Air Fryer Tiramisu –As an audience of cooks, you know that tiramisu is a delicious and indulgent dessert. But what you may not know is that it’s also surprisingly easy to make at home! This recipe requires just a few simple ingredients, and it comes together in no time. So why not indulge in a little bit of Italy tonight? Enjoy!
Is there anything better than tiramisu? This classic Italian dessert is made with layers of coffee-flavored ladyfinger cookies, rich mascarpone cheese filling, and a dusting of cocoa powder on top. It’s the perfect ending to any meal!
What is Tiramisu?
If you’ve been to an Italian restaurant, chances are you’ve seen tiramisu on the menu. But what is it? Tiramisu is a dessert made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with mascarpone cheese and dusted with cocoa powder. It’s often called “the queen of desserts” because it’s both light and decadent at the same time. Whether you’re a novice cook or an experienced pastry chef, tiramisu is a dessert that’s worth mastering. So let’s get started!
Did you know that tiramisu means “pick me up” in Italian? That’s because this dessert is loaded with caffeine from the coffee and chocolate. It’s the perfect way to end a meal!
Ingredients Needed For Tiramisu
- Mascarpone Cheese
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Granulated Sugar
- Amaretto Liquor
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Cocoa Powder
How To Make Tiramisu
In a large bowl, beat the heavy cream with an electric or stand mixer until it thickens. Add the sugar and vanilla and whip until stiff peaks form. Stir in the mascarpone, amaretto, and whip for another 1-2 minutes.
Dip ladyfingers into the espresso and layer into the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish. (This should use about 8 ladyfingers)
Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers in the pan.
Dip the remaining ladyfingers and layer across the mascarpone mixture, then spread the remaining mixture across the top. (Optional extra step: to create small peaks on the top layer, take half of the remaining mixture and place into a piping bag, and pipe small peaks across the top of the final layer.)
Chill tiramisu in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours, or overnight. Slice and serve, enjoy!
Soaking: Be careful not to oversoak the ladyfingers; a quick dip will do the job. You do not want to immerse the cookies in the coffee. Otherwise, you will end up with a soft dessert.
Folding: When mixing the mascarpone cheese, be careful to overmix the cheese together.
Piping Bag: If you do not have a piping bag, you can use a plastic bag and cut the end off of it, allowing you to get the same design.
Topping: A traditional topping for tiramisu is powdered sugar and chocolate, but you can also use chocolate shavings.
Chill: Chill your Tiramisu for at least 3 to 4 hours so all of the flavors come together.
What Is Mascarpone Cheese?
Mascarpone cheese is a type of cream cheese that is made from cow’s milk. It has a soft, creamy texture and a slightly sweet flavor. Mascarpone cheese is used in many different dishes, both savory and sweet. It can be eaten independently or added to other ingredients to create unique flavors. Whether you’re new to cooking or have been doing it for years, plenty of recipes use mascarpone cheese.
What Are LadyFingers?
Ladyfingers, also known as lady’s fingers or biscuit fingers, are a type of light and airy sponge cake. They are often used in desserts like tiramisu, Charlotte russe, and trifle. Ladyfingers are made from a simple batter that is whipped into a foam, then baked in a sheet pan. They get their name because they are long and thin and remind people of the fingers on a lady’s hand. Ladyfingers can be purchased at most grocery stores or made them at home using this easy recipe.
Where to Find Lady Fingers:
Do you love tiramisu? The creamy, coffee-flavored dessert with the light ladyfingers cookies on the bottom? If so, you’re in luck because ladyfingers are not hard to find. In fact, most grocery stores carry them in the bakery section.
What Is Amaretto Liquor?
Amaretto liquor is made from almonds and apricot kernels. The flavor is light and sweet, with hints of vanilla and hazelnut. It can be used in cocktails or enjoyed on its own. Amaretto is a popular after-dinner drink, but it’s also great for mixing into desserts or cocktails. Here are some recipes to get you started!
If you want to substitute it for a non-alcohol version, you can easily use almond or vanilla extract.
How To Store:
There are few things in the world as delicious as tiramisu. This classic Italian dessert is a masterpiece of flavors and textures, but it’s also notoriously delicate.
To store: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
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Air Fryer Tiramisu
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon amaretto liquor, optional
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup espresso, room temperature
- 16 ladyfingers
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder, for dusting
- In a large bowl, beat the heavy cream with an electric or stand mixer until it thickens.
- Add the sugar and vanilla and whip until stiff peaks form.
- Stir in the mascarpone, amaretto, and whip for another 1-2 minutes.
- Dip ladyfingers into the espresso and layer into the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish. (This should use about 8 ladyfingers)
- Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers in the pan.
- Dip the remaining ladyfingers and layer across the mascarpone mixture, then spread the remaining mixture across the top. (Optional extra step: to create small peaks on the top layer, take half of the remaining mixture and place into a piping bag, and pipe small peaks across the top of the final layer.)
- Chill tiramisu in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours, or overnight. Slice and serve, enjoy!