarpone cheese, eggs and sugar. It appears that the crust is the only real difference between traditional Tiramisu and Tiramisu Pie.
The ingredients are simple: A pre-baked 9-inch deep dish pie crust, Lady Fingers, mascarpone cheese, eggs, sugar, heavy cream, Kahlua, brewed coffee and for the garnish you will need sweetened whipped cream and cocoa powder.
Brew and cool 2 cups of strong coffee or espresso.
Next fit an electric mixer with a whisk attachment and add the egg yolks.
Pour in the sugar and beat on high speed.
Beat until the egg mixture is smooth, thick and pale in color.
Add the mascarpone cheese and mix for approximately 1 minute until well blended.
Add Kahlua to taste.
I added 1/4 cup Kahlua and tasted the cream. The Kahlua was not strong and the mixture was very light, creamy and slightly sweet.
In separate bowl, beat 2 cups of heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold the whipped cream into the egg mixture using a spatula. Do not over beat.
Spoon one-third of the cream mixture into the pie crust.
Next quickly dip 12 ladyfingers into the coffee and arrange them over the cream mixture. Dip the cookies one at a time taking care not to over-saturate them. Spread another one-third of the cream mixture over the ladyfingers, smoothing out evenly. Make another layer with the ladyfingers and cream mixture.
After adding the last one-third of the cream mixture, smooth the top to seal the edges.
Place the pie in a covered container and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
When ready to serve, prepare sweetened cream and dust the top of the pie with cocoa powder.
This pie is very light and not too sweet. I think I could stand a little more Kahlua – perhaps on the ladyfingers with the coffee.
Pie number 43 is done! Only 9 more to go!
This is a BIG pie so you’ll need lots of friends to help eat it. Just like the last pie I made from this cookbook, I think it would be fine in a trifle bowl if you want to skip the crust.
So you think a pumpkinish pie should be next on the list? I already posted a pumpkin pie last Thanksgiving but I still want to make one with pumpkin anyway. I have a few ideas but suggestions are always greatly appreciated!
(Recipe by Michele Stuart as published in Perfect Pies)
1 prebaked 9-inch deep dish pie crust
2 cups brewed strong coffee or espresso
10 large egg yolks
10 tablespoons sugar
1 pound mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup Kahlua (or more to taste)
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
a few coffee beans for garnish
Bake a 9-inch deep dish pie crust and cool. Set aside.
Brew 2 cups strong coffee or espresso and cool completely.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment on high speed, beat together the egg yolks and sugar until they are smooth, pale and thick. Add the mascarpone and mix for approximately 1 minute. Finally add the Kahlua and blend until smooth.
In a separate bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream mixture until blended.
To assemble the pie, layer the bottom of the pie shell with one-third of the cream mixture. Quickly dip each of the ladyfingers into the coffee taking care not to saturate the cookies. Arrange 12 of the ladyfingers over the cream mixture. Spread another one-third of the cream mixture over the final ladyfinger layer, smoothing out the top of the pie. Refrigerate the pie for at least 6 hours or overnight.
When ready to serve the pie, beat 1 cup heavy whipping cream, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until stiff. Using a pastry bag decorate the top of the pie. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and a few coffee beans. Tiramisu pie should be served cold.
We picked up some pumpkins yesterday will have a carving party next weekend. I always love it when my children come over and hang with us. I’m going to make a big pot of chili and serve pie of course! Hope you have a wonderful week. This is such a great time of year. Take care!
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