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This recipe was created by Todd Wilbur for his book "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2" (Penguin/Putnam(

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tsrweb March 24, 2011

I just tried this recipe, and it is so decadently rich! Possibly more rich and easier to make than more traditional Italian tiramisu since it uses whipped cream in place of beaten egg whites. I used lactose-free cream, and Schar gluten-free ladyfingers. If you want super rich and creamy tiramisu and don't mind extra fat/calories for a special treat, I recommend this recipe.

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aluminumfree February 03, 2014

Followed the recipe with the exception of boiling the water in the pan while constantly whistling the egg yolk mixture. Came out perfectly without any grainy texture at all. Thanks for a delicious recipe!

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Bstgirl January 01, 2014

I followed the recipe carefully to a T and the mixture came out runny. I just wasted at least $30 or more not to mention the gas going to several stores to find ingredients, then going to the store again to get more ingredients to try to fix it. I'll stick to going to Olive Garden for my tiramisu... Very disappointed.

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Niccid1076 February 10, 2013

I have made this tiramisu recipe 3 times. My friends and I really love it. I did substitute the kahlua with baileys and coffee due to I didn't have any kahlua on hand. I thought the substitute was fabulous.

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seiler1959 May 10, 2011

I LOVE Olive Garden's tiramisu, so much that I've asked for it as my birthday cake in the past :-) This recipe is pretty close to it! I'm only giving this recipe 4 stars because I did not use any Kahlua in this. I made a different tiramisu recipe not too long ago and added the alcohol and it completely overpowered the dish, no one liked it. There is definitely no liquor in Olive Garden's tiramisu. I mixed the mascarpone really, really well and made sure to beat the heavy cream long enough that it wasn't runny, and I had no problems with graininess or the filling being too thin at all. The only problem in this recipe is with the lady fingers. I wouldn't dip them next time, they soaked up my espresso way faster than I could dip them, and they were completely saturated in the dish, so much that when I was slicing the pieces, there was a puddle of espresso at the bottom. The lady fingers aren't that drenched in Olive Garden's recipe, I would just brush the espresso on each one next time. It was a hit though, everyone liked it :-)

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PatriotsGirl April 26, 2011

This is my first time making a tiramisu. I have tried Olive Gardens and loved it. This recipe was very easy. It was a good tiramisu, but not Olive Gardens. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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donair April 14, 2011

Flavor was really great however the end product came out very thin i might add some regular cream cheese next time to thicken it for perfection. It takes more than 10 min for the egg sugar mixture to thicken and I put it on medium heat instead of simmer came out smooth no grains in around 15 min stirred for the entire 15 min so pull up a chair it can get exhausting. Awesome recipe so simple my husband made it :)

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paula2089 April 10, 2011

great recipe!! this is my first time making tiramisu and it was so easy and i cant beleive how good it turned out! i will be making this more often. very easy recipe as long as you follow the directions you wont be disapointed. i have never tried the olive gardens tiramisu so i cant comment on if it tastes the same or not, but with out a doubt this is a great recipe!!

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DomesticatedDiva April 08, 2011

This is a great recipe! My first attempt at tiramisu, and I was very happy. As other posters have said, not exactly like OG's but SO close. I forgot to pick up heavy cream so I used a container of greek yogurt. The custard came out textured a little different, heavier maybe. But the flavor was fabulous!! I also didn't feel like spending $20 on a bottle of Kahlua that I'm never gonna drink, so I used rum. Yum! Others have posted that they've had problems with the custard being grainy. I found you have to be really consistent about stirring the egg, sugar, milk mixture.

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hummingberd March 06, 2011
TSR Version of Olive Garden Tiramisu by Todd Wilbur