Easy Limoncello Tiramisu Recipe Is Creamy, Lemony, Lush & Light by Donna John

2 years ago

Easy Limoncello Tiramisu Recipe Is Creamy, Lemony, Lush & Light

Fluffy, light and refreshing, this easy limoncello tiramisu recipe tastes like spring and summer. It's the perfect dessert recipe to serve for Mother's Day! (She'll love it.)

I used an 11x7-inch casserole dish, but next time will use a trifle bowl for that wow factor. This lemon tiramisu recipe is a keeper.

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 30 minutes plus 4 hours to chill
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes plus 4 hours to chill

Servings: 8 to 10


  • 2 cartons (8 ounces each) mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup limoncello
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 jar lemon curd or 1 recipe homemade lemon curd (I made homemade lemon curd)
  • 2 packages ladyfingers

Here's how to make it:

  1. Whisk together the egg yolks and the milk in the top of a double boiler. (I set a large mixing bowl in a large pot.)
  2. Cook over low heat, whisking, until it reaches 160 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Set aside and let it cool completely.
  3. Once cool, whisk in the mascarpone cheese until smooth.
  4. Whip the heavy cream and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the limoncello and lemon juice.
  6. To assemble the tiramisu, dip the ladyfingers into the limoncello mixture.
  7. Place a layer of the ladyfingers in the bottom of a baking dish.
  8. Top with half of the mascarpone mixture, half of the lemon curd and half of the whipped cream.
  9. Repeat layers.
  10. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours. Top with lemon zest or lemon slices before serving.

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I’m drooling. This looks pure delicious. 😋
Elisa Schmitz
Wait, whaaaat? Limoncello is my absolute fave. Putting it into tiramisu? I think I'm going to faint from happiness, Donna John ! #yum

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