Easy Tiramisu Recipe

tiramisu-recipeTiramisu is typically a hot favorite on everyone’s dessert list, and this is one classic Italian recipe that has fans all around the world. The traditional Tiramisu is indeed hard to replicate at home, and can get a bit tedious. But that does not mean that you cannot enjoy making this at home, or have to rush to a restaurant to relish one. Here’s a really simple recipe to make Tiramisu at home – the semi-homemade way, thanks to Kraft and its wide range of products!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Kraft Foods

Makes about 12 servings

2 pkg. (3 oz. each) ladyfingers, split, divided
2 Tbsp Instant Coffee
1 Tbsp sugar
1 cup boiling water
2 pkg (8 oz. each) Philadelphia Fat Free Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups thawed Cool Whip
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp almond-flavored liqueur – optional

Arrange 1 package of the ladyfingers on bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish. Dissolve combined coffee granules and 1 Tbsp. sugar in boiling water. Brush 1/2 cup of the coffee mixture onto ladyfingers in dish.

Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy. Add 1/2 cup sugar and the almond liqueur and mix well. Stir in cool whipped topping.

Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over ladyfingers in dish; top with remaining ladyfingers. Brush with remaining coffee mixture; cover with remaining cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with cocoa powder. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

When ready to serve, slice the Tiramisu Pie into individual squares or wedges, and serve with a cup of hot sizzling coffee!


  1. This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am glad to note that lady's finger is a biscuit. I was in Asia and lady's finger refer to what we call Okra here!!

  3. Hope – you have to use ladyfingers or sponge fingers only for the recipe. Biscuits are basically "savoiardi biscuits", which are similar, but not exactly same as ladyfingers, which is the more common ingredient(pre-made cake biscuits) found in stores.

    So you can use either of them…hope this clears the confusion:)

  4. ok, now I'm confused, does the recipe call for soft ladyfingers or hard biscotti….the word biscuit is confusing

  5. This seems to be really quick and easy version of Tiramisu…..thanks for sharing

  6. Hi Pari – yes, Ladysfinger means the espresso flavored biscuits used in making Tiramisu

    try it out and let me know how it goes!

  7. By ladysfinger u mean the biscuits right?

  8. Yum! I love tiramisu but have always been a little scared of attempting it at home. Now I have no excuse not to try it!

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