One of the most decadent desserts I enjoy is tiramisu. Along with being decadent, it is also quite expensive. The mascarpone cheese costs about $5 per 8 oz. container and a typical 13×9 dish of tiramisu contains two of these. I have even found it necessary to use three, when having a larger dinner party. Not cheap by any means.
Making tiramisu in mini glasses is a great way to serve a decadent dessert to guests without going broke. I cut my original recipe in half and made 10 mini desserts. This was perfect when you take into consideration I had several other mini desserts to choose from.
Single Serving Mini Tiramisu
- 3 Large Egg Yolks
- 4 Tablespoons Sugar
- 1/3 Cup Milk
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 8 oz. Mascarpone Cheese
- 10 Lady Fingers
- 1/2 Cup Very Strong Coffee
- 2 Tbsp. Kahlua
In saucepan, whisk the eggs and sugar until smooth. Add milk and vanilla. Turn on heat and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Let cool.
When cool whisk cheese into custard. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
To assemble, combine coffee and kahlua. Dip each lady finger into coffee mixture and place in dessert cup.
Fill pastry bag with custard filling. Pipe into dessert cups around and on top of lady finger. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with coco.
As much as I enjoy making one special dessert, I enjoy making a variety of desserts for my guests to enjoy even more, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.