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Earl Grey Tiramisu with Lemon Mascarpone Cream

This quick and easy Earl Grey Tiramisu is a bright twist on a classic! Earl grey tea soaked lady fingers get layered in between a thick and fluffy lemon mascarpone cream. Add a layer of lemon curd for extra flavor! Floral gin can be added, or feel free to omit the alcohol completely. 
Prep Time30 mins
Chill time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lady fingers, no bake, spring, tea
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Callan Wenner | The Cozy Plum

Equipment

  • 9x5 inch loaf pan
  • Microplane or zester
  • Stand mixer with paddle attachment, or handheld mixer

Ingredients

Lady Finger Layer

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 25g
  • cup water 5.3oz
  • 1-2 Earl Grey Tea bags
  • 2 tablespoons gin very floral is best
  • 15 lady fingers

Mascarpone Layer

  • 8 oz mascarpone cold
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar 50g
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 large egg yolks cold
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream cold (60ml)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract

Instructions

  • Combine the water, sugar and tea bag in a small pan over medium heat and mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Transfer to a bowl to cool, then squeeze out the tea bag, add the gin and stir.
  • Rub together the lemon zest and sugar with your fingertips. This helps to impart more lemon flavor into the cream.
  • Add the mascarpone, lemon sugar, lemon juice, egg yolks, heavy cream and vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or use a hand mixer). Beat on medium high speed for 2-3 minutes until it becomes light and fluffy.

Assembly

  • To assemble the tiramisu, begin by dipping and rolling 6-7 lady fingers (one at a time) in the tea mixture and lining them in the bottom of a standard loaf pan.
  • Add half of the mascarpone mixture and spread evenly and completely to the sides of the pan.
  • Repeat with the remaining lady fingers and mascarpone, spreading the mascarpone as evenly as possible. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
  • Before serving, dust with powdered sugar.

Notes

You could need more or fewer lady fingers depending on the size and shape of your loaf pan.
Dip and roll the lady fingers quickly through the liquid, as they deteriorate with too much soaking. 
Use a stencil to add the powdered sugar to the tops for a more decorative effect. 
To omit the alcohol, make the simple syrup as directed, adding an additional 2 tablespoons of water.
If you'd like to kick this dessert up a notch, add a layer of lemon curd on top of the first layer of lady fingers and lemon cream!

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 915IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg