Tiramisu Pie

 

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Tiramisu is one of my families all-time favorite desserts, I thought it would be fun to turn the staple Italian dessert into a pie! Thank you to Southern Kitchen for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own.

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When I was browsing the site, I obviously knew I wanted to make a pie. I wanted to make a fun twist on a classic and that is how this amazing tiramisu pie recipe was born!

What is in tiramisu pie?

My pie turned tiramisu recipe consists of a baked pie crust, homemade ladyfingers dipped in Marsala wine and coffee extract, sweetened mascarpone cream filling, stabilized whipped cream, and garnished with cocoa powder.

 

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That lazy susan… stunning! I think it is my favorite piece I got.

What is tiramisu made out of?

Authentic tiramisu recipes are made from layers of a cream made from eggs (traditionally egg yolk), sugar and mascarpone cheese. Ladyfinger cookies, coffee or espresso, and cocoa powder are also authentic tiramisu ingredients.

How to make tiramisu?

Using the above items, they are maybe into layers. The ladyfingers are dipped in coffee layered between the mascarpone cream and topped with cocoa powder for a traditional tiramisu recipe.

This recipe for tiramisu pie gives us the flavors of traditional tiramisu but with a fun twist. There is no egg in this recipe.

I have used Marsala wine which is often used in tiramisu dessert but you can also make tiramisu with no alcohol, substituting strong brewed coffee or espresso in its place.

 

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How to make tiramisu pie?

  • If you can’t find ladyfingers at the store (they can be super hard to locate!), I highly suggest making my homemade ladyfingers first before starting the pie. I made them a couple days in advance to make it easier to put the pie together.
  • First, we will make our pie crust. I did it the easy way in a food processor. I put my flour, sugar, and salt in the food processor and pulsed a few times to combine. I added diced cold unsalted butter and pulsed a few more times to form about pea-sized pieces of butter throughout the flour. I did scrape down the sides and bottom once of the food processor to make sure there weren’t any sneaky huge chunks of butter.
  • Next, stream in the cream, egg, and vanilla. Pulse until a dough ball forms.
  • Lay out a large piece of plastic wrap and lightly dust with flour. Place dough in the center and mold it so it is about a 1-inch thick circle. Cover in the plastic wrap and place in the fridge for one hour, you can make this up to two days in advance.
  • Roll out dough to about 10-inches in diameter and press into the greased 9-inch pie dish, remove any excess dough. Blind bake the dough and let cool completely.
  • Next, make the mascarpone filling by whipping the mascarpone with a hand mixer for one minute. Stream in the cream a little at a time until fully incorporated (it is very easy to curdle the mascarpone if added too quickly. Heavy cream and mascarpone need to be room temperature before making the filling as well.) Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and coffee extracts and whip until smooth.
  • Smooth half of the filling into the bottom of the pie crust. Dip ladyfingers into the Marsala wine and coffee extract mixture. Brush on remaining Marsala on the tops of the cookies. Add the remaining filling and refrigerate for two hours.
  • Top with freshly whipped cream and sifted cocoa powder, enjoy!

 

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Making sure your butter is pea-sized ensures a flaky pie crust!

Why did my mascarpone curdle?

If mascarpone is whipped too much it will easily curdle, this happens because of its high-fat content. My mascarpone filling curdled almost instantly but I was able to turn it smooth again over a double boiler.

How to fix curdled mascarpone?

If your mascarpone breaks while making this filling, here is how to fix it.

Still make the filling the same way, add all the ingredients. When everything is mixed together, place a small pot on the stove with 3 inches of water.

Bring the water to a simmer over medium-low heat. Place bowl with filling on top, whisk constantly until there is no more lumps and the filling is smooth, this takes about 5 minutes.

Place the bowl on the counter until the filling comes back to room temperature. Whip it by hand a few times and it is ready to use.

How to make easy tiramisu pie?

If you don’t have time to make this pie from scratch but would like a similar version, you can make it semi-home! Here are a few tips:

  • Use a store-bought pie crust and blind bake it per the instructions on the packaging. Or, you can make a graham cracker crust by pulsing 12 graham crackers in the food processor (or buy graham crumbs, and use 1 1/2 cups!) add 6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter and mix to combine. Press into a greased 9-inch pie dish and refrigerate for one hour to set.
  • For the filling, some options can be to mix whipped mascarpone with one package whipped topping. Or, whip cream cheese until smooth and add prepared instant vanilla pudding!
  • If you can’t find ladyfingers or you don’t have time to make them, in place you can use golden Oreos, shortbread cookies, sponge cake slices, pound cake, or angel food cake!
  • Top everything off with more whipped topping and cocoa powder.

