Dessert Crepes #2 – Tiramisu Crepes

A favorite dessert at the holidays around our house is Tiramisu.  The only trouble with this dessert is that it tends to be heavy and filling.  Almost too filling after a big meal.  So, making this into a lighter crepe version works out perfectly when having a holiday dinner party.

Tiramisu Crepes

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Crepes:

  • 4 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Club Soda
  • 3 Tbsp. Melted Butter
  • 4 Tbsp. Strong Coffee
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 3 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt.

Filling:

  • 8 oz. Mascarpone Cheese
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Kahlua
  • 2 Tbsp. Vanilla
  • Baking Cocoa and Whipped Cream for Garnish

First, make the crepes.  In a blender, combine eggs, milk, soda, butter, coffee and vanilla.  Beat until well combined. Add flour and sugar and mix well.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.  Pour just enough batter into heated pan to cover bottom.  Cook until top of crepe has a dull finish.  Flip and cook an additional 10 seconds.  Remove from pan. When cool, stack on plate with waxed paper in between.

Next, make filling.  In large mixing bowl beat cheeses until smooth.  Add sugar and beat till fluffy.  Stir in Kahlua and vanilla until well combined.  Chill until ready to use.

To assemble, place crepe on plate, spoon two tablespoons of cream filling down center, roll up.  Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cocoa.

This crepe is much lighter than the traditional tiramisu making it possible to enjoy maybe more than one after dinner, if you are so inclined, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.

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Mini Desserts #4 – Single Serving Tiramisu

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

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  • 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.