This easy no eggs tiramisu recipe is my makeover of the Tiramisu Italian dessert traditionally made with raw eggs.
I’ve always enjoyed tiramisu, and even to this day if I order dessert in a restaurant it’s usually Tiramisu. It can be way too rich and high caloric, but these days restaurant desserts are miniature in size. It takes only 3 bites to devour a rich dessert – that’s a good thing – keeping those calories in check.
The translation of ‘tiramisu’ is “pick me up” or “pull me up” which relates to the sugar and caffeine from the espresso. It’s the espresso that makes Tiramisu one of my favorite desserts.
A traditional Italian tiramisu is also made with eggs that are whipped up into a rich zabaglione. Zabaglione is made over a double boiler, whipping the egg yolks and sugar until a custard is formed. However, this extra step in the recipe is not on my radar for a quick and easy recipe. Just an FYI, Zabaglione can be served as a dessert on its own.
As I was testing the recipe and realized that I could do without the eggs, I still wanted to keep the richness in the dessert. That will come from the whipped cream and sugar. Though my use of heavy cream with the mascarpone would not be considered good eats on a diet menu. Sometimes there is just no substitute for cream. Eliminating the refined sugar was no problem as I most often use Monk Fruit or coconut sugar to replace the refined sugar in recipes.
Testing and remaking a recipe to be more calorie friendly and still keep it delicious can take some time. How can I pass up dessert testing – someone has to do it, no? . . .
I raised the white flag and gave up the diet to enjoy this re-make delicious dessert. It took quite a few tries but I kept on testing and tasting. I think I gained a few pounds with this recipe.
Easy No Eggs Tiramisu Recipe
- 1/2 cup brewed strong espresso coffee, room temperature
- 1 ( 8 ounce) package mascarpone softened
- 3/4 cup heavy cream whipped
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract (optional)
- 1-2 TBLS. Monk Fruit powdered sugar
- 20 savoiardi (ladyfingers)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- Combine the brewed coffee into a measuring cup.
- In a small bowl whip cream, adding the powdered sugar and vanilla slowly to the cream while whipping.
- In a medium bowl whip the mascarpone for only 30 seconds just to give it a little lightness. Then fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone until well blended.
- Line a medium size glass baking dish with plastic wrap and let the wrap overlap the sides of the plate. This will help to un-mold the dessert onto a serving platter.
- Place the ladyfingers in the bottom of the dish in the same direction and with a pastry brush give the ladyfingers a brush or two of the coffee and amaretto. The cookies should have a coating of the coffee mixture to be absorbed for flavor.
- Top the layer of ladyfingers with the mascarpone and cream mixture just until covered.
- Repeat layering with another set of ladyfingers placed in the opposite direction of the bottom layer -- brush with coffee -- spread with mascarpone and cream mixture. Continue layering process using all the ladyfingers, and the top layer is covered with the mascarpone and cream mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving ( 2 hours or more would be better as the flavor of the coffee needs to blend into the ladyfingers). Sprinkle the top with powdered cocoa just before serving.
This easy no eggs tiramisu recipe makeover was not as difficult as I thought it was going to be. I just had to simplify the preparation of the ingredients to make this layered dessert. Today many recipes for tiramisu add Marsala wine or brandy.
However, alcohol was not in the original tiramisu recipe back some 50+ years ago since the dessert was for the entire family to enjoy which included the children. My desserts are most often family friendly so I also eliminated the alcohol.
Since I was testing this recipe I made a few individual portions to give to my tasters. It was much easier to test the recipe by making individual portions which made for less waste. We then decided we liked the individual portions. Though making this a family style dessert in a casserole is actually easier – both to make and serve.
My individual servings were a bit on the large size, but if you have a smaller size glass vessel you can serve this easy no eggs tiramisu dessert at a luncheon for a bridal shower or baby shower.
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