Limoncello Tiramisu Recipe

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Limoncello Tiramisu Recipe is beautiful boozy lemon twist on Italian traditional dessert with ladyfingers. This lemon curd version is perfect for warm summer days and nights! There is a kid friendly version included too!

Limoncello Tiramisu Recipe is beautiful boozy lemon twist on Italian traditional dessert with ladyfingers. This lemon curd version is perfect for warm summer days and nights! There is a kid friendly version included too!


 

How to make limoncello tiramisu recipe?

Our version includes Limoncello from Scratch  . It is much cheaper to make a batch on your own since a bottle’s average price is about USD 20,00. If you have homemade limoncello version, it is so budget friendly and bursting with lemon flavor!

 

In short, limoncello is lemon-flavoured Italian popular liqueur.

To make this Italian lemon dessert creamier and richer, we added lemon curd and mascarpone cheese. Since the curd makes it so rich and soft, there is no need to add whipped cream to prepare this lemon curd tiramisu. Lady fingers are the third ingredient, and it needs to be soaked in limoncello.

All the ingredients properly layered make beautiful lemony twist on Italian classic dessert, so easy to make.

 

If you prefer to make kid friendly version and omit limoncello you may substitute it with combination of fresh lemon juice, sugar, and water to taste. One tablespoon of lemon juice with 1/3 cup water is all right. Just add sugar to your taste, combine until sugar melts and there you have no alcohol version!

 

The best dish to use to assemble the layers together is dessert platter with cover.
You may also use square dish and once tiramisu is done, cover with plastic and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. The dimensions are optional; what is important is that you have a dish large enough to place 12 ladyfingers on the bottom of it.

I measured two options: first one is 12 x 5 inches platter if you lay 4 ladyfingers in each of three rows. The second option is 8 x 7 inches if you lay 6 ladyfingers in 2 rows.
As you may see on the photos, I skipped the third layer of curd on the top of the dessert. The reason to this is skin layer that forms and I wanted to skip this. It is much easier to cut the squares that way.

 

When cooking the lemon curd, once finished, you get 3 cups of it. It is good to know that so you may use lemon curd for so many other desserts.

We love curds! Here are some of our favourite curds and desserts made with them:

Lemon Curd Blueberries Crumb Cake

Blood Orange Curd Tart with Lady Fingers Topping

Blueberry Curd

Apricot Curd Mini Pavlovas

Kumquat Curd

 

Besides, you can always have a spoon or two of fresh, fruit curd instead of Nutella, right?

Curd, any fruit based, remains fresh up to 10 days in the fridge. It also freezes well up to 3 months.
Also, you may find lemon curd needs straining since it contains grated zest. You may strain it, of course, but I don’t do it since it enriches the flavours and adds special, so beautiful „from scratch“ taste.

 

Classic tiramisu is traditional Italian simple coffee and mascarpone dessert. Lady fingers are soaked in coffee, covered with mascarpone cream, and dusted with bitter cocoa powder. For the best egg free version take a look here .

 

Do you know what tiramisu stands for in Italian?

The literal meaning of Tiramisu in Italian is “pick me up” or “cheer me up”. As the name implies, this is an iconic Italian dessert that is served at the end of the meal that hopefully “cheers you up”.

 

Besides, tiramisu, here is our list of favourite sweet Italian treats; most of them could be found at 2pots:

 

  1. Cannoli (twists we are so fond of ):

Cannoli Danishes

Cannoli Cones with Figs, Honey and Almonds

Cannoli Croissant Breakfast Bake Recipe

Festive Cannoli Cake Roll

  1. Panettone from Scratch
  2. Sfogliatelle
  3. Gelato
  4. Pandoro from Scratch

 

Since this recipe is all about citruses, let me share with you some more 😊 we enjoy:

Limoncello Truffles

Arancello from Scratch

 

Both Limoncello and Arancello do not require refrigeration for long-term storage. However, as is the tradition along the Amalfi Coast, we highly recommend chilling them both either in the refrigerator or preferably in the freezer for several hours prior to serving.

 

They could be used for making cocktails combined with a citrus juice, blackberries, basil, or mint, vodka, and maybe a syrup to help remove their slight tartness.

 

Whatever dessert you develop with these citrus drinks ( both Limoncello and Arancello ), they certainly promise an extra refreshing dessert that is the best to make during hot summer days but any holiday is great reason to serve it after savoury dishes as well.
I am sure most of you enjoy citrus desserts so keep this one in your pocket to impress the crowd and trust me it will seduce everybody the best possible way!

Limoncello Tiramisu Recipe is beautiful boozy lemon twist on Italian traditional dessert with ladyfingers. This lemon curd version is perfect for warm summer days and nights! There is a kid friendly version included too!

 

 

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Limoncello Tiramisu Recipe

Limoncello Tiramisu Recipe is beautiful boozy lemon twist on Italian traditional dessert with ladyfingers. This lemon curd version is perfect for warm summer days and nights! There is a kid friendly version included too!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Limoncello Tiramisu Recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for lemon curd:
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 Tbsp grated zest of fresh lemons 4 lemons
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 stick + 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • Ingredients for custard:
  • 2 cups Marcarpone
  • 2 cups cooled lemon curd
  • To assemble Tiramisu, you need:
  • 36 Savoiardi, Italian lady fingers
  • ½ cup lemon curd for additional layers over the custard
  • 1 cup Limoncello

Instructions

  1. Place eggs, sugar, zest and lemon juice into medium sized thick bottom pot.

  2. Whisk the mixture constantly on medium heat. Boil for 4 minutes, until thick.

  3. Remove from the heat and add butter. Combine until butter melts completely.

  4. Once cooled, mix 2 cups of Mascarpone and 2 cups of curd to get smooth custard. Leave remaining curd aside.

  5. Pour limoncello in a shallow dish.

  6. Prepare platter as suggested above.

  7. Dip lady fingers in limoncello and make one single layer. Make it quickly for each cookie; no longer than 2 seconds. Otherwise, they become soggy.

  8. Spread 1/3 of custard and lay thin layer of lemon curd over the custard. Level out the layers.

  9. Repeat the same until you have 3 layers of lady fingers and custard.

  10. You may finish the layers with lemon curd, optionally.

  11. Cover and refrigerate for at least for 2 hours before serving. Overnight is the best.

 

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