Toasted Almond Tiramisu Parfaits

By Meghan McGarry
Classic tiramisu gets a fun and flavorful makeover with toasted almond tiramisu parfaits. These elegant little desserts come together in no time and are perfect for entertaining!
  • Course: Dessert
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INGREDIENTS

  • amaretti cookies
  • Amaretto
  • Egg yolks
  • For the coffee soaking syrup:
  • For the tiramisu filling:
  • granulated sugar
  • heavy cream
  • Mascarpone cheese
  • package hard Italian ladyfingers
  • Powdered sugar
  • Sliced almonds
  • Vanilla Extract
  • very strong coffee

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine the coffee and Amaretto in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer with whisk attachment, whip egg yolks and sugar until thick and light in color, about 5 minutes. Add mascarpone and vanilla extract, and mix until smooth. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream with powdered sugar and Amaretto until it holds stiff peaks. Fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture gently.
  3. To assemble the parfaits, cut ladyfingers in half and dip each half into the coffee mixture for just a few seconds. Place 3 halves in the bottom of each parfait glass. Top with a heaping quarter cup of filling. Repeat process with another layer of ladyfingers and filling. Cover each dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  4. Before serving, top with toasted almonds and crushed amaretti cookies.