Tiramisù al Limoncello (Limoncello Tiramisù Recipe)

Tiramisù al Limoncello (Limoncello Tiramisù Recipe)

In this citrusy twist on the classic dessert, what is usually a coffee-infused "pick-me-up" becomes an ultra-decadent after-dinner treat featuring Pallini Limoncello. Nota bene: this one is for adults only!

A lemon liqueur found primarily in Southern Italy, limoncello is a classic after-dinner digestivo served in small glasses. In this dessert recipe, Eataly Head Pastry Chef Katia Delogu has replaced espresso with this aromatic liqueur for a creamy, citrus-inspired take.

Our recipe calls for Pallini Limoncello, a natural liqueur that has been crafted by the Pallini family in Italy since 1875. Their limoncello is made from the prized Sfusato lemons, exclusively found on the Amalfi coast, each one handpicked and infused immediately for optimum flavor and freshness.

Tiramisù al Limoncello (Limoncello Tiramisù Recipe)

Recipe courtesy of Eataly Head Pastry Chef Katia Delogu

Yield: 10 servings

2 cups mascarpone cheese (we recommend Guffanti or Gelmini)
5 farm-fresh whole eggs
5 tablespoons sugar
2 cups heavy cream, whipped into stiff peaks
4 ounces Pallini Limoncello
4 ounces water
1 (8.8-ounce) package Ladyfinger Savioardi cookies by Vicenzi
1 lemon, zested (optional)

Separate the egg yolks from the whites into two different bowls.

Stir the yolks with the sugar and mascarpone until the mixture is pale and sugar dissolved. Separately, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Using a wooden spoon, gently fold the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture, and then gently fold in the whipped heavy cream.

Pour the limoncello and the water into a wide bowl, and quickly dunk each cookie into it. Arrange about half of the cookies so that they completely cover the base of a shallow (1½-inch deep) rectangular (11-by 7- inch) dish. Cover the cookies with half of the mascarpone mixture.

Arrange another layer of soaked cookies, and top with remaining mascarpone mixture.

Cover the dish with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 4 hours before serving the sweet Italian pick-me-up. If desired, top with lemon zest before serving.

Love tiramisù? Find your local Eataly to get a taste of our housemade tiramisù. Buon appetito!