Sweet Tea Tiramisù

Southern Living
Sweet Tea Tiramisu Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
For topping: Toss sliced strawberries and pitted fresh cherries with a little sugar and almond liqueur; add shaved chocolate.
Makes 10 to 12 servings


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2 family-size tea bags
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
2 (8-oz.) containers mascarpone cheese
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
2 cups whipping cream
2 (3-oz.) packages ladyfingers
1 to 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa


Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 13 Hours, 30 Minutes

1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a 3-qt. heavy saucepan; add tea bags. Remove from heat; cover and steep 10 minutes.

2. Discard tea bags. Add 1 cup sugar, stirring until dissolved. Bring tea mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 to 22 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 1 cup. Remove mixture from heat, and let cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes).

3. Stir together mascarpone cheese, vanilla bean paste, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar.

4. Beat whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; fold into cheese mixture.

5. Separate ladyfingers in half. Arrange 24 ladyfinger halves, flat sides up, in the bottom of an 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Drizzle with half of tea mixture. Top with half of cheese mixture. Repeat layers once. Cover and chill 12 hours. Sift cocoa over top just before serving.

Created date

April 2011