Limoncello Tira Mi Su (Tiramisu)

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Love Limoncello and from Lidia's Italy cooking show comes a recipe I am determined to make. Found the recipe on her site. Times are a guess since I haven't yet attempted it. No less than 2 hour refrigeration, overnight is best.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whip whites and ½ cup sugar until stiff peaks form. Mix yolks with remaining sugar, add mascarpone cheese, lemon oil and lemon zest. Mix well making sure that there are no lumps. Fold in whites.
  2. Combine the four cups of Limoncello liquor with the 2 cups of simple syrup (this will be used to moisten the lady fingers).
  3. After dipping the lady fingers in the mixture form one layer of lady fingers at bottom spread a layer of the lemon mascarpone on top repeat once. Reserve leftover Limoncello mixture.
  4. You should let the tira mi su set for at least 2 hours before serving, overnight is ideal.
  6. Slice lemon into very thin slices dip into 3 cups simple syrup lay flat on silk pad lined sheet tray and bake at 200°F until crisp, about 2 hours (used for garnish).
  8. Cut kumquats in half and remove pits.
  9. Place in pot with 3 cups simple syrup (enough to cover kumquats) and let simmer slowly, cook the kumquats until they become translucent (used for garnish).
  10. Take left over Limoncello and simple syrup mixture and add 1 teaspoons of cornstarch for a sauce to garnish the plate.
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Most Helpful

Absolutley outatanding! Easy to make and very delicious. I would recommend this recipe to anyone.

Los Angeles Doula October 13, 2008

Very nice lemon flavor. I only used 2 cups of limoncello and 1 cup of simple syrup. It was more than enough. There was a slight strong taste of alcohol. I want to play with this recipe. The lemon mascarpone mixture was wonderful.

skiingpeaches July 02, 2008

Superb! I can't get pasteurized eggs here, but I can get good, organic, free-range eggs. I used 8 eggs to reach the quantities called for. Absolutely not your ordinary tiramisu. The limoncello adds a deliciously-different flavour that is so right for hot summer. I used store-bought glaceed kumquats for the decoration.

evelyn/athens June 29, 2008

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