Recipe courtesy of Along Came Mary Productions

Tiramisu Parfaits

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Tiramisu Filling:

3 cups heavy cream

1/4 cup granulated sugar

10 ounces mascarpone cheese

1 egg yolk

1 1/2 tablespoons sweet Marsala

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Coffee Syrup:

1/4 cup instant espresso powder

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon coffee extract

1 1/2 cups water

1/4 cup sweet Marsala

Vanilla extract

6 Italian lady fingers

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

Chocolate shavings


  1. To make the tiramisu filling: In the bowl of a tabletop mixer, with whip attachment, beat cream and sugar until fluffy and soft peaks form. Reserve 1 cup and refrigerate to use later as garnish. Add cheese to remaining cream on low speed, gradually increasing to high speed for 30 seconds or until thoroughly incorporated. Whisk yolk in bowl over pot of simmering water until warm and pale yellow in color. Add the Marsala and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until ready to assemble.
  2. To make the coffee syrup: In a medium sauce pot combine all ingredients except Marsala and vanilla. Reduce syrup to 1 cup. Let cool. Add Marsala and vanilla, to taste.
  3. To assemble: Break the ladyfingers in half and dip into coffee syrup. Count 5 seconds and remove from liquid to drain on baking tray. Repeat until all cookies have been dipped. Place 2 pieces of soaked ladyfingers into sides of 2-ounce Sherry glasses. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of syrup over ladyfingers and let absorb. Spoon tiramisu cream filling into each glass. Sprinkle tops with cocoa powder. Garnish with dollops of whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Serve immediately.