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Shortcut Lemon Tiramisu

One of my favorite desserts this spring/simmer has been lemon tiramisu. I have made it for guests 2-3 times since the initial experiment in Montisi. The problem with that recipe is that we always have so much left over. I decided to make 4 individual portions for our dinner party, so there would be no leftovers. A couple of easy shortcuts can be applied.

Step 1: Put 2 ladyfingers in the bottom of small bowls.


Step 2: Brush with lemon syrup from recipe, or just use limoncello!


Step 3: Spoon on some lemon curd. I had some home made lemon curd in the fridge from our last large batch. It keeps well for a few weeks stored in a glass jar, but you can use some purchased lemon curd if you don't want to make it.


Step 4: Whip some cream with a little sugar. Just before it begins to peak, add about 2 oz. of marscapone, and finish beating. Put a dollop of cream on top. Repeat with another ladyfinger, syrup/limoncello, curd and cream. Garnish with fresh berries.


We decided to have some fun playing with garnishing. I showed Diana how to use a spoon of lemon curd with some raspberry sauce to make a design on the plate. Then we made up other designs.





We were having fun playing with our sauces, but Brad and Walt were ready to EAT dessert!


Comments (2)

This sounds delicious and perfect for summer.


So pretty!

I'm also a lemon-over-chocolate person. I've got to try making your homemade lemon curd sometime.

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