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Lemon Tiramisu

in Diana's Recipe Book

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Servings: 4-6
2 (8 oz.) containers mascarpone cheese
3 oz. heavy cream
4 tbsp. sugar
Juice and zest of 3 lemons
8 boudoir, savoirdi, or amaretti biscuits

For the Lemon Syrup:
Juice of 2 lemons
2 tbsp. granulated sugar

For the Topping:
Toasted almonds

1. Place the syrup ingredients in a small saucepan with 7 oz. of water, bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Turn off the heat and allow to cool.

2. Lay the biscuits in the bottom of an 8 x 8-inch square glass baking dish or divide between 4 glasses. Pour the cooled lemon syrup over the biscuits.

3. Whip together the mascarpone, heavy cream, sugar, lemon zest and juice.

4. Top the biscuits with a layer of lemon cream.

5. Place in refrigerator to chill.

6. Just before serving, dust with cocoa and sprinkle with toasted almonds.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Date: August 16, 2004


Reviewer: Susan
I loved the idea of this dessert BUT it was so bitter that it ended up in the trash. I think it could easily be fixed.

Reviewer: cornelia
The lemon gives a refreshing savoury to tiramisu.

Reviewer: Cooki Turner
Fixing the bitterness of the lemons. Use Meyer lemons only. They are sweeter, then you'll have 5 cakes rating. With regular lemons need to add more sugar than what is called for.

Reviewer: IndianaAnna
I found mascarpone cheese on special buy at Aldi's last week, so I just knew I had to buy some and try to make lemon tiramisu. I used this recipe as my basis, but made a few changes and it turned out extremely delicious!!!!! I used medium lemons. In the syrup, I used 1/4 cup sugar. In the cheese mixture, I used the zest of 3 lemons but only juice from two lemons. I whipped the heavy cream to stiff peaks before folding it into the cheese/lemon/sugar mixture. I used ladyfinger biscuits and dunked them in the syrup before arranging them in the bottom of the 8x8 pan. Some had to be broken in half prior to dunking them in order to cover the entire bottom of the pan. I then spread half the cheese mixture on top and followed that with a second layer of syrup-moistened ladyfingers and the rest of the cheese mixture. YUM! I definitely will make this again.


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