Of course, if you do have the time I highly suggest making this tiramisu pie from scratch. Look at this beauty!

 

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What really gives this pie that authentic tiramisu flavor is the ladyfingers soaked in Marsala wine peaking out there in the middle!

More fun tiramisu twist recipes:

Tiramisu Cheesecake

Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cupcakes

 

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Tiramisu Pie Recipe:

Tiramisu Pie

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 472 kcal
Author: Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Layers of sweet mascarpone cream with ladyfinger cookies and fresh whipped cream all in an irresistible pie crust

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Ingredients

Pie Crust

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream cold
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cubed, (1 stick)

Mascarpone Filling*

  • 8 ounces mascarpone room temperature
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coffee extract

Stabilized Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

Pie Assembly

  • 5 ladyfingers
  • 1/4 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 teaspoon coffee extract
  • cocoa powder for garnish

Instructions

Pie Crust

  1. You can do this in a food processor or by hand. I did it the easy way, in the food processor! First, in a small bowl whisk together the cream, egg, and vanilla until combined, set aside. In the bowl of the food processor add the flour, sugar, and salt. Pulse a few times to combine. Add the cubed butter 1/3 at a time, pulse between additions so it doesn't all stick together. Pulse a few times until the butter chunks are about pea-sized. Scrape sides and bottom as needed to ensure no extra large butter pieces. Slowly stream in the cream mixture and pulse until a ball forms.

  2. Turn out dough onto a large piece of plastic wrap that has been lightly dusted with flour. Form into a circle that is about 1 inch thick. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least one hour. You can make the dough up to two days in advance.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 10-11 inches in diameter. Place dough into a greased 9-inch pie dish, pressing the dough into the bottom and up the sides. Cut off any excess dough. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes. 

  4. Using parchment paper or foil, line the dough and then add pie weights (If you don't have pie weights, you can use uncooked rice or dried beans.) Bake for 10 minutes, remove weights and parchment paper or foil carefully, prick a few holes on the bottom of the crust. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Place crust back in the oven and bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until crust is lightly golden brown. Let cool completely on a wired rack. 

Mascarpone Filling

  1. While the crust is cooling, make the filling by placing the mascarpone into a medium-sized bowl. Using a hand mixer whip on high for 1 minute until smooth. About 1 tablespoon at a time, add in the heavy cream and whip until smooth. Add the sugar, vanilla, and coffee extract and whip until smooth one more minute.

Stabilized Whipped Cream

  1. In a large bowl, add the heavy cream, with a hand mixer whip on high until soft peaks are formed. Add the powdered sugar and cornstarch a little at a time, whip between additions. Add the vanilla and whip until medium to stiff peaks form, do not overmix or you will have butter. 

Pie Assembly

  1. Mix together the Marsala wine and 1 teaspoon coffee extract in a shallow bowl. Place half of the mascarpone filling to the bottom of the pie crust and smooth out. Break the ladyfingers in half and dip the bottom into the Marsala mixture. Place on top of the filling, I placed them in a circle around the outside with one in the middle. With the remaining Marsala mixture, brush it on top of each cookie so it is all absorbed. Cover cookies with the remaining mascarpone filling. Place in the fridge for two hours to set.

  2. Top with whipped cream. You can pipe it on like I did in the photos or just smooth it on top. Sift on a small amount of cocoa powder, serve.

Recipe Notes

Pie crust and filling adapted from SallysBakingAddiction.com

*Mascarpone curdles extremely easily. If this happens to you, don't panic! Still mix everything together. Then place a small pot on the stove with 3 inches water. Let the water come to a simmer over medium-low heat. Place bowl on top and whisk constantly until all lumps are gone and the mixture is smooth. Place on the counter and let come to room temperature. Whip a few times before using, now you're ready to assemble your pie!

Nutrition Facts
Tiramisu Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Potassium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Sugars 14g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 21.9%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 7.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